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Complaint is still unresoved. Customer service refused to consider that I was given less than what I paid for even though they saw the star rating was downgraded a few days ago in Orbit which is one the travel sites they use to get their rating, for the hotel.
I hope my experiences with Hotwire Hot RatesÂ® will help someone else shop smart. Happy Traveling!
Monetary Loss: $160.