We’re having a really weird price/room situation this trip.
Condensed version: airfare already set, week we needed at Dolphin missing middle night for all 3 rooms 7 nights (ext fam trip) we needed, due to overlapping conventions.
Told to wait til closer to trip (waited almost 5 mos), that could get missing night. Which did become available.
Reservations told me had to charge more than double the rate, b/c now we’re booking last minute(what?) It was their last minute not ours.
So very nice front desk manager overrode high price, but still crazy high, b/c high volume that night she said.
Also, split res was higher price than usual, I was told b/c missing middle night (not my fault, but told computer had to charge as if 3 nights ea reservation, with missing night in middle).
In the meantime, I’m seeing on some other Starwood websites, that some if not all of those nights would be lesser price, if we were booking like now. What?
Question: I believe I’ve seen in Unofficial Guide that if you see lower rate somewhere, even after you’ve booked, that you can call Starwood or front desk, or someone, and renegotiate.
Not sure if I should be rocking the boat at this time. It’s 9 of us this trip, and I’m getting tired with all the craziness this crazy booking has caused this trip. I won’t even go into all of it, but trust me, you don’t want to know.
Am I going to make more trouble by trying to knock down the price, maybe best bet is to circumvent the hotel, call Starwood central, I’ve done this b4.
Hate to get the nice front desk manager into possible trouble tho, since she overrode the crazy missing night price.
Wondering if some of you guys would have a more knowledgeable take on this. Is this a job for Len, HELP!?? Haha.