Hotwire Hotels Problem!

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  1. Free4Life11

    Free4Life11 DIS Cast Member<br><font color=red>I just have to

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    This doesn't really relate to Disney but I just don't know where else to post! I've been looking at hotels on Hotwire and they seem to have some good deals. Problem is, I know that a few hotels in the area (ORD) have 21+ age limits and I will only be 20 at the time of check-in. Well I checked Hotwire and can't find anything about an age limit!

    Now I've gone to www.hotwire.com --> Customer Care --> Hotels --> Purchasing a Hotel Reservation --> "Purchasing for someone else, accepted methods of payment, minimum age requirement..."

    Yet they don't say a thing about age requirements, at least I haven't seen one. I've checked all over the site and not seen any indication of an age limit. Also, when booking a hotel you have to choose the number of adults, and it says 18+ right next to that.

    I emailed Hotwire and they said:
    Problem is I just can't find ANYTHING to indicate that there is an age limit. Maybe it's farther along in the reservation process?
     
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  3. Lewisc

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  4. Free4Life11

    Free4Life11 DIS Cast Member<br><font color=red>I just have to

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    Thanks so much! Grr...students are the ones who WANT cheap hotel rooms and we've got the hardest time getting them, LOL! I might consider trying Hotwire anyways.
     
  5. Forevryoung

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    Ive checked into hotels before and I am under 21. I havent had a problem. You are over the age of 18 and you have a credit card so I dont see the problem :flower:
     
  6. my3kids

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    Have you looked at www.studentuniverse.com? You do have to be a verified college student, but at least on airfare, they do have some good deals.
     
  7. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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    Hotwire leaves itself open to being charged back by the purchasers credit card company, should the hotel refuse the guest, because Hotwire does not have the 21 year old recommendation displayed prominently during the booking process.

    Anyway, I don't recommend Priceline or Hotwire unless you make "insulting" bids as opposed to "fair" bids. There are too many unknowns such as resort fees that are not included in your bid.

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  8. Lewisc

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    I completely agree with your first point.
    If you use betterbidding.com and do your homework you can frequently identify the hotel with Hotwire. I had no problem with a non-insulting price when I was very confident I was booking the Dolphin with a small savings.

    You're 100% correct with PL, particularly with the lower star ratings. Even some of the 2* hotels are adding resort fees and hotels you find on your own might offer a suite, mini-kitchen or even a free breakfast. If you're flexible you can still get resorts with "insulting" bids.
     

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