Over at Expedia, the priced dropped almost $100 to $379. But that was still too high for us especially since last year we paid $94 on Hotwire and then received the suite as an inexplicable upgrade.
We did, however, have a few questions about the room so we decided to call the hotel to speak to a human. The hotel's reservation agent answered all of our questions and then stunned us by saying the suite was available with a AAA discount for only $206 a night. Throw in the $27 resort fee and that's only $233 a night (and some more in taxes.) Score. We booked it immediately.
Sadly, the story ends there. Our plans for the weekend ended up getting changed more than the plans for Michael Jackson's public memorial and when we left for the desert on Friday, we were still going to stay at the resort on Saturday night. That didn't happen, but we did manage to swing by the resort and check it out. We'll have more on the changes at La Quinta tomorrow but until then, tell us:
Do you find a better deal when you call the hotel in person? Or does booking online, either through the hotel or another site, always give you the lowest rate you are looking for? Tell us your thoughts in comments below.