We just found a rate on December 20 for $19.26. With taxes, it's just a grand total of $22.25. And you can cancel it without being penalized, so long as you do it before December 17th. So it looks like the hiccup is over and fortunately, didn't spiral out into a LHW 1928 fiasco.
Indeed, soon after we emailed the hotel for a response, they put this statement out on Facebook:
We understand that many of our customers experienced frustrations while trying to book our Cyber Monday offer and we apologize for this. As with many other Cyber Monday offers, only a limited amount of rooms were available at this very special rate and sold out in minutes. Due to the overwhelming response to our Cyber Monday offer we are extending the deal for additional 150 Business Class rooms for $19.26! The Cyber Monday deal is available for booking today, December 2, 2013, with rooms available between December 2, 2013 – February 28, 2014. A limited number of rooms are offered at this special price each day. Once the Cyber Monday rooms have been reserved, the offer for that date will be closed.
The rooms are available now - Terms & Conditions apply. Click here to learn more and book! http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia/offers/steal
We again apologize for any confusion that was caused while trying to book. Thank you for patience, we hope to turn your holidays Blu!
Now then, keep calm and carry on to the booking page!