Have you booked a hotel through Hotwire and are you no longer are able to use it? Unless you have booked a Hot Rate reservation, Hotwire allows you to cancel or change your reservation. But you may have to pay the cancellation or change fees that are indicated in your hotel reservation’s rules and restrictions. It is important to pay attention to cancelation or change periods in which you are able to make changes to your hotel reservation. This cancellation/change period will vary by hotel, although it is generally 24 to 72 hours prior to the date of your arrival. If you cancel after this period you may have to pay the full amount of your reservation plus any tax recovery charges and service fees.
If you need to change the dates of your reservation, you must contact Hotwire prior to the dates of your reservation, to avoid cancellation of the booking. It is important to note that some hotel reservations are completely non-refundable.
Do you feel like you are paying an unfair amount of cancellation or change fees? If you want to recover more money from your hotel reservation without paying expensive fees continue reading the next section!
How can I recover more money from my Hotwire reservation?
Is your Hotwire hotel booking non-refundable? Are you not able to receive all the money you would like from your Hotwire reservation? Have you ever thought of selling your hotel reservation to another traveller and receiving your refund this way? All you need to do is change the names on your reservation to the person you are selling it to.
Hotels usually do not charge anything for name changes. You can change the passenger names via your online account or contacting Hotwire by phone or email. If the hotel does charge a name change fee, the price will be shown to you before you process the request, so you will know exactly how much it will cost you.
I want to sell my Hotwire reservation and get a refund that way, but don’t know anyone that wants it!
Luckily SpareFare.net is here for you! SpareFare is a secure online marketplace for buying and selling holidays, flights and hotel reservations. We are like eBay for travel with the added benefit of secure exchanges and expert customer support. Sell your travel bookings here on SpareFare.