I guess my risk tolerance just isn't that high.In this context, I'm not concerned about what the actual rack rate is vs what Hotwire say the comparison rate is. I'm just using the clues Hotwire provides to figure out one resort from another in blind bookings. Before actually booking a hotel, I do my homework and compare prices on the hotel's own site as well as other discount sites like Expedia.
I booked two resorts for my last Orlando trip (Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek and Galleria Palms) through Hotwire's blind bookings. Both transactions went smoothly, and both times I knew exactly what I was getting from comparing the ratings, amenities, etc. in the revealed bookings. Hotwire's prices were lower than anything I found anywhere else.
Personally, I'm much more comfortable with Hotwire than Priceline, primarily because I can usually figure out which resort is being offered on Hotwire, and find Priceline provides fewer clues. I also sometimes need a room for more than 2 people.
I've been on Hotwire where it says "last person got X hotel," but then states the hotel is guaranteed to be A, B, C, or D, with no option for X. So while the "last person got" can be a helpful feature, it's not a dead giveaway.
Now, I'm not saying the listing you see is NOT Pop. The bookings can come and go quickly, and the booking I saw earlier today might be gone, and another similar booking is in its place. It happens. But based on what was on Hotwire's site when I checked those dates, I'm pretty sure I was looking at AS Music family suites.
Do you ignore the occupancy filter on Hotwire?