I have been a fan of booking sites, for the convenience as well as the ability to sometimes find a great deal. I like the sites that offer many comparisons along with lots of reviews. Recently though, I found a better deal on a hotel's main site. I'll have to check the "best price guarantee" on the booking sites, since they didn't actually have the best price. I'm not sure how it works, or if they match the price. Do you know? I wonder if it's a difference between the chain's average price and perhaps an offer made by a certain location's owner. I was very surprised to see the lower rate at the main site though. It wasn't a ton lower, but roughly 10%. Savings is savings.