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HotelPlanner.com We are so very disappointed with your company

We are so very disappointed with your company. On June 29 we were trying to get a motel room at the Quality Inn in ***, . The gentleman with your company gave us a quote and we wondered if there was anything cheaper. He said that he did find a deal at Econo Lodge. We thought that sound good and we would take it. He gave us the street address and sent us a series of three texts. He asked if I had received the text and I said that I had. By the time that I read the third text it was for the Econo Lodge in ***, *** just 10 minutes from our house. I immediately called back. After what seemed like an hour we talked to someone. He told us that it was going to be reviewed and we would get the decision in 24 hours.In less than 24 hours, I was told that we could not get a refund. I reached out for approximately 5 different callbacks with no response. On Tuesday, July 5th, I contacted the Econo Lodge in ***, *** and they informed me that they did not receive the payment. Then I called my credit card and sure enough, the payment had gone through. So where is the payment? It went to your company and that is ridiculous. I called your company and actually spoke to someone today, July 6th. After I was put on hold, he came back and reported that there could be no refund because the room was canceled the same day that it was made. You can not refund us our money? You can't offer us another room for a night to make up for it? What a scam! You certainly ruined our vacation.My credit card will be disputing the payment. I also have contacted the complaintsboard.com.

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Jasmin was friendly & professional. She was able to find me exactly what I needed.

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The representative that assisted me was Charlie. He was most helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, a definite 5 STAR guy.

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This is one business that we would never have future dealings with, and we strongly advise others not to have dealings with them, as well. They lied to us about refund policies. They broke a promise with us, where receiving payment for a bill was concerned. They are lying to us about returning a refund. Plain and simple, they cannot be trusted concerning anything, and we are having to take legal action against them to recover the money that we are owed back.

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I had an absolutely horrible experience booking through HotelPlanner. I went with them because the convention I was going to had used them on their website. I booked my hotel room 4 months in advance and made plans intending to stay in this hotel room for the weekend. Unfortunately, HotelPlanner called me 4 days before my stay and told me the hotel was overbooked and they were cancelling my room and there was nothing I could do. The only other hotels they could offer me were outside of walking distance of the convention so it was unacceptable to me. We ended up having to pay $1k for another hotel room that was much smaller. If we knew with more time the hotel was overbooked then we could have tried to make different plans, but unfortunately HotelPlanner did not take us into consideration when taking our over $1,000 to begin with or holding it for over four months. I would never recommend anyone to use this service.

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HotelPlanner.com I have been trying to get a refund since August 16th (needed to change reservation - Hotelplanner agent contacted hotel and told me they agreed

I have been trying to get a refund since August 16th (needed to change reservation - Hotelplanner agent contacted hotel and told me they agreed to the change). Never received any confirmation of the change - when I called back to verify the new check-in & check-out date - I was told that the agent made a mistake and if the hotel charged me the additional night to then contact Hotelplanner and they would process my refund. When I checked in, the hotel indeed charged me for an additional night. I called August 16th to request the refund - I received an email stating "hotel manager going to refund but needs a call from Hotelplanner manager". I was then told that Hotelplanner had started a billing requisition and should have an email confirmation in 5-7 days. I literally have been calling every week trying to get this refund issue resolved. I have an entire sheet with dates and service agents names - the agents are always very nice but there literally is no follow-through. Last week (Sept. 22) I asked to speak to a supervisor - was told that none were available but one would call me. No phone call. Today (Sept. 29th) I spoke to one agent who was checking on the refund and the call dropped. I then called back - spoke to another agent who also went checking on the refund - the call dropped. I have worked in tourism for 15 years and am appalled at this lack of follow-through and customer service. For the event planners and tournament directors that I work with, I now would hesitate to recommend Hotelplanner for their group room blocks. At this point, I feel my only option is to now dispute the charge with my credit card company - maybe they can get my promised refund!

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I made a reservation in Oct and had to cancel my reservation and have waited patiently for the past month and half waiting on a refund in the amount 1371.62. I have requested several times for a supervisor to contact me in regards to the issue and no response. It is now nov and still haven't received a refund. They sent a voucher to the wrong email and I asked for a refund cause I wasn't satisfied with the hotel and customer service. Will never utilize hotel planner.com ever again.

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This company is a complete fraud for acting as though they are the hotel I intended to contact and never identifying themselves as a booking service. They're charging 3 times the amount that should have been the current rate. Their 'cancellation policy,' which wasn't told to me until after they took my credit card information, basically said that I can only cancel 2 days before the date or there would be a 30% penalty fee! outrageous. Very manipulative and fraudulent.

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Kellee did a super job helping me make reservations at Clifton Forge. Thank you

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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY TO BOOK HOTELS. I made a reservation and that same day needed to change to a less expensive room. There was plenty of availability for the room I wanted on the actual hotel website. I called Hotelplanner.com and they said I would have to cancel the reservation to make the change and incur a one night penalty ($500). The new room reservation via the hotel website was $200 cheaper per night and Hotelplanner.com would not change the rate of the room for me. After threatening to report them they decided that they would change the room but not decrease the price to reflect the new much less expensive room. Total scam!

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HotelPlanner.com I had cancelled my hotel reservation 9/21 and was told it would be refunded into my account 7 to 10 business days

I had cancelled my hotel reservation 9/21 and was told it would be refunded into my account 7 to 10 business days. I called in twice (to check on my refund) and was told to check my account 10/5 and if it is not there to call. I did not see my refund so I call and was told the reason it's not in your account is because it was given as a voucher. I let the lady know why hasn't anyone told me this when I called in twice! She even said she saw notes about it even being refunded into my account and she escalates it. I ask her when should I hear something so she said I should get a call back by the end of the day. No call. So I call again and tell them I need to speak to a manager. They said no manager was available someone would call me back. No call. So I call again. This time I was sent transferred over to speak to a "manager", named *** who said he was escalating it again. I told him I need the money back in my account ASAP because I already waited 10 days they said it would be. I told *** the reason I canceled was because I lost my job and needed the money. I also told him that was why I had canceled my reservation in the first place. *** reassured me I would have the money in my account by the end of the week, 10/7. I asked the "manager", named ***, to email me so I had proof. On the email it said he was actually a customer service representative. So he was not even a manager. Once again the money was not pending in my account, so I email him asking where my money was and no reply. Not only have they constantly lied about getting my money, but they lied about me speaking with a manager. Today is 10/9 and I had to dispute with my bank because my money is still no where to be seen.

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Was told was speaking to reservations at Holiday Inn express and suite which in fact was NOT the case. The guy I spoke to did not say he was a reservation service. Took all info gave me a price when I questioned him said it was taxes etc. I was charged $236 for a room that was $133. I tried to resolve directly but was dismissed as tough s___ that's what you agreed to. I don't have a problem paying the hotel price but to be charged $100 more for this Service? seemed *** representation. I have called my credit card company to dispute as well as contacted the true reservation desk of IHG. Want to warn others to beware of this ***.

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Sarah did a great job of getting my booking accomplshed ! Kudos !

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Very polite and helpful. Answered all questions . Helped me thru the whole process.

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HotelPlanner.com Not sure where to start, but will first admit it was an absolute mistake on my part

Not sure where to start, but will first admit it was an absolute mistake on my part. I recently thought when I was booking a hotel, I was calling the hotel directly. When the Reservation was answered he did not say Hotelplanner. After booking the stay for a date in early April 2022. The agent gave me the rate which I thought was extremely high,(which should have made a bell go off to make me a question?) I admit it was late and I was tired, I am a business owner, but I dropped the ball. The agent sent a code to my phone for verification, however, never indicated the reservation was nonrefundable(that would have woke me the hell up, and realize I was not with the hotel directly.) It wasn't until I was rested and received the confirmation email. It was at the moment I realized, I made a mistake (I truly admit as I am not trying to cause negative, but to bring awareness to tired business owners or patrons, in general, to ensure go through the hotel. I tried to cancel unfortunately I couldn't. My husband and I checked into the hotel and mentioned to the Reservationist what happened. He said I could cancel, which would save us $214.00 on one night. Therefore, one can imagine the rate. ..Fast forward, the agent (hotel) quit when we followed up two days later, ultimately we paid twice, hotel Planner & The Hotel for one night. The four points Sheraton Hotel Albany NY overlooking a graveyard. We paid $343.32 and another $129.96 to the Hotel which said the reservation was canceled, where the manager refuses to return any calls. It's unfortunate, no one wants a cancellation and I get it. When you lose customers reading reviews to determine if they will utilize your services, you need not worry about cancellations, you will not receive the business. Reviews are POWERFUL!

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She was absolutely amazing. Helped us out. Booked for a party of 5. Patient and very helpful. She did above and beyond. More then 5 starts

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My brother paid for my hotel as a surprise and HotelPlanner refuses to issue me a refund. Ive show them that they were charged Zero dollars and they still refuse to work with me. Unbelievable

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Accurate, Concise Friendly and met my request for a room at the location I wanted.

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The agent that assisted in booking my reservation (***) was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly. He provided detailed information regarding my stay and the process was quick, easy, and went smoothly. Will definitely use this business/service again! A+ customer service!

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HotelPlanner.com For whatever reason, the number that was shown on the website for the Quality Inn *** wasn't correct

For whatever reason, the number that was shown on the website for the Quality Inn *** wasn't correct. I was under the DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICE when they CLAIMED they were the *** and processed my reservation. My check in date was July 5 (Tue) and I checked out on July 6th. I requested a King size bed, they failed to comply with my request. I asked them if they had Veteran/Military discount, they DECEPTIVELY CLAIMED THEY APPLIED IT BUT, they failed to honor that discount as well. I told them I had a cat, they put in the reservation that I had a dog, and lastly, I asked them if their hotel had an elevator for access to the different floors and they claimed they did not. The amount they quoted was not what I was charged. FRAUD & DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES - don't use them!This company had poor customer service, false representation in the business practices, and failed to follow through on a veteran discount. On top of it they are overpriced according to the hotel manager. If I wasn't under the false claims that they were actually the hotel, I could have gotten it cheaper. On the flip side when I got to the hotel, they almost didn't let me stay because of my cat and I would have lost my room without a refund due to the bad customer service representative that put down we had a dog. I had to tell the manager I would keep the cat in the kennel the entire time so I wouldn't loose my hotel room and money. Also, the hotel did not provide the king size ***, they had an elevator, and claimed they couldn't refund my veteran discount money so I had to call the reservation people who claimed they couldn't deal with my complaint and it was being sent to another department. Nothing was resolved and they blamed the hotel.I told them if they didn't at least refund the discount they promised, I would feel a Complaintsboard.com complaint and fill out what I need on all online websites and their deceptive and fraudulent practices.

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HotelPlanner.com Terrible Communication/Misleading

Terrible Communication/Misleading. 4/15/22 I assumed I was calling Doubletree Reservations at the actual hotel but when I asked if this was the actual hotel, I was informed I was speaking to Hotel Planner. I informed the representative I was not familiar with their service, and she stated Hotel Planner was the booking agent for Doubletree, with Doubletree directed to Hotel Planner. Reservation ***- 7/30-7/31/2022. received text Doubletree by *** PLANNER NOT in text, Itinerary # H4902560. 4/16/2022, Payment processed $285.70 AMEX-*** Planner charged as a hotel stay 4/15/22, NOT 7/30/22. Rep did not inform me that the room would be charged immediately. Cancelled reservation through Doubletree website 7/24/22, daughter having surgery offered documentation validating surgery and met deadline of 7/29. Cancellation conf. #*** No instructions/guidance to contact Hotel Planner. 7/30/2022 received text as Doubletree by Hilton of check-in. Immediately called # which was Hotel Planner. Spoke to three *** 7/30/22 12:04PM, ***, Rude, *** Stated that I was required to cancel the room through Hotel Planner. I informed *** that there was no direction, guidance or information received regarding a cancellation. Her immediate response, and I quote. "It's obvious that you have to cancel w/Hotel Planner". The other three, *** 7/30, *** 8/4 and *** 8/8 stated they would have a supervisor contact me and that I would receive a full refund. Hotel Planner charged me for not contacting their site $212, refunded $72.71. I asked for a cancellation policy. and no one could find anything until the email I received on 8/8/2022 which was an insert *** and made no sense at all. Most important this should have been received prior. I've contacted Legal, support and still do NOT have RESOLUTION. This should be considered fraud for charging a different stay date.

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HotelPlanner.com This company has the worst customer service I have ever had to deal with

This company has the worst customer service I have ever had to deal with. I spent over 6 hours on the phone approximately 10 emails and seven live chats with no resolution. I was attempting to find out the price of the Radisson inn hotel and when I put review confirmation it charged my card. Immediately I attempted to contact somebody at hotel planners and told them the situation and wanted a refund. I waited online for 2 hours to finally get an individual who told me that it could not be canceled even though I told her the situation with the site. She put me on hold to speak to somebody else and never got back to me after another hour a message said that they would contact me via email. The emai they sent stated you have a hotel confirmation. I called the following day waited for another 2 hours before I was able to speak someone who then disconnected me. I attempted to email someone to get my hotel reservation canceled and I got the same repeated email that your hotel reservation is confirmed. I went on to line to live chat and talked to somebody six different times and the last time someone said no you have no hotel confirmation so I asked them to send me the canceled confirmation. They said unable to send me the canceled confirmation because informed me you have no confirmation to cancel. In the interim I got another email stating I had a confirmation. At this point I have no idea if I have a room or not so I called them again ask for the supervisor's number and got some weird foreign person's voicemail. I left 3 messages never got a return call back. I finally reached out to the hotel itself Radisson since this hotel planners is a third party and they were able to confirm that I did have a reservation. Please whatever you do never use hotel planners it's a third party site go directly through the hotel. They have a horrible sight which does not allow you to see the price of the hotel before you pay for it and when you push review confirmation it charges you.

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HotelPlanner.com HORRIBLE!

HORRIBLE! My boyfriend used them to book my birthday trip in Turks & Cacois. Told the person he spoke with on the phone that it was him and his girlfriend... so that's 2 PEOPLE! We got to the hotel in Turks & Cacois on Friday May 7 at 12 in the afternoon and the hotel tells us the reservation is for ONE person only. They tell us it will be an additional $1200 on top of the $5000 he already paid for the hotel to add me to the reservation. My boyfriend called about 5 times before he got through. He told them exactly what happened and they said it was THEIR MISTAKE and they were going to reach out to the hotel to get it fixed and call him back. We couldn't check into our hotel because I was not on the reservation and we were still waiting for them to call us back. (it would be one thing if it was our mistake while booking and he would no problem pay the additional $1200 however it was not and even they confirmed it was one of their employees who made the mistake) we wait... 1 hour goes by he calls they tell him no update 2 hours, 3 hours same thing they finally tell us there is still no update and that they will reimburse us for what we spent because again IT WAS THEIR FAULT! we spent 6 HOURS waiting for these people to fix this and guess what. THEY DIDNT. We ended up paying the money because we've been up since 3am traveling and we wanted to shower and enjoy our vacation not sit in a hotel lobby because of a mistake that wasn't made by us. We check into our room and he calls them and we get the run around as usual. He speaks to *** and he gets her email and phone # because she tells us her manager is not in. Now fast forward to Wednesday when we're back. He tries to call her direct # and shocking. NO ANSWER So, we email a copy of the receipt to her and we receive a response and she tells us "she will CC her superviser *** onto the email since she has the power to reimburse the reservation" her exact words in the email. Awesome... we call the next day and no answer. He leaves two voicemails. NO ANSWER. We send another email. NO answer. If I could give this company 0 stars I would. the employees are useless, they have the worst customer service and they mess up your reservation.

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HotelPlanner.com My rating is a zero

My rating is a zero. One star is definitely too much to give them. I made reservations for a room for 2 nights using this scam of a service for my birthday weekend getaway in Orlando, Fla. I was sent an email which was the hotel reservation confirmation and receipt. This listed the itinerary number, status of reservation, guest name, room, check in/check out dates and the hotel where the reservation was. This paper stated to print and/or save the information below and use this confirmation when you check in to this hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel, I presented this paperwork to the Desk Clerk to be told they didn't have a room reserved for me with this itinerary number, confirmation number nor my name. I had the Desk Clerk to check again only to be told the same thing. The paperwork listed Hotel Planner in the upper right hand corner. I was told by the Desk Clerk that 3 customers before me had come in with the same problem. She stated this was booked with a 3 party and their hotel didn't use this company at all. She also noted that I was overcharged for the room by Hotel Planner. In order for me to stay I had to pay the second time for the same dates. Hotel Planner charged me $229.84 for nothing. I tried calling the number I was given on the email but was told from the voice mail, 'an application error, good by'. I have tried to contact this place with 4 different phone numbers but they all have the voice mail that says, 'an application error, good by'. I contacted my credit card company to file a dispute. After a month I was told by my credit card company that this was a valid purchase and there was no dispute because it was verified to be valid. I can only assume that someone gave my credit card company this lie. I would like to know why would I have 2 charges for the same hotel on the same dates. This is a darn shame that low down dirty scammers have to take from innocent people. Why don't they answer their telephones? I am going to do my best to inform everyone not to use this mess of a business called Hotel Planner because they are scammers. They have lies posted for advertising. I bet the place of business listed on the website in West Palm Beach, Florida as the Corporate Office is a scam also. Companies like this need to be run out of business and never allowed to open another one. I am requesting a refund of $ 229.84. If this issue is resolved and a full refund issued, I will amend this review. My name is ***.

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HotelPlanner.com I wish that I could give no stars for this company

I wish that I could give no stars for this company.

I guess this is a lesson learned for us never to book a hotel with you again. We will also not recommend to anyone to use the services of The Knot website, if they continue to use your company to book rooms for guests.

Apparently, hiding the actual room cost as a "confidential contracted rate" from the public is an acceptable business practice as well as the charges for Tax Recovery and Fee. I would assume that the hotel rate on the receipt that we got from the hotel directly would have been their public rate since that is on their receipt.

On the receipt that we received from you, it states: "Will I be able to get a refund on a non-refundable booking? Unfortunately no. Since the Non-refundable room rates are offered at such a low price, we are unable to offer refunds." So you consider $204.21 ($152.99 + $51.22) a low price compared to the room rate given by the hotel of $130.18 ($117.28 + $7.04 + $5.86). If you had rooms "purchased in large volumes and it is a specially negotiated confidential contracted rate" wouldn't those rooms be at a substantial lower rate than what the hotel charges individuals for a single room?

According to our receipt from you, the room cost $152.99 to which you added $51.22 in Tax Recovery and Fees. That is about 25% of the total cost of the room. On the receipt that we received from the hotel, the room was listed as $117.28
with $7.04 in State Tax and $5.86 Occupancy Tax. These taxes are only 10% of the total. You more than doubled the amount for extra fees to the total cost of the room compared to the hotel's taxes. There were no details as to what the "Tax Recovery & Fees" were for. I would be curious as to what these fees are for. These are excessive charges compared to what the Charlevoix Inn and Suites charged for the rooms.

I did ask to speak with a supervisor and was told that they would tell me the same thing. I asked again to speak to a supervisor and was told she was in a meeting. I asked again to have her call me today. However, no such communication happened. All that I received from your company was this email.

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Oct 27, 2021, 12:22 PM EDT
Greetings,

Thank you for your reply and the information provided. At the time that you booked your reservation, you agreed to the rate at which you booked your reservation. The receipt provided to you by the hotel is not a public rate as rooms are purchased in large volumes and it is a specially negotiated confidential contracted rate that is not available to the public.

Sincerely,
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HotelPlanner.com 205 Datura St., 10th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL XXXXX

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HotelPlanner.com I initially booked in august for a wedding and thought the price was high for a block, but sometimes it is what is it, so I booked

I initially booked in august for a wedding and thought the price was high for a block, but sometimes it is what is it, so I booked. I received a message a few days later advising the company posted higher prices in error and, in fact, the rate should be significantly cheaper. I called to resolve this issue. I was advised the room was non-refundable for cancellations, which I stated I was not requesting; I requested a refund of the difference between the initially paid error rate and the actually wedding block rate. I was told, since it was early enough, that they would cancel the room, refund me completely and then I would rebook at the correct rate. I accepted this information as this is the first customer service agent I spoke with and there were no reason to not accept this information. Immediately, I received an email stating i would receive a voucher instead of a refund. I immediately called back and advised a voucher was never mentioned and I would not accept the voucher. Not only did I not request the voucher, but it is only valid for a single transaction so I would STILL lose the difference in the room rates; I again requested a refund. 9/10 I received an email saying the issue is being looked into. 9/13 I am advised that my refund IS PROCESSED and I should anticipate it back in my account within 2-10 business days. 9/17 I receive an email advising I would be receiving a voucher, not a refund. I respond expressing my frustration with the ongoing misinformation and miscommunication, again refusing to accept the voucher. 9/19 I receive an email, again, advising my refund IS PROCESSED and to expect it in 2-10 business days. As I cannot rely on this company to be honest, I followed up via phone call on 9/30 and was advised that they do not have a record of any emails indicating a refund, to disregard if I actually received refund emails and to only accept the email advising of a voucher. I requested to speak with somebody who has the authority to approve a refund. I was told that was not possible. I requested something in writing, an email, stating that he could not connect me to a supervisor or manager; he then told me he also did not have access to email. Ultimately, I was told I would receive a call from a a manager within 24hrs; the call never came. 10/4 I contacted the company again, as 10 business days have officially passed from my last "refund processed" email dated 9/19. To date, no refund. To date, no honest information. Oh, an now the hotel is completely booked, so now I'm without a room and without a refund. As the allotted time for BOTH refund emails has passed *** the company has failed to assist, I've reported this as a fraudulent charge to my bank and included the multiple "refund processed" emails as evidence of this company deceitfully withholding my money. Scrolling through these reviews, I imagine there is some form of class action that can be pursued due to the intentional withholding of funds via dishonest correspondence and blatant misinformation.

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HotelPlanner.com While on a mapping app that we were using to navigate to our destination we were ready to stop for the night but wanted to make sure that we had

While on a mapping app that we were using to navigate to our destination we were ready to stop for the night but wanted to make sure that we had a place to stay as it was getting dark and storming out. I created a new search to find a hotel at the town we wanted to stop in for the night. The links on the GPS software were Very Misleading! I thought that I had clicked on the hotel chains web site and that I was calling their 800 number. The pictures and descriptions on Hotel Planners web site were so misleading and I never would have guessed that it was a booking company. I dialed the number thinking I was calling the hotel. The person that answered the phone had such broken English that it was hard to understanding. The website said $82 and the receptionist said that I had a choice of two queens for $82 or one King suite for $92, I chose the $82 because it was less and then she said that the total would be $122.84. I questioned the amount and was told that there were taxes etc. that had to be added. What? $40.84 in Tax recovery and fees. When I asked if there was a discount for AARP or AAA, she said "oh no discounts this time of year". Desperate because a major storm was moving in that I said ok. I was told I would receive a text with my receipt, which never arrived. Now I think it was because she did not want me to see the true charges. I was charged $92.99 plus $29.85 (listed as "Tax Recovery & Fees") I wrote down on paper the confirmation number that I requested over the phone. We arrived at the hotel 2 hours later and the receptionist said they could not find the reservation and took my credit card again. The next morning my charge card had two different transactions pending from the Hotel. We checked out the next morning and I asked for my receipt. The Hotel charge was $67 with a $0.86 tax for a total of $67.86. I told her what the 800 number had told me the price would be and she gasped. She said our charge is never more than the $67! As we were driving that morning, I called Hotel Planner to request my $122.84 be refunded. The first time I dialed I waited 45 minutes with no one answering the phone. I hung up and dialed again to get a different option. The support number is not answered but the option to make a reservation is immediate. That call for the operator took 15 minutes to be answered. I explained all this to the service support rep. She said that she tried calling the hotel 4 times while I was on hold and no one answered her call. Not real sure if she even tried because it was only a minute or two. I received an email from her that was to document my request for a refund. Now it's been 5 days with no follow-up from Hotel Planner. I feel that this company hi-jacks hotel listings and redirects our calls to them. I am in the process of contacting the hotel chain to request that they drop their association with this booking company. It is a scam! Double the price is highway robbery. In the past I have used www.booking.com and www.hotels.com and Never has any issues with them. These booking companies have always given a fair rate. This company needs to be investigated.

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HotelPlanner.com I had multiple issues with overcharging hotel rooms at the Capital Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut through the Agency Hotel Planner

I had multiple issues with overcharging hotel rooms at the Capital Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut through the Agency Hotel Planner. I have been waiting for a callback and emails to start a conversation about my grievances. I have not received either in seven days at the same time I have been calling every day to try and expedite a dialogue to resolve the following issues.

1: itinerary #*** I should receive a refund for a total of $359.41. One of your agents spoke to the hotel manager, in the hotel manager agreed to refund this room. I have yet to receive confirmation about my refund or being processed at all. This is a double booking.

2: itinerary #*** on December 2, I was charged $556.81 to stay at Capital Hotel from December 5 through December 7. I received my invoice and noticed from your company's Master Card the actual cost of the room was $341.23, a difference of $215.58. This is an exuberant overcharge. And the hotel also refunded me $100. This $100 was placed back on the card used ending in ***. There's been no mention of my refund from the hotel or an email stating that you've received my hundred dollars adjustment to my bill.

3: itinerary #the *** again I was charged $359.41 actual payment on Master Card, paid $220.02 a difference of $139.39.

4: itinerary #*** again, I was charged $359.41 actual payment on Master Card ending, paid $220.02 a difference of $139.39.

I never received any confirmation emails about the rooms that I books never received receipts from the Hotel planner. My card was charged a total of $1635.04 I was trying to book three rooms in Hartford Connecticut instead I ended up paying for 4 rooms. Which should've totaled $781.23 a difference of $853.81 and in closing, I paid twice as much as the rooms were valued at. Because of the lack of communication and the lack of respect, I would like to receive a total of $853.81. I'm a small business owner trying to make my way through these difficult times. I would like to request my first Recording with the Hotel planner. I was under the impression that I was booking my rooms directly through Capital Hotel and I was led to believe this was true.

Here's an email from *** at Capital hotel.

Good Morning Sean,

I received your message regarding the double-booked reservation. I do see that you were checked into one of the reservations and then the other was charged as a no-show. We are more than willing to provide a refund for the duplicate reservation. I do apologize that you are experiencing some troubles with the third-party booking agency you used. Unfortunately, since this reservation was made via a 3rd party you will have to contact the 3rd party and request a refund through them. They will have to issue you the refund since they are the ones who charged you directly. Normally they will call us first and ask for approval. I have noted the reservation with the confirmation number for our desk agents to approve the refund when they get the call. Please let me know if we can do anything else to help get this settled for you.

*** - General Manager
The Capitol Hotel - Downtown Hartford

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HotelPlanner.com HotelPlanner.com deceived my husband into thinking he was booking directly with the hotel

HotelPlanner.com deceived my husband into thinking he was booking directly with the hotel. They took his credit card information, charged him a much higher rate than the hotel itself, then refused to refund the cancellation by stating the booking is nonrefundable.

On June 13 my husband was trying to make a reservation at The Ritz Carlton in Newport Beach, California. So he googled Ritz Carlton, and a toll free number popped up. He asked the agent if this was Ritz Carlton reservations, and the agent assured him it was.

For the record, let me state that The Ritz Carlton DOES have a toll free reservation number, as do many, many large hotels. No mistake on my husband's end.

He made his reservation for 3 nights and was charged a total of $3902.68. I was shocked at the price and decided to cancel that very same day. (Consumer please know that if we had gone directly through Ritz Carlton, our hotel stay would have been $2000, half of what HotelPlanner charged us).

When we called the number my husband had used to make the reservation, we were told no such confirmation exists, neither under that number or our last name. We asked to speak to a supervisor, were put on a long hold, then disconnected. We called back and asked to speak to a supervisor. He refused to transfer until he heard our problem. He acknowledged that there was no reservation then transferred us to a supervisor. She rudely told us no reservation existed under that number or name. She finally admitted there was a reservation but it was under Expedia, told us we needed to call Expedia (all under the pretext of "trying to help us"), then abruptly hung up on us. So we tried calling Expedia, but could not get through since Expedia's automated system would not recognize the confirmation number.

We called Ritz Carlton and they canceled the reservation, which was indeed under Expedia. So hotelplanner.com took our money, then booked the reservation on Expedia's website.

Thinking we are done with the nightmare, we called our credit card and disputed the charge to make sure HotelPlanner would not get $3900.00 out of us.

HotelPlanner DID run the charge. The Merchant name on our statement states HOTEL*RITZ CARLTON LA-(Hotel planner's 2nd attempt at consumer deception. ) The documentation they sent our bank states in print (and I have a copy which I am willing to post on this website) that "This customer booked a hotel reservation on HotelPlanner.com". If that is the case, then why does my husband's credit card statement have HOTEL*RITZ CARLTON LA listed as the merchant name? And why did the agent claim he was Ritz Carlton reservations? And why did HotelPlanner.com make the reservation through Expedia?

For the record: Ritz Carlton themselves will cancel with a full refund up to 24 hours before arrival.

The number they provided our bank for their business is 1-800-xxx-xxxx but this number is only an automated service which asks for your confirmation number. Upon entering the number, we are told the reservation is canceled then the system hangs up on us.

I have tried calling every single number belonging to Hotel Planner, always with the same result. The automated system asks for our confirmation number, tells us it's canceled, then hangs up on us. So I finally called hotelplanner.com and told the system I wanted to book a hotel room. The woman that answered told me she could only take reservations and could not look at any past bookings. She did not have the ability to transfer me to anyone I could speak to.

For 20+ years I have made hotel reservations throughout the US and Europe since my staff travels frequently and I have never, ever experienced anything like this. I have spent endless hours trying to contact someone at hotelplanner.com to no avail. I refuse to pay $3900 after being deceived and am hoping this can be resolved with my bank's help since no one at hotelplanner.com is willing to talk to us.

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HotelPlanner.com I made a reservation online at Victoria *** and suites on April 3, 2022

I made a reservation online at Victoria *** and suites on April 3, 2022. I went to the room, and it was terrible & disgusting and I immediately requested a refund. The guy at the desk told me I have five minutes to look at the room, if I didnt like it, he will give me my refund, and that it would take 3 to 7 business days. On April 23, 2022 I still had not received my refund, so I called the number thats on the Reservations *** they told me that they were going to process my refund and that it was going to take an additional 7 to 10 business days. I waited, and I still did not receive my refund, so I called them back and spoke with someone and they said that they were going to escalate the ticket and have a supervisor get back to me. I received an email stating that the hotel was holding my refund and that they could not do anything until the hotel released my refund. I spoke with someone at the hotel, they told me that they never held my refund. That I did not stay at the room. So They have no reason to keep my money, and that hotel planner is keeping my money. I have been going back-and-forth. Speaking with people saying that theyre escalating my ticket. And every time they say that they called the hotel and the hotel is not releasing my refund. The hotel says that they dont even deal with online reservations at all, and that they are not the ones holding my money. I just want my refund and I keep getting the runaround from hotel planner. The hotel also stated that they overcharged me, that their regular rooms are $60 a night and their rooms with Jacuzzis are $90 a night. And hotel planner charged me $140.84 for one night with a room with Jacuzzi. It has been almost exactly 3 months and I still do not have my refund. Now as Im contacting you guys, I received an email today stating that theyre going to process my refund. Again 2 to 10 business days. I am frustrated. This is beyond ridiculous.

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We reserved a stay for 3 nights. We called to ask them to change it to a 2 night stay. They said they could not do that and had to cancel the entire reservation and rebook for 2 nights. This way we did not lose out on the cancelation fee. They then proceeded to tell us to wait for an email and they issued a voucher for the full amount but would not refund the difference in the charges on our card. The reservation number is h5956286. All we want is to book a 2 night stay and have the remaining amount refunded to our card. It has been the most stressful thing we have ever had to deal with.

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I attempted to use hotelplanner's website to book a hotel room due to an event that has a "stay-to-play" requirement. The website is choppy at times. After multiple attempts to book, I was unsuccessful. The website showed "free-cancellation" options however I was not able to book successfully. I revisited the website once again and only "non-refundable" options were available. The verbiage used on these options failed to disclose they were non-refundable options. Only after my booking was successful, did the disclosure related to a non-refund policy, appear. The hotel booked was Home 2 Suites located at ***. I called hotelplanner's service line of *** and spoke with an agent. After explaining my experience, he gave me the option to call the hotel directly to cancel for a refund. I followed the agent's advice and spoke with the hotel property and they were able to cancel the reservation. I confirmed with the hotel property that they marked the option for a full refund. I called back to hotelplanner and the second agent stated that my reservation remained in full force and that a refund would NOT be issued since it was non-refundable. The agent offered to cancel the reservation but stated I would not receive a refund. I tried calling the corp office at *** and could only leave a message. I received an auto-response that I would be contacted soon.HotelPlanner-itinerary number is H6008926 Home 2 Suites-confirmation number is *** What I am requesting is a call from an executive at Hotel Planner and a full refund of $716.00 back to my credit card. I am seeking the "free-cancellation" option that is actually cheaper on their own website.

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Hi I am trying to get a refund from Hotel Planner. They told me that they were issuing a refund on 12/08/2022 as of today's date 01/01/2023 they have not. I was writing in this field what transpired but I ran out of room. The attached PDF file does contain all necessary information for my complaint.

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The complaint regards my reservation H5953643 _ Case *** with HotelPlanner.com I reserved a hotel room (reservation H5953643) for 12/26/22 -12/29/22 at ***. However, I could not check in on 12/26/22, because after arriving at the property on the day I could not reach anyone for help, either from Hoteelplanner.com or Spinnaker at Lake ***. I also DID NOT receive any information about the room code or garage code from the property before arrival on 12/26/22. The garage code was sent to me only on 12/27/22 at 5:23 AM EST from *** (Lodging Support). On 12/27/22 at 8:10 AM, I called the property and the manager there told me that the room was supposed to be 106a and the access code was ***. She also stated that she sent the room code to me via the hotel booking company on Dec 26 afternoon but I have never received such an email. Since this booking has been prepaid for $1440.69, I expect a refund for the night of 12/26/22- 12/27/22 for $480.23. I am very unhappy with this purchase and the associated service/support I received. Especially for the experience of two hours of searching for help to check into the hotel but finding no one to help, resulting in that I had to purchase another hotel stay for the night. This ruined our vacation and was a nightmare for me. I want to know how and why it could happen with a hotel business. Please see additional detail in the attached document and let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you

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HotelPlanner.com Made reservations for Oct 20, 2022 through October 23 with Home2 Suites by ***

Made reservations for Oct 20, 2022 through October 23 with Home2 Suites by ***. I found out prior to check out that *** used a third party vendor to make the reservations. There was no mention of a third party vendor at anytime when I made the reservation or during checkout at the hotel. When I asked for a receipt at checkout, my invoice reflected $634.95. I asked why I was quoted $1,138.91 and the staff on duty could not explain why there was a difference of $503.96. When asked for the name of someone that could explain the situation, I was provided the name of *** with a phone number and extension ***).I contacted *** October 25/26. It took a while, but *** explained that a third party vendor had made the reservation and the difference between $634.95 and the $1,138.91 ($503.96) was the fee for a third party vendor called "Git a Room" collected the funds and *** would collect the $634.95 from them.At no time was I made aware that I was talking to "Git a Room", or any other third party vendor when I made the reservation. The entire time I thought I was speaking with the reservation *** of *** Hilton.Both Hilton and "Git a Room" were being deceitful by not disclosing that I was using a third party vendor. In fact the email I received confirming my reservation was from "***", which provided me with the Hilton itinerary number, check-in/check-out dates, the hotel name, address with directions. I have tried to contact "***" at *** and was sent to "reservation counter.com". The representative would not provide me with a direct phone number or contact name. I asked that the issue be escalated and told that it would take 24 to 48 hours to review the call. Once the call was reviewed I would receive an email.A message was left for *** at Home2 Hilton. Once the call is returned I will request the issue be escalated.

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i booked a room through *** on nov. 8th at 8:17am on nov. 10th at 12:52pm i cancelled the room at red roof inn i then called hotel planner and told them i cancelled the room they told me because it was after 24hrs i would have to pay a one night penalty the balance would be refuneded. they said a refund ticket was submitted i would be notified via e-mail never happend i then notified them a second time they submitted another ticket they said they would notify me via e-mail again never notified called on 12/09/2022 another ticket submitted for refund but before they would submitt the ticket they stated they were not refunding any of the *** it was my understanding i was being charged 1 night the balance of the *** to be refunded there refusing to refund the bal. the person i talked to on the phone wasmrs.church id number *** ticket number submitted by her on 12/09/2022 requested corprats phone number they refused requested to speak to a supervisor they refused stated i needed to submitt a ticket to talk to them im requesteing the balance of the *** minus the 1 night stay. please help

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I originally booked a hotel through hotel planner for the check in date of December 20th, 2022 with a check out date of December 21st, 2022. My flight then got changed and therefore I had my check in date changed to December 17th, 2022 with a check out date of December 18th, 2022. I have the emails from hotel planner to prove that they confirmed the change. When I went to the hotel on December 17th, 2022 to check in, the hotel stated they weren't notified of the change and still had me booked for December 20th, 2022. They were also fully booked and so I therefore had to find another hotel for that night and pay $150 for the second hotel. I have tried to reach hotel planner customer service but to no avail. They will not respond to my emails either. I would like my money back for the initial reservation a they are the ones that messed up that reservation. If you need my emails as proof, I would be happy to provide them.

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Booked two rooms for ***, was charged 3 times what the group rate was. *** has not picked up the phone to help cancel my reservations before the 48 Hour deadline.

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I booked a room at *** in ***, . I thought I was dealing directly with the property, but come to find out I was not. The landing page and online checkout looked like the webpage of ***. The charge to my credit card was in the name Hotel *** The itinerary number is H5967865.The property is not manned and I was supposed to receive a booking email with the room assignment and details of how to access the property and room. Nothing came via email or text. When I arrived the property was closed due to repairs. I found this out by calling the property owner who had their phone number posted on the grounds. The property owner said they had been contacted by Hotel Planner and had confirmed the property was closed. I proceeded to call the number on the reservation. The first time someone answered who then put me on hold and then hung up. I called again a couple more times and received automated messages with reference numbers assigned and promises to return my call. This never happened. Then I had an online chat with someone named *** explaining the situation who sent me a text in the name of *** saying I would receive a refund. I felt uneasy about the transaction so my husband did some digging and found another phone number to call. This number rang to a call center in ***. The person who answered the number told me the booking was non refundable. My husband explained the situation and the person then said he had done some more investigation and we would receive a refund and we should wait ten days before calling back.The whole interaction makes me sick to my stomach. Luckily we were able to salvage the trip by staying with friends.

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HotelPlanner.com I made a reservation thru *** website around 6/2022

I made a reservation thru *** website around 6/2022. I thought I forgot to make the reservation because I never received an email. Made another one than called the *** reservation line. Told I have 2 reservations. One was cancelled and the other confirmed. They identified them self as *** on the phone. Called was made on 8/21/22 and told I would not be charged for reservation from Aug 24-Aug 26,2022 at the Comfort Inn suites @*** location. I was charged on Aug 22 in the amount of *** after I was told no charges until check in. I got sick and cancel my second reservation on Aug 24,2022 & told no charge for cancellation and I would be refunded. I checked with the hotel in person because I kept getting text messages about my stay. They informed me at the front desk of the hotel a that I had cancelled both reservations. After many calls I was informed by the hotel manager it was Hotelplanner.com who actually made my reservation. a third party they have no control over. Even though they identified them self as ***.Hotel planner refused to even return my call when ask to speak to a supervision. I called on 3 occasions starting on 9/1/2022 and no one has attempted to call me back. I have all documentation regarding my reservation and cancellation.*** reservation refuses to contact the hotelplanner.com and intercede on my behave. They also refuse to refund my money even though they see my reservation was cancelled.I sent documentation to [protected]@hotelplanner.com and they still refuse my refund. The letter and documentation were sent on 9/3/2022 and still as of 9/16/2022 and many called to hotelplanner and *** I still have no refund.Ultimately, I want refund from Hotelplanner.com. According to *** a refund was made to them.In the documentation from *** that is NOT my credit card number. I used a *** The hotel planner used their card to make it.

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I have a contract with HotelPlanners for a Hotel for a Group Cruise. *** quoted me a commission payout way less than contracted and stated it was mailed (not true at all). Once confronted with the signed contract he then accused me in email of possibly adjusting the contracted percentage because they do not want to pay it. On November 5th he stated that the commission was mailed and as of November 30 there has been nothing. He does not respond to telephone calls. I will never do business with them again.

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our itinerary : H557468 we made 2 rooms reservation for september ***, 2022 but was unable to because we were sick so we called Hotel Planner to check with them if they can modify and move our reservation to a different date because we understand we cannot cancel it, the support we talked to said we can and she mentioned she will coordinate with *** 6 and sent us an email regarding the approval of our request. come the day that we want to use it, called the hotel so we can confirm, they told us that we were a no show and that they cannot refund our money so we called Hotel Planner and asked what went wrong. The lady we talked to had to go back and forth with us and Motel 6 to get all the info she needed. before ending that call, she said that she's going to file for a refund of $151.35 (more or less) back to our card because it was not our fault nor Motel 6's fault. it was on their end because for some reason, the modifications on their end doesn't seem to reflect on Motel 6's side so she said she's going to process a refund and should reflect in *** business days. Now, it's over a month of waiting and when we called them, the guy we spoke to was flat out not helping. he disregard all the info on his end and said we just lost our money and hung up the phone. I was frustrated this kind of people has no sympathy. that money could go a long way and it is holiday season. I called again and spoke to a different person, a woman and ofcourse said that she is filing an internal investigation but no where to tell us if we can get our refund. Please help. Everything is tight nowadays. PLease ask for retrieval of recordings or their notations. we have on our end the email of them confirming they went to approve our request to modify the date and refund. Thank you in advance.

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I made a reservation for *** on *** that was apparently done through *** services from Oct ***. Our check in was Oct 7 at 4pm. On Sep *** my confirmation email to let them know that my flight was going to be landing in *** on Oct 6 11:45pm so essentially I would need to be able to check in on Oct 7 around 1 am, much early than the standard 4pm. I understood my reservation would not cover this so I reached out to see what was needed to ensure we could check in early (either pay for an extra night, etc). *** replied back on Sep 15 with "Thank you for taking time contacting ***. We already contacted the property and confirmed that you can check-n early without additional charges." Which was great. On Oct 7 at 1 am, the hotel told us the accommodation was not done correctly as there was miscommunication between *** and The Magnificent *** (which in the words of the hotel clerk, happens often - wow). This left us wandering around *** at 1 am looking for a hotel that would take us in (this was the weekend of the *** marathon, so most were booked full). Funny there was no miscommunication when they took my $1,000 payment for the original reservation.After this, I have emailed *** letting them know about their error and that the least they can do is refund me for the additional stay at a random hotel we had to pay out of pocket because they had told us it was all taken care of and obviously it was not.Manager *** decided to stop responding when I refused to take a voucher to use on hotelplanner again - why he/hotelplanner would think I would do business with them again is beyond me. I have all the emails if they are needed for proof.

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In September my husband booked two rooms at Super 8 by WYNDHAM ***. When the gentlemen came to get their rooms they were told there were no rooms booked under ***. We later found out the rooms were booked under ***. After around 12 calls room #1 H5569636 was refunded but the other room #2 H5569640 was denied as a no show after the refund was done on room #1. Hotel planner said Super 8 by *** is responsible for the refund and *** the manager of Super 8 by *** said hotel planner is responsible. We are stuck in the middle. I have made close to 20 calls with no solution.

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HotelPlanner.com On July 28 I booked a reservation through HOTELPLANNER for 3 hotel rooms for 2 nights

On July 28 I booked a reservation through HOTELPLANNER for 3 hotel rooms for 2 nights. The original reservation was fully changeable / refundable for a check in date of October 15. The reservation was fully refundable as long as you changed/cancel before October 14. Payment was required at the time of the booking for the full amount. This full amount was charged to my Citi Card of $1529.88 or $509.96 per room. (attachment 2) On October 11, I made a request to change the reservation from 2 nights to 1 night (check in October 16 instead of October 15 on original reservation). While extremely difficult (5 phone calls and more than 2 hours of my time), they eventually made the change and said they would be refunding me for the one night no longer reserved in the amount of $767.58. This amount has never been refunded. Please see Attachment 3 to show proof that I contacted the merchant. The lack of quality of the communication from the merchant is quite evident in this document. I can't stress how painful and disorganized this process has been. On October 17, we completed our stay at the hotel. During checkout I was shocked after the hotel clerk said they had NO record of any prepayment and we would be responsible for the full amount of the stay. I pleaded with them with no luck. They charged the card on file for $762.30 (254.10 for each room). Please see Attachment 7-9 to show the completed charge on the visa ending in 4977. Once I learned that the hotel charged me IN ADDITION to the prepaid charge, I did everything in my power to escalate this with the online travel agent. I contacted them 8 different times from October 20-22. On 4 different occasions they said someone from accounting team would call me. No one ever called me back. In closing, I am requesting the full refund of $1529.88 as I clearly got nothing that was agreed to in exchange for this payment, given that I was charged in full directly by the hotel at checkout.

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Placed reservations with this agency. When I placed the reservation I chose a room with the option to cancel the reservation. There was nothing on the website or booking stating I would be charged a one night fee or taxes to cancel the reservation until after the room was booked. The booking also failed to mention the price of the hotel room did not include hotel amenity fees and taxes. The booking agency does not provide consumers with up front information regarding additional fees or their cancelation policy.

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I made a reservation to stay at a Holiday Inn express on 9/6/22 to stay one night on 11/4/22. They charged me $227.77 which included a service charge of $19.87 that is paid at time of reservation. I cancelled the reservation on 9/21/22 well within the time frame to cancel without penalty. On 11/4/2022 the hotel charged me $207 for a no show because the website that I booked and canceled on did not inform hotel of cancellation. I called the hotel and they can see I canceled but said I needed to get the refund from this website. I have contacted them almost daily since 11/7 including documentation to show my cancellation email and my money removed from my bank account from them but they keep sending me these vague emails that they cant help me and are not refunding my money.

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I made a reservation on HotelPlanner.com for ***, *** for 6 people, 4 nights starting November 24th, 2022 to November 28th 2022. Itinerary number H5505346.HotelPlanner charged me $24.99 extra person fees/night for 2 people. A total of $199.92. On November 18th, 2 of our party got covid and cannot go on the trip, I therefore called to make changes to the reservation and changed it from 6 people to 4. While requesting a refund of the extra persons fees ($199.92) I also called *** about the same, and learned from the hotel that they actually do not charge extra person fees at all. Here is ***'s phone number: ***.I've called 2 times after the initial contact about the same concern and all times HotelPlanner gave me the same answer without explanation: they cannot make changes to a reservation once it's been made. Even though the hotel told me they are not charging extra person fees at all. In conclusion, HotelPlanner is charging extra person fee, not passing this fee along to the hotel, and refusing to refund this fee when there is no more extra persons at all now. They claim they cannot do this because of the hotel, but the hotel has confirmed otherwise. HotelPlanner is a fraudulent business and charges fee for itself while claiming it's on behalf of the hotel.

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I thought I was calling Holiday Inn direct- i searched for a specific hotel in a specific town thinking I was calling them directly. I ended up calling *** and it wasnt it until they emailed me confirmations that I realized it wasnt the hotel. The rate was more than Holiday Inn website and additional fees were exorbitant and they never revealed that information to me when booking. I have tried to rectify with them and they only cancelled my rooms with no refund.reservation H5723779 $318.55 confirmation #*** Reservation H5723775 $333.91 confirmation #*** Number on my emails to call-

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HotelPlanner.com I booked a hotel room for a hotel in *** through Hotelplanner.com on 7/6/2022 (confirmation #H5273314)

I booked a hotel room for a hotel in *** through Hotelplanner.com on 7/6/2022 (confirmation #H5273314). The total amount paid was $3525.18. Later I heard from the hotel that they didn't receive any information about my booking. I had several calls back and forth on 7/6/2022 with HotelPlanner's representatives and the hotel's front desk. It sounds the issue was HotelPlanner had wrong email address of the hotel. For some reason, it would take pretty long time (1 to 2 days) for HotelPlanner to send over my booking information to the hotel even though they already had the corrected email address. Hotel rooms in *** are currently in high demand and booked out really fast. So I cannot wait for that long for HotelPlanner to send over the booking information. Therefore I requested cancel the reservation and get the full refund. The reprensentative placed ticket on 7/6 on the cancellation and requesting the full refund. I called back on 7/8/2022 to re-confirm and the HotelPlanner representative sent me another email stating the refund will be processed within *** banking days. Until today, 7/21/2022, I still haven't received any refund yet. I tried followed up with the customer representative several times through calling, including 7/18/2022, 7/20/2022, and today. The customer representative said all they can do is to place an urgent ticket and I will need to keep waiting. One of the reprentative I talked to today told me it would take HotelPlanner a month to process a transaction with this amount! This business is obviously a fraud because the customer service gave inconsistant timelines and delay the refund. The business was not helpful at all with resolving this issue. (Support ticket number ***) I would suggest any customer don't ever use HotelPlanner. This is a fraudulant business and they are not helpful in resolving any issues even if it's caused by their own fault. I hope Complaintsboard.com could help me to get the full refund back.

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HotelPlanner.com On Aug 27 I booked hotel room for Nov 5

On Aug 27 I booked hotel room for Nov 5 . Just got Discover statement showing full charge already applied. Spent 2 hrs yesterday calling Marriott 3 . They said I booked on-line 3rd party but not know who My confirmation text never says hotelplanner. only words used are Courtyard by *** It was difficult getting through to that phone # Finally spoke to what turned out to be hotel planner. my confirm text Courtyard by *** [Use guest name to check in]Conf: 325604065Itin: H5499688 Check In: Nov 5 (3pm-12am)Check Out: Nov 7 (11am)Support: *** Text STOP to cancel these msgs I googled HotelPlanner not recognize homepage -- did recognize page , after choose the Marriott in ***. & looking at it doesn't surprise me I thought I was booking on a Marriott site, not 3rd party. The price advertised today is 49 cents more with " pay at the hotel". I realize there may be a cancelation fee within a few days at popular areas & perhaps when dealing with their 'specialty' large groups setting aside many rooms. Looking at site yesterday only 1 showed prepay, see nothing that would explain why anyone would accept what I FOUND OUT SUPPOSEDLY I accepted : pre pay whole bill --- tethered to one of the most onerous cancellation policies ever seen ... If cancel august 28 TO October 31st loose half, *** Nov 1st to 5th no refund at all. This is in the middle of nowhere Mass, non holiday. 1st phone person was unintelligible both he and next ***, tried to put me off saying maybe the day I booked the only rooms Marriott offering had the caveat of prepaid & that cancelation policy, I'd be willing to bet *** never does that . I kept saying I'll let the prepaid go As long as not subjected to that cancelation policy And if they couldn't I wanted to talk to a supervisor I was told one would call me it's been 24 hours 24 hours so at this point refund

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HotelPlanner.com I made a reservation at the *** on 10/29/2022 through hotelplanner.com

I made a reservation at the *** on 10/29/2022 through hotelplanner.com. Itinerary Number: H5774153 The person I spoke with stated that he worked directly for the hotel at their Reservation Site.I called to verify the room on 10/31/22 to make sure that everything was set up, (this is our Honeymoon), and found out through Hotelplanner.com that the room we requested was not what we reserved, but a room with no king *** and no Ocean view. Hotelplanner.com telephone *** telephone *** I verified the reservation on 10/31/2022 at the ***, and then found out the following information once I called and conformed the reservation the following Monday (10/31/22):1.When I originally booked the room through Hotelplanner.com, the person on the telephone stated I would have a King *** and an ocean view, but after checking with the Hotel itself, that this is not the case.2.I asked why the fee was much higher than the website stated fee, and the person stated that they did not update the site for this time of year, which was a direct falsehood. He stated that the ocean view was more expensive. 3.The person on the telephone stated they worked directly with the hotel, and they did not, which was a direct falsehood.4.I paid the cost of the hotel reservation in full with my *** credit card for a total of $8,966.94, for a King *** and waterfront view, which they did not deliver in the reservation they provided.5.They are stating that they are going to withhold $1,464.49 for a cancellation fee for a product, which they did not deliver. 6.I want the full refund of $8,966.94 put back on my credit card.I have made a new reservation directly through ***, and they have my waterfront King ***room reserved for January ***th, so the room was available at the time I made the original reservation through Hotelplanner.com, and the hotel verified this o

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HotelPlanner.com I booked a hotel reservation through hotel planners for stay at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in *** for October 8 through the 10

I booked a hotel reservation through hotel planners for stay at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in *** for October 8 through the 10. My reservation number was H5592017. Before entering my credit card information I asked the agent about the cancellation policy and he told me that I could cancel before October 6. Period! So I booked it. After about 30 minutes or so I decided to cancel the reservation. I canceled it through the reservation link that was sent to me via my email. They sent back a cancellation notice along with information saying that I would be charged fees and penalties A nights stay for $159. When I asked the agent about the cancellation policy he never mentioned anything about fees or penalties which is a major piece of information that should be shared had I known I would not have booked the reservation. The agent misled me regarding their cancellation policy and I would like a full refund to my card. I did call the agent back and I spoke to *** and he said to me that I would be charged the $159. I told him that he did not mention that to me when I asked him about their policy for cancelling a reservation and I asked to speak to his Supervisor. He told me that he could not transfer me to his supervisor but that somebody would call me back, they have not called me back. I went back online to the online customer service chat support system and I explain the situation there and I was told by chat message that they were very busy and if I could leave my email address and my phone number and someone would contact me needless to say no one has. I felt like I was scammed, robbed of $159 that I cant afford just to give away, the reservation had only been booked for a few minutes before I canceled it. The stay was over 3 weeks away!. I feel the Fairfield at Marriott in *** should be aware that the people that are representing them are not being forthright with their customers and ensure that I am fully refunded.

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HotelPlanner.com On June 23, 2022, I was trying to call the hotel directly to book a room, and somehow called Hotel Planner instead

On June 23, 2022, I was trying to call the hotel directly to book a room, and somehow called Hotel Planner instead. I believed I was talking to the Marriot for the *** Texan resort. I told them I wanted to book the Executive Suite which included one bedroom with an additional room adjoining double queen or double full bed. I had priced then online and the two rooms combined were approximately $900. I had also priced just two bedrooms without the suite and they were approximately $500-600 online - on Expedia and Marriot's site. We decided we wanted to get the Suite with adjoining room. I called instead of booking online to ensure the two were adjoining. The representative on the phone from Hotel Planner told me we were getting the suite with an adjoining room for a total of $939.52. He also said he would include free parking for 4 cars for us, and that we would have a free beauty basket in our room when we arrived. My credit card was charged the $939.52 on June 24, 2022 by *** we arrived at the hotel on July 9, 2022 for our one-night stay, we were informed by the front desk that I booked through a third party, and that we had two individual double rooms that were not adjoining. They also informed us third parties did not have the authority to provide free parking nor gift baskets. They had no record of those requests or the adjoining rooms or the Executive Suite. They offered to book us two individual doubles that same day for approximately $600 total. In order to cancel the rooms booked through Hotel Planner, I had to call them directly since the hotel apparently couldn't do it. I was on the phone with Hotel Planner while at the front desk of the *** for 49 minutes. During this conversation, the manager at the *** talked to them and agreed to waive the cancellation fee. I was told by Hotel Planner I would receive a full refund in *** days. It's been 16 days or 10 business day and I have not received a refund.

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HotelPlanner.com I recently booked two reservations through ***

I recently booked two reservations through ***. The reservations requested were for a dog friendly room at the Comfort Inn, ***, *** located at ***. The dates to be reserved were for March ***, 2022 and April ***, 2022,When we arrived on March 10, 2022, the receptionist stated that there were no reservations under our name and further there were no reservations for the April ***, 2022. In addition, the Comfort Inn no longer had a dog friendly room available for us and also did not have on available for our future requested date of April ***. The rooms had to be dog friendly as we were attending a dog show and had two of the top Shih Tzu;s in ***.With much help from the Comfort Inn Representative she finally found one room but it was not dog friendly. We had to find alternate accommodations for our dogs, at our expense, plus pay a higher price ($212) than originally booked. I contacted *** on March 15, 2022 and spoke with a representative, Deago. Deago looked into the issue and found that the agent for *** booked the Comfort Inn in the wrong city. He booked the Comfort Inn in ***, *** not ***, *** which is why *** Comfort Inn did not have a reservation for us and also why *** Comfort Inn has us marked as a no show.Deago stated that he was going to request a full refund as it was the agent for *** that made the mistake and booked the wrong city. On March 26, 2022, I received a text message from *** for *** stating that a hotel voucher was issued via email but the email was invalid and bounded back. I returned her message and clearly stated that I was not interested in a hotel voucher that I would like to be reimbursed for the full amount of my payments as it was their mistake for booking the wrong city.I have paid *** two payments totalling $1,697.51 for a service I did not receive.

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HotelPlanner.com On 4/3/22 at 10:50pm I purchased a hotel room with *** using the hotelplanner.com website

On 4/3/22 at 10:50pm I purchased a hotel room with *** using the hotelplanner.com website. I searched for hotels in ***, *** and one of the first results I received was the ***. It was a good deal and it was the only room left so I purchased it. But when I saw the receipt in my email was for a hotel in another city than what I intended to purchase, I immediately contacted a representative with the hotelplanner website and I explained that I thought I purchased a hotel in *** and I asked him for a refund so I could find a local room as intended. He initially refused reminding me that my purchase was non refundable and that if I wanted a different room, Id have to purchase one. I explained that I didnt have more money to spend on a room and he agreed to call the hotel to see if they would agree to the refund. When he came back to my call, he told me that nobody answered his call and he said the answering machine said that the hotel doesn't have staff working past 10:00pm. I then asked him how would I even check in to this hotel if nobody is there working? I asked him why they sold me a room in another city that I couldnt even use since I didnt even purchase the room until 10:50pm and he eventually agreed to submit a request to refund my money, but he said that it could take up to 24 hours for a response to be received. I explained again that I had no more money to spend nor did I have a room with a bed to sleep for the night and I felt that they didnt sell me a service I could used nor did I receive what I thought I was purchasing. He finally agreed to send my refund request urgently and assured me that I would receive a response soon. However, I didnt receive a response until 6:00am this morning and all I received was a receipt that said my reservation was confirmed and non refundable. I called and spoke to a representative with hotelplanner again, this time requesting to speak with a supervisor and my call was taken

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HotelPlanner.com I mistakenly made my first reservation for a 3 night stay thinking it was needed, itinerary #H5386927

I mistakenly made my first reservation for a 3 night stay thinking it was needed, itinerary #H5386927. I quickly realized only two nights were needed. I was not able to modify the event, so it routed me to create a ticket. I did so on 7/29 at 10:53am, requesting to change my night stay. I waited 2 business days and never received a response. I needed to make sure my nights were correct so I went to the *** section and it told me I could cancel and rebook as my best option.Since I had not received any communication, I cancelled the reservation on 8/1 based on the advice given. Made a new reservation under itenary #H5399476. Made another ticket that same day requesting a phone call to ensure I am not getting double charged and wanting to use the credit towards the new booking. Now because I am asking for my money back, I get a response back 24 hrs later saying that I cannot use $600+ towards my new $400+ rebooking. Only option is for a BS voucher, which I find highly unacceptable seeing as I followed the process recommended in their ***. If it has no merit, why have it on the website? Still no response on my night change request from before btw...Now to the morning of 8/26 I received a voicemail from the organization, then following was a text and an email from somebody in the booking department. She called me to tell me I cancelled both my bookings on 8/1 the day my booking was supposed to start. I had never received any email or message in general that my second booking had been cancelled. She wanted to confirm so she could issue a full refund. I still have voicemail saved. I tried calling back twice, and left a message. No response. I texted back, no response. I emailed back saying I only cancelled one res. only. She responded saying my bookings were cancelled a month ago and she would issue a response. Then no response.I made 5 tickets, 3 phone calls, 1 text and 1 email. I would like my refund of $1166.22 as none of my bookings through them went through...

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HotelPlanner.com On 8/16/22, I called what I thought was Homewood Suites in ***, ** to make a reservation for 2 nights for my sister's memorial service on 8/

On 8/16/22, I called what I thought was Homewood Suites in ***, *** to make a reservation for 2 nights for my sister's memorial service on 8/20. I spoke with an agent who quoted me $500/night to stay there, and I said that's too much. They offered to find me another room elsewhere, quoting me a lower rate at *** (***) of $584.70/2 nghts. I agreed and said that's nice of you to look, still thinking they were Homewood Suites. I started to realize they were a third party when she was able to book it for me, still never being told who they actually were. The confirmation email was from "lodging support," and it was the first I saw a "nonrefundable" cancellation policy, never having been advised on the phone. All later booking text messages I received appeared to come from ***. When I went to check into the *** on 8/19, I found it was a disgusting, unsanitary, and unsafe place, completely unlike their pictures online which showed a "high end" hotel. I told them quite clearly to cancel my reservation. (See email attachment reply to hotelplanner.com for further details. Also attachments of text messages plus credit card charge to stay elsewhere.)When I realized the hotel hadn't cancelled my reservation after receiving "check out" text messages from them on 8/21, I called hotelplanner.com to see about cancelling through them. I had to leave a voicemail that was then translated into text (incorrectly, but got the gist across). They ignored my request for a supervisor to contact me, but it appeared in subsequent emails they were dealing with the matter and would cancel my reservations. They still charged my credit card (I opened a credit card dispute as well), so I tried to contact a supervisor but was told agents don't have the ability to transfer me. They are fraudulent in their misrepresentation during booking, and they give no avenue to speak with a supervisor about cancelling, even when they say in their policy they will honor refund requests.

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HotelPlanner.com I pre-paid to have a room reserved at Holiday Inn Express in ***, ** on Friday, July, 22nd for 1 night on August 6th-7th

I pre-paid to have a room reserved at Holiday Inn Express in ***, *** on Friday, July, 22nd for 1 night on August 6th-7th. I received a confirmation email saying my reservation was confirmed the night I paid for it, as well as several more times leading up to the reservation date including the morning of August 6th. When I arrived at the hotel, I was told that my reservation had been received from getaroom.com as canceled because the hotel was already booked by the time the reservation was made, and I would not be able to get a room there that night. I immediately sought a refund from getaroom.com for not successfully getting a reservation for me at the hotel, and was given the runaround for 10 days as they told me they would not give me a refund unless the hotel approved it. I called the hotel, they approved it, and getaroom.com still would not refund me my money stating that it is non-refundable because I am canceling it after the reservation date even though they never got the hotel to reserve a room for me. I am still trying to get a refund of $177.22, which they have pocketed entirely themselves as the hotel never received any payment. In their response "closing the matter", they told me I should have been more careful booking with them. Their own policy is "Cancellations before 08/04/2022, 11:59 PM (***/***) are fully refundable", and since the reservation came through to the hotel as canceled, it was canceled at the date of when I paid on July 22nd without my knowledge. I demand a full refund as I could not have known to cancel it with them telling me several times the reservation was good to go up to the day of the supposed reservation. I have attached their confirmation emails from August 6th, July 22nd, their response, and the price and policy they claim backs them up and removed personally identifiable information per Complaintsboard.com's policy, but can provide the unadulterated attachments if requested. This complaint is resubmitted against the correct site.

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HotelPlanner.com Complaint Details we made the reservation thru Hotel Planner 11:30 pm 09/09/2022

Complaint Details we made the reservation thru Hotel Planner 11:30 pm 09/09/2022. We were traveling for a family illness. We got to the hotel around 12:30. My daughter in law made the reservation but my card was used for the charges. Her name is *** 1. We pull up to the hotel and there's a lady at the opening of the parking lot asking each car pulling in if they have a lighter. 2. The parking lot is FULL of craters you have to dodge or else get a flat tire. 3. The clerk allowed us to view the room FIRST. We open the door and there are roaches in the room. We look at the beds and the linen is visibly dirty and soiled. 4. While on the parking lot near the room another lady is propositioning a man in a white truck. She gets in the "back seat" and they drive off. We go back to the front and decline to take the room and give her the key back. She doesn't offer us another room or to even try to clean that room she only says to just call and let hotel planner know we didn't take the room and request our refund. We call the reservation number and are told they will need to speak with the hotel to confirm. We wait for them to call us back and 15 minutes later we call to check and see told they can't reach the hotel. I call the hotel 13 times and noone answers. I drive ALL the way back to the hotel. The lady who was asking people if they had a lighter was in the lobby talking to the clerk and she's standing behind the glass. I asked her if the reservation line had called and she says "they haven't called me yet". I told her we've been trying to reach her for over 15 minutes. I dial the hotel number and it rings... she says " oh that's you?". We call the reservation line while standing there and she lies to them and says "they didn't like the room". I couldn't hear the rest of the conversation but my card STILL has the charge for a room I never did more than just look at. Hotel planner declined to refund because they can't reach anyone at the hotel.

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HotelPlanner.com Our son was activated and called to duty in ***~ We live in ***, **

Our son was activated and called to duty in ***~ We live in ***, . Because of severe inclimate weather we took him early so he could be present to serve our Country . January 16 *** looking for a hotel close to his duty station I googled "The Courtyard *** Hotel "(The website looked like it was the real-deal) I spoke with the Representative explained the situation and I asked. Do you offer an *** discount. The representative said No mam Im sorry This location does not offer a military discount,. I asked again specifying his Active Duty status.. He said No mam I can check other locations..My son walked into the hotel while I was on the phone ending call and The Kind *** Hotel Rep immeidately Thanked my so for his service and told him they offer a *** a night rate.. I told her the reservation online said this location didnt offer a military discount. She told me that was incorrect.*** 24th I called *** and spoke with *** . He called the front desk of the Hotel to confirm that we paid the Hotel for the reservation (seprate from the $417.60 to ***) and stated A FULL REFUND OF $417.60 WILL BE IN MY ACCOUNT IN *** BUSINESS DAYS! *** submitted ticket #*** and escalated to the support team. He also cofirmed the last 4 digits of the credit card for refund and he shared the support team takes care of tickets and he cant call them they only work by email. I have called and have recorded conversations with different representatives giving me the run-around AND mis-information. A rep named *** told me I can go to *** to the 10th floor to speak with headquarters.. (That building doesnt even look like it has 10 floors) Every call Im told the same thing July25th *** stated her supervisor would call me back in about an hour or so.. July 26th No call came so I called back and spoke with *** same thing. I simply want the money refund

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HotelPlanner.com is a website that assists travelers in searching for and booking hotels and accommodations around the world. It was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. The website is designed to cater to both leisure and business travelers, providing them with a wide range of options for accommodations, including hotels, motels, resorts, and vacation rentals. HotelPlanner.com also offers group booking services, allowing groups to easily book rooms for events or conferences. The website is available in multiple languages and has partnerships with major hotel brands, resulting in competitive prices and a vast selection of accommodations.

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HotelPlanner.com reviews first appeared on Complaints Board on Feb 11, 2023. The latest review We are so very disappointed with your company was posted on Mar 13, 2023. The latest complaint We are so very disappointed with your company was resolved on Mar 13, 2023. HotelPlanner.com has an average consumer rating of 5 stars from 30 reviews. HotelPlanner.com has resolved 16 complaints.
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