On August 14 my husband and I booked a hotel and flight to Aruba, Itinerary #[protected]. We received a confirmation and the booking was charged to our Visa. The booking indicated all fees and taxes were included except for a $9.00 per day resort fee. Our reservation was for 10 days so that would be for $90. The total cost of the trip was to be $3065.50. The confirmation breaks out costs as Flight and Hotel $2559.38 and taxes and FEES $506.12. At this point we figure we are done and reserved, Visa credit card charged is indicated on confirmation, we have our seats on the flight etc. Yesterday, with a week left before departure, we receive a message from our hotel that they need 30% of our payment now. We notify them they should have ALL of our payment since it was paid up front to Priceline. They tell us that they don't deal with Priceline. HUH!? Their property is pictured and described on the Priceline site. We called Priceline and, after a long wait received a call back. We got no satisfaction and learned that Priceline paid the flight but did not pay the hotel. They indicated the hotel booking was thru Booking.com even though no where on the paperwork of the confirmation was that indicated nor was the reservation placed on a Booking.com site. My husband was on the phone from 11:30 last night until 2AM with one incompetent person after another at Booking.com and thought we were set; only to learn this morning that supposedly Booking.com can't take payment and we need to deal directly with the hotel. BY NOW, THIS WAS BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS and my husband had been on the phone from 8AM until 1 in the afternoon with no resolution. To top things off, we now receive an email from the hotel that the booking needs to be amended to include $287.07 IN ADDITIONAL FEES!!! This after the priceline site indicated all fees and taxes included except for the $9 a day and the confirmation shows $0 Due at the hotel. These fees include bedding, destination fee, government tourist tax, environmental fee etc. and are IN ADDITION TO THE QUOTED AND AGREED UPON AND CONFIRMED CHARGE THRU PRICELINE. There was ABSOLUTELY NO DISCLOSURE of any of this on the Priceline Site. Never did it say hotel part of bundle was with Bookings.com, nor did it say there were all these additional fees, that the payment would be split, that we would have to deal directly with the hotel etc. etc. A desirable resolution would be payment or reduction of the original charge by Priceline by $287.07 which is the amount of additional fees the hotel is holding us hostage for. Also we have invested in excess of 9 hours on this without resolution, not to mention the emotional upheaval, uncertainty etc. so some kind of compensation from Priceline like a $800 or monetarily suitable gift card toward a future trip or another reasonable contribution beyond just the refund of the hidden, undisclosed fees is necessary . This has been outrageous. My husband works endlessly for 52 weeks a year to take a vacation and this hassle and extra expense has already spoiled this one and made it a nightmare. This is only a brief synopsis of what we have undergone being constantly ping-ponged back and forth between Priceline, Booking and the hotel. We have used Priceline previously with no issue but this is OUTRAGEOUS and unacceptable and, without satisfactory resolution, we will tell everyone we know about this.