I will visit New York in June. I chose a hotel which had glowing reviews from many TripAdvisor members. I reserved my room through the Booking.com website which advertises on TripAdvisor a Smart Deal with more than 50% off the official price of the hotel's website, and also much lower than Hotels.com, Expedia and other websites, for the same hotel.
My question is:
To your experience, is such difference in price between travel websites something normal? Will the reservation be accepted and honored by the hotel, or do I risk to arrive in NY in June and find out that I don't have a room, or that the price is not what I was promised by Booking.com?
It is the first time that I book a room through them, and I am a little skeptical about such a big difference in price. I didn't prepay anything, so Booking.com didn't really gain anything by promising me a room at this price, but on the other hand, they only have their commission to lose if my reservation is proved nonexistent in June.
Many thanks in advance for your help.