If you go through PriceLine or BookIt for discounted hotel rooms (e.g. "4-star Mystery Midtown Hotel for only $170 per night" or whatever)--how are you treated by the hotel when you actually are there? Do they know you didn't book through their reservations? Do you get put into smaller, older rooms?
I'm trying to find a good deal on a 2-bedded hotel for a trip with my 75 y.o. mom, and just wondering what happens if we go for one of these "great deals". I don't want to end up being treated like a 2nd class citizen for the sake of saving some money, yet saving $50 per night is no small matter.