The Pensione Nichols looks like the kind of bed and breakfast I'd want to stay in the next time I'm in Seattle. It's charming, historical and it's even recommended by my own magazine.
Here's a case that's been keeping me up at night.
Gretchen Kenney thought the $232 a night rate at Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club was pretty darned good, considering that Marriott's own website showed the same two-bedroom unit at $589 a night.
Bob Slattery booked a room at La Maltese Estate Villa, a hotel that exudes the ambience of a privileged "members only" private club in Santorini, Greece. The rate? An unbelievable $110 per night, snagged through the site Vacationist.com.
Kathi McGaffigan and Bruce Nordqusit's upcoming Italy cruise on the Celebrity Constellation came with an unpleasant surprise just a few days before they set sail. The company discovered a pricing error and reset their rate from $999 per person to $1,549, and although it apologized for the mistake, it insisted on charging the couple the difference.
When Jack Whalen found an unbelievable room rate of $58 a night at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago -- and on a holiday weekend, no less -- he was thrilled. "This was to have been an anniversary trip, and my wife would love to stay at a high end hotel at a great price," he says.
Royce Smith planned to visit Sydney during spring break to attend an arts festival and work on a book, when he found an unbelievably good fare on American Airlines' Web site: A round-trip ticket from Wichita to Sydney for just $1,198. In first class.