Why are hotel rates so much cheaper online? The rates I'm being quoted
on Priceline.com are often $50+ cheaper than what I was told when I
called the motel/hotel/inn directly. Should I be suspicious? I've never
booked online before. My dad has, but I've put myself in charge of
selecting the hotel for the trip (visiting CSU Monterey Bay, and looking for hotels on the peninsula or in Salinas) because my friend is picky.