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Prices are dynamic and vary based on date of booking, length of stay and hotel class. There is no guarantee that prices displayed in search results will be available until they are booked.
You acknowledge that the authorities in certain countries may impose certain additional taxes (tourist tax, etc), which have to be paid locally. You are exclusively responsible for paying such additional taxes.
You acknowledge that, except as provided below with respect to tax obligations on our services in New York State and New York City, we do not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. The hotel Providers invoice us, including, where appropriate, tax amounts. The hotel Providers remit the applicable taxes to the applicable taxing jurisdictions. The tax recovery charges which we charge you on prepaid hotel transactions represent the estimated taxes (e.g. sales and use, occupancy, room tax, excise tax, value added tax, etc) that we pay to the hotel supplier for taxes due on the rental of the room. They do not represent a collection of taxes from you for us to remit to the applicable tax authorities. The actual tax amounts paid by us to the hotel suppliers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc. in effect at the time of the actual use of the hotel by our customers. We retain our service fees as compensation in servicing your travel reservation. Our service fees vary based on the amount and type of hotel reservation.
The Hotwire Companies do not act as co-vendor with the Provider with whom we book or reserve our a User's travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by location.
For hotel stays in New York City, New York State sales taxes and New York City hotel occupancy taxes are collected on both the rent received by the hotel for the room and the amount we charge for our services. For hotel stays in New York State, but outside of New York City, New York State sales taxes are collected on both the rent received by the hotel for the room and the amount we charge for our services. In addition, for hotel stays in New York State, but outside of New York City, tax recovery charges are collected to cover the taxes due on the rent received by the hotel for the room. Service fees do not apply to hotel room stays in the State of New York. New York State and New York City tax registration certificates and numbers are provided below. New York State and New York City have amended their laws to seek to tax our services and require that you be informed of these additional taxes.
Hotel bookings available through this Site are subject to the published rules of the applicable hotel. Hotwire offers two kinds of rates: (1) Hotwire Hot Rate and (2) Hotwire Standard rates. A hotel rate that is accompanied by the phrase "Hotwire Hot Rate" in search results and/or on the booking details page is considered a Hotwire Hot Rate. Any rates not accompanied by the "Hotwire Hot Rate" phrase are considered Hotwire Standard rates. The following restrictions will apply:
Hotwire provides the option to hire a car through our partnership with Car Trawler or through our co-branded customer service and sales. Car-rental bookings and reservations available through this Site are subject to the published conditions of carriage and rules of the applicable rental agency. Hotwire offers three types of payment models: (1) You pay a deposit at the time of making your booking and the balance is paid to the rental vehicle provider on arrival; (2) you pay the entire rental cost of the rental vehicle at the time of making your booking and you only pay for fuel petrol/diesel and optional extras on arrival; or (3) you pay nothing at the time of making your booking. Hotwire will make the reservation on your behalf without receiving any money and you will pay the rental vehicle provider the entire cost of the rental vehicle at the time of your arrival. The payment model for your booking is dependent on the location and/or rental vehicle provider used, and you will be informed of any up-front payment prior to completing your booking.
The following restrictions will apply:
Cancellation of a car hire booking must be made a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours before the rental of the vehicle is due to commence. If you wish to cancel a booking, you must do so through our customer service site. Do not cancel your booking with the car rental agency directly, as additional fees may apply.
In the event of a cancellation notice which is received by Hotwire within seven (7) days of the car rental booking and at least forty eight (48) hours before the rental of the vehicle is due to commence, all funds will be refunded.
In the event of a cancellation notice which is received by Hotwire longer than seven (7) days after the car rental booking and at least forty eight (48) hours before the rental of the vehicle is due to commence, all funds will be refunded to you except for any booking deposit you paid.
In the event of a cancellation notice which is received by Hotwire less than forty eight (48) hours before the rental of the vehicle is due to commence, no funds paid will be refunded to you, unless you pre-paid the entire rental amount, in which case Hotwire will retain three (3) days rental charges.
In the event of a cancellation of a booking when the entire rental amount is payable on arrival, there is no fee for a cancellation, but you still need to cancel your reservation through our customer service site.
It is your responsibility to cancel any ancillary product you may have purchased in conjunction with the vehicle reservation, such as excess cover insurance through third parties like Mondial.
You must be a registered Hotwire user to earn and redeem Hotwire HotDollars. You may use Hotwire HotDollars only toward the full or partial cost of any booking on Hotwire of a hotel. All bookings are subject to applicable terms and conditions. One (1) HotDollar is equal in value to one (1) U.S. dollar. If you change or cancel a booking for which you used Hotwire HotDollars, you will not receive a refund of the redeemed Hotwire HotDollars. Hotwire HotDollars:
You may view your Hotwire HotDollars balance at any time in the My Account section of the Site. Hotwire reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Hotwire HotDollars program, or to restrict its availability to any person, in its discretion, at any time, without prior notice or liability to you. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Hotwire HotDollars terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.