This is a travel website similar to Travelocity, but you know that. A friend is coming in to Boston for an event early next month. I have searched, searched and searched some more for a good rate in this small city and hotels are just out of sight price wise. (NY too, btw) Finally, yesterday I booked a large box chain for a bit below their rack rate. Today, I visited Kayak, and booked Taj Boston, for a few dollars less...a miracle happened. Cancelled big box, slipped right into boutique. The moral of this story is to keep at it...look, look, and look some more each and every day. That search just might yield you a better buy and a few hundred dollars.