It often pays to recheck your hotel rates prior to checking in at a hotel. We will be staying in 8 different Marriott properties on an upcoming trip and I have saved about $71 (+the money saved on taxes) by rechecking rates so far. For example, for a 2-night stay, I originally made reservations using the senior rate for $178 a night. Several days later, the first night dropped to $167 and the second night to $175 when using the AAA rate. Last night, the second night had dropped to $151 using the AAA rate. Another rate had dropped from $189 to $169 which was the regular rate. No special rates are available. At another hotel, the first night had dropped by $16. The money we've saved will help pay for meals. It's worth my time to check the rates occasionally. Of course, I'm always glad I was able to book early when I see the rates get higher as the trip approaches.