@jjaym - Thanks for the feedback. I have used Hotwire myself for both flights and hotels as individual events. It is somewhat amusing that Hotwire attempts to upsell other services e.g. hotel, rental car, after the flight booking. Glad to hear it is an option used by some.
Things don’t always go smoothly with hotwire. Last night we had a confirmed reservation. Hotel didn’t have it and my room wasn’t available. Got a room at another hotel and hotwire is researching it. I expect that they will refund me the pricier hotel bill, but it was definitely an inconvenience. They have treated me reasonably well in the past when they’ve screwed up.
@jjaym - Glad to hear that Hotwire responded relatively quickly. In some ways, refunding you for the higher priced room is the least they could have done for you. But, at least Hotwire acknowledged the problem and there was no long drawn out process to get you a refund.