We booked one of their packages last year and did the $189 deal. Naturally, the hotel would be in the "economy" category. It was small, comparable to a Motel 6 I would say but we knew that going in. They have other hotels that are bigger, but more expensive. Its been my experience that if you have a good Better Business Bureau record and it's more than a year old, then your real. If your torn between two or three online travel sites, just compare their Better Business Bureau record and go with the one that has the best record(i.e. less complaints). Keep in mind that a lot of online businesses don't have BBB records. If they don't...run!