Typically, hotel refund policies are far more lenient than airline rules. But not always. Some reservations, in exchange for a modest discount, are totally nonrefundable from the moment you click the “book” button. The only real beneficiaries are hotels and their shareholders. Too often, the restrictions are buried in the fine print where inexperienced customers don’t bother to look. And too often, hotels are able to pocket the money for a “nonrefundable” room and then resell it to someone else, effectively double-dipping. Get the full story at The Huffington Post