I'm a Platinum Elite with about 900 stays so no rookie. I'm frustrated that all of a sudden, when making a reservation, I cannot sort by "price". The "distance" sort is very helpful but the "price" sort helps me quickly make the best use of my budget. Recently tried to book a room in the Oakland, CA area and there are 83 properties available. You must choose "View Rates" one hotel at a time to see rates.
Very bad move. Even Best Western has a better system.