There’s an interesting piece in The New York Times about haggling for the best rates with hotel reservations desks.
The lowest rate mentioned in the article is $322 a night. I’ve never in my life paid that much for a hotel room, but that’s the Times travel section for you.
Anyway, what’s even more interesting is the reader response. To summarize the comments: why didn’t you use Priceline or Hotwire? Good question.