In our contracts, hotels agree to provide GSA with the lowest GROUP rate. When GSA reserves rooms, we are reserving a large percentage of that hotel’s rooms. The hotels have other contracts with wholesalers that allow them to offer discounted rates. Many times, there very few rooms available at this lower rate. If you find a lower rate, and it is through a trusted source, then please go ahead and reserve the room. One thing to mention is that the group rates for GSA include Internet in guest rooms.