I recently made a reservation at what I thought was ExtendedStay.com. I was surprised at check-in to be told that I had pre-paid via Expedia. Checking my e-confirmation I discovered that although I had searched for Extended Stay I had been directed to a website that looked like like the hotel's but instead was Travel Counter (no mention of Expedia but perhaps there is a connection to Expedia?). A Google search on Travel Counter shows many complaints from other travelers who have been similarly duped into thinking that they were dealing directly with many different hotel chains. Thinking I was giving them a credit-card to guarantee the reservation, I was instead paying for the entire six nights in advance. Therefore I had no flexibility to check-out early. Also, the hotel was unable to print a receipt for tax files.