We too no longer go through deal websites to make hotel reservations, it just hasn't worked out well in the passed.
We were able to get adjoining rooms after calling the hotel directly. They were incredibly helpful (I think she went through a layout of each floor and checking to ensure we had adjoining rooms) It worked out great for us, and was just what we were looking for!. Enjoy your family vacation
P.S we stayed at a holiday inn express and suites and loved it!!
Last edited by okinawama; 06-17-2012 at 04:14 PM.