PRICELINE BID REJECTED?? (click here)
4* DC (National Harbor) Gaylord National Harbor
Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:20 PM
A friend used Hotwire to get this Property for $102 for 7/5-7/12, and Priceline for 7/4 (for $95), so I felt rather comfortable starting bidding a bit lower (especially with 4 free rebid zones.) Was accepted at $85 on the first bid. I'm thrilled, as we really wanted this hotel for an event we are attending in NH. The rack rate is now going for $279, with our event pricing at $172.
Even with resort fees and parking, this is a deal!
Thanks for all of the great advice embedded on this board. Without it, I would have been afraid to start bidding at this discounted a rate. I've told numerous friends about this board and what is available to save. Using this strategy, I've now saved enough to cover the rest of the vacation! Thanks!!!!
Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:45 PM
This win was also posted under the tips for DC (sorry for the wrong placement)
I think this is a relatively new zone as the area is young and no hotels are listed in this zone for either Priceline or Hotwire.
Used BB PRICELINE link to begin bidding (as always).
$85 bid accepted on first try.
Gaylord National Resort and Spa
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Md 20745
Your offer price : $85
Number of rooms: 1
Number of nights: 8
Taxes and Service Fees: $111.43
Total Charges: $ 791.43
I know that a friend also booked this 4* property on Hotwire for $102 per night for 7/5-7/12/09; but do not know if she uses this board.
I am thrilled with this win as we are attending an event in National Harbor at this hotel and this price is less than 1/2 of the discounted rate. The Gaylord website lists prices of $279 and $319. While I've read several "poor service" reviews of this property (along with the additional resort fee and parking fee), I am still very happy with my win!!! (service takes a different meaning with a 300++/night room...) I've stayed at the Gaylord Opryland and the atrium is beautiful! Pictures of this property seem to look similar as well. Thanks for the help - the strategies learned on this board have saved me tons!
Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:48 PM
Thank you for posting your win - looks like a great deal for this property. I've said the same thing as well many, many times - the expectations when you are paying $100-150 may not be the same as the expectations of someone paying $250-300. This looks like a gorgeous hotel to me, and at least - as you mentioned - you need to be in the area, so this would be a convenient location. To top it off, I'm impressed that you got this deal as many days in a row as you did, as that many days in a row can sometimes cause difficulty in getting bids accepted in some major areas.
A big thanks for using the site's PRICELINE link to start your purchase, as well. Glad the site has been helpful.
Enjoy your stay.
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