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  1. Welcome to BetterBidding! Do all of the offers above show a bed choice option offering 2 beds or are you searching for triple/quad occupancy in order to ensure separate sleeping accommodations? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  2. Welcome to BetterBidding! Do all of the offers above show a bed choice option offering 2 beds or are you searching for triple/quad occupancy in order to ensure separate sleeping accommodations? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  3. If you search HOTWIRE for 2adults/0children you will see the same 4* hotel offered for $154/nite, but selecting the 2 bed option will raise the price to $165... vs. searching for 2adults/2children and the hotel is only offered at $165/nite (either either 'let the hotel choose the room' or '2 double beds' option both at the same price)... since there is no advantage to booking for 2adults, i would book for 2adults/2children since it's the same price and you eliminate any potentially issues with the hotel by showing up with quad occupancy when you booked for double occupancy. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  4. To confirm Roadguy's suspicion and to further clarify my thoughts on the above, i didn't suggest a bidding strategy as i didn't think it would be successful in the zones that could be bid... and lots of caveats as to zones that can't be bid given the parameters laid out by the OP and would have wanted to clarify first if the PRICELINE EXPRESS offer suggest was not acceptable... Central East could be bid but if successful likely land The Cromwell which would want to see if this was an acceptable property Central West hotels are much higher priced than bidding limit above Strip Northeast, Strip Northwest, Strip Southeast, Strip Southwest all have hotels that could be won that would put the OP outside of the required 'between MGM and Treasure Island' For $75/nite i thought the likely landing of the Mirage was a very good deal, worth the $10 more than NYNY, and ensured getting something within the designated parameters... for the sake of time i was suggesting this first before listing all the issues when bidding the other zones (but you raised the point, and i had a little more time today than when i gave my previous reply, so i figured i'd address it now) Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  5. Not sure your plans while in the area, but you probably would want to book one hotel for the duration of your trip in the Waikiki area, and then take day trips for any excursions you want to see around the island (North Shore would be a day trip that can take the entire day, while also stopping at the Dole pineapple factory if that is if interest to you... Lanikai Beach is not too far away from Waikiki and a beautiful beach if that is of any interest) This leg of your trip will likely be a bit more affordable vs. Maui, so if really trying to stay within budget, you may want to consider 6 nites here just to remove one of the more expensive nites in Maui (but also keep in mind you're probably spending a lot just to get to Hawaii... so don't cut short your Maui trip by one nite just to save $40 if you think there is more for you to see/do on that island vs. Oahu) Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how you'd like to proceed (regarding the dates and doing a 4nite/6nite split instead of 5nites/5nites) and we'll take it from there.
  6. What are your plans to see/do while in Maui... as Kaanapali is probably one of the most frequently purchased areas in this region. Why do you think it would not be convenient for your plans? What is it about a Condo (vs. a hotel room) that you find unappealing? (as there may be workarounds or maybe we find a condo that doesn't have any of the aspects that you're hoping to avoid) Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  7. Please follow-up this thread with whatever you decide to do for this trip (even if not PRICELINE / HOTWIRE, you book a regular rate hotel, cancel the trip, etc) This helps keep the board better organized and more useful for everyone. Thanks! PS- and please change your email address associated with the board to one that doesn't block our emails (or ask your ISP to deliver the emails you request)
  8. If you have used PRICELINE / HOTWIRE in the 12+ years since joining the board, please begin to share your wins so that others can benefit from the information, just as you are hoping to gain insight by those who have posted before you. If bidding on PRICELINE you need to be willing to accept any hotel in the zone at the star rating (or higher) that you bid. Given that you have already tried bidding, how important to you is it that you receive one of the two hotels you have listed above? What exactly are your needs for this trip? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  9. Welcome to BetterBidding! Just to clarify that New York New York is 4* rated by PRICELINE, so you're actually trying to gain an extra half star for the same price... this may be possible between some star ratings (such as 2.5* --> 3*) but not very likely from 4* to 4.5* given that there are not that many hotels that are rated 4.5 star. I do see this offer (confirm your dates on the landing page of the provided link): 4.5* The Strip - Northwest for $79 $75/nite when using the promotion link in my signature Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess for this one would be The Mirage, which would be a step up from NYNY, but you would need to decide if worth the extra $10/nite expense or not Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know whatever you decide to do for this stay (even if your decision is to keep your current reservation) or how we can be of further help.
  10. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you found something that works well for your needs and budget. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Hotwire Hotel List with the new amenity set for this property. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay and have fun at the conference.
  11. Sometimes they erroneously show a Bed Choice when a choice is not really available. For this PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (confirm your dates on the landing page of the provided link): 3.5* Intl. Drive South - Sea World for $141 ($174 for the 3BR suite ... both less 5% by using the promotion in my signature) Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Condo Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess for this one would be the Floridays Resort Orlando Does this work for your needs this trip? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  12. Please keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. Once you win a hotel, use the 'ADD REPLY and REPORT WIN' button on the upper right corner of the page to edit the topic title to reflect your win and to provide the details of your purchase. This helps keep the board better organized by reducing the number of unresolved threads that don't have any follow-up or conclusion. Sometimes they erroneously show a Bed Choice when a choice is not really available. For this PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (confirm your dates on the landing page of the provided link): 3.5* Intl. Drive South - Sea World for $141 ($174 for the 3BR suite ... both less 5% by using the promotion in my signature) Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Condo Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess for this one would be the Floridays Resort Orlando Does this work for your needs this trip? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  13. Please follow-up your previous Disneyland Hotwire hotel thread with whatever you ended up doing for that trip, then reply here and we will have a look at the offer above.r that Please remember to follow-up your threads with your wins/decisions as you make them (even if you don't ultimately use PRICELINE / HOTWIRE, cancel the trip, book direct, etc) as this help keep the board better organized and more useful for everyone... as well as being a courtesy to anyone who took the time to help with your travel plans. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Thanks.
  14. PRICELINE only offers one-way bidding on a few city pairs... the above being not being one of them. You can try using the CARS radio button search of our BiddingHelper.com tool to see options for this itinerary. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  15. I assumed that your two threads were for the same dates/stay and have merged them (if this is incorrect please let us know and we will separate them). Please keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. Once you win a hotel, use the 'ADD REPLY and REPORT WIN' button on the upper right corner of the page to edit the topic title to reflect your win and to provide the details of your purchase. This helps keep the board better organized by reducing the number of unresolved threads that don't have any follow-up or conclusion. To address your first post, when bidding on PRICELINE you have to be willing to accept any hotel in the zone at the star rating (or higher) that you choose, so there won't be any ability to target any of the hotels you have listed. For the two HOTWIRE offers my best guess/comments are as follows: 4* HOTWIRE Riverwalk - North Loop for $135.00 Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Hard Rock Hotel Chicago 4* Loop - Millennium Park for $97.00 Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Kimpton Hotel Allegro Given the HOTWIRE Riverwalk - North Loop for $135.00 is one of your target hotels, i assume this works well for your needs... or do you want to bid for a lower price but also risk landing some hotel that is not on the conference shuttle route? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.