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  1. I believe there are more amenities then what you have posted above as HOTWIRE has a new interface that does not show the complete set of amenities unless you search using the EASY VIEW TAB of our BiddingHelper.com tool. If you repeat your search using our BiddingHelper.com tool... use the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab and then click the GREEN BUTTON next to this listing, do you see more amenities (including any accessible amenities) then what you have listed above? Using this method, below is the full list of amenities i'm seeing for the 3.5 star hotel in this zone when searching for your dates: Resort, Boutique, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower ==> if this is what you're seeing, then agree with the above, with the best guess being the Kauai Beach Resort I will add that if you are interested in this property i believe this 3.5* Kapaa - Lihue (confirm your dates on the landing page) is the same hotel and at $120/nite a little cheaper: Business Center Restaurant Airport Shuttle Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool No Smoking Rooms/Facilities 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. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  2. Welcome to BetterBidding! (and thanks for the compliments on the site ) I'm local to the area so some questions/comments to start: Regarding your zone list above: Chelsea - some hotels can be up to a 10 minute walk to the subway, but this is a 'happening' area with lots of bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, etc. so it is still considered to be quite desirable Meatpacking - same comments as Chelsea above Upper East Side - not that well located for the average tourist Madison Square Garden - well located but also contains the Wyndham New Yorker which gets mixed reviews (reviews are much better since Wyndham took over the property about 3-5 years ago, but it's an older, 'classic', building which is not necessarily everyone's style... many now prefer more modern styles) Midtown West - most of the better/higher rated hotels in this zone get good reviews in terms of quality, but most are in the western part of the zone which puts you further from the subway and therefore not the most well located for the average tourist For the HOTWIRE offers asked about I believe there are likely more amenities then what you have posted above as HOTWIRE has a new interface that does not show the complete set of amenities unless you search using the EASY VIEW TAB of our BiddingHelper.com tool. If you repeat your search using our BiddingHelper.com tool... use the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab and then click the GREEN BUTTON next to this listing, do you see more amenities (including any accessible amenities) then what you have listed above? HOWEVER, if you're looking to keep your maximum room rate per nite at $150/nite, all of the HOTWIRE offers above are over this amount. Researching hotels can be a time consuming process and we try to restrict researching properties only to those that are within budget and ready for purchase, as this helps us respond to everyone requesting help in a timely manner. As well, hotel inventory (and prices) can change quickly and the hotels currently available may not be the ones offered once you're ready to purchase (or the price may never drop to your target price point) If you are willing to increase your slightly, i would also consider this 4.5* Rockefeller Center hotel (confirm your dates on the landing page) thru PRICELINE EXPRESS for $167/nite with: Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Free Internet, Business Center, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> my guess for this one would the Cassa Hotel 45th Street New York which i think would be very well located for your needs and gets very good reviews Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. Let us know your thoughts/comments on the above and we'll take it from there.
  3. The hotel you receive is guaranteed to be within the boundaries of the zone(s) that you selected... if it is not, then that would be grounds for cancellation (although showing/proving to PRICELINE / HOTWIRE that the zone is actually outside of the boundaries can often be more difficult then it should be) In the past when a user challenged the zone(s) selected PRICELINE has sent a screenshot of the 'review your bid page' that was submitted. This would be time consuming for both you and PRICELINE so unless you were hoping to cancel this reservation i would suggest not pursuing it (plus, assuming it was a wrong zone selected on your part and PRICELINE was 'right', it could potentially negatively flag your account. Given that the system is complete automated the most likely scenario is that you clicked the wrong zone, which has happened to most experienced/frequent bidders and one time or another... fortunately for you in this instance it worked out for the best given the hotel you were received! Enjoy your stay.
  4. Welcome to BetterBidding! Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your win with the board. Nice to see you're pleased with both the hotel and deal received and that you're looking forward to your trip. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  5. Welcome Back... and congratulations on your most recent success! Glad to see you received a nice deal for this stay and that you're happy with the outcome. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  6. With your trip just 2 days away i would say you're already within the 'last minute deals' window (although will add that it's a misconception that rates necessarily go down so close to arrival date, imo... and often offers disappear, just as the one above did) What is the best offer that is currently available? 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. Ft. Lauderdale hotel for pre-cruise stay

    Given you're not sure of the HOTWIRE hotels that are being offered i'm not sure how you can conclude that the prices are no better than what you're seeing elsewhere. ??? If you click the HOTWIRE offer, then click the BOOK NOW (or Select a Room Choice) option you will see the total all-in price. 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.
  8. I gave the HOTWIRE offer above a hard look and unfortunately was not able to come up with any likely candidates. In my search i did find this 3.5* Garden District hotel (confirm your dates on the landing page with: Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Free Internet, Business Center, Fitness Center, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> my best guess here would be the Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District and although technically your reservation is only for double occupancy, one of the best choices is for a room with TWO QUEEN BEDS and is priced at $104/nite Does this one work for your needs? 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 and how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  9. The Crowne Plaza is now the Doubletree and the Wyndham is now the Lexington Riverwalk... thank you for letting us know of these changes and we have updated the Hotwire Hotel List accordingly. For the HOTWIRE offer above i believe there are more amenities than what is included in your post as HOTWIRE has a new interface that does not show the complete amenity set unless you search using the EASY VIEW TAB of our BiddingHelper.com tool and click the 'See All Amenities' button next to this offer. Using the method above this is the full amenity set i'm seeing for this 3.5* property: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower ==> if this is what you're seeing, the Doubletree (previously the Crowne Plaza) would be my best guess for this one I will add that i'm also seeing this 4 star Downtown hotel (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $91/nite with: Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Free Internet, Business Center, Fitness Center, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront would be my best guess here should this work better for your needs than the one above (just to give you a second option) 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.
  10. Re-Bids

    I stopped the bidding strategy at $145/nite since you said that was your maximum bid... the HOTWIRE $159/nite rate is (i'm assuming) before taxes/fees, so if you're trying to beat that rate you may even be able to bid as high as $160 or so and you would need to compare the 'all-in' rate for both to see which was actually cheaper (again, you can do both within the appropriate tabs of the BiddingHelper.com) 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 what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  11. Help ID 4.5* Santa Monica Hotel

    It could be any other hotel that HOTWIRE deems to be rated 4.5 stars, but as per above, i believe it is very likely the Huntley. If i thought there was a high probability of it being another hotel i would mention that in my reply. There is nothing that i would include as a close 'second guess', but that doesn't mean that there can't be some hotel that in the area that i'm not yet aware of. As per the Hotwire Hotel List this matches previous reports for The Viceroy so that would be our best guess here. 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 what you decide and how it goes.
  12. Re-Bids

    How do you know that this is a property that PRICELINE also has within their system, and if they do, rate it 4 stars? As well, your maximum bid thus far of $135/nite is still a 'bit far' from the HOTWIRE rate of $159/nite. If you want to try bidding further on PRICELINE you have TEN re-bid zones (and with so many re-bid zones, and your maximum bid not too far from amounts you have already bid, i don't see much benefit in closing the browser between each bid). If you're not familiar with re-bidding please read Priceline Re-Bidding Explained and feel free to ask questions and/or confirm your re-bid zones with the board before proceeding. I would bid as follows: Select 4* TS and Rockefeller Center... Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $130, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $136, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $138, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $140, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $141, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $142, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $143, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $144, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $145 Any questions feel free to ask. 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. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  13. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're looking forward to your trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this property to the Priceline Express Hotel List. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  14. 4* Las Vegas (Strip South) Tropicana Hotel and Casino

    Thank you for closing this thread and sharing your previous win with the board. Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  15. Help ID 4.5* Santa Monica Hotel

    Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner. I would agree that he Huntley Santa Monica Beach would be the best guess for this one. 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.