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  1. Congrats on scoring Billy Joel tix! So if you have 10-25 things on your 'to do' list while in NYC, why choose your hotel focused on the location of this one event? I'm not saying that you shouldn't get a hotel near MSG, but given that rates are high and your budget is tight, if you could save $25/nite (that's $50) but need take a $10-$15 taxi ride back to your hotel at the end of the nite, wouldn't you be way ahead of the game? (especially if your 'new' hotel location has you close to other things you are hoping to do while in the city) 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. ... also, are you searching for something other than the default 1room/2adults/0children?
  3. Why these zones? Would 2 double beds be acceptable? 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.
  4. The Hotel Palmyra Beach or the Amarilia Hotel would be my best guess for this one, although i would slightly favor the latter being a little more likely than the former (but you should at least be prepared for either) 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.
  5. The 5* Michelin type of places aren't my forte, so i probably won't be much help in that regard, but there are some places that i like: PIZZA: (i know a LOT about pizza, which is consistent with me not knowing much about 5 star Michelin restaurants ) Juliana's, 19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn ==> it's not very far into Brooklyn and worth the trip, imo, as it's my favorite pizza in NYC. My advice is to arrive at 11:15am for when they open at 11:30 to avoid the lines that will be there throughout the day. Take the subway there (A or C train to High St) and then 'walk off' the pizza by walking the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan as you take in the NYC Skyline. After pizza you could head towards the waterfront to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory if you saved any room for some homemade ice cream. Lombardi's, 32 Spring St ==> history claims the first pizza place to open in NYC... still excellent Adrienne's Pizzabar 54 Stone St ==> stick with the 'grandma' style pie which is what they are most known for (NOTE: none of the places above are 'slice shops'... they are all whole pies only) NON-PIZZA: Katz's Delicatessen 205 E Houston St ==> quintessential NYC deli with sandwiches (most notably corned beef) piled high. =====> while in this area you can/should also stop at Economy Candy (108 Rivington St) for a huge candy selection from yesterday and today (as well as lots of bulk candy/nuts... their dark chocolate covered graham crackers are my favorite (and i don't even really like dark chocolate)) Rosa Mexicana (various locations throughout NYC) ==> never had a bad meal... but too often walk out feeling like i didn't get a good value (table side guacamole is usually excellent... drinks really pricey, imo (which is maybe where i don't feel like i got a good value)) Jackson Hole Wyoming 521 3rd Ave ==> i haven't been in awhile, and service is typically hit or miss, but i always enjoy the burgers here which are HUGE. It's not for everyone, but it's walk-able from your hotel El Rio Grande 160 E 38th St (west side of Third Ave at the base of an apartment building) ==> i can't vouch for the food as i haven't been in awhile but the frozen margaritas are really good and really strong... enjoy these at the bar with the free chips and salsa (i'd do some more research on recent food experiences then decide if you want to eat here or elsewhere... but my recommendation is based upon the margaritas and chips) Steakhouses: Capital Grille (although if you have one in your own hometown then maybe try something else while in the city... but if you do go, do try the lobster mac n' cheese... might even be worthwhile to eat this with a few drinks before heading out to dinner) Del Frisco's Peter Luger in Brooklyn, but world famous for their porterhouse (not a cut i eat, so the experience is lost on me... but if a porterhouse aficionado, may be your new favorite steak place) NOTE: CASH ONLY!!! Chinese: Wonton Garden 56 Mott St ==> hole in the wall 'noodle and soup' place, stick with the noodle and dumpling soup choices, i wouldn't order any true meals here Wo Hop 15 Mott St ==> another place i haven't been to in a long time, but still has long lines waiting to get into this basement eatery Turntable Chicken (314 5th Ave) ==> this place is a 'speak easy' for Korean Fried Chicken as it's not that easy to find, you walk thru the street level door and up the stairs, thinking the whole time "what am i doing here?!?"... but then you're greeted by a somewhat loud but modern restaurant featuring some excellent Korean Style Fried Chicken (which if you haven't had before is fried twice, each oil at a different temperature, and served 'hot and spicy' or 'soy garlic' (or you can mix your order between the two)) Few Higher End Places: Atlantic Grill 1341 3rd Ave ==> another place i haven't been to in awhile... not over the top expensive but it's somewhat pricey, although they do get some very good fish the few times i have been there Low End Place: Chicken and Rice Cart (southwest corner of 53rd St and Sixth Ave... look for the "Halal Guys... we are different) 7:30pm-4am ==> if you're willing to venture into the 'street meat' scene, this cart is known for their $7 combo platters (chicken and lamb (which is really gyro meat)) with a healthy dose of white sauce and ask for the hot sauce on the side (as it's crazy spicy). They are actually now franchising storefront locations worldwide (they have one in NYC on 14th St and Second Ave, but i think the allure of the place is decent food from the street) If i'm missing any 'must have' foods that you need info on let me know. Enjoy your time in NYC!
  6. For this HOTWIRE offer: 4* World Trade Center - Wall Street for $131.00 Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible ==> best guess would be the New York Marriott Downtown 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.
  7. Please also include the room rate per nite in your future posts as it helps make it easier for us to locate the same property among the offers when we replicate your search. 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. (always use this method for your searches/purchases to ensure you're seeing the complete amenity set and for an easy comparison of PRICELINE vs. HOTWIRE, as well as to use our new IS THIS A GOOD PRICE feature). 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 star hotel in this zone when searching for your dates: 3* Central Palm Beach for $154.00 Free Parking Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> if this is what you're seeing the Courtyard by Marriott Boynton Beach would be my 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.
  8. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and are happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Priceline Hotel List with the new amenity set for this property. Enjoy your stay.
  9. I'm still not following your logic... HOTWIRE says that the room you receive will be Smoke Free, and the hotel states that all their rooms are Non-Smoking; these statements are consistent to me, do you think they are contradictory? I haven't changed my thoughts since my response last week. 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.
  10. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property is working out well for your needs and that you're enjoying your stay. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this property to the Hotwire Hotel List. Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy the rest of your stay.
  11. Welcome to BetterBidding! I was seeing inconsistent results when searching HOTWIRE for your dates above, so if you're interested in the following offer please change your search to 3adults/1child and you should see the following: 3.5* River North for $127.00 with 95% recommendation rating (there is a similar one with only a 90% recommendation rating) Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet ==> from the Hotwire Hotel List this matches previous reports for the well reviewed AC Hotel Chicago Downtown so that would be my best guess for this one Switching back for the 2adults/2children HOTWIRE search: 3.5* River North for $152.00 Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Kitchenette Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> the Springhill Suites by Marriott Chicago Downtown/ River North or the Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown / River North would be my 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 or how we can be of further help.
  12. Welcome to BetterBidding! 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. (always use this method for your searches/purchases to ensure you're seeing the complete amenity set and for an easy comparison of PRICELINE vs. HOTWIRE, as well as to use our new IS THIS A GOOD PRICE feature). If you repeat your search using our BiddingHelper.com tool... use the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab and then click the GREEN BUTTON next to each of these listings, 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 each: 5* Downtown - Port of Miami for $177.00 Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> the JW Marriott Marquis Miami would be my guess for this one (not to be confused with the 5* offered for $171/nite with more amenities that is also offered for these dates) 5* Brickell - Financial District for $186.00 Resort Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Kitchenette Spa ==> from the Hotwire Hotel List matches previous reports for the W Miami so that would be my best guess here The above are our best guesses based upon researching any information that is provided, and as we can't see the actual hotel names either, the are no guarantees (although from reading other threads you can see we do have a pretty good track record) 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.
  13. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you found a nearby alternative at a more reasonable price and that you're happy with the results. 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. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (confirm your dates on the landing page of the provided link): 4.5* Mid-Miami Beach for $173 Pets Allowed Business Center Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess would be The Confidante - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt For the 4* in this zone: 4* Mid-Miami Beach for $143 Restaurant Airport Shuttle Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> the Hotel Croydon would be my 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 what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  15. AaronJB knows Chicago best, but i'll add this offer that i'm currently seeing (confirm your dates on the landing page of the provided link): 4.5* Downtown - River North for $186 Pets Allowed Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess here would be the Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, which gets excellent reviews... would this work for your 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.