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  1. Few options at this point in time... PRICELINE EXPRESS has this 4.5* Madison Square Garden hotel (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $254/nite with: Pets Allowed, Free Internet, Business Center, Fitness Center, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> best guess for this property would be the Even Hotel New York Times Square South, and although not in one of the zones you listed above, this is a new hotel and gets excellent reviews If this is of interest you may want to just take it thru the PRICELINE EXPRESS offer since if bidding you could land a different property. What appears to be the Westin Grand Central (Midtown East zone) is offered on HOTWIRE for $217/nite and is 4.5* rated thru HOTWIRE... but only a 4* by PRICELINE's standards/rating system. Let us know your thoughts if you still want to take the well reviews MSG offer thru PRICELINE EXPRESS, the 4.5* HOTWIRE offer, or continue with bidding (and if the latter, if you want to stick with your original zones and/or budget) 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. 4* Las Vegas (Strip South) Mandalay Bay

    Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you're pleased with the hotel and deal you received and are looking forward to your trip... hopefully you're luck with be just as good in Vegas! Can you please add a reply to this thread with the amenities HOTWIRE shows for this property, including any 'accessible' amenities, when viewing this purchase using the MY ACCOUNT >> MY TRIPS link on the top right of their home page. 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, enjoy your stay.
  3. Thank you for sharing this win with the board. If you view this purchase using the MY ACCOUNT >> MY TRIPS link on the top right of the HOTWIRE home page, do you see the following amenities listed: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Indoor Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Business, Free Parking, Room Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Pet Friendly 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.
  4. Thanks for the follow-up... No additional and/or accessible amenities showing??
  5. Welcome to BetterBidding! Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your results with the board, helping us add this property to the Hotwire Hotel List for this area. I believe there may have been more amenities than you listed in your post, which would not have been seen unless you searched using the EASY VIEW TAB of our BiddingHelper.com tool. Can you please add a reply to this thread confirming the full list of amenities associated with this property (including any accessible amenities)... you can still view this information by going to HOTWIRE and clicking the MY ACCOUNT link near the top right of their home page. 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, have a great trip!
  6. 2* Ouray Colorado Comfort Inn Ouray

    Thanks for the follow-up!
  7. 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. 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 4 star hotel in this zone when searching for your dates: Restaurant, Pool, Indoor Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower, Pet Friendly ==> if this is what you're seeing, the Renaissance North Shore 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. 4* Boston Seaport Express Deal won't complete?

    See here: Priceline Re-Bidding Explained
  9. 4* Boston Seaport Express Deal won't complete?

    Not sure where you're looking to see only 3* and 4* rated hotels (the 'retail' side of PRICELINE OR the PRICELINE EXPRESS side) but the answer is 'no', you can't make that assumption. Not all hotels that participate on the retail side of PRICELINE also participate on the bidding side of PRICELINE (and vice-versa) so you can't use the retail side to determine a finite list of what is possible on the bidding (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) side. There are some instances where there are 4* hotels and 5* hotels offered in the zone, but it's believed that there are no 4.5* hotels in the zone and it's assumed that any winning 4.5* bid would be upgraded to the 5* level; however, there is no way to prove this as there could always be a 4.5* that we didn't consider, doesn't appear on the retail side, was recently upgraded/downgraded/added to the system, etc. The above may be the instance for 3.5* hotels in this area of Boston, but it's more the exception than the rule, so it's not a good assumption to make. (and a better question is why take this risk?? with there currently being 15 re-bid zones available at the 4* level in Boston, why would you need to ever bid 3.5* in hopes of being upgraded to a 4* hotel?) You can also use MAPS and HOTELS.com to see an overview of what is available for your dates at each star rating thru each service, but just as indicated above, the hotels shown on the map should not be considered a finite list. 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 you're pleased with the hotel and deal you received and are looking forward to your arrival. 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.
  11. Hilton Head area 4-star identity?

    There is no point in re-typing the same amenity set that i have previously posted above... my guess(es) remains the same for the one with the Near Beach amenity and the one without the Near Beach amenity. Since this a multi-nite stay you could see if this same property is offered for the first (or last) nite of your stay and then again for the balance. If so, you could purchase the solo nite in order to 'look behind the curtain'. If you're happy with the results purchase the remaining nites, if not, make alternate plans for the balance of your stay. 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 for this trip.
  12. 4* Boston Seaport Express Deal won't complete?

    Without getting too technical this is the best way i can explain it, and it's actually how almost all booking agencies operate... An inventory snapshot is taken every 'x' hours (let's say 1-24 hours, depending upon the hotel market, how often rooms are sold in the area, how often prices typically change in the area, etc, etc). This snapshot is used as inventory/availability for any given search, and inventory is not checked again until you try to complete the purchase (or until a new 'snapshot' is taken). This set-up saves on bandwidth, server resources, etc. and still produces a very low 'failure' rate, as an issue only arises when the last room in inventory is sold or the hotel pulls inventory at the current rates. When a 'failure' does happen the system should take a new snapshot in order to refresh inventory, but it doesn't always work out that way. The above is an oversimplified version but hopefully provides a better understanding of what is happening and why the 'failure' above can occur. 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 for this stay or how we can be of further help.
  13. Not 100% certain but i believe this one would likely be the Royal Garden Hotel and that would be my best guess for this one. If you need more certainty, and since this an extended stay, you could see if this same property is offered for the first (or last) nite of your stay and then again for the balance. If so, you could purchase the solo nite in order to 'look behind the curtain'. If you're happy with the results purchase the remaining nites, if not, make alternate plans for the balance of your stay. 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.
  14. 4+ Hotel Wanted, July 1 - 9th

    Was that for this Priceline NYC hotel thread in December 2014? Please follow-up your previous thread with whatever you decided to do for that trip, then reply here and we will have a look at your post above. When following-up your previous thread please include the star rating, city, zone, hotel name, room rate per nite, dates of your stay, and which service was ultimately used (PRICELINE bidding, PRICELINE EXPRESS, or HOTWIRE, and if the latter, the amenities that were associated with the hotel). You can still view all of this information by going to PRICELINE (or HOTWIRE) and clicking the MY ACCOUNT >> MY TRIPS link near the top right corner of their home page. 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 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.
  15. Congratulations on your success! Nicely done! Glad to see you're pleased with the deal and this hotel will work well for your needs this trip. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.