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  1. We actually had a 2 night stay booked through Hotwire for this night and the night before in Mission Viejo but United changed our flights and we ended up on a 6 am flight. We decided to stay out in Mission Viejo anyway and then head into the city late Saturday night, turn in the rental car and sleep by the airport. Using the 1 day sale "secret rate" email we got the Hilton. Tried searching on another computer without going through the email just to see if there really is a difference and it was $6 higher that way. Recommended in 85% of Hotwire customer reviews Amenities: Pet friendly Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities (self-service) High-Speed Internet Access Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Hotel Rate per night: $66.00 Nights: 1 Rooms: 1 Tax recovery charges & fees: $19.21 Subtotal: $85.21 Trip total: $85.21 Clicked on HOTWIRE and PRICELINE links as always.
  2. Been bidding for about a week and rates seem to be a bit higher for this one night stay than recently reported. Priceline Express has 3.5* for $73 and Hotwire is showing $78 for same amenity set. In my most recent kick at this today it went like this: Bid 3.5* DTW $46 - rejected Added Allen Park, bid $51- rejected Closed browser Bid 3.5* DTW and Taylor $56 -received counteroffer for $78 Added Allen Park, bid $61 -accepted. Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $61.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $61.00 Taxes & Fees: $15.91 Total Charged to Card: $76.91
  3. So sorry! My cut and paste skills are clearly lacking! :D Please add: Accessible for the deaf In room accessibility Accessible bathroom
  4. Wow feel like we stole this one. Had the $20 off one day only email as well so the rate including taxes is only $58! Bye bye cancellable back up. Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas - Downtown -Port Everglades) Free Breakfast Pet friendly Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Golf Nearby Accessible for the blind Accessible path of travel Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Hotel Rate per night: $65.00 Nights: 1 Rooms: 1 Tax recovery charges & fees: $13.15 Subtotal: $78.15 Total: $78.15 Discounts: -$20.00 Trip total: $58.15 As always clicked on both the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links.
  5. I noticed that your hotel list shows this as 3* but it is 3.5*. Recommended in 95 % of Hotwire customer reviews Amenities:: Free Parking Free Breakfast Free Internet Pool(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Wheelchair accessible Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Hotel Rate per night:  $75.00 Nights: 2 Rooms: 1 Tax recovery charges & fees: $25.36 Subtotal:   $175.36 Clicked both PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links as always.
  6. Haha I hit those links at least a dozen times this weekend trying to get this trip nailed down.
  7. This was for 2 rooms, 6 people. We`ve been really lucky over the years with Priceline and Hotwire. This one is less than thrilling but it`s my own fault. It`s at the tail end of a 16 person family reunion cruise over New Year`s that`s costing the earth (which is why we NEVER normally travel over the holidays) and I definitely jumped at the price for this one. In the end you really do get what you pay for. 3* for this property just seems like a real stretch but it is what it is. :) We will make the best of it. Amenities: Smoke Free Rooms, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities (self-service), High-Speed Internet Access, Free Parking, Free Breakfast, Free Internet Rate per night: $64.00 Nights: 1 Rooms: 2 Tax, recovery charges & fees: $21.99 Total: $149.99 Still working on pre-cruise stay.
  8. 3.5* Scarborough-Pickering - bid $45, rejected Added Toronto West - bid $48, rejected Added Toronto East - bid $51, rejected Added Oakville-Mississauga South - bid $55, rejected Added Don Valley - bid $59, rejected Added Burlington-Oakville South - bid $63, rejected Added Brampton - bid $65, accepted Offer Price: avg. per room, per night US$65.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: US$65.00 Taxes & Fees: US$16.41 Total Charged to Card: US$81.41
  9. Looks like a new addition for your Priceline Canada list. Started bidding 3.5* at $72 and got counter offer of $94. Closed browser and opened new window. Bid 3* at $64 and got counter offer of $81. Closed browser again. Bid 2.5* at $64 and got another counter offer of $81. Waited 24 hrs. Bid 3.5* at $79 rejected. Bid 3* at $72. Accepted. Offer Price: avg. per room, per night US$72.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: US$72.00 Taxes & Fees: US$17.41 Total Charged to Card: US$89.41
  10. One night precruise. This must be a very busy weekend in the Ft Lauderdale. Rates are quite high. Started bidding yesterday at $56 using 3* FLL airport, downtown, beach, airport north and to be honest, because rates are so high we really didn't care where we ended up. Went as high as $69 yesterday. Started again tonight and saw Hyatt Place Plantation on Hotwire for $99. Bid 3* West Plantation $71 - rejected Added Downtown $74 - rejected Added Airport North $76 - rejected Added Airport $78 - rejected Added Beach $79 - accepted Hyatt Place Plantation Obviously the only true rebid was Airport North but as I said we didn't care where we ended up as much as we cared about getting a good price. Summary of Charges Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $79.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Guests Per Room: 2 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $79.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $17.07 (USD) Total Room Cost: $96.07 (USD)
  11. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. I had been looking off and on the last couple of days and the 3* kept changing. I had one that was recommended 50% of the time, another at 95%, and this one with complimentary breakfast at 90%. Today I kept getting only the 50% but then tried searching for 3 people instead of 2 and got this one. Also had a hot Dollars credit from a Hertz car rental in LA that became a bit of a debacle so that lowered the price. Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pool, Business Center, Laundry Facilities (self-service), High-Speed Internet Access, Golf Nearby Rate per night: 55.00 Nights: 1 Rooms: 1 Tax recovery charges & fees: 10.15 Subtotal:$65.15 HotDollars: -$28.90 Total: $36.15
  12. Tried what seemed like a million combinations before landing this one. I was trying the old trick for this area, of bidding the 2 1/2* to try to land the 3* Hyatt Place. I've been successful with that many times before. Originally I was trying for the night before with two of us bidding on separate accounts and adding rebid zones. Eventually we switched over to try 3 1/2 star in Novi, and using all the rebid options we had bid up to $52 and didn't get so much as a counter offer. We decided to switch dates to Sept 1st and bid the following: 2 1/2* Livonia - bid $39 - rejected, counter offer of $48 Added Plymouth - bid $41 - rejected, no counter offer Husband took over bidding on his account. Bid 2 1/2* Livonia $42 - accepted at Courtyard. Offer price - $42.00 Taxes/fees- 12.41 Total chgd - 54.41 Used the PRICELINE link about a zillion times today :)
  13. We did not end up booking this hotel. We took advantage of a Travelzoo offer in Long Beach instead. Thanks for the assistance anyway.
  14. Thanks so much for the info and for the smart phone tip. I will report back when we decide what to do.
  15. Shoot, lol. After all my years of using this site just realized I was in the Priceline section rather than Hotwire. Good grief! Mods please work your magic. :)