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  1. Hi All, I am having a bit of trouble booking a half decent rate for April. We are staying in Vegas for 8 nights, begining April 10th. We have spent a fair bit of time researching various hotels etc, and had decided to split our stay between The Cosmopolitan and Aria. We already have a reservation for 4 nights at The Cosmopolitan (4/10 - 4/14), which was booked directly with the hotel for $220 per night, in a Stip View Suite, which we were pleased with. However, booking the Aria seems to be a little more difficult. If I put it 8 nights from April 10th, then I can get a corner suite at a rate of $225 per night, which would be fine! However, if I put in 4 nights from April 14th (Which is what we need!) then the rate jumps to $475 per night!!! Seems ridiculous that the rate more than doubles! I tried contacting reservations at the hotel directly, but they weren't much help and simply said that it is because our arrival date is a Saturday, so that is why the rate is higher, and there is nothing they can do. So really, just after a bit of advice, whether to just chance it with a priceline or hotwire bid? Or whether to wait it out and hope the rate drops?!
  2. Cheers for the help guys.. Have just booked Hotel Palomar for 4 nights through Expedia, got a great deal, and looks like it will work perfectly with our plans. Now...to find a Vegas hotel!
  3. Sorry, my post above isn't too clear. What I meant was I had bid up to $135 on priceline for a 5* hotel in the downtown area (There is only one, which has to be the U.S. Grant)
  4. Actually, after reading through it again I would say that I CAN book through the standard method... 1. Please submit a new Hotel request with the correct information on our website. You can either name your own price, or choose an itinerary where the price and the hotel's name are already displayed prior to purchase. 2. If your new request is accepted, please fill out the Service Request Form and we will respond to you via email within 24 hours. Once we confirm your new accepted request meets the requirements, we will refund the entire amount of your cancellation fee minus the change fee (if applicable). If the guidelines are not met, your cancellation fee cannot be refunded. 3. Please remember that you must correct the incorrect information you entered on your previous request to receive a refund of your cancellation fee minus the change fee. You can raise your offer price on your first request to increase your chances of receiving an accepted request. However, if your first new request is not accepted, you may continue to resubmit as many times as you would like (following the above criteria) until you get an accepted request. I agree with your HOTWIRE comments, however I have been checking daily for 2 weeks now, and for my dates there is only one hotel offered in that area which I believe to be the Hilton Gaslamp, which i'm not keen on, and a 5* which must be the US Grant, however i've bid up to $135 and not been accepted. Thanks
  5. Sorry, I should have made my post clearer. I was disappointed with the location of the hotel more than anything else. I understand that is the price you pay for doing it via this route though! Also, the price I bid (Started at $93, I would not have expected to be offered this hotel, seeing as it is available elsewhere for $60 through a standard booking process!) However....have just been on the phone with customer relations, and have managed to get them to cancel the reservation (minus one night's stay as a fee) which I am happy with. The only thing now, if anyone can clarify this for me, is that the representative has offered to refund the cancellation fee if I re-book with them again for the same stay (minus a $25 admin fee) Does anyone know if I can book via PRICELINE for a named hotel at standard rate, and still receive the refund of my one night's stay cancellation fee? Or do I have to use name your own price again? The e-mail doesn't make it too clear Obviously I don't want to try name your own price again as I could end up with the same problem again! Thanks,
  6. Just won the above via Priceline, must say I am very disappointed which what I have been given here!
  7. Can anyone shed any light on which hotel this might be on Hotwire? San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter South Convention Area 4 Star Business Centre Restaurant(s) High Speed Internet Access Fitness Centre For dates 4/6 - 4/10 And... 5 Star Gaslamp Quarter North Business Centre Smoke Free Rooms High Speed Internet Access Restaurant(s) Fitness Centre Both hotels have 90% rating Thanks
  8. Can anyone shed any light on which hotel this might be on Hotwire? San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter South Convention Area 4 Star Business Centre Restaurant(s) High Speed Internet Access Fitness Centre For dates 4/6 - 4/10 Thanks
  9. Following on from this, just won the Mondrian for $155, very pleased! Used the boards PRICELINE links for my purchase of course :D
  10. Well, ideally I would like 5* (although there aren't many to choose) but yes, looking to get the least expensive 4*, is there a better strategy?
  11. Can anyone confirm this strategy for me? 5* Luxury or 4* Star Deluxe Select Beverly Hills - West Hollywood bid $95, if rejected add Culver City Select Beverly Hills - West Hollywood bid $100, if rejected add Inglewood Select Beverly Hills - West Hollywood bid $105, if rejected add USC Select Beverly Hills - West Hollywood bid $110, if rejected add Lawndale Am I being a bit too optimistic with price there?
  12. Got the Hilton San Francisco (Union Square) For $95 per night + taxes. Pretty pleased, current rate is $205 on the website. Anyone have any experience here? Followed the PRICELINE link... :-)
  13. Hmm, sounds like good advice. OK, i'm willing to give HOTWIRE a go..
  14. Yes, just a typo! Thanks for the advice, will let you know how it goes!
  15. Just to confirm before I bid... Select USW bid $80, if rejected add Japan Town Select USW bid $85, if rejected add SFO North San Bruno Select USW bid $90, if rejected add South San Francisco Select USW bid $95, if rejected add Civic Centre North Select USW bid $100, if rejected add Richmond Select USW bid $80, if rejected add Fishermans Wharf Thanks!