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  2. Hello, I would like assistance with a booking for NYC, September 27 - 30. 2 adults. prefer 2 beds, but can live with 1. Looking to stay close to 5th ave or even Chelsea / meatpacking district. Would like to stay around $200 - $230 per night. Can stretch to $250 if something is really a good value / deal. For us, priority is over 90% recommended on tripadvisor plus 90% recommended positive hotwire reviews. I am also looking at pricline express / bid deals so should I post a similar thread there? thanks for the help!!
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  4. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're happy with the results and this hotel is convenient for your plans this trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this property to the Nashville Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  5. Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower Price does not include $17 resort fee.
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  7. Please keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. Once you win a hotel, use the 'ADD REPLY and REPORT WIN' button on the upper right corner of the page to edit the topic title to reflect your win and to provide the details of your purchase. This helps keep the board better organized by reducing the number of unresolved threads that don't have any follow-up or conclusion. For the HOTWIRE hotels above: 3* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $190.00 Free Internet Beachfront Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa ==> Kaanapali Beach Hotel 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $234.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Boutique Beachfront Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant ==> Westin Maui Although i'm curious why even the interest in the one above with a 75% recommendation when this one has a 90% recommendation, has a higher review rating, and is cheaper: 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $207.00 Free Parking Free Internet Near Beach Fitness Pool Restaurant Golf Spa ==> Honua Kai Resort my best guess here, should this be of any interest For the PRICELINE EXPRESS hotel i'm not currently seeing any 3.5* property offered in this zone when searching for your dates, are you still seeing this one on your own search? 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.
  8. I am hoping this is Aston at Whaler's - that's what the Betterbidding tool is telling me: 3.5-Star PRICELINE EXPRESS Condo Central Ka'anapali - Lahaina Area $213/nightStudio $304/nightOcean View - Free Wifi, Full Kitchen, Fridge, Microwave $325/nightOcean View - Free Wifi, Fridge, Microwave Free Parking Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center
  9. 4-star Resort in Ka'anapali area Sep 20-27 $234 4.2/5 Very good! (2,000+ reviews) HOTWIRE Amenities Beachfront hotel Boutique hotel Fitness center Pet friendly Pool(s) Resort Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms
  10. I want to get as close to Black Rock as possible, so hoping this is the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Sep 20-27, $191 USD 3-star HOTWIRE Hotel in Ka'anapali area 4.1/5 Very good! (5,862 reviews) Amenities: - Beachfront hotel - Business center - Golf nearby - Pool(s)- - Restaurant(s) - Spa services
  11. Thanks! I've actually decided to not use Priceline bidding for this trip, since I am worried about getting Westin Maui which is under major renovations right now.. I'll try Hotwire instead.
  12. Thanks for the additional info. Great, as resort fees are becoming more and more common in NYC, it's nice to see a hotel that still does not charge them. I'm very familiar with NYC, let me know if you need any help/advice in the area, one suggestion i will make that is a 10-15 minute walk from your hotel: Adrienne's Pizza Bar 54 Stone St ==> it's a restaurant (kid friendly), not a slice shop, fairly reasonably priced for NYC (except for beer, wine, and liquor which just like most places in NYC, quickly pads a check) considering the quality of ingredients. Stick with their square pizza as that is what they are most well known for. Let us know if you need any other suggestions or help planning your trip.
  13. Hi and thanks for the welcome and the super speedy answer to my question! My Hotwire info is below. The room was listed at $203. Reservation information Booking date: June 13, 2019 Check-in: Mon, Jul 01 - 03:00pm Check-out: Sat, Jul 06 - 12:00pm Room: 1 room (2 double beds) | 2 adults | 2 children + Add room Nights: 5 nights Amenities: Free internet, Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access Accessibility: Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower Price summary Room: $1,015.00 ($203.00 per night x 5 nights x 1 room) Taxes & fees: $317.37 Trip total: (USD)$1,332.37 Trip total per night: (USD)$266.47 Policies and restrictions All bookings are final. No refunds or changes. Primary guest must be 21 and bring ID. Hotels will require a credit card when you check in; debit cards may not be accepted. ******* You'll pay the hotel directly for additional charges, like room service or resort fees. {see below} Your selected bed type is guaranteed. Sometimes amenities may be closed for the season or for renovation, though we try to show what's currently available. NB: I have confirmed that there is no resort fee to pay at the Conrad. *******
  14. Welcome to BetterBidding! As of this point in time, you should be fine using Kihei as a re-bid zone (future readers of this thread should of course always double check their re-bid zones). We have seen the situation you describe above before and never had an issue. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, we have set up the following page for the quickest and easiest access to the NYOP Bidding page: BiddingForHotelRooms.com ... please bookmark and use this link for your current and future bidding. You can try, but these were most likely for dates that were very different from your own, and therefore what it takes to win a bid is also likely going to be very different... i suspect that at the moment for a 4 star hotel in this zone for your dates you're more likely looking at the mid-$200's. Any question feel free to ask. Good luck and let us know how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  15. Hi, looking for a room in Central Kaanapali for Sep 20-27, 2019. Trying priceline bidding as it has served me in the past. I just put in $185 USD and was rejected. I was going to add re-bid zone Kihei, which only has 3.5* and below hotels, but when I selected the zone, the median price on the 4 star hotels dropped (the bar by the name my price text input), which worried me and I didn't go ahead. Is it ok to use Kihei as a re-bid zone to bid now? Wanted to confirm. Per Priceline, someone bidded $200 USD 2 days ago and won a 4* hotel in that area. I am ok with that price. Should I just go ahead and bid $200 USD on my next turn? Thanks!
  16. Just want to further 'close' this thread to confirm that we have fixed the mobile link issue... should anyone have any further issue(s) with any board links please let us know. I'm rarely making purchases on a mobile/tablet so the only way for us to learn about any problems is from community feedback. Thanks again.
  17. Welcome to BetterBidding! So that your post can best help others (and your win can appear in our Priceline and Hotwire Calendar of Wins) please post the full details of your purchase (star rating, city, zone, hotel name, room rate per nite, dates of your stay, and amenities associated with your purchase)... you can still view this information by going to HOTWIRE and clicking the MY ACCOUNT >> MY TRIPS link on the right of their home page. The information above will not only better enable us to answer your question as we can then replicate your search to see exactly what information was shown when you made your purchase (assuming that the offer is still available/offered), but could also help other users who may be traveling around the same dates. Where are you seeing a $35/nite resort fee at this property... as i don't think they charge a resort fee to any guests. Are you sure you're not confusing this with NYC's sales/hotel tax (which runs a steep ~15%, which based upon a room rate of $203/nite, would get you close to this $35 figure you're referencing) 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.
  18. I just landed a Hotwire deal ($203/night) for a week in July at the Conrad. Most of the options, when you clicked through, would say that there would also be a resort fee per night (anywhere from $20 to $40 depending I suppose on how many stars the hotel had). What was notable about this option -- 5* WTC area -- was that there was no resort fee on top of the $203. Now my concern is that I'll have to pay that to the hotel once I get there rather than to Hotwire with the original payment. Any thoughts? This seems a little sneaky of Hotwire, but I suppose it's all about paying attention. I thought I was getting a better deal to NOT have that ~$35/night...
  19. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision. 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.
  20. Due to scheduling have cancelled trip. They were the only 2 hotel possibilities, I didn't exclude any.
  21. Welcome 'officially' to BetterBidding! Unfortunately there is no magic formula as to when the 'right' time to make a purchase... our advice is to make the purchase when there is a hotel you want offered at a good price. Sometimes you will make the purchase and see the price drop further... other times you may wait and see the price increase (or worse, the hotel you want disappears entirely) Some factors to keep in mind that can effect the buy decision: -if it a good deal at current prices? No need to lock in a deal 9+ months in advance for a paltry $10/nite savings... but if your plans are firm and the savings are significant, then often better to lock in now ('a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'). -how badly do you want the hotel that you think is currently being offered... if it disappears, or increases beyond your budget, how much worse (convenience, cost, etc) are the likely replacement options? -how much room is there for the price to drop vs. how much could it potentially increase, taking seasonal factors into consideration... for example, in Las Vegas (where rates tend to fluctuate more than any other city) if a 5 star hotel is offered at $110 it may have the possibility to drop another $10-$20 dollars but if the next move is higher is has the potential to increase $70-$90, which makes the risk/reward scenario less compelling and more reason to book sooner rather than later You're not going to 'win' by buying at the absolute lowest price each and every time, but If you follow the above key principals you should stay on the winning side of the equation and overall come out ahead in the long run. Some tools we have which can also help: RateDrop - will monitor PRICELINE EXPRESS and HOTWIRE rates for your specific dates and the star rating/zone combinations you choose. If the price drops below your determined price, you'll receive an email letting you know of the rate drop RefundableRates.com - shows prices for hotels based upon very liberal refund-ability policies (usually fully refundable up until 1-3 days prior to arrival) so that if you're waiting (ie- hoping) for lower rates you can protect yourself by booking something today that you can live with, should a better deal come along with PRICELINE / HOTWIRE you simply cancel the refundable reservation BiddingHelper.com 'Good Price' button - using the 'Hotwire Easy View' and 'Priceline Express' tabs you can see regular retail rates of hotels of the same star rating in the zone, thus having a better idea of how the 'opaque hotel' offer compares to rates for an equivalent property As for your upcoming NYC trip, exactly which offer is it (star rating, price, amenities, etc) that you're currently considering in Long Island 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.
  22. Hello all, I have only just discovered the site at the end of last week. I have booked a couple of Hot Rates recently and was happy with the results which I will share to help the next. I typically just want to be somewhere safe and clean but this trip I will have my teenage son along so I don't want to wait too long and have to stay somewhere not so great or pay a lot not to have to. I stayed in April on a Thursday night, booked about 5 weeks out and ended up paying about 160 for my one night including taxes and fees which I was satisfied with. Watching my top choice drop in price in the same fashion as when I was watching previously. Last time I booked only to watch the rate fall further. My prior stay was during Tribeca and the Cherry Blossom Festival so I don't know how that compares to September in NYC as my last trip was the last time I got a hotel room in the city instead of heading straight upstate. With the taxes and fees, hotels in the 160 range are still about $430 for two nights so I am hoping for advice as to whether I should relax and wait a little longer or pull the trigger. Thank you in advance
  23. Sorry to hear that you had to cancel this trip... thank you for closing this thread with your decision. We look forward to helping with your upcoming NYC trip!
  24. Thanks so much! Unfortunately had to cancel this trip for unforeseen reasons. Thank you so much for your help i am planning a trip to NYC though end of September so I will post in that forum and be sure to use your links to book. thanjs again for your help
  25. Thanks... appears to be a mobile/tablet issue, as i have replicated the issue on both, yet the same links work fine on a desktop. Will have a further look in the morning. Thank you making us aware of the issue.
  26. Sure, I'm using Chrome on an Android phone.
  27. They shouldn't if you include 2adults/2children in your search. If there was an issue i think you would win this argument with the hotel and/or HOTWIRE... but if you want to avoid the situation entirely just have one parent go to the desk at check-in while the other two wait someplace else in the lobby or start to wonder around the hotel. Also note that you can easily research/identify this property by using our BiddingHelper.com tool and in the EASY VIEW tab click the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' where the Palazzo is listed for this property at a 100% match. 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.
  28. To try and help narrow down the issue, can you confirm which browser you are using in terms of having the links go to the PRICELINE home page? Thanks, it's greatly appreciated. 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.
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