thereuare

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  1. JEXPS, Welcome to BetterBidding! As this thread is nearly 4 years old and the OP may not see your question, i will provide some general information: -all PRICELINE reservations (unless otherwise indicated) are booked for double occupancy, after that it is at the discretion of the hotel. Even if a bed choice of 2 Queen beds (or some other configuration that can accommodate 3/4 guests) is shown, the reservation is still technically for double occupancy, although i don't know of anyone who has yet had an issue showing up with 3/4 when the room is designed to accommodate this number of guests With the above noted, a few TIPS to avoid any issues: -i would not try this at an all-inclusive property or a location where wristbands are required to use certain features (ie- the water park at Atlantis in the Bahamas) as the types of situations almost always require an additional fee for more than double occupancy -you can minimize the chances of any problems by only have 2 guests go to the check-in counter while the other(s) go begin to explore the hotel. Easier to do in a place like Las Vegas where the hotels are large, the check-in desk is not by the front door and only guests of the hotel are coming/going.... more difficult to do at a low star rated hotel in a rural area where the front desk is there to see everyone coming/going -HOTWIRE allows searches for up to quad occupancy and guarantees 'sleeping accommodations' (often means 2 beds in the room but could include a pullout sofabed or rollaway brought into the room) for everyone included in the search, so that is another option if/when a 'bed choice' with 2 beds is not offered -usually less of a risk if the 3rd/4th guests are children (the younger / smaller the better) than if the extra guests are adults Lastly, there is often 'location specific' advice. For example, a high percentage of hotel rooms in Orlando are designed for families and the hotel is used to seeing groups of 3/4/more so the risk in a family-friendly place such as this is less vs. for example NYC where the opposite is true (rooms are usually smaller, often designed for a solo business traveler, etc) If you'd like specific suggestions for your particular situation please feel free to start a NEW TOPIC with the parameters of your trip (location, dates, budget, number of guests, etc) 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. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. 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. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found it to be a good deal for the price paid.
  3. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you were able to use the Hotwire Coupon in order to make this 'ok' deal into a 'good' deal. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Miami Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
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    4.5* in Wailea

    Great, thank you for the additional information. So basically 2 hotel rooms is what is needed, which opens up the possibility of Bidding on Priceline. It comes down to how much you would like the (likely) outcome of the Fairmont (which has excellent reviews) vs. being willing to accept any 4.5 star (or higher) hotel in this zone. Using the current BetterBidding Priceline Coupon you could bring that room rate down to about $288, so how much additional savings would you need in order to make the risk of landing a different property worthwhile? Some people are looking for the absolute cheapest price so any savings makes it worthwhile to them... others like to have a good sense of the hotel they may likely receive and require a more substantial discount to make bidding worthwhile. If you'd like to give bidding a try let us know your maximum bid (using the numbers above $288 less how much discount you would need to make the 'more unknown' of bidding worthwhile) and we will suggest a strategy for you to follow... otherwise you can use this 5 star Wailea - Makena hotel (confirm your dates on the landing page) which is already pre-populated for 2 rooms. 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 (if you take the offer above) or how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.
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    Looking for a Disney Hotel

    ... it's likely the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Only on-site property i'm seeing at the current time (other than Disney's Coronado Springs Resort) is The Swan at $233/nite, but there is no Bed Choice, so two puts you well beyond your 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. Let us know how you'd like to proceed and we will try to advise further.
  6. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the outcome. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us confirm this new amenity set for this property in the Port Canaveral Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great trip!
  7. Keep us update on your progress and let us know whatever you ultimately decide for this trip or how we can be of further help.
  8. thereuare

    4.5* in Wailea

    Welcome to BetterBidding! To clarify, are you looking for: 1) is a suite that has 2 separate rooms (one for sleeping one for 'living') 2) a 2BR suite (ie- two separate bedroooms plus a common living area) 3) two 'standard' hotel rooms 4.5* Wailea - Makena (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $303/nite with: Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ==> best guess for this property would be the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Would the Fairmont work for your needs this trip or are you specifically looking for the Andaz? The answer to this, as well as clarity on the '2 bedroom options' above, will help us better answer the question as to whether Name Your Own Price is a good option for you for this trip. (NOTE: priceline has been frequently moving/hiding the Name Your Own Price bidding page, so if this is ultimately the route you decide to go, note that we have set-up this page which you can bookmark now for easy access in the future: BiddingForHotelRooms.com) 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 (if you decide to take the offer believed to be The Fairmont) or answer the questions above and we'll advise further.
  9. Welcome to BetterBidding! Please include the room rate per nite in future posts as it helps make it easier for us to find the same hotel among the offers when we replicate your search. For this Priceline Express hotel offer: 2* Williams (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $55/nite with: Pets Allowed Free Parking Free Internet available Free Internet ==> Econo Lodge Inn and Suites would be my best guess for this one Does this work for your plans this trip? If not, let us know more about what it is that you're looking for in a hotel, as well as your maximum budget (per nite before fees/taxes), and we'll take it from there. 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.
  10. thereuare

    Looking for a Disney Hotel

    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. The only offer i see meeting your criteria when searching for 1room/3adults/1child is: 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $251.00 Free Parking Free Internet Resort Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities ==> Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Would this work for your plans this trip? 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.
  11. thereuare

    3* Traverse City Park Place Hotel

    Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your win with the board, helping us update the Traverse City Hotwire Hotel List with the new amenity set for this property. Glad to see you received the hotel guessed and are looking forward to your trip. Please remember to report your wins/decision to the board as you receive them so that the information can help others in a timely manner and to click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay (and GO BLUE!)
  12. Any decision yet for your Traverse City Hotwire hotel stay yet? Please post an update there with any decisions or your current thoughts for that trip. For the stay above are you searching for something other than the default 1room/2adults/0children, as i don't see anything priced at $67/nite... but when i change the search to 2adults/2children i do see the following (which i'm assuming is the one you're seeing?): 3* HOTWIRE Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral for $67.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Tennis Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> using the BiddingHelper.com EASY VIEW tab and the GREEN 'What Hotel is This?' indicates that this is likely the Radisson Resort at the Port, and that would be my best guess for this one Does this work for your plans this trip? 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.
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    Help ID'ing Priceline Express deal

    Not necessarily... sometimes the best deals (and inventory) are found very early, sometimes close to check-in; it all depends upon how accurately the hotel estimates demand for a given set of dates. A hotel can be expecting low occupancy for your dates above and decide to put inventory on PRICELINE / HOTWIRE at which point it would pay to be searching early; on the other hand as dates draw near maybe the hotel has greater occupancy than expected and does not give (or pulls) any inventory to the opaque suppliers. I'm currently seeing the All-Star properties around the same price as your current booking, should any of these be of interest (confirm all dates on the landing page of the link provided): Sports for $129/nite Music for $129/nite Movies for $140/nite I'm also seeing the Disney Dolphin for $151/nite if this is of any interest. You can also use one of our other sites, RateDrop, to monitor prices at all of the Disney hotels for your specific dates... set the price for each hotel that you'd be interested in purchasing and the system will monitor rates for your dates and send you an email should any of the hotels drop to that price. 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. Keep us updated on your progress and let us know how we can be of further help along the way.
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    Help ID'ing Priceline Express deal

    Is there something in particular that you are looking for that maybe we can help you find? What is your maximum budget for this trip? (per nite before taxes/fees) 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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    Help ID'ing Priceline Express deal

    Please remember to follow-up your posts with your wins/decisions as you make them so that the information can help other users in a timely manner. For this Priceline Express hotel: 3.5* Walt Disney World - Disney Springs (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $91/nite with: Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ==> Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area 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.
  16. Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and thank you for concluding this old thread. 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. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
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    4.5* Bonnet Creek 5/15-5/19 - $214/nt

    Please start by following-up your previous Bonnet Creek Orland Hotwire Hotel thread with whatever you ended up doing for that trip. Please remember to follow-up your threads with your wins/decisions as you make them (even if you don't ultimately use PRICELINE / HOTWIRE, cancel the trip, book direct, etc) as this help keep the board better organized and more useful for everyone... as well as being a courtesy to anyone who took the time to help with your travel plans. For the offer above: 4.5* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $216/nite with: Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ==> unfortunately i don't have enough insight into this property to make an educated guess Is there something in particular you're looking for in a hotel for this trip? What is your maximum budget? (per nite before fees/taxes) 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.
  18. The Priceline Express Hotel List contains hotels (and their amenity sets) that have previously been reported to the board, which is why this hotel didn't appear there earlier. However, note that the amenities of the hotel you purchased don't match what has been seen to be the amenities associated with the Rosen Plaza, which should have been your second clue that this was likely some other property (the first clue being that our research/guess for this property was Westgate, which it was) Not sure if this is what you were expecting or not, but either way hope it works well for your plans and you enjoy your stay. Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and helping us confirm this property for the Orlando Priceline Hotel List. Enjoy your stay.
  19. GREAT... glad to hear it all worked out! Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great stay!
  20. Hope your in-laws joining you on the trip is a good thing! Best guess for each: 5* HOTWIRE Waikiki Beach for $201.34 Free Internet Resort Boutique Near Beach Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach 5* HOTWIRE Waikiki Beach for $230.00 Free Internet Resort Beachfront Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> The Royal Hawaiian Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  21. thereuare

    Miami beach

    I'm not understanding your maximum bid price of $350 if you're able to target the hotel you want for just $301 ($317 - 5% using the BetterBidding Priceline Coupon)? I'm i missing or not understanding something correctly? ... and to further answer your question above, when Naming Your Own Price we can't say if you will win the Nobu or some other 5 star rated hotel. When bidding on PRICELINE you need to be willing to accept any hotel at that star rating (or higher); there is no way to target or increase your chances of winning the Nobu. With PRICELINE EXPRESS you can research the specific property offered (as we have done above) and take an educated guess as to the likely outcome(s). 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 if you take the PRICELINE EXPRESS offer above...or your maximum bid if you would still like to move forward by Bidding on Priceline.
  22. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision.
  23. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you were able to find an inexpensive deal at this property at the last minute. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the NYC Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and were pleased with the results.
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    Bonnet Creek Hotel 4/27-5/4

    Welcome to BetterBidding! For this Priceline Express hotel offer: 4* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $93/nite with: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ==> indeed, the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek 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.
  25. Why would you even bid as high as $90, when the PRICELINE EXPRESS offer outlined above would basically be equivalent to a $86.45 bid (when using our Priceline Coupon for an extra 5% off): 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.