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  1. Please follow-up your previous Denver Airport Priceline hotel and Hotwire Cleveland Airport hotel threads with whatever you ended up doing for each of those trips. 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 hotels above: 5* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $136/nite with: Free Parking Fitness Center Casino Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> Encore At Wynn Las Vegas For the Solo Sunday nite: 5* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $92/nite with: Free Parking Fitness Center Airport Shuttle Business Center Casino Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Splitting the stay as you have would look to be the least expensive combination, but you have to decide if the price difference is worth needing to change rooms (or if you really need a 5 star hotel for the first nite depending upon how early/late you arrive, how much you'll be in the room, how much you want to be in this part of the strip (and close to the hotel for the remaining nites of your stay)). For example, if your sole objective is price, you could even do this for the Sunday arrival: 5* HOTWIRE Center Strip - Fountains for $61 Free Parking Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Casino Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> from our new tool/sister site, RevealHotels.com, best guess for this one would be the Cosmopolitan 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.
  2. I don't think any of the above are necessarily going to guarantee you a city view. Finding a hotel that you want and that shows a specific room type (ie- 'city view' ) that you're hoping for is going to be a difficult feat... most hotels are not going to be that descriptive nor are they necessarily going to disclose/label their most sought after rooms at a deep discount. You may get lucky, and it does happen, but you're really holding out for the needle in the haystack. Sometimes you can upgrade to the type of room you want just by asking, or sometimes with an additional upgrade fee... but this is HIGHLY 'your mileage may vary'; so much depends upon what is available at the time you check-in, mood of the front desk clerk, hotel policy, occupancy levels, etc. etc. At check-in you could ask if a room with a view is available, and if the answer is 'no', you could then ask 'what about for an additional fee could i upgrade to a room with a view?' Such a room may not be available, or the front desk clerk may not want to go thru the keystrokes to re-assign your room, or you may be given a price for the upgrade (which you can then still try negotiating lower). Bottomline is that the opaque providers offer a deep discount in exchange for being flexible, so unless you're able to find a room that specifically offers a city view, and you would be disappointed if you end up in a standard room, you may have to 'pay up' for the room type you want at regular retail rates (at which point i will also add that our current Priceline Coupon is valid for PRICELINE EXPRESS as well as and 'retail' rates where you pay in advance. 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 how you'd like to proceed or how we can be of further help.
  3. Happy to help! Let us know if/how we can help further... or if you want us to have a second look/confirmation at any property before you move forward with a purchase. 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. Good luck!
  4. Welcome to BetterBidding! Based upon your reference to the Quin, i am assuming your budget is $300 per nite (vs. total for the entire stay). Note that from what i have read there is currently construction/refurbishing going on at that property. If you're open to other ideas some things i see as interesting (with our best guess following each): 5* Central Park South (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $189/nite with: Free Breakfast Pets Allowed Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> InterContinental Times Square 5* Chelsea Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $237/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Kimpton Eventi 5* HOTWIRE Empire State Building - Bryant Park for $285 Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant ==> Refinery Hotel New York If you don't necessarily have to have a 5 star hotel you could also consider either of the following, both of which generally receive excellent reviews: 4.5* Empire State Building Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $214/nite with: Pets Allowed Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Archer Hotel New York 4.5* Rockefeller Center - Bryant Park (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $231/nite with: Free Breakfast Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Park Terrace Hotel on Bryant Park Any of the above of interest? I'm very familiar with NYC so ask any questions that you may have which can help you make a 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. Let us know what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  5. Welcome to BetterBidding! The short answer is that there is a flaw in your approach which may prevent you from pursuing one room from the onset: When Bidding on Priceline the star rating you choose is the minimum star rating you're willing to accept... priceline always has the ability to upgrade you to a higher rated hotel. So even if the Delano is/was the only 4.5* hotel in this zone, your bid for a 4.5 star property could be upgraded to a higher 5 star rated hotel. The longer answer is that the Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay is currently rated 5 stars by Priceline. In areas where there are 4* and 5* hotels, but no 4.5* hotels... and in these areas it is believed that priceline shows NYOP bidding available at all 3 star ratings. If there is a successful 4.5* bid, it would be upgraded to a 5 star level. I say "it's believed that..." as there is in reality no way to 100% prove that there are no 4.5 star hotels in a given area since it's possible that one has just never been won or reported to the board. However, i have seen countless situations where i am fairly certain there are no 4.5 star hotels, but the zone offers 4*, 4.5*, and 5* bidding. If the above causes you to exclude bidding for only one room, you may want to consider HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS, where you may (with our help) be able to have a high degree of confidence in a hotel that is identified as the Delano and be able to save money by purchasing that way (vs. the cost of bidding for 2 rooms). What are the date(s) of your stay and what is your budget (both if able to land the Delano and/or if needing 2 rooms)? Also, when discussing your budget, please clarify if that is all-in or 'room only' so we know whether we should be considering resort fees, taxes, etc. in our research. 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. PS- another priceline change you have probably noticed is that it's getting more difficult to find the NYOP bidding page as they continue to move/hide it. We have set up the following site for quick and easy access to the bidding page: BiddingForHotelRooms.com
  6. Congratulations on your success! At just about half price looks like an excellent deal... hope you're happy with the results and this property will be convenient for your plans. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping update the details for this property in the Orange County Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  7. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're happy with the purchase and this hotel will work well for your plans this trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  8. Congratulations on your success! Looks like an excellent deal... glad to see you scored BIG and are happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  9. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear the new RevealHotels.com tool was helpful to you and that the hotel you were hoping for was offered for your dates... please help spread the word about this new feature. This should prove to be super convenient given this will be a continuation of your previous nites. If you let the property know at check-in that you have a separate reservation for additional nites there is a chance you may not even need to change rooms (usually with a hotel it's not a problem, but with this being a timeshare, it will depend upon who actually owns the unit you're assigned to)s Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great trip!
  10. Didn't HOTWIRE have the $104 (previously) and $115 (now): 4* HOTWIRE Disney Springs for $115 Free Internet Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Golf Tennis Blind Accessible ==> B Resort & Spa in the Disney Springs Resort Area If you're looking for additional options that are on-site or include Disney perks i'm also seeing: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista for $93/nite Best Western for $106/nite ... if either of these work better for your plans. 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.
  11. Welcome to BetterBIdding! Found this offer: 3.5* HOTWIRE Universal Orlando Resort for $198.73 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant ==> Universal's Aventura Hotel This property, as well as most other Hotwire hotels, can be easily identified with our latest development, RevealHotels.com I assume the property above works for your needs? 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.
  12. I'm not currently seeing any HOTWIRE (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) offers for on-site Disney properties at $150 or under. As far as i know The B Resort does offer Disney perks, so is the objective to find additional options that are similarly priced which also offer the same Disney benefits... or is there something about the B Resort that you don't like that you're looking to improve upon? (other than price) Would you go over your $150 budget for something on-site? If so, what would be the maximum for an on-site property? 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.
  13. Please start by following-up your previous Seattle Priceline 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. Thanks. For the hotel above: 4* HOTWIRE Fisherman's Wharf for $121 Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible ==> Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf would be my best guess for this one You can easily identify this hotel, or just about any other Hotwire property, using our latest tool: RevealHotels.com Does this work for your needs this trip? If not, let us know more about what you're looking for and your maximum budget, and we will try to help you find something that meets your criteria. I will add that what appears to be the highly rated Argonaut Hotel is available for about $25/nite more than the listing above, and would be a BIG jump in rating/quality. 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. Congratulations on your success... a very nice deal, and as you point out, any savings can go towards making your commute/travel throughout the trip a bit easier. I'm not local to the Chicago area, but as far as i know travel at 8pm will not be an issue (i'm assuming on the Blue Line which is what takes you from O'Hare to the 'downtown' area... once downtown you may need an additional transfer). If you do decide to take a taxi i'm sure they will have one (ie- a small SUV, minivan, or one with a large trunk) that can handle your luggage and accommodate you... if you decide to Uber/Lyft there are options for a larger vehicle and i would opt for that since many of the 'standard' vehicles are of the smaller economy type and 4 people with 4 pieces of luggage would more than likely be a bit tight. Taxi/Uber pick up passengers (and their luggage) at the airport all of the time, so they should be prepared to accommodate families of 4 (or even 5) plus luggage. To add, i highly recommend any location of Lou Malnati's for an excellent rendition of Chicago Deep Dish. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding. Have a great trip! EDIT TO ADD: i don't use Uber that much, but i just checked on my mobile, they have a class of service called 'UberXL' which accommodates up to 6 passengers, so a vehicle such as this should easily accommodate 4 people with luggage (they also offer UberSUV but this is substantially more expensive than UberXL and i suspect that 'XL' should meet your needs unless all 4 piece of luggage are extremely oversized)
  15. I helped a relative get a hotel in Chicago during Lalapalooza this past year, he was not going for that event, but planned a trip that 'just so happened' to be during the event. There is no telling if prices this year will move in a similar fashion as they did last year, but prices remained high but came a little lower about 2 weeks before the trip (he ultimately paid about low $200's, so even though prices dropped a bit they were still well about the $99 price of this offer). However, that is cutting it very close unless you have a reasonable back-up plan (and even more difficult if this is part of an otherwise bigger trip, where there are other moving parts/itineraries involved). Anyway, with the above noted, for this one: 4* Magnificent Mile - Gold Coast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $99/nite with: Free Internet Available Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Access ==> best guess would indeed be The Ambassador If you do choose to wait, i would book something thru RefundableRates.com that would be refundable up until a few days before your arrival, at least this way you are protected from rates moving substantially higher from here (or if hotels begin to sell-out for the event)... and can also take advantage of any lower prices that come along (although sub-$100 may be difficult to beat) 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.
  16. You're welcome, and congratulations on your success! Glad to see it was the hotel you were hoping for... we're happy to have been able to help! Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  17. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this offer: 3* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $91.00 Free Internet Resort Shuttle Smoke Free Pool Restaurant Golf ==> Disney's All-Star Movies is our best guess 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.
  18. Welcome to BetterBidding and congratulations on your success! Glad to see you're happy with the win and looking forward to your stay at this property. Unfortunately 'resort fees' are becoming more and more common these days, but at least they apply equally to all customers, not just those who have received a discounted rate. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  19. Congratulations on your success! Glad you received the hotel you were hoping for and also to hear that you found our new Reveal Hotels tool useful. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  20. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this hotel: 4* HOTWIRE Embarcadero - Downtown - Harbor Island for $135 Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton would be my best guess You can easily identify this (and most) hotels using our new RevealHotels.com tool. 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.
  21. For this one: 5* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $153/nite with: Business Center Restaurant Airport Shuttle Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Fitness Center ==> best guess would be The Venetian 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.
  22. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision. Don't forget to check PRICELINE 'regular rates' too as they often have promotions that offer food/beverage credit, extra amenities, etc. Hope you had an enjoyable (and profitable) stay.
  23. Congratulations on your success! At almost half off this looks to be an excellent deal for these dates. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add the amenity set for this property to the San Francisco Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  24. I assume this is the one in the Montego Bay Oceanfront zone? If so, for this one: 4* Montego Bay Oceanfront (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $199/nite with: Free Parking Free Breakfast Fitness Center Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Free Internet in room ==> Sunscape Cove Montego Bay Resort and Spa - All Inclusive would be my best guess 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.
  25. Congratulations on your success! Looks like a nice, inexpensive, deal for the nite... hope it works well for your plans and you're happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.