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  1. This property can easily be identified by using the 'Hotwire Research' tab of our BiddingHelper.com tool (or the 'Priceline Research' for PRICELINE EXPRESS deals)... 4 star HOTWIRE Downtown Centre for $103/nite: Pet friendly Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Self-service laundry Internet access Spa services ==> The Fairmont Royal Oak is the 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.
  2. I am seeing what looks to be Disney's Coronado Springs for $169/nite for your dates... would this be of interest (or are you only looking at 4 star and higher rated hotels)?
  3. Welcome to BetterBidding! Interesting that i don't see this property on my own search (did you search on a desktop or mobile?) but i'm fairly confident that it is not the Yacht Club... i'm leaning towards this likely being the Walt Disney World Dolphin, but i would want to do some additional research before having you commit, if this property is of any interest (i won't be able to research further until later this evening). Is the Dolphin something you would be interested in for this trip at this price... or what requirements do you have for this stay? 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.
  4. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received a nice deal and are looking forward to experiencing this new property. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and for sharing your win, helping us add this property to the Priceline Hotel List for this area . Enjoy your stay.
  5. Thanks for the report! Glad to see you found something that works for your plans and that your rate research paid off! Do keep in mind (if you weren't aware) that most of our exclusive monthly Priceline Coupon are valid on retail hotels too! As long as the rate is one that you pay PRICELINE (and not 'Pay at Hotel') then our coupon should work... even on refundable rates! Have a great trip and good luck with the Turo rental.
  6. The 'Priceline Research' tab in BiddingHelper.com should be able to identify each of these hotels for you, no? (click the blue 'See Match from Hotel List' next to each offer) 4* La Jolla - UCSD (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $199/nite with: Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Restaurant Fitness Center Pets Allowed Handicapped Rooms/Facilities No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 4* La Jolla - UCSD (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $219/nite with: Indoor or Outdoor Pool Restaurant Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> San Diego Marriott La Jolla Let us know what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  7. Hi! The 'Hotwire Research' tab of our BiddingHelper.com identifies this property (and just about any others!) For this 3* HOTWIRE Portsmouth hotel: Free parking Free internet Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry ... best guess would be the Courtyard by Marriott in Portsmouth 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.
  8. Congratulations on your success, glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and this works well for your needs. Thank you for sharing your results and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great trip!
  9. Hi, Are you arriving very late/extremely early that you mention a 24 hour shuttle? I have taken the T from Boston Logan to Downtown which was fairly easy and inexpensive (it's a bus that rides in an underground tunnel vs. an actual train) but the T stops running somewhat early... somewhere around midnight, maybe later on weekends, not sure if the schedule has changed or not with ridership being down. Some thoughts: On HOTWIRE i'm also seeing the Doubletree Boston Logan Airport Chelsea, although i have no idea about the hours of their shuttle service (again, keeping in mind your comment above regarding needing a 24 hour shuttle) Are you using BiddingHelper.com? The 4 star for $167 is indicated to be the Hyatt and the 3 star for $150 the Four Points. .... we have also added a new tab ('1 of 3 Guarantee') at BiddingHelper which assists with PriceBreaker hotels. Let us know what you decide or how we can be of further help.
  10. Welcome Back! (just like Motel 6... we 'kept the light on for you' ) Your question above is an age old question that unfortunately doesn't have any firm answer, but i'll give my thoughts and the process that i use... Research Rates for the Area - as soon as you are even thinking about a trip, begin to look at rates. Check for your specific travel dates, dates before, dates after, midweek, weekend, etc. This often gives you a very good understanding of what the low end of the range should be, as well as what is considered to be 'expensive'. Be Realistic - Consider seasonality factors and any special events taking place. For example, if you're traveling to Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (the largest convention of the year) don't expect to find anything near the low-end of the range you found above.... same goes for locations with baseball Spring Training, College Football Saturdays / NFL Sundays home games, etc, etc. Book a Refundable Rate - no matter how far in advance your stay is book something that is fully refundable: it can't hurt... and it could help! You never know if your search today is going to be the cheapest you see things, as well, this gives you a firm baseline of what is that you're trying to beat. This refundable rate must be a property that you're willing to stay at for the price; a backup reservation for a 5 star hotel for $400/nite is not good if you're not willing to spend that much for a hotel... nor is the 1 star hotel for $40 if you're not willing to stay at a 1 star property. As most sites show the least expensive rate (which is typically NON-refundable) and it requires a few clicks to drill down to the refundable rate you're looking for, we have created RefundableRates.com which makes it easy to find your best deal on a refundable basis. And a reminder that we almost always have a 5% off Priceline Coupon that can be applied to refundable rates (pre-paid does not mean non-refundable... it just has to be a hotel that you pay Priceline at the time of booking, not a 'pay at hotel' booking) Monitor / Check Rates Often - if your trip is 6+ months away check rates 1-3 times per week (both refundable to 'better' your reservation from above as well as non-refundable to see if something has appeared that is worth committing to). As your trip gets closer begin to check more frequently. If/when a great deal appears BOOK IT! The best deals often don't last very long so always be ready to act (assuming your plans are firm)... 'marginal deals' you may have a few hours/days to think about it, but if you see a truly great deal don't second guess yourself and act upon it. Don't miss out on $50 savings because you're hoping it drops another $5. DON'T Recommend Waiting Until the Last Minute - I have never been a fan of waiting until the very last minute to book (and for this discussion i'll define 'last minute' as 1-2 days before arrival). While a hotel guest is typically focused on one hotel stay for one specific set of dates, the hotel revenue manager is focusing on rates for the entire year, and generally speaking there is not much a hotel can do to effect last-minute hotel demand. Take a hotel that typically sells for $200/nite and the day before arrival they lower their rate to $100/nite,.. usually there are not that many people who can suddenly pick-up and go on one days notice in order to take advantage of this new lower rate. As well, by doing so the hotel has cut their rates in half for walk-in customers who show up at the hotel without a reservation (and it's easy to charge these customers the highest prices since most will not sit in the lobby trying to research other hotels in the area for a better rate... they're typically tired from driving and just want to check-in and get to their room). It's also better for hotels to have advance reservations as it's easier for them to manage prices and inventory, they don't want to 'reward' (and train) guests to wait for the last minute. While the above may seem like a lot of time/effort, it's really not if you use tools to make it easier. We have added a RefundableRates tab to our BiddingHelper.com site which allows you to accomplish all of the above tasks with just one search... just flip between the various tabs to see and compare retail, opaque, and refundable rates. Some additional timely comments given the current environment: The covid pandemic has created unprecedented times... especially for travel. I expect hotel rates to continue to be more volatile than usual based upon covid outbreaks and changes in local regulations (lock downs, mask policies, use of vaccination passports, etc, etc). As of this writing the delta variant is on the upswing for the last month or so and (from the areas i have been following) i have already seen hotel rates drop for the months ahead; i would expect to see this reverse (and rates raise) once we begin to see new cases trend downward. There is a LOT of pent-up demand and rates may spike quickly once the general population feels that we are 'out of the woods'. Lastly, many hotels are operating at limited capacity. Some have blocked off entire floors of their property, while others have required 24-48 hours between guests, etc. so from a pricing perspective you have to consider these rooms 'sold' and effecting demand to the upside. As a simple example, a 4 story hotel that has 100 hotel rooms but has blocked the entire 4th floor of the property... this hotel is considered 25% occupied before selling even one hotel room. From a more macro perspective, if the entire area has 1000 hotel rooms and 25% of the hotels go offline, there are now only 750 hotel rooms available in the area. Hotelier looking at supply/demand view this as lower supply which often equates to higher prices.
  11. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're pleased with the outcome and this hotel will work well for your plans this trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this property to the Priceline Express Hotel List for Canada. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  12. Yes, Priceline does still offer Express Deals on Rental Cars... you can try this Priceline Express Car Rentals link. (for example, using this link i searched Las Vegas, NV for 9/26-9/29 and you can see there are many Rental Car Express Deals offered) However, given such high demand for rental cars in many cities, you may not see many (or any) Express Deals in some locations. Have you also had a look at HOTWIRE? What location and dates are you looking for? 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. Congratulations on your success... glad to see you got a great deal and it was the hotel (and room type) you were hoping for! Thank you for using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us add this new amenity set for this property to the Park City Hotwire Hotel List. Enjoy your stay.
  14. No problem, but thanks for the update! i actually used RevealHotels.com to locate the same hotel and took the amenities form there (as we have internal tools set-up which allows me to take the hotel details from the webpage... less typing for me and no typos ) Glad to hear the location worked out great!
  15. Hope this stay met your needs... thanks for the post and new addition to the St. Louis Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.
  16. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your win with the board, helping us add this property to the Chicago Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  17. We are happy to help! Obviously we don’t speak for HOTWIRE or the hotel, but these are my thoughts… I would agree that this is most likely for the 2BR villa. The hotel/Hotwire could always make the claim that it is for 2 rooms (ie- a suite with separate sleeping and living areas) and not necessarily 2 bedrooms as indicated in the room selection. If this were the case I would think that you would have a very good argument for ‘not as described’ and be entitled to a refund (or Hotwire calling the hotel to see if they will honor that room type). I would take a screenshot showing the room type during the checkout process. From there, after you make the purchase, call the hotel to confirm the room type. If any issue/discrepancy try to resolve with the person on the phone and if unsuccessful then give HOTWIRE a call to try to resolve. Hopefully all of the above will be a moot point with the hotel confirming that you have been assigned the 2BR villa, but if not I think you have a pretty good case for a refund with Hotwire. The only caveat I will add is that I see at the Westgate website the 2BR accommodates up to 8 guests. You can only search Hotwire for up to quad occupancy, so I wouldn’t necessarily expect to show up with 8 people (or more guests than you included in your Hotwire search), as that could give the hotel a loophole, or charge you extra at check-in, if they are trying to not honor the 2BR Villa room option. That’s my 2 cents worth.😉 Thanks for using the board HOTWIRE links for your searches/purchases. Good luck and let us know how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  18. Congratulations on your success and glad to hear you're pleased with the results. Thanks for the update to the Boston Hotwire Hotel List. Although this listing was not an exact match to the hotel list, in the future you can try searching with our Reveal Hotels site which automatically matches the hotel listing and does show this offer as the Doubletree. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Hope your cousin has a great stay!
  19. For this property... 4 star Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $152/night: Indoor or Outdoor Pool Restaurant Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ... although i'm not 100% certain, my guess here would be the Wyndham Bonnet Creek or the Hilton Bonnet Creek (of these i'd slightly favor the Hilton as the more likely of the two). HOWEVER, if you're interested in either of these i think there are better ways to book them. Are either of these of interest at this price OR are you looking for something on-site (or some other requirement) for 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.
  20. Hi, welcome to BetterBidding! This property (and most others) is easily identified with our BiddingHelper.com tool: 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek Free breakfast Free parking Free internet Pet friendly Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center ... best guess for this one would be the Towneplace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossing / W Entrance Does this work 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 what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  21. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you got a great rate and are happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update this listing in the Denver Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great trip.
  22. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that this will work well for your plans... we're happy to have been able to help. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and for using the board HOTWIRE link for your searches/purchase. Have a great trip.
  23. Glad to see the posting issue has been resolved. I'm not seeing the Cosmopolitan or Dana offered for your dates thru either 'opaque' service. If the Hilton Garden Inn you're referring to is the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area in Old Town, i'm not seeing this one either thru the 'hidden hotel' side of their service, but PRICELINE does have it on the regular retail side of their service for $174 per night (confirm your dates on the landing page) and our Priceline Coupon for 5% off should work on this property as well, but not sure if this would be worth an extra ~$60/nite to you or not (vs the Altwood or Holiday Inn Express Beach) Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. Let us know what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  24. We're happy to try to help! Thank you for providing the information above, i think i have a good handle on what you're seeking for this trip, and good that you're a bit flexible. Some ideas from my initial search, and we can fine tune based upon your feedback should nothing above excite you at the onset: Holiay Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area for $108/nite SeaWorld - Mission Bay --> while i typically don't get too excited about a Holiday Inn Express, i included this one since the location seems to work well for your needs, it includes breakfast, and is within budget. The last 2-3 reviews i read were not that favorable, but prior to that the reviews were very good. I'm guessing the hotel may be limited staff during slow covid times and therefore has fallen short in some aspects (which should be improving now) and even the negative reviews indicated that the rooms were fine (it more so limited service) The Atwood for $102/nite Mission Valley - Hotel Circle - Balboa Park --> note it's a Motel but i mention just because the price is low and gets good reviews for cleanliness, but for you to decide if this is something for you or not Handelry Hotel for $107/nite Mission Valley - Hotel Circle - Balboa Park --> i don't know much about this property but i know it's been around for a long time. A bit higher star rated than the Holiday Inn Express above, although 'cleanliness' is a bit lower rated but still pretty good (at 3.9/5.0) Legacy Resort Hotel and Spa for $164/nite Mission Valley - Hotel Circle - Balboa Park --> a bit higher priced than the others, but also seems to be a big jump in star rating, reviews, quality, etc Also seeing: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Airport - Old Town for $152/nite --> might be good location for you, reviews look good Best Western Hacienda Suites-Old Town for $166/nite (can take 5% off with our Priceline Coupon) --> starting to push the budget but reviews are very good Any of the above of interest (or your favorite one but what 'more' you would want from a hotel)? Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. PS- if you could try again posting in the California section of the board (even just something that says 'test'), if you're successful i'll delete the test post, if not successful please send me a PM with the steps you took in trying to post (which links/forum or anything else that would allow us to try to replicate) so we can test on our end. Thanks!
  25. You're welcome... and congratulations on getting the hotel you had hoped for! Have a great trip and a Happy Anniversary
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