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thereuare

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  1. Sometimes things break... including websites. As technology evolves and customers want more features from websites, updates (some minor / some major) are needed, and unfortunately sometimes adding one feature has unintended consequences. There is usually quite a bit of QA testing that goes on, but as each person uses a website slightly differently, it's nearly impossible to account for every possible scenario before releasing an update. I can assure you that PRICELINE / HOTWIRE both want to sell you a hotel room, make it as easy as possible to book, and have the overall purchase experience be positive. It may take a few days for them to get around to it, but now that they are aware of the issue i'm sure it will be fixed soon. Hope you're enjoying the weekend away from home.
  2. Looks like the issue still exists, although i will note that if you start your search directly at HOTWIRE the CAD prices are correct (within a few dollars) within the search results page. Once you click an offer the price shows as lower (using the USD numerical value but still with the CAD currency designation)... then when you click to the detail page the 'We hate it when this happens...' message appears with the correct CAD amount. As a side note, this reminded me of my first travel to Europe 30+ years ago. The locally currency exchange rate was 1 = 1.5USD. I remember the numerical prices of everything was the same... but in reality was 50% more expensive than in the US.
  3. Yup, i see you figured out the issue... there is something wrong with HOTWIRE's currency selector and although it indicates the rates are in CAD currency, the numerical value is in USD; once you get to the check-out page the system double-checks the price vs. availability, realizes the price shown can't be booked, and adjust the price accordingly. I'll have a look in the morning and if the issue still persists i'll bring it to their attention. Thanks for the post.
  4. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see it was the hotel you were hoping for and that we were helpful in giving you the confidence to move forward. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay... let me know if you have any questions about that city that i can assist with.
  5. Reveal Hotels uses multiple methods to research hotels, the algorithm for some method(s) takes milliseconds for the server to evaluate, others can take a bit longer (in extreme situations up to 30 seconds). So if there was no 'instant ID' it just means that the method(s) that can be done in milliseconds did not work for this property, but after clicking the link if you were given a hotel name with a confidence level of 'EXCELLENT', you should be able to have confidence in this ID (it just required one of the methods that takes a bit longer to compute ) 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 i can help answer any NYC questions for you, as i'm very familiar with the city.
  6. Welcome back! HOTWIRE links expire about 30 minutes after the search, so you can see by clicking the link above that it redirects to HOTWIRE's home page and we can't see any details of this hotel offer. Can you please provide the dates of your stay and some information about this property and we can confirm for you if it is indeed the Courtyard. Also, have you tried to use our sister site RevealHotels.com which, in most cases, will automatically identify the hotel for you. 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 further details about your travel dates and hotel description and/or how you make out thru RevealHotels.com
  7. Congratulations on your success! Hope this works well for your plans in the area 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.
  8. Thank you for passing along this deal and for having your friend use the board PRICELINE link. Not only a nice deal, but puts the two of you within a stone's throw of each other, so should still be quite convenient for meeting up. Thanks again for the post and wishing you both a great time in Vegas!
  9. Congrats on the lower rate and kudos to you for sticking with it, continuing to check rates. We're probably 3-4 months away, but we do have plans to re-launch RateDrop which will do all of the monitoring for you! Hope your lucky streak continues in Vegas!
  10. HOTWIRE has some of the best travel deals since the name of the hotel is not revealed until after purchase... RevealHotels provides insight into which hotels are being offered. 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.
  11. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you got a great deal at this 5 star property and the board was helpful with your purchase. 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 and good luck in Vegas.
  12. Congratulations on your success! Hope you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your win with the board, helping us add this property to the Lexington Hotwire Hotel List. . Hope your travels are going well.
  13. Thanks for sharing your win... hope you're enjoying your stay there and things are running as 'normal' as possible.
  14. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing the details of your win with the rest of the board! An excellent rate for a 5 star hotel in Vegas over the July 4th weekend! 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. Have a great trip and Happy 4th!
  15. Back in March i booked August and November flights... the first is fully refundable, the latter i get a credit to use for up to a year if i need to cancel. For August i figure i have nothing to lose, for November i know i can utilize the credit over the course of the following year (so again, nothing really to lose). Excellent rates for both!
  16. A very nice lesson for others! I always suggest booking RefundableRates... it never hurts, but it could help! Even if the rate today only looks 'ok', it may be a very attractive price later if rates continue to move higher.
  17. Welcome Back! Easy to ID this hotel using RevealHotels.com: 4* HOTWIRE Westminster - Broomfield for $79 Free parking Pet friendly Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Internet access ==> Westin Westminster is the best guess for this one PLEASE remember to conclude this thread letting us know your results and/or whatever you ultimately decide to do for this stay and to use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Good luck!
  18. Thank you for your recent post(s) and helping us add another property/description to the Tokyo Priceline Hotel List. Good to hear that this hotel was convenient for your needs and you had a nice trip! Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Safe travels!
  19. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at this property and thank you for sharing the previous win, helping us add this hotel to the Munich Priceline Express Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.
  20. Looks like a very nice deal. I'm sure hotel revenue managers are having a difficult time at the moment pricing rooms since they really don't have any track record to gauge on how quickly demand will come back. Nice job looking ahead and picking this up while you can.
  21. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that it was a nice discount vs. a AAA rate. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  22. You can easily ID this property using the new features of our BiddingHelper tool: 1) search at BiddingHelper.com 2) click the PRICELINE RESEARCH tab 3) hover your mouse over (or click) the BLUE 'See Match from Hotel List' button For this 3.5* Flushing - Whitesthone offer for $104/nite: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Airport Shuttle Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> BiddingHelper.com indicates the Sheraton Laguardia East hotel 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.
  23. Great... glad to hear it all worked out! Most hotels are being very accommodative given the unprecedented situation. Looking forward to helping with your future travel plans once this is behind us.
  24. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're pleased with the outcome and this hotel will work well for your plans. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the Seattle Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Safe travels and enjoy your stay.
  25. It's your trip, so you know your needs best, but why stay in Brooklyn if most of your time is going to be in Manhattan? The only reason to stay in Brooklyn would be to save money, and maybe a deal comes along that makes a Brooklyn stay worthwhile (you should also consider Long Island City, Hoboken, and/or Jersey City if there is a hotel along the waterfront (not all Jersey City hotels are well located))... but generally speaking i think you have just as good of a chance of getting a deal at a Manhattan hotel for about the same price. The issue that may hurt you in finding a Manhattan hotel would be that most charge resort fees now, so if Brooklyn hotels are not charging a resort fee, that will be the primary difference when it comes to budget. However, i'll reiterate that staying in Manhattan should be worth a premium, imo, you don't want to spend 10% of your vacation time commuting... and if coming to NYC, 'the city that never sleeps', why are you looking for some place that is 'not as busy'... your hotel will be quiet enough to offer you respite from your busy days. If you're not sure if this was indeed the Hilton or not, start using our BiddingHelper.com tool in order to search as it will indicate the likely underlying hotel for each offer. Just as an example, this 3 star Lower East Side - Chinatown hotel for $80/nite (appearing to be the Wyndham Garden Chinatown) would be a better option and worth the extra $20/nite vs. staying in Brooklyn. It's not the most central location in Manhattan, but it would be a better and more convenient option. 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. Your thoughts?
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