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  1. Welcome back! For an ID of this hotel i used our new RevealHotels.com tool: 4* HOTWIRE Downtown Victoria for $135 Free Internet Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour 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. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you scored a great deal at this property and that you're happy with the outcome. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay... and good luck in Vegas!
  3. The board's BiddingHelper.com tool has a new feature that can easily ID this, as well as most, HOTWIRE (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) hotels. Simply start your search with the BiddingHelper and then in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' to instantly see the best guess. If/when a hotel is not identified a button will be displayed for more in-depth analysis from RevealHotels.com For this offer: 5* HOTWIRE North of Champs Elysées - Arc de Triomphe for $183 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Restaurant Business ==> best guess would be the De Vigny 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.
  4. We have added this hotel to the Hotel List based upon your report above, but our new 'instant match' feature also includes hotels that may not be on the hotel list yet but have been previously researched by us, as well as other 'checks and balances' to help minimize the chances of any erroneous IDs.
  5. Glad to hear you like it! Please help spread the word about this new BiddingHelper.com feature.
  6. Congratulations on your success! An excellent deal for this hotel and for this time of year! Our BiddingHelper.com tool now has an almost instantaneous guess of just about every HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS. All you have to do is a search with BiddingHelper.com and then in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST'. If an instant match is not found you can then click the RevealHotels link to have the hotel identified. We hope this new feature makes things easier for you to research and welcome and feedback, comments, suggestions you may have. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the New York Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay and return visit to NYC!
  7. It's still available (for now): BiddingForHotelRooms.com ...or you can also bid from the 'BIDDING' tab of our BiddingHelper.com tool. Note that you may also be interested in some new features recently added there... in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW and PRICELINE EXPRESS tabs hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button to have our systems match the hotel for you! If you would like help with a bidding strategy, or confirmation of a PRICELINE EXPRESS or HOTWIRE hotel, feel free to start a NEW TOPIC. 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.
  8. Grrrr.... frustrating, i'm sure. If you're willing to give it another attempt, i would suggest calling the hotel, explain the situation to them (as well as confirm that PL has plotted their hotel in the wrong zone), and ask if they will contact PL to approve cancellation of the reservation. (just make sure to confirm that the hotel is going to refund Priceline and that in turn Priceline will refund you... you don't want a situation where the hotel cancels the reservation without a refund) Let us know how you make out.
  9. Unless otherwise noted, all PRICELINE EXPRESS deals are for double occupancy. You can often workaround this when a 'bed choice' is offered and one of the rooms available is designed to accommodate triple/quad occupancy. Technically your reservation is still for double occupancy, but i don't know of anyone how has yet had an issue showing up with 3/4 guests when a specific room type was purchased that is designed to accommodate the number of guests in their group. For each of the hotels above have you tried searching using our BiddingHelper.com tool and in the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button (or tab this button if on a mobile device)... the best guess for each of the hotels above should be revealed to you. However, if none of these PRICELINE EXPRESS hotels shows a 'Bed Choice' that will accommodate your family's occupancy needs, i would sooner recommend using HOTWIRE where you can search for up to quad occupancy per room, and HOTWIRE guarantees sleeping accommodations for everyone that you included in your search.... or are you willing to take the occupancy risk and hope that the hotel will assign you a room that will comfortably accommodate quad occupancy? What are your needs for this trip and 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. Let us know your thoughts regarding the occupancy issue and how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.
  10. Congratulations on your success! At nearly half off of prevailing rates looks like a BIG win with some excellent savings. Hope you're happy with the results and looking forward to your 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.
  11. Or a better way is to search using our BiddingHelper.com tool... in the PRICELINE EXPRESS or HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tabs hover your mouse (or tap if on a mobile device) over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' and our systems will automatically indicate the best match. This new feature works for both PRICELINE EXPRESS and HOTWIRE. One more thing i forgot to mention above is that once you do hear back from PRICELINE, i am assuming they will offer you a full refund, but you may also be offered a discount (about 20%) if you agree to keep the existing reservation... so just something to think about ahead of time, 'how much of a discount would you need to agree to keep the existing reservation?' (you may need to be in the Empire State Building zone and therefore the answer is that no discount is enough to have you stay a few blocks from where you intended... but if budget is a factor, and staying at a new property is appealing to you, it may be something to consider. Keep us updated.
  12. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you had some options and made an informed decision as to which one you preferred. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the NYC Priceline Express Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great trip!
  13. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your win with the board. Hope this property work well for your needs this trip and you're looking forward to your trip. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  14. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you are happy with the deal and are looking forward to your arrival next month. 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.
  15. Only thing that might have helped is if showing them their listing for BOTH hotels on a map and how they are plotted at the same location, as well as how the Times Square hotel is plotted on the map at 36th St when the address above clearly indicates that the hotel is on 39th St. However, it's entirely possible (likely?) that the service rep on the phone didn't have the authority to do anything other than escalate to a supervisor. I once had a 'complex' customer service issue and although i was told "supervisor will tell you the same thing" i persisted, explained my case to a supervisor, who then had to pass my case along to somebody higher up and they would get back to me... they have back to me via email asking me to call, at which point the issue was resolved; hopefully will be same for you. I would give it a week or two, and then if not resolved get your credit card company involved. While i'm an advocate for saving the credit card company at a LAST RESORT (too many people use this as a first line of defense... always try to resolve amicably first directly with the merchant) this may be an instance where it is needed (if not resolved within 2 weeks) as i think they will quickly/easily understand the issue and help in rectifying the situation. Good luck and keep us updated.
  16. Happy Anniversary! The reason for prices being so high for this nite is that the NYC Marathon is on 11/3, so runners (and friends/family who cheer them on) from all over the world are in town for the event. As there are parties/gathering/events for participants throughout the week leading up to Sunday, even those more local to the area stay a nite or two in the city in order to participate as well as to be 'fresh' for an early wake-up on Sunday. The least expensive offers i'm seeing for your dates (so you can decide if the proximity to the Beacon is worth the savings or additional cost): 4* Empire State Building Area (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $241/nite with: Fitness Center Airport Shuttle Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Park South Hotel 4* Midtown West - Hell's Kitchen (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $241/nite with: Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Yotel New York Times Square 4* HOTWIRE Lower East Side - East Village for $271 Free Internet Smoke Free Restaurant ==> citizenM New York Bowery 4* HOTWIRE Empire State Building - Bryant Park for $240 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business ==> St. Giles the Tuscany 4.5* Grand Central Terminal - UN (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $280/nite with: Fitness Center Business Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==> Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Something above work for your needs, location, and 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 what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help. PS- we have made a lot of developments in the 10 years since you have joined the board, if you haven't seen or aren't using it, search with our BiddingHelper.com tool and each of the hotels above can be seen by hovering over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button.
  17. Sorry to hear you're having an issue, and i'm surprised you're having such a tough time, as things like this are usually resolved fairly quickly once you can get somebody on the line that understands the issue (it's this second part that can be difficult). I think this could easily be resolved without the need to send a certified letter... in the future feel free to post here first as we have a pretty good understanding of how to navigate these type of issues. Through a little research it's clear that they have inadvertently plotted this hotel at the same exact location at the Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, which is indeed in the Empire Stat Building zone. If you click this previous link and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page you can see the location for the Hyatt Place Midtown South is at the same exact location that they have placed the HYATT PLACE TIMES SQURE... this is usually enough to get them to stop reading from the script and reach out to a manager (or you can ask to speak to one). As well, at the 2nd link it is clear that they have placed the hotel on 36th St, even though the address above indicates that the Hyatt Place Times Square is on 39th St (further evidence that the location they are looking at is not correct). You can wait for a responce from your certified letter, but if you can get this escalated to the 'next level' of PRICELINE customer service, i'm sure it will be resolved very quickly using the technique above of: 1) they have put the hotel at the same location as another Hyatt Place property 2) the address of the hotel is on 39th St and their plot is clearly not 39th St 3) if they use another source to look at the address of the hotel (google, Hyatt website, etc) they will see it's in the Times Square zone Of course i'm in agreement that you shouldn't need to do any of this, and the hotel should be zoned correctly to begin with, but it looks like an honest mistake that hopefully will be fixed shortly. 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 ultimately make out.
  18. Congratulations on your success! Looks like an excellent deal for a weekend nite in New Orleans! Hope you're happy with the purchase and looking forward to your 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.
  19. Yeah, this would have been a very nice deal for the Encore. Since this thread now reflects your win for the solo nite at the Cosmopolitan, please start a NEW TOPIC for help with, or to report a win for, the remaining nites (this will enable us to use the topic title of your newly created thread to reflect whatever you end up doing for the additional nites). 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. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property works well for your plans for this nite and that you're pleased with the deal for these difficult/expensive nites. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this amenity set to the Richmond Priceline Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay... and good luck with your training if you happen to be running! PS- if you're not, check out the new tools built into our BiddingHelper.com tool... in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab hover over the 'REVEAL HOTELS' button and/or in the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover your mouse over the HOTEL LIST button.
  21. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the outcome... 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 and have a fun nite in NYC.
  22. I'm not seeing too much that i'm getting excited about in the immediate Lincoln Center / Hells Kitchen area, but i'll show you some of the options there as well as what out guess for some others that do seem interesting... 4* Empire State Building Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $169/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities ==>Shelburne Suites... a good value at this price, generally gets good reviews, and enough savings to take subway, taxi, uber, etc. to wherever you need to go 4* HOTWIRE Rockefeller Center for $194 Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet ==> New York Hilton Midtown... business hotel with impersonal service, but good location and a good price at this level 4* Times Square - Theatre District (<-- CLICK HERE confirm your dates on the landing page) for $223/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Aliz Hotel... i don't know much about this property, but centrally located and within your budget 4* Central Park South (<-- CLICK HERE confirm your dates on the landing page) for $224/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> The Shoreham Hotel... a 'moderate' walk to Lincoln Center but rooms are somewhat small 4.5* Madison Square Garden - Convention Area (<-- CLICK HERE confirm your dates on the landing page) for $252/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Crowne Plaza HY36... a little stretch of the budget but a fairly new hotel, gets great reviews, and an easy subway ride from Penn Station to Lincoln Center Any of the above of interest? 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 which you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  23. Thanks, we have updated the Chicago Priceline Hotel List accordingly to reflect this new star rating... thanks for reporting your win and helping to make the change.
  24. This hotel charges the same for rooms with 2 Bed vs. 1 King, so it is likely that if you ask at check-in and this room type is available they will likely be willing to switch. However, based upon current rates occupancy seems to be high for this nite and having a look at the Sheraton website i don't see any 'standard' king rooms available (only King rooms are in a Suite)... so it certainly pays to ask, but keep in mind that the hotel may simply not have any king rooms available. On a positive site the 2 bed rooms i'm seeing for your dates are over $450/nite for this nite... so an excellent deal! Have a great trip!
  25. Hi MichaelEg, Yes, it's entirely possible that HOTWIRE (or even PRICELINE EXPRESS) shows a 'Room Choice' on the search results page but then no room option(s) are given during the checkout page. I'm not sure of the logistics 'behind the scenes', but we have seen this frequently. If there is a specific offer that you're looking at, or would like help with your trip (i'm very familiar with NYC), feel free to start a NEW TOPIC and we would be happy to assist you 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.