thereuare

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  1. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see this was the hotel you were expecting, the reviews are good, and it will work well for your needs. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  2. As PRICELINE only guarantees double occupancy, are you OK using priceline for this reservation (assuming you're looking for one room)... or would would you prefer to use HOTWIRE which may cost you a few dollars more, but will guarantee sleeping accommodations for up to quad occupancy (if you include the correct number of guests on your search) What is it exactly that you're looking for in a hotel for this trip? What is your maximum 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.
  3. Welcome to BetterBidding and congratulations on your success! Glad to see this worked out perfectly for your plans and you're excited with the win/savings. Instead try our BiddingHelper tool: 1) search using BiddingHelper.com 2) click the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab 3) hover your mouse over (or click) the 'FIND MATCH' button next to each listing --> for most offers the name of the hotel will be shown almost immediately 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. Enjoy your stay and have fun at the event.
  4. Congratulations on your success. Although the price had gone up, glad to see you're pleased with the deal and outcome. Our BiddingHelper.com EASY VIEW can usually indicate which one it is. In the future you could see which ones are suggested by HOTWIRE and then compare to one chosen by BiddingHelper (and the Bidding Helper has tabs to both the 'regular' Hotwire page and the EASY VIEW, so can do all of the above all on the same page and with just one search). If you have any suggestions on how to streamline this process even further please let us know (you can send me a PM) and we will see what we can do about implementing. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. 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!
  5. Yes, thank you for closing this thread with your decision. 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.
  6. We always use the amenities from our BiddingHelper.com tool as they are designed to work with our systems. Even though the hotel was as we predicted, glad to hear the refund went smoothly... if you need help with a replacement property feel free to start a NEW TOPIC. 2x
  7. Congratulations on your success... your first win! Great to see you received the hotel you wanted and are looking forward to your trip. If you've never stayed at the Palazzo before it's a treat,5 star and first class all the way. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great trip... and good luck in Vegas!
  8. If you read a few posts above, PRICELINE has reconfigured their page once again, we are looking to see if any viable options, but will take at least a few days of research/testing. You can subscribe to this thread (button on top right of page) as we will post a reply here if/when we are able to get it working again. I will add, as i did above, that recently bidding has only been beneficial for one nite stays and/or 2.5 star and below... for stays of 2+ nites and 3+ stars, our Priceline Coupon can bring the costs very close to the 'right' price when bidding (and gives you the added benefit of knowing some details about the hotel and/or figuring out the name beforehand). 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.
  9. Please follow-up your previous Priceline Walt Disney 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. Best guess for this offer: 4* Providenciales (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $361/nite with: Free Parking No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> Villa del Mar 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. We have updated our code, thank you for helping us discover (and fix) this issue, this HOTWIRE will no longer be associated with the Riviera. What is it exactly that you are looking for in a hotel for this trip, i gather you're seeking something that is on-site, but are you necessarily looking at the 3 star rated hotels only... what is your maximum budget (per nite before fees/taxes) for this stay 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.
  11. Pretty sure this is NOT Riviera, we will make a change/update later today to make sure doesn't give this hotel as a match, and I should be able to find correct hotel in a few hours.
  12. Welcome to BetterBidding! Sorry to hear you didn't receive the hotel you were expecting, hopefully this will work out just as well for your needs. In the future feel free to ask the board for help before your purchase and we can usually figure out which one you may receive, or you can also use our BiddingHelper.com tool in order to research/identify hotels. 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. Enjoy your stay.
  13. Welcome to BetterBidding... and thanks for the compliments on the site! For this one: 5* HOTWIRE Center Strip - Grand Canal Shoppes for $119 Free parking Free internet Suite Resort Casino Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center ==> Palazzo would indeed be the best guess Consistent with RevealHotels.com findings. 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. If you do change the dates feel free to re-confirm since even changing the dates by one nite can effect the hotel being offered)
  14. Welcome to BetterBidding! With the Riviera being a brand new hotel, please hold off on this one and i'll have time later tonite to investigate further in order to confirm. To confirm, is the room type showing '2 full beds' or 'standard room'? 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. Thanks.
  15. You're welcome. You should subscribe to this thread (button on top right corner of the page) since i will post here if/when we are able to come up with a viable option.
  16. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're pleased with the outcome and this property will work well for your plans in the area this trip. Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the Amsterdam Priceline Hotel List with the details for this hotel. Enjoy your stay.
  17. I'm not sure how large your conference is, but based upon Valentine's Day along, your budget is going to be difficult on an all-in basis. In fact PRICELINE EXPRESS doesn't have any 4 star hotels that are under $200/nite all-in. Have you had a look at the BiddingHelper.com HOTWIRE EASY VIEW as there are some 4 star properties there within your budget that maybe will be close enough to the Fairmont? 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. For this property: 4* Union Square East - Nob Hill (confirm your dates on the landing page) for $189/nite with: Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> San Francisco Marriott Union Square would be our best guess The "Last person got ___" information shown by HOTWIRE is in reference to the last person who bought a hotel of this star rating in the zone, it is not necessarily relative to the underlying hotel currently being offered. Note that the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is $419/nite for your dates (although our Priceline Coupon will take an extra 5% off) which would seem to indicate that demand is high at this hotel for these dates (likely on account of Valentine's Day taking place within your date range), so it may not be offered thru the opaque providers, and if it is it may not be discounted by very much. Is this the only hotel you're interested in and what is your maximum budget? (per nite before fees/taxes) Would SPLITTING YOUR PRICELINE BID be an 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.
  19. I will have a look later this week to see if there is any workaround, but i do know they were making a push towards their PRICELINE EXPRESS product. If your stay is for 2+ nites and for 3 stars or more, our Priceline Coupon makes their Express deals competitive with NYOP, but for one nite stays (or those 2.5 stars or less) it will be a little more than what used to be available by bidding.
  20. Sometimes when there are two hotels of the same star rating in the same zone PRICELINE / HOTWIRE will alternate showing one vs. the other (i'm sure it has to do with some testing 'behind the scenes' to see which converts better)... as i do remember i had to change my search yesterday to 3/7-3/8 in order to get this same offer to appear. Have a great trip.
  21. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results! We have updated the Seattle Priceline Hotel List to include this hotel and amenity set. If you're not, you can always use the new feature of our BiddingHelper tool in order to identify and match hotels: 1) search with BiddingHelper.com 2) in the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab click the 'FIND MATCH' button 3) most hotels will be identified immediately You may see a hotel ID that is not yet in the hotel list, because we include hotels that we have previously identified thru research but have not yet been confirmed with a report on the board (we only add these when we are extremely confident in our guess). Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay and have fun in Seattle!
  22. Welcome (officially) to BetterBidding... your first post after 10 years as a member! Sorry to hear you received a hotel that you didn't expect, but did you buy directly from the RevealHotels.com page? There are actually TWO 3.5 star hotels offered in this zone for your dates and both are priced at $59/nite, i'm guessing that you likely repeated the search at a different time and assumed it was the same hotel since it was priced at the same $59/nite? I'm fairly confident that the first one is indeed the Doubletree, and i'll speculate that you bought the second one which turned out to be the Sheraton. If you check your email confirmation does it show an Indoor Pool, as i don't believe the Sheraton Chalet would qualify to use the Indoor Pool amenity... guests can use the Indoor Pool at the Sheraton Plaza next door, but as this is not 'on-site' and requires a brief walk outside (and who wants to do while wet and in a bathing suit this time of year?). I think you would have a good argument to have HOTWIRE cancel this reservation if it doesn't work for your needs. Hopefully you can make this work for your needs, but if not and you do pursue trying to cancel the reservation, let us know how it goes on the basis of the hotel not having an Indoor Pool directly on-site. For your future purchases please remember to use the links directly from the board or on page from our search tool to avoid confusion between two hotels that may look alike. Enjoy your stay.
  23. No problem, we're happy to help! For this offer: 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $255 Free internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby Children's activities ==> Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is 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.
  24. Welcome to BetterBidding! So we can replicate your search please include the dates of your stay, and the room rate per nite, and we will have a closer look at this offer. 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.
  25. Did you cancel the trip for 1/4-1/8 or is this an additional trip? If you did travel at the beginning of the month please let us know what you ultimately decided for that trip. For your October travel plans: 4.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $429 Free internet Resort Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby Spa services ==> Disney's Grand Floridian is our 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.