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  1. The 'retail' price shown is not necessarily the rate of this specific hotel but for an average of hotel(s) of this star rating in the zone for your dates... it could be all the 4 star hotels in the area, it could be a handful of them, it could just the hotel offered, or it could be just one hotel that is not the one being offered. Search using BiddingHelper.com and in the EASY VIEW tab filter the results to just 4 star hotels and the Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek zone. Hover your mouse over the 'SEE MATCH from HOTEL LIST' button and you'll see the following 4 star hotels in the area and prices for your dates: Disney Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidania Village - $902/nite Disney Polynesian Resort - $941/nite ==> these two hotels could be the only two hotels used for the average (which would make the average rates in the $900's) or it could include any number of other properties. Regardless, i would not put much faith or pay much attention to this crossed out rate since, as per the above, you can see it's not very meaningful As per this Disney summer thread from yesterday, this offer: 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $411 Free internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby Children's activities ==> matches Disney's Animal Kingdom Based upon yesterday's post (linked above) i have more confidence that this is likely Animal Kingdom Lodge 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.
  2. We do see it from time-to-time, but odds favor it appearing when 'regular' prices are lower rather than higher (since higher prices indicate higher demand and they are less likely to offer deep discounts thru the opaque hotel channels when demand is high and they are likely able to sell most rooms on their own at regular price). With the above noted, things to come and go in cycles... there were long periods where we would never see Animal Kingdom received thru HOTWIRE, but it has been appearing more often recently. The same could be said for most Disney properties. 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. Keep us updated on your progress and let us know how we can be of further help along the way.
  3. Congratulations on your success and glad to see this was the hotel you were hoping for on this leg of your trip. (apologize for the delay, was a little tied up with other things today) For the future, note that the 'original price' is not necessarily the price of the underlying hotel for your dates, but rather an average price of hotel(s) of this star rating in the zone for your dates. We have updated the Orlando Hotwire Hotel List with the new amenity set for this property. Does this replace your July 23-25 trip or will you still be in the area for these dates as well? Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great stay at this on-site property.
  4. Welcome toBetterBidding! (and sorry for the delayed reply, was a bit tied up today) 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $408 Free internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby Children's activities No guarantees, but this amenity set matches the same amenities HERE where the user received the Animal Kingdom Lodge. 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.
  5. Understood, but since it's possible that rates only move higher from here, we recommend booking a Refundable Reservation ... nothing to lose, and you'll be thankful you did if prices jump from here.
  6. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear you received a nice deal at the hotel you were hoping for and that the new features of the BiddingHelper.com EASY VIEW tab continue to benefit our users! (please help spread the word about these new features 🙂 ) Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  7. I'm not currently seeing any inventory for this property at PRICELINE when searching for your dates... Hotwire has it at $424/nite. You could consider booking at this price (as it's fully refundable, but always double check the conditions during the booking process) at least this way it locks you in at this price, you can always re-book at a lower rate should it become available (or PRICELINE EXPRESS / HOTWIRE come up with 'opaque' inventory), or you can cancel and book something entirely different. Another option would be to consider the Animal Kingdom Lodge for $339/nite. Same options/flexibility as above since it's fully refundable but nearly $100/nite cheaper. Would either of these of interest while you 'wait it out' and/or should the Wilderness Lodge not appear within your 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 your thoughts and how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.
  8. Thanks for the follow-up. Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner. Do you recall the room rate per nite so we can add this information to the topic title and complete your thread? 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 start by following-up your previous Priceline 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. For your July stay, what would be your maximum budget for the Wilderness Lodge? 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.
  10. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for, and even better we're happy to hear you like the new RevealHotels tool! We have some additional ideas that we are in the process of adding to the site, so if you have any of your own suggestions feel free to send them to me in a PM. Please help spread the word about the new site! Thank you for using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the Miami Hotwire Hotel List with the new amenity set for this hotel. Have a great trip... and Happy Valentine's Day!
  11. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this offer: 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $337 Free internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby Children's activities ==> unfortunately i'm not certain, my guess is that it is Animal Kingdom Lodge, Wilderness Village, or the Boardwalk Inn... with the odds favoring Animal Kingdom, but as i mention, i'm far from certain 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.
  12. There are quite a few in Disney Springs in that price range (using 3/2-3/4 as example): Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs $129 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress $159 Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista $129 Sheraton Vistana Condo $149 B Resort and Spa in Disney Springs $134 (with our current coupons you can also take an extra 5% off of the above prices) 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 if you'd like to move forward on any of the above (and for what dates if longer than 3/2-3/4) and we can provide additional details.
  13. We're happy to help... it's what we do here.🙂 Used to be much more difficult but we have tools we have developed (many of which we have made available to the public, like BiddingHelper.com) that make it much easier to do this research. Still takes some time, but a fraction of what it used to take. Some thoughts/ideas of what i'm seeing: 3/2-3/3 This is by far your most expensive nite and although a Disney property is available for about $400/nite, it's different than the one below so a little less convenient than if you could pick up the same property for both nites and not need to move. I did also search for 3/2-3/4 but price of one Disney property starts to hit the $600/nite mark <ouch!> vs. a Disney Springs property in the $125-$150 area) 3/3-3/4 Seeing one of the 'higher end' Disney properties but not sure which one (Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge, etc) but at nearly $400/nite... possible Grand Floridian for $450; not sure if these are worth it to you at these prices (vs. a 4 star hotel in the Disney Springs area which could be had for about $125-$150/nite) 3/4-3/6 Disney Dolphin for $205/nite 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. Thoughts?
  14. Congratulations on your success, hope this worked well for your needs and you enjoyed your stay. For the time being priceline is moving away from their original bidding model. We did have a workaround at BiddingForHotelRooms.com, but this too has stopped working. Next week (as time permits as busy with a few other projects right now) we are going to investigate if it can be fixed. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Thank you for sharing your results with the board.
  15. With current rates i don't think $160/nite ($800 / 5 nites) is likely in the right ballpark. Have you yet begun to research rates as prices for your dates at a Disney property are well into the mid-$250 for most nights (and even high for some of the nites). I think you are going to have to compromise somewhere... either stay at a non-Disney property for some of the nites or outside of the area. If you haven't begun to research prices you can use our BiddingHelper.com tool which will make it easy to see 'opaque hotel prices' for hotels in the Bonnet Creek zone (where the Disney resorts are located), retail prices for your dates at Disney hotels, as well as hotels in other zones. Would you consider hotels in the Disney Springs area which seem to be much more affordable for your dates (and many include some Disney perks, if that is part of what you're looking for by staying on-site). I am seeing the following for March 3-5: 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $222 Free internet Resort Pet friendly Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Golf nearby ==> Disney's Port Orleans Riverside ... although this is over your indicated budget, this would seem to be the closest to what you're looking for, and the additional nites you need in this zone would likely be even higher 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 and how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.
  16. Welcome to BetterBidding! I have only first looked at offers your complete trip and i'm seeing very high prices, so i assume this is a fairly large tournemnt? (or something else also taking place in the area during these dates). We will begin to have a look at sub-set of your 5 nite stay, but so we have a better idea of what options work best for you for this trip, what is your expected 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
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