thereuare

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  1. I didn't see anything within your budget in Brooklyn... as well as it being a longer commute into midtown Manhattan vs. Long Island City. Always double check parking signs/regulations, but i'm pretty sure there is no enforcement on Sat/Sun and possibly none on Columbus day either. 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. Maybe global warming is extending the tourist season Looks like a nice property with excellent reviews.... glad to see you're happy with the hotel and deal you received. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great trip. PS- nice to see you around the board
  3. Few ideas: 3.5* Long Island City (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $132/nite Free Internet Available No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Business Center Free Internet Access ==> Hotel Vetiver 3.5* HOTWIRE Long Island City for $127.54 Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible ==> Wyndham Garden Long Island City Both of these are an easy walk to a nearby subway station that can have you in Manhattan in 5-10 minutes. There is street parking nearby but there may be 'alternate side of the street' parking involved (not sure if you encountered this in Brooklyn) in which you may need to move your car daily to the other side of the street to account for street cleaning, although that is likely not a factor over the weekend... and not sure if in effect on Oct 14 which the rules may be suspended in observance of Columbus Day. Thoughts on either of these options? 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 (or how it goes if you move forward with either of these) and we'll take it from there.
  4. If you're looking for a hotel in Manhattan with Free Parking i would give up that requirement and focus on trying to save money elsehwhere... the Skyline Hotel used to offer Free Parking but now charges for parking , although at a very affordable for the area $10/nite. HOWEVER, you also have to think about what type of hotel/experience it is that you're looking for and what is important to you for this stay, as often if a hotel offers some amazing perk that is not offered by anyone else in the area, it can be that the hotel is deficient in other areas and uses this perk to lure in customers. If you're looking to stay outside of Manhattan and commute in, you have a few more options, but again it comes down to what type of experience are you looking for... is it worthwhile saving on parking in order to have to commute 30 minutes each way into Manhattan? (i'm not saying it is or isn't, it's a question you need to ask yourself, and can even take it a step further). Lastly, two suggestions we have frequently made for NYC visitors: 1) you can almost always get parking cheaper than what the hotel offers thru a private garage in the area. Unless you have day trips planned outside of the city you're not going to need your vehicle once you arrive, so better to drop bags off at the hotel, drive to a nearby (or even not so nearby if returning to the hotel via mass transit is convenient enough) lot to park your vehicle for the duration of your stay... then do the same in reverse when it's time to leave. 2) depending upon where you are driving in from, you may be able to park at a train station outside of the city along your path of travel... leave your car at the train station (if allowed) for either free or at a rate substantially cheaper than NYC and take the train for the last leg of your journey into Manhattan. The longer your NYC stay it is easier to make up the difference in the added cost of train tickets by the less expensive parking, but it also avoids you having to drive in Manhattan (something many people are not comfortable with) as well as the $15 toll into the city. Exactly how many adults/children do you have in total (and if different families what is the number of adults/children in each family). What is the deciding factor between one room vs. two rooms (you mention 'probably' need 2 rooms) as this is likely going to be a bigger cost differentiator relative to the cost of parking. What is your expected budget for this 4 night trip? Is this per room or total for all guests if you ultimately need two rooms? What level star rating hotel are you expecting? 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 the information above regarding location, occupancy, star rating, and budget and we'll take it from there.
  5. In the future please click the email link in order to sign-in... then go to BetterBidding and click our HOTWIRE link to begin your search; any discount should still show in your account and we should then also get credit for your purchase. Not sure how much of a draw this is given their performance over the last few seasons! (j/k) Sounds like you researched this trip well from a price standpoint and are reaping the benefits (and savings!) Thanks again for sharing your win and have a great trip!
  6. Congratulations on your success! This looks to be an excellent rate for this time of year... hope you're happy with the results and looking forward to your trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the New York City Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay and have a great time in NYC!
  7. The 5 star hotels that you previously mentioned being interested in have all gone up in price... and the $147/nite option has disappeared. 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'd like to proceed.
  8. I'm actually seeing two different hotels at the 2.5 star rating... the one you mention above i believe i'm seeing for $78/nite: CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page, i believe this one is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Monaca I'm also seeing THIS ONE which would appear to be the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Center Township. NOTE: be sure to confirm your dates on the landing page for both of the links above 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. PS - please also follow-up/update your previous Hotwire Bonnet Creek hotel thread with any decisions/current thoughts you have for that trip next month. 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. Thanks.
  9. Please keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. Once you win a hotel, use the 'ADD REPLY and REPORT WIN' button on the upper right corner of the page to edit the topic title to reflect your win and to provide the details of your purchase. This helps keep the board better organized by reducing the number of unresolved threads that don't have any follow-up or conclusion. 2.5* HOTWIRE Portland South - Portland Intl Jetport PWM for $122 Free Parking Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Pool ==> Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites South Portland Did you try the REVEAL HOTELS button for the offer above (or try directly at RevealHotels.com) as i'm getting results /IDs for this offer when using both methods... is it not working 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 how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  10. For this property: 3* HOTWIRE Portland West for $108 Free Parking Free Internet Pet Friendly Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business ==> Clarion Hotel Airport - Portland, ME is my best guess, which is confirmed by both the 'Reveal Hotels' button in the BiddingHelper.com EASY VIEW, as well as it being a 100% match with the 'Find Match in Hotel List' button 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.
  11. Welcome back! I think you're actually looking at two different properties, best guess / comments for each... The first one: 2.5* Conford (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $86/nite: Free Internet In Room Free Parking Free Breakfast Indoor Swimming Pool No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet In Public Areas Free Internet Access Swimming Pool ==> Fairfield Inn by Marriott Concord For the second property: 2.5* Concord (<-- CLICK HERE confirm your dates on the landing page) for $79/nite with: Free Parking Indoor Swimming Pool Free Internet available Free Internet Free Breakfast Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ==> Best Western Concord Inn & Suites is my best guess here 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. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property works for your plans in the area this nite and that you're happy with the outcome. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a good trip.
  13. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this offer: 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $172 Resort Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa ==> Walt Disney World Dolphin 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.
  14. Welcome to BetterBidding! Please include the dates of your stay so we can replicate your search and look into 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. PS- note that you can 'follow' this thread by clicking the FOLLOW button on the top right corner of the page and you will then be notified anytime there is a reply.
  15. Best guess / comments for each below... For the first one: 3.5* HOTWIRE Miami Intl Airport (MIA) West - Doral for $89 Free Parking Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> Wingate by Wyndham Miami Airport 3* HOTWIRE FLL Intl Airport South for $129 Complimentary Breakfast Free Parking Free Internet Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Business ==> Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South and Cruise Port Both of these can be identified with our newest sister site, RevealHotels.com (and there is also a 'Reveal Hotel' button next to each offer in our BiddingHelper.com HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab) 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.
  16. Sorry to hear this wasn't the hotel you were hoping for or even expecting, but this does look to be a recent change in star rating for this property. (i'm even seeing it still have 4 star on some older priceline pages) Hopefully it will work out OK for your needs for the one nite. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding and helping us update the Priceline Hotel List with the new star rating for this property. Enjoy your stay.
  17. 2x Do you not see it? Also, keep in mind that this offer could disappear at any time... especially since you're close to arrival and because it's Vegas (where things change often). 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.
  18. Could you stretch your budget another $5/nite? 5* The Strip - Central West (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $155/nite with: Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Free Internet in room ==> best guess for this one is the Cosmopolitan, which when combined with our Priceline Coupon code at the top of the page (an additional 5% off) brings the price of this one down to $147/nite Does this work for your needs/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 how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  19. Yes, that would be 1 of 14 available re-bid zones... feel free to confirm the others if you're unsure.
  20. When bidding 5 star in Las Vegas you have FOURTEEN re-bid zones. If you're not familiar with re-bidding please read Priceline Re-Bidding Explained and feel free to ask questions and/or confirm your re-bid zones with the board before proceeding. Select 5* Strip Central West and Strip Northeast Bid $100, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $105, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $113, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $118, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $123, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $125, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $128, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $130, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $133, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $135, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $138, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $140 Any questions feel free to ask. Please use our sister site Bidding for Hotel Rooms to start your bidding. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  21. As far as i know/can tell, the only 5 star hotels in The Strip - Central West zone are: Bellagio Hotel and Casino Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace (you didn't mention this one above but it's a 'hotel within a hotel' located inside of Caesars The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection If you're interested in bidding let us know: -maximum bid -dates of your stay (would this be for the full length of your stay or did you purchase the previous hotel for the first nite and now just need the remaining two nites?) -acceptable zones (would you be bidding this zone and the Strip Northeast zone?) -any other information you think we should know about your needs .... we'll then be able to suggest a bidding strategy for you to follow 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.
  22. The Encore @ $150/nite was from HOTWIRE and looks like this zone/amenity description: 5* HOTWIRE North Strip - Fashion Show Mall for $150 (for 9/16-9/17) Free Parking Resort Suite Casino Smoke Free Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet You can search at our sister site RevealHotels.com in order to confirm that you're looking at the correct 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.
  23. At the moment i think these are your options: Vdara (yes, i realize not in your list of hotels) for $137/nite for your complete stay. Alternately For 9/16-9/17 Encore $150 For 9/17-9/19 Cosmo $159 ==> so an average of about $20 more than you're currently hoping to pay Of if you want to pursue Bidding for a Hotel Room it looks like the only 'safe' area for you to bid would be the Strip Northeast (or i would need to double check to see if the Central West zone would still work for you as well). 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.
  24. There are the only 'known' hotels at the 5* level in the Strip Northeast zone. I'm very familiar with Las Vegas and don't know of any other properties that would qualify to be 5 star rated based upon how the zone boundaries are currently drawn. The Trump is in the Strip Northwest (again, based upon how the zone boundaries are currently drawn) so this would not be a possibility if you excluded this zone from your bidding. Exactly which hotels are acceptable... as in your first post you did not mention Wynn/Encore but you do in your latest post, so are these acceptable? What about: Cosmopolitan, Delano, Vdara, Aria, etc, etc. Please clarify which hotels are acceptable and we will be in a better position to comment. Not necessarily. While you are taking the consumer perspective that the hotel would rather get some revenue for a room rather than let it sit empty, the hotel may take the other side that you're coming to Vegas in 2-3 days and don't yet have a place to stay! Think in terms of an airline, if you show up at the counter looking to take a flight in a few hours, you pay the most even if there are empty seats on the plane. As well, even if a hotel could suddenly go from 75% occupancy to 100% occupancy... they then have staffing issues as they can't suddenly call in additional workers on 2 days notices to cover the front desk, room service, restaurants, housekeeping, etc, etc. With this noted, rates in Vegas do change more often, and to greater extremes, than any other hotel market in the country. If your desired hotel(s) are out of your budget, but were in your budget for 2 out of 3 nites (or even 1 out of 3), 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. Let us know the additional information above and we'll go from there.
  25. Please include the dates of your stay so we can replicate your search and look into the HOTWIRE offer above. 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.