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  1. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results! (and that you were able to use the new Hotwire Coupon ) As you're heading back from the city one nite, if you're looking for a late nite 'snack' stay on the N or W train to the Broadway stop (don't confuse with Manhattan's Broadway, this is in Astoria/Queens) this place has one of the best square slices around (other pizza/food there is 'ok', but the square slices are what shine... and if you're just ordering slices you need to sit at the 'pizzeria area' on the left rather than the 'restaurant' area on the right: Sac's Place 3511 35th Ave (or you could make it an expensive lunch by ordering a whole square pie OR pair with some salads/appetizers/entrees for a casual dinner) EDIT TO ADD: i just learned that they closed this location and moved to 'Kaufman Astoria Studios'... but i can't vouch if things are the same at the new location, apparently no slices at the new location (for the time being) and they have left their coal over at the old location, so tough call to make... i'll have to try to do some 'research' next time i'm out that way Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  2. Correct, which is why i tried to clarify before proceeding. So you have the Villa Florence Hotel Hotel option above thru HOTWIRE, or you have this option from PRICELINE EXPRESS: 4* Union Square West (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $249/nite with: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas ==> Hotel Adagio is our guess for this one. NOTE that all priceline reservations are for double occupancy, this this offer provides a 'Bed Choice' of 2 Queen Beds. Although technically your room is still booked for double occupancy, i don't know of anyone who has yet had an issue showing up with a 3rd/4th guests when a specific room type was booked and that room is designed to accommodate the number of guests in the group. Also, as priceline doesn't indicate that this property has a resort fee (whereas the HOTWIRE above does) the price difference between the two is not as much as it may appear at first glance. Thoughts on either of these? 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! Are you searching for 2 rooms? (as HOTWIRE only allows you to search for up to quad occupancy per room) If not, are you just hoping for the best that the room will be able to accommodate 5 guests? Let us know the above and we'll move forward from there, as our suggestions will differ based upon the number of rooms/guests that you're looking for in order to accommodate 5 people. 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- to answer your question regarding the hotel above: 4* HOTWIRE Union Square East for $203 Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Villa Florence Hotel Hotel is the best guess for this one
  4. New hotels can/are added all the time, some hotels are removed, as well as the star rating of exiting hotels being upgraded/downgraded. As well, remember that when bidding on Priceline the star rating you choose is the minimum that you're willing to accept, so an upgrade to a higher rated hotel is also always a possibility as well. However, if you're not yet ready to commit at this point in time i wouldn't get too wrapped up in trying to figure out the results based upon what is showing today, as a LOT can potentially happen/change between now and when you're plans are firm. 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/when your plans are firm and you're ready to move forward.
  5. Welcome (officially) to BetterBidding! Glad to see you scored a nice deal at the hotel you were hoping for and that you find the board information helpful. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding. Have a great stay!
  6. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you got two nice deals for each leg of this trip and that you're all set and looking forward to your family vacation. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great trip!
  7. Congratulations on your success... a very nice rate for NYC at any time of year! An excellent example of how rates can differ greatly, even from one day to the next, as this Sunday of a holiday weekend is inexpensive even though it is during peak season... try a midweek nite just a week later and i'm sure you'll see rates spike substantially higher. 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. I am able to get the details of this one now: 3.5* Downtown Detroit (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $106/nite with: Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas ==> Detroit Marriott At The Renaissance Center or the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown would be my best guesses for this one. Given this property does not offer a pool, which the Courtyard has but the Renaissance does not, i would favor this one more likely being the Renaissance, but you should at least be prepared for either (although the Courtyard seems less likely than the Renaissance, imo) 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.
  9. True for the most part, although in NYC you want to try to go a little higher in star rating if you can (unless you're able to determine the likely hotel and you 'know' that it's a good one)... especially if you intend to BID for a hotel room since you then have no control/guess over the hotel within the zone that you may receive. Most NYC hotel rooms are small, but at the lower rating they tend to get even tinier, and at the non-chain hotels housekeeping and general upkeep can often be less than stellar. (i've stayed It depends how you define the 'best option'... it may be the most economical; but it's not going to be the most convenient. Here are some decent options and you can try to determine which you think would be 'best' based upon your needs/budget (of course you can feel free to ask questions about any of them and we will do our best to comment/advise accordingly): 3* HOTWIRE Red Hook - Brooklyn South for $112 Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Business ==> Days Inn by Wyndham Brooklyn Boro Park ... not my first choice as i don't think it will give you an 'city feel', but i included as it's the least expensive option (and you can also get a feel for what would be available at a lower price vs. if i didn't include this hotel). I don't know much about this area, but it's close to a subway station, although the commute to Times Square/Midtown would be about 55 minutes (that's a bit far to be considered convenient, imo... imagine staying by O'Hare and using the blue line to commute to Downtown). 4* HOTWIRE Long Island City for $168 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Business ==> The Paper Factory ... a short walk to a subway line that will have you into Midtown in about 20 minutes. Hotels gets good decent reviews.... but note that there is also a $23/nite resort fee at this hotel 4.5* HOTWIRE Long Island City for $184 Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Business ==> Boro Hotel ... also close to a subway and about 20 minutes to midtown. This one has the best reviews out of any of the above, here there is a $19/nite resort fee so about a $12 difference between this one and the one above; you'll have to decide if that is money well spent or not in exchange for the higher star rating and better reviews. From PRICELINE EXPRESS... 3.5* Long Island City (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $170/nite with: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Free Internet in room Fitness Center ==> Wyndham Garden Long Island City .... no reported resort fee here so a little more affordable than the last two above, similar in terms of convenience Unfortunately anything in Manhattan that gets a better than 65% recommendation from previous guests is looking to be in the mid-$200's. Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. Let us know your thoughts/questions and we'll take it from there.
  10. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and this one will work well for your plans... and no major upcharge for having a child in the room with you. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and we're glad we were able to help. Please remember to click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy this leg of your family vacation.
  11. Glad to hear another great stay and to know about a well run hotel for anyone visiting the area. Thanks for the follow-up!
  12. Congratulations on your success! An excellent deal for this well reviewed property... and great that you were able to get such an extended stay as well! Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Cancun Priceline Hotel List with the new amenity set for this property. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your (long) stay.
  13. lew, Thanks for your post and sharing your win with the board... feel free to start a NEW TOPIC with the details of your purchase as others will then be aware of it and be able to benefit from the information when searching the topic titles on the board and in the Priceline and Hotwire Calendar of Wins. Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and are looking forward to your trip. Thank you for sharing your results and using our sister site Reveal Hotels to begin your purchase.
  14. Some of the above have disappeared from the offerings, but i do see one that you mentioned as wanting: 5* HOTWIRE Singapore Central - Colonial District for $162 Free Parking Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Spa ==> Hotel Fort Canning Let us know once you decide how you'd like to proceed for this trip and we will see what is available and advise accordingly. Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board.
  15. Historically this information is meaningless and not accurate. Before bidding make sure you're comfortable with a hotel anywhere within the shaded boundary of the Long Island City zone. For easy access to the Priceline bidding page please use our sister site BiddingForHotelRooms.com. Keep us updated on your progress.
  16. Welcome back! For quick and easy access to the priceline bidding page use the following site we have set-up: BiddingForHotelRooms.com Not sure if this $150 figure is room rate only vs. all-in, but either way i think it's going to be tough. Do a search using our BiddingHelper.com tool and after completing your search: in the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab: 1) on the left side select 3 star and higher (if you hover over the '3 star' text you will see an 'and higher' link that will automatically leave checkmarks for everything 3* and higher and UNcheck everything that is below 3 stars 2) above the search results look for 'Sort by' and click the PRICE link... this will sort all results from lowest to highest 3) scroll thru the list and see where acceptable zones within Manhattan begin and you'll see the least expensive inside of Manhattan starts at $183 per nite (even though this may not be the best of locations)... consider scrolling to see where the pricing begins for more centrally located zones NEXT repeat the above 3 steps in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab. I understand that you're interested in Name Your Own Price, but the exercise above will at least give you a realistic idea of what pricing is for your dates, with the star rating and zones that you are interested in. If budget is not that flexible you can also consider some locations outside of Manhattan, such as Long Island City (or also potentially Brooklyn and/or Hoboken, Jersey City, etc) but it becomes a trade-off between budget and convenience, what type of experience you're looking for this trip, if you want your wife's first trip to be 'immersed' in Manhattan or commuting to get to the heart of the city, etc, etc. Let us know your thoughts regarding flexibility in budget and how that plays out with the trade-off in location, star rating, etc and we'll take it from there. Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board.
  17. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property worked well for your plans for the nite and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this property to the Kansas City Hotwire hotel list. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.
  18. You can still Name Your Own Price and bid on priceline, although they continue to move/hide the bidding page as they put more of an emphasis on their Priceline Express product. We have set up the following page, BiddingForHotelRooms.com, for quick and easy access to the bidding form... just enter your travel information and you'll be taken directly to the bidding page for priceline. I'm sure this helps and answers your question, but any issues let us know.
  19. Let us know once your plans are firm (or please report here if you are canceling the trip entirely so we can 'close' this thread) and we'll have a close look at the offers at that time. 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 for the update.
  20. Welcome to BetterBidding! I do see this listing but i'm unable to click on it in order to obtain additional info/details... are you able to click on this offer and get to the details and/or booking pages? (if you are could you let us know if you're on a desktop or mobile, what type of browser, etc, etc, as i've tried 3 different devices (desktop, mobile, ipad) and different browsers and am unable to click thru to get to the next page). I am seeing a different 3.5* hotel that i can click thru but that is a different property.... no Fitness amenity shown and only a very low 5.0/10.0 rating by previous guests. Also, is there something in particular you're looking for, since i'm seeing something like this thru hotwire, which for just a little more would be a much higher star rated hotel: 4.5* HOTWIRE Detroit Downtown for $130 Free Parking Pet Friendly Casino Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf ==> best guess for htis one would be the Motor City Casino Hotel Let us know regarding the click-ability of the 3.5* hotel, if any interest in this 4.5* property, and what you are looking for in a hotel and we'll take it from 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.
  21. If you recall, please start by following-up your previous International Drive Hotwire 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 the hotel offer above: 5* HOTWIRE SeaWorld - International Drive South for $139 Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis ==> The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is our best guess This (as well as most other) HOTWIRE hotels can easily be identified using our new RevealHotels.com tool (or there is also a RevealHotels button next to each listing of the BiddingHelper.com 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 how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  22. Sure there is a chance, all depends how high you're willing to bid... but then you have no ability to target/guess the hotel you may receive and therefore not know how close you will be to a subway station, quality of reviews, etc. Keep in mind that these offers/prices could disappear at any time. 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.
  23. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're happy with the results and this property will be convenient for your plans in the area this nite. 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.
  24. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received a great discount on this stay and that you're looking forward to your arrival. 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.
  25. 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.