Unfortunately there is no way to "better your chances" of getting one hotel over another. The lowest price i've seen for a 4* hotel in SoBe is $70, and go as high as $90 or so. Since you have so many rebids available, i would start at $65 and raise your bid by $5 for each re-bid. Since you have some time (and if you really want the Crowne Plaza), you may want to stop bidding at $80 or so, since i the Crowne has one of the lowest Priceline rates i've seen, and then just re-try your bid in another week or so.(not going above $80 would rule out any other 4* hotels that have higher rates... but of course no guarantees) If being on the beach is most important, you may want to consider Hotwire, which will tell you beforehand if the hotel is on the beach or not. Generally speaking, Hotwire often (but not always) rates hotels a little higher than Priceline, and will also usually cost you a little bit more, but if you want a beach it may be worth it (at least a look). IMPORTANT: if you look at Hotwire, don't get confused between "Beachfront" icons and "Beach Access" icons. There is a key there which describes all the amenities, but the Beach Access has an arrow on the beach icon, while the Beachfront icon just has the beach (where beach is an umbrella or something like that) Any questions or comments about the above, feel free to ask.