It may take $83 to be successful for this bid (this is just a GUESS), as there is a reported win the day before your date that required an $83 bid (which resulted in the Embassy Suites). I will also add that it's a bad idea to assume, as i just did, that hotel rates are the same from one day to the next, but i add this only because a $75 bid has already been rejected. The only other 3 star hotel that we've seen come up in this area is the Marriott Marina, which is what you already have booked as a back-up at $99, so even an $83 'win' plus Priceline's fee would get you in for a few dollars cheaper if successful. If you choose to try an $83 bid, i would suggest a lower bid first ($75?) and then use the $83 for the re-bid. Of course, you'd have to be just as happy (or more) with the Embassy Suites as you are with the Marriott Marina for this to be worthwhile. As well, usual disclaimers apply... new hotels can be added at any time, star ratings can change, etc, etc, etc. I'm not suggesting that you should bid up to $83 as this is only a decision that you can make, but i just wanted to give you some additional information of a bid that i had seen for the day before yours. Thanks for the comment regarding the message board <it's appreciated :) >, it's been a pleasure putting it together and i think the community that is building here is great!