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  1. Priceline's cost: $33 Woo Hoo!! Sometimes you just get in a groove and guess right!! I've actually stayed in this hotel (a couple years ago) and enjoyed it more than my stay the following night at the nearby Hilton.
  2. Thanks for posting your winnng bid. Do you also happen to recall the star rating on this hotel? I will then add it to the "List of Hotels by City". Thanks in advance, and welcome to BetterBidding!
  3. Unless, of course, it comes from this site :)
  4. We're equally as glad to have you here! Could you please also list the amenities along with the star rating. The reason for this is explained here (in the last paragraph): What might be the Hotwire hotel in.... Do you only want to use Hotwire, or would you consider using Priceline as well? (ie- are there certain amenities that you absolutely 'must' have)
  5. I really enjoyed this hotel for our pre-cruise stay... very nice lobby, room had a unique set-up but was versatile, and the price certainly can't be beat. If you haven't done so already, check out the review of the Hyatt in the HOTEL REVIEWS section. Have a great cruise!!
  6. This list is NOT a complete list of all hotels that Priceline offers in this area, it is ONLY a compilation of hotels that have already been reported on this forum. Hotels are added/removed by Priceline all the time, and star ratings can change at ANY time. As well, the geographic boundaries of an area are subject to change, so it is always a good idea to look at the Priceline map before purchasing. DO NOT USE THIS LIST to determine what areas to add when attempting to bid again within the 24 hour window (CLICK HERE for information on how to add cities in order to bid again). In light of the above, you MAY get a hotel that is NOT on this list, or get a hotel on this list but at a star level you didn't expect (if the star rating has changed). Lastly, this board (and its members) are here to assist you, if you have a question or are unsure of something, please ask before purchasing (since Priceline stipulates NO cancellations/refunds)! However, by using this board you agree that you do so at your own risk! (in other words, NO WHINING allowed!!) CLICK FOR: OR MONTANA Billings (Billings - Lockwood) 3* Crowne Plaza 2.5* Best Western Clocktower Inn (previously 3*) Billings (Billings South West) 3* Holiday Inn Grand Montana (previously 2.5*) 2* Extended Stay America Billings - West End 2* Super 8 Great Falls 3* Holiday Inn 2* Best Western Heritage Inn 2* Extended StayAmerica 2* Fairfield Inn Helena 3* Red Lion Colonial Hotel 2* Shilo Inn Helena-- REVIEW Kalispell 2.5* Red Lion Downtown (previously 3*) Kalispell (Whitefish) 2.5* Big Mountain Lodge Missoula (zone now split) 3* Courtyard (ZONE: North) 3* Doubletree Edgewater (previously 3.5*) 3* Hilton Garden Inn 3* Holiday Inn on the Park 3* Staybridge Suites 2.5* Hawthorn Suites 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Northwest 2.5* Red Lion (previously 2*) 2.5* Wingate by Wyndham - Missoula Mt 2* Broadway Inn and Conference Center CLICK FOR: OR Yellowstone Park - Bozeman (Bozeman) 3* Holiday Inn (previously 2.5*) 3* Residence Inn Bozeman 2.5* La Quinta Belgrade (previously 2*) 2.5* Quality Inn Belgrade 2* Days Inn 2* Magnuson Grand City Center Yellowstone Park - Bozeman (West Yellowstone) 3* Holiday Inn West Yellowstone 2* Days Inn NEBRASKA Grand Island 2* Travelodge Grand Island 2* Days Inn Kearney 2.5* Country Inn and Suites 2.5* Ramada Inn Northeast (previously 2*) 2* Fairfield Inn (now 2* Quality Inn Kearney not yet reported) Lincoln 3* Cornhusker Marriott (previously 3.5*) 3* Embassy Suites 3* Holiday Inn Downtown (141 N. 9th Street) 3* Holiday Inn Southwest (2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd) 2.5* Americinn Lincoln South 2.5* Chases Suites Hotel 1* Ramada Limited South CLICK FOR: OR Lincoln (Airport - Lincoln North) 3* Staybridge Suites (previously 2.5*) 2.5* Country Inn and Suites By Carlson Lincoln North 2.5* Hampton Inn Airport (now Lincoln Heights Hotel) 2* Comfort Suites (4231 Industrial) 2* Settle Inn North Platte 2.5* Fairfield Inn and Suites 2.5* Holiday Inn Express and Suites 2.5* Oak Tree Inn North Platte Omaha (Central) 3* Coco Key Water Resort 3* Courtyard Aksarben Village 3* Doubletree Guest Suites REVIEW 3* Holiday Inn Convention Center (now Coco Key Water Resort not yet reported) (South 72nd St) REVIEW REVIEW 3* Residence Inn (previously 2.5*) 2.5* Comfort Inn And Suites Omaha Omaha (Council Bluffs) 3* Holiday Inn and Suites 2.5* Country Inn and Suites West (11818 Miami Street) 2.5* Fairfield Inn 2.5* Springhill Suites 2* Days Inn 1* Quality Inn Metro (previously 2*) REVIEW CLICK FOR: OR Omaha (Downtown) 3.5* Hilton (previously 3*) 3* Courtyard by Marriott REVIEW 3* Doubletree Downtown REVIEW 3* Element 3* Hilton Garden Inn 3* Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown-Airport 3* Sheraton (now Magnolia Omaha... not yet reported) REVIEW 2.5* Best Western Seville Plaza Omaha (Epperly Airport OMA West) 2.5* Country Inn and Suites Airport 2* Sleep Inn and Suites Omaha (Northwest - Cherry Hills) 3* La Quinta Inn Omaha Omaha (Southwest) 3* Courtyard Lavista REVIEW 3* Embassy Suites La Vista 2* La Quinta Southwest Baymont Inn REVIEW 1* Clarino West Omaha (West) 3.5* Sheraton (previously 4*) Crowne Plaza Old Mill 3* Holiday Inn (Miracle Hills Drive) REVIEW 3* Marriott REVIEW 3* Red Lion Inn (now Regency Plaza Omaha... not yet reported) 2* Candlewood Suites 2* Studio Plus CLICK FOR: OR York 3* Holiday Inn York I-80 (previously 2.5*) NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord - Nashua (Concord - Lafayette) 3* Courtyard Concord REVIEW 3* Courtyard Pleasant Hill 3* Holiday Inn Concord 2.5* Comfort Inn 2.5* Hampton Inn Concord - Nashua (Manchester - Bedford) 3* Courtyard Manchester 3* Holiday Inn Manchester Airport 2* Tage Inn 3* Radisson Manchester (700 Elm St) 2.5* Comfort Inn 2* Fairfield Inn Manchester Airport 2* Towneplace Suites Concord - Nashua (Merrimack - Nashua) 3* Holiday Inn Nashua 3* Radisson Nahua Sheraton REVIEW 3* Courtyard 2.5* Merrimack Hotel and Conference Center REVIEW 2* Fairfield Inn REVIEW 2* Extended StayAmerica Conway (Gorham) 2* Royalty Inn CLICK FOR: OR Conway (Littleton) 1* Hampton Inn Littleton (previously 2*) Conway (North) 3.5* Grand Hotel 2* Green Granite Inn 2* Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Conway (Plymouth - Campton) 2* Days Inn Campton Exeter 3* The Exeter Inn CLICK FOR: OR Keene 3* Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel 2* Days Inn Keene 2* Holiday Inn Express Hampton 2.5* Best Western Plus The Inn At Hampton Portsmouth - Kittery (ZONE now SUBDIVIDED) 3* Holiday Inn 2.5* Anchorage Inn and Suites 2.5* Best Western York Inn 2* Americas Best Inn (previously 2.5*) 2* Fairfield Inn Portsmouth - Kittery (Dover - Durham) 2* Comfort Inn REVIEW 2* Days Inn Downtown Dover NEW MEXICO Alamogordo 2* Best Western Desert Aire Motor Inn Albuquerque (Airport ABQ) 3* Courtyard Airport (previously 2.5*) 3* Holiday Inn and Suites Albuquerque Airport University REVIEW 3* Holiday Inn Express 3* Hyatt Place 3* Sheraton Airport (previously 2.5*) 3* Grand Airport Hotel Wyndham 3* Staybridge Suites REVIEW 2.5* Country Inn And Suites 2* Comfort Inn 1* Extended StayAmerica Economy Airport Albuquerque (Balloon Fiesta Park) 3* Marriott Pyramid North CLICK FOR: OR Albuquerque (Downtown) 3.5* Hotel Andaluz 3* DoubleTree Hotel 3* Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa 3* Hyatt Regency (previously 3.5*) 2* Plaza Inn (previously 2.5*) Albuquerque (East) 2* Sandia Courtyard 1* Americas Best Value Inn Albuquerque Albuquerque (Midtown - Uptown) (ZONE now divided) 3.5* Marriott Albuquerque 3.5* Sheraton Uptown (previously 3*) 3* Crowne Plaza Albuquerque (ZONE: Midtown) 3* Residence Inn 2.5* Clubhouse Inn 2.5* Park Inn Hotel and Water Park Albuquerque (previously 3*) Radisson Park Plaza Inn REVIEW 2* Candlewood Suites 2* La Quinta Albuquerque (North) 3* Nativo Lodge 2.5* Clarion (7620 Pan American Fwy NE) 2* La Quinta Inn Baymont Inn and Suites Albuquerque (Santa Ana Pueblo) Resort Hyatt Tamaya Albuquerque (West) 3* Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town CLICK FOR: OR Carlsbad 2* Fairfield Inn Farmington 2.5* Courtyard (previously 3*) 2* Best Western Inn and Suites Gallup 1* Travelodge (previously 2*) Las Cruces 2.5* Best Western Mission Inn 2.5* Ramada Inn 2.5* Springhill Suites 2* Baymont Inn (now 2* La Quinta Inn Las Cruces Organ Mountain (1500 Hickory Dr) not yet reported) 2* La Quinta Mesilla Valley (790 Avenida De Mesilla) Ruidoso 2.5* Hotel Ruidoso Roswell 2.5* Best Western Sally Port Inn and Suites 2.5* La Quinta Inn and Suites Roswell (previously 2*) 2* Ramada Limited (now 1* Rodeway Inn not yet reported) Santa Fe (Cerillos Rd) 3* Courtyard by Marriott 3* Doubletree By Hilton Santa Fe Holiday Inn Santa Fe (4048 Cerrilos Rd) 3* Hyatt Place Santa Fe 3* Inn at Santa Fe 2.5* Hampton Inn Santa Fe 2* La Quinta Santa Fe (North - Tesuque) 4* Hilton Santa Fe Resort and Spa at Buffalo Thunder Santa Fe (Plaza Area) 4* Eldorado Hotel 4* Hotel Santa Fe and Spa (previously 3.5*) 4* La Posada De Santa Fe Resort and Spa 4* Loretto Inn and Spa 3.5* Hilton Santa Fe (previously 4*) REVIEW 3.5* Inn of the Governors 3* Bishops Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa 3* Lodge at Santa Fe Radisson (change of ownership) 3* St Francis Hotel 2* Garretts Desert Inn 2* Sage Inn CLICK FOR: OR Santa Fe (South) 3* Residence Inn REVIEW 2* Park Inn And Suites (previously 2.5*) (now 2* Adombe Inn and Studios not yet reported) Silver City 2* Holiday Inn Express Silver City Taos 2* Don Fernando de Taos Tucumcari 3* Best Western Discovery Inn
  7. Another thing regarding Hotwire's flight product.... it is unclear whether a 'direct flight' (one in which the plane lands and takes-off again, but you do not change planes) is considered a connection. About a year ago i called them and was told it was NOT considered a connection. If this is still their policy, you could actaully agree to 1 connection but land 4 times per a one-way trip.
  8. I don't believe so, when i was looking at "packages" it said something to the effect that all car rentals must be returned to the same location that it was picked up at. If you to their car rental page there is a link for a "one-way" option, but it just directs you to Orbitz.
  9. A common hotel "won" in the area is the downtown Hyatt, which i've stayed in and have a very favorable REVIEW. Two things you can do: 1) Call the Hyatt and the Sheraton directly (no need to mention priceline, just making an inquiry) and ask them if their rooms can accomodate 2 adults and 3 children in a room. (and if so, i would ultimately handle it the same way i described in the link above, have one adult check-in while the other family members "browse" the lobby, then call for a roll-away cot once you're in the room) Like i said above, i haven't heard of any families having a problem and i'd think that all would go fine, but no guarantees. 2) The Hyatt often goes for under $30/nite (i'll give you a specific strategy if you decide if/how you want to go forward), so you may want to start your vacation without the hassle or worry about the check-in process, and bid for 2 rooms. Even if you choose to go for 2 rooms, it may likely be cheaper than one room thru conventional means. I guess which of the 2 options you choose to go with depends upon your personality and how much you would worry about it, how your kids would handle 'camping' on the floor in a worst case scenario situation, if this would ruin the rest of your vacation, budget, etc. Any add'l questions or if you make a decision and want to move forward, just post and i'll be happy to help.
  10. Individual states/countries are now set up as follows: Hotel List by City and Tips Hotwire (results and assistance) Priceline (results and assistance) How is it keeping the Hotel List by city separate from the results area? Would it better to keep each list by city 'pinned' at the top of their respective list? How about a pinned topic at the top if each list which would provide a link to the "list by city" (like i have done in Florida and California as an experiment). I'm trying to think IF there is a better way to have the board's layout, so i figured i'd ask our members.... is it best the way it is now, or do you have suggestions on how to improve it? THANKS!
  11. Welcome to BetterBidding! The prices obtained thru Priceline and Hotwire can NOT be compared to the prices of other internet booking agencies like Expedia, Orbitz, etc. They're not in the same category. Some travel agents might be able to beat the prices of Orbitz, Expedia, and the hotel websites themselves, but i have yet to find a travel agent that can beat the prices offered thru Priceline or Hotwire (since these services require me to buy "blind", i always check rates after my purchase.... which also raises the question of how you can say your TA can beat Priceline and Hotwire rates since the hotel is only revealed after you agree to purchase). Double check some of the rates that are obtained on this board, and the following are hotels that i have personally received, i don't think your TA could even come close: Miami Downtown Hyatt: $27 South Beach Royal Crowne Plaza: $85 Princeton Radisson: $38 Pittsburgh William Penn: $42 Feel free to add $5.95 to the above rates, but not tax, to make an apples-to-apples comparison.
  12. Priceline only guarantees accomodations for 2 people, and this can be a problem in cities known for small rooms (like NYC), but i haven't heard of any problems in this area for a small family such as yours getting accomodated. Which port in FL are you leaving from? (depending upon which port you're leaving from, i'll tell you how i would handle the above situation). Also, assuming it's mom, dad, and 3 children, what are the ages of the children? Like i said, i wouldn't expect, nor have i heard of, any problems in this area, but i would probably feel more comfortable if a "child" is 5 years old vs. 17 years old. You may also want to READ THIS similar situation.
  13. Ms. WillTravel, How many stars is this hotel so i can add it to the hotel list by city? Thanks!
  14. Thanks for clarifying, confirmed and changing in the "master list".
  15. Ilander, Thanks for supplying those dates, as i also just learned something else from this search.... different properties come up depending upon whether you are doing an air+hotel search vs. car+hotel search. I tried the dates you supplied, only using the car+hotel package and couldn't produce the above Swan or Dolphin. I then tried for the same dates, but used the air+hotel option, and i received a MUCH more extensive list of properties.
  16. This winning bid was passed along to me: Adams Mark Hotel Buffalo Offer Price: $42 Rooms: 1 Nights: 2 Subtotal: $84.00 Taxes: $9.36 Processing Fee: $5.95 Total Charges: $99.31 Tax rate of 13% indicates a $36 cost.
  17. I just did a quick search and found rates for this hotel at about $160-$195/nite. Using Marriott's website, a hotel in Rome shows a tax rate of 10% (not sure if the tax rate is cosistent throughout the city or not), so i would assume that Priceline's rate is about $87. All in all, not too bad! Also, could you clarify what sub-region of Rome this bid was accepted in (North, South, West, Center, or Vatican). Thanks!
  18. Thanks for posting your winning bid. Taxes are 8% so you hit this one on the mark. Only wish i was going to be this close to Ann Arbor sometime soon :) PS- if you're not from the area, i have some great restaurant tips nearby, PM me if you can use the info
  19. Well this is welcomed good news!! We're happy to have been able to help. Have a great stay and an even better cruise! I have stayed at this hotel and it's quite nice, i'm sure you'll be quite happy there. You can read the hotel reviews HERE
  20. The below if from this Should i Split My (longer stay) Bid "When bidding on Priceline, it appears that Priceline must have access to inventory for each night at your bid rate or lower, for your bid to be accepted. If you are bidding for 2 nites, and Priceline's rate is $50 for the first night and $100 for the second night... you're bid for $75/night will NOT be accepted. So if there is a big difference in rates during your stay, you MAY want to consider splitting your stay into two different bids." If i were in your shoes, i would split my bid, knowing the risk that i may have to change hotels. HOWEVER, Las Vegas is the one area that i DON"T typically recommend Priceline (unless i'm trying for the 5* Venetian) because the zone is "Strip Area" and when in Vegas, you want to be on the stip, not in the "general vicinity of it". As to your second question: Priceline doesn't guarantee bed types, but after you know the hotel, call them and tell them your bed preferences (along w/ smoking or non-smoking). As long as there is availability you shouldn't have any problems.
  21. The following information has been taken from the Vacation Package option at Hotwire. This section does NOT show specific zones, so the hotels below will be moved to the upper section once zones and actual "wins" can be confirmed. As always, there can be hotels that do not appear on the list and the one above. As well, hotel ratings are subject to change at any time. HAWAII - Big Island 5* Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Business Center, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities 4* Waikoloa Beach Marriott, an Outrigger Resort (previously 4.5*) Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 5* Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 4* Kona Coast Resort at Keauhou Gardens Resort, Condominium, Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Golf, Tennis, Laundry Facilities 4* Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa Resort, Oceanfront, Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Business 3.5* ASTON Shores At Waikoloa (formerly 3.5*, then 4*, now 3.5*) Near Beach, 1 BR Suite, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Pool, Housekeeping, A/C, Washer and Dryer, Parking, Front Desk, Golf, Tennis, Laundry Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 2* Hilo Seaside Hotel Oceanfront (NO beach access), Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Laundry (same as Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel) 2* Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Oceanfront (NO beach access), Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Laundry (same as Hilo Seaside Hotel) 3* Royal Kona Resort Oceanfront (NO beach access), Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Spa 3* Castle Kona Reef (previously 2.5*) Oceanfront, 1 BR Suite, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Pool, A/C, Washer and Dryer, Parking, Front Desk, Laundry Condominium, Oceanfront (NO beach access), Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 3.5* Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa Resort, Oceanfront, Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis, Business 2.5* Marc Kona Bali Kai (previously 2.5*, then 3*, now 2.5*) Oceanfront, Studio, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Pool, Parking, Front Desk, Laundry Oceanfront (NO beach access), Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 3* Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis 3* ASTON Kona By The Sea Condominium, Oceanfront (NO beach access), Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 2* Kona Seaside Hotel Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Laundry 3* King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Laundry 3* Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona Oceanfront, Kitchenette, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry Condominium, Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 4* Outrigger Fairway Villas Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Oceanfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis 3* Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village Near Beach, 1BR, Full Kitchen, Smoke Free, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis 3.5* Paniolo Greens Resort 1BR Suite, Kitchen, Free Parking, InRoom Laundry, Fitness, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis HAWAII - Maui 4.5* Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Business Center, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 4* Sheraton Maui Hotel Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Spa, Children's Actvities, Buisness, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 4* Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Busines, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 3.5* Destination Resorts - Ekahi Village, Ekolu Village, Grand Champion Villas Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis 5* Kapalua Bay Hotel Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa 4* ResortQuest Kaanapali Shores Beachfront, Studio, Kitchen, Restaurant, Pool, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Fitness, Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Childrens Activities, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* ASTON Kaanapali Shores Beachfront, Studio, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Restaurant, Pool, Housekeeping, A/C, Fitness, Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Children's Activities, Tennis, Laundry Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center, Kitchenette, Hi-Speed Internet, Tennis, Children's Activities, Laundry Facilities 3.5* Royal Lahaina Resort Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* ASTON Maui Kaanapali Villas Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis 3* ResortQuest at the Maui Banyan Beach Access, Pool, Tennis Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Kitchenette, Tennis 3.5* Destination Resorts - Ekahi Village, Ekolu Village, Grand Champion Villas Near Beach, Pool, Tennis 2.5* Marc Maui Vista Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* Outrigger Maui Eldorado Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Maui Oceanfront Inn Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Laundry 2.5* ASTON Paki Maui Condominium, Oceanfront (NO beach access), Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 3.5* ASTON Maui Hill Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry 2.5* Ohana Maui Islander Pool, Tennis, Laundry 2* ASTON Maui Lu Resort Beach Access, Pool, Tennis, Laundry 3* Diamond Resort Hotel (previously 3.5*) Resort, Suite, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Kitchenette, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa 4* Wailea Marriott, an Outrigger Resort Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Busiiness, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 2* Maui Seaside Hotel Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Laundry 3* ASTON Mahana at Kaanapali Beachfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry 3* ASTON At Papakea Resort Oceanfront, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis Oceanfront, Studio, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Pool, Housekeeping, A/C, Washer and Dryer, Parking, Front Desk, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Castle Kamaole Sands Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry HAWAII - Kauai 4.5* Princeville Hotel Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa 4* Outrigger Waipouli Beach Beachfront, Pool, Spa 3.5* Radisson Kauai Beach Resort Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis 3.5* Sheraton Kauai Resort Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities 3.5* ResortQuest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa 3.5* Hilton Kaui Beach Resort, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa 3.5* Hanalei Bay Resort Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis 3* ResortQuest Islander on the Beach Beachfront, Pool, Laundry 3* Aloha Beach Resort Kauai Resort, Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 2* Kauai Coconut Beach Resort Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* ASTON Kaha Lani Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 2.5* ASTON Waimea Plantation Cottage Condominium, Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3.5* Castle Poipu Shores Condominium, Beach Access, Oceanfront (NO Beach Access (i know, a contradiction)), Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Castle Makahuena at Poipu Condominium, Beach Access, Oceanfront (NO Beach Access (i know, a contradiction)), Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* Castle Kiahuna Plantation and Beach Bungalows Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Castle Kaha Lani Amenities: Beachfront, 1BR, Fully-equipped Kitchen, Kitchenette, Pool, Daily Housekeeping, Free Parking, Front Desk, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* Outrigger Lae Nani Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 2* Kauai Sands Hotel Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Laundry 3.5* Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Children's Activities, Laundry 3* Best Western Plantation Hale Suites Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 3.5* Castle Lanikai Resort Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 4* Radisson Kauai Beach Resort Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis 3* Pali Ke Kua at Princeville Condo, Beach Access, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* ASTON at Poipu Kai Condominium, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, Laundry (in room), Restaurant, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3.5* Marc Princeville Pu'u Poa Condominium, Beach Access, Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Marc Resorts at Princeville Near Beach, Oceanfront, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Laundry (in room), Pool, Restaurant, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* ResortQuest at Poipu Kai Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, Laundry (in room), Pool, Restaurant, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3.5* Castle Lanikai Resort Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry 3.5* Castle Kiahuna Plantation and Beach Bungalows Condominium, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Kitchenette, Golf, Tennis, Laundry HAWAII - Oahu 4.5* Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (previously 4*) Oceanfront (NO Beach Access), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa 4* Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel Near Beach, Restuarant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf 4* Hyatt Waikiki Resort, Near Beach, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Spa, Childrens Activities 3.5* Radisson Hotel Waikiki (formerly 3*) Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Laundry 4* Turtle Bay Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities 3.5* Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai Near Beach, Studio, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Tennis, Kitchenette 3.5* ASTON Waikiki Beach Hotel Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* Hotel Renew An Aqua Elite Hotel Boutique, Near Beach, Smoke Free 3.5* Wyland Waikiki Boutique, Hi Speed Internet, Business 3* Princess Kaiulani Hotel Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry 4* Sheraton Royal Hawaiian (previously 5*) Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Spa 4.5* Sheraton Moana Surfrider Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Children's Activities, Laundry 4* Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Children's Activities, Laundry Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Laundry 4* Waikiki Parc Hotel Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 4* Lotus at Diamond Head Near Beach, Restaurant, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis 3* OHANA Waikiki West (Waikiki South zone) Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry (same as Sheraton Princess Kaiulani) 3* OHANA Islander Waikiki Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry 3* Doubletree Alana Waikiki Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business 3.5* ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel (BEACH ZONE) Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* Aqua Waikiki Wave Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf 3* Aqua Aloha Surf and Spa Boutique, Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry (same as Aqua Bamboo) 3* Aqua Bamboo and Spa Boutique, Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry (same as Aloha Surf and Spa) 3* ResortQuest Waikiki Joy Hotel Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast 3* Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel Beach Access, Pool, Laundry 2.5* Waikiki Terrace Hotel Beach Access, Pool, Fitness, Business, Tennis, Laundry 3* Aqua Palms Boutique, Near Beach, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* OHANA Waikiki Malia Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Tennis, Laundry 4.5* Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Children's Activities 3.5* Outrigger Reef on the Beach Beach Access, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Spa, Children's Activities, Laundry 3* Park Shore Hotel Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis 3* Castle Waikiki Shore Amenities: Suite, Beachfront, Studio, Kitchen, Smoke Free, A/C, Laundry (in room), Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Tennis Beachfront, Studio, A/C, Front Desk, Tennis, Kitchenette, Laundry 4* Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 3* ASTON Waikiki Sunset Condo, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Tennis 2.5* Castle Maile Sky Court Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Smoke Free, Business, Laundry, Golf 3* OHANA East Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry 2.5* OHANA Reef Towers Beach Access, Restaurant, Pool 3* ASTON at the Waikiki Banyan Condominium, Beach Access, Pool, Kitchenette, Tennis, Laundry 2* ASTON Aloha Surf Hotel Beach Access, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 2* Aqua Waikiki Tides Near Beach, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3.5* ASTON Waikiki Beachside Beach Access, Complimentary Breakfast 2.5* Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel Beach Access, Restaurant 2.5* Castle Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki Near Beach, Pool, Restaurant, Laundry 2.5* Aqua Waikiki Beachside Hotel Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast
  22. The following information has been taken from the Vacation Package option at Hotwire. This section does NOT show specific zones, so the hotels below will be moved to the upper section once zones and actual "wins" can be confirmed. As always, there can be hotels that do not appear on the list and the one above. As well, hotel ratings are subject to change at any time. Seattle 4* Alexis Hotel Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Business Center, Spa 4.5* Hotel Monaco - Seattle Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Business Center 4* Hotel Vintage Park Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Hi-Speed Internet 3.5* Edgewater Hotel Restaurant, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet 3* Marqueen Hotel Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Spa 3.5* Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle - Downtown Area Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness Center, Hi-Speed Internet, Business Center 3* Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Ave Restaurant, Fitness, Golf 5* Grand Hyatt Seattle Restaurant, Fitness 3* Red Lion Inn Bellevue Restaurant, Pool, Fitness 2.5* Red Lion Seattle South Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry 3* Best Western Plaza By The Green Kent, WA Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Business, High-speed Internet, Golf 2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Bellevue Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3* Holiday Inn Seattle Center Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness Center, Hi-Speed Internet 3* Silver Cloud Inn Kirkland Amenities: Pool, Fitness Center, Complimentary Breakfast, Business Center 3.5* Wyndham Seattle - Tacoma Airport Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness Center 3* Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (Kent, Washington) Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3* Best Western Executive Inn Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 2.5* Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business 3* Country Inn and Suites Bothell Wyndham Garden Hotel Bothell Restaurant, Fitness 3* Hotel Deca (University zone) Restaurant, Fitness, Hi-Speed, Business 2* Homestead Bellevue/Factoria Laundry 2* Homestead Seattle Southcenter Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3* DoubleTree Hotel Seattle - Airport Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry 3.5* Prime Hotel Seattle - Tacoma Airport Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness 3* Prime Hotel and Suites Seattle/Brothell Restaurant, Fitness 3.5* Mayflower Park Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet (same as Red Lion on Fifth Ave) 3* Courtyard Sea-Tac Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 3* Red Lion Airport Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf 2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Lynnwood Laundry 2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Bothell Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 2* Comfort Inn Kirkland Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Business 3.5* Renaissance Madison Hotel Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet 3.5* Warwick Hotel Seattle Boutique, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business
  23. Welcome to BetterBidding and thanks for posting your results! You gave the total as $337.70, so doing some backwards math i figure the taxes per nite come to $6.35 ($6.35 x 5 = $31.75). If that is correct, and the tax rate is 12.45%, then the lowest acceptable bid would be $51. I haven't looked at this zone in a while, so i was surprised to see the Back Bay and Copley areas have merged :) Have a great trip.
  24. You should ask the limo company about how to have them come pick you up. I've never used them, but have heard good things about them. Once you are successful with a hotel, i would inquire if there is a car/shuttle that could drop you off directly at the the hotel instead of the MIA airport (a cab from airport to hotel is ~$20, from hotel to pier is ~$8). If they can drop you at the hotel, it'll save you some money, and may be worth it even if they put people on the shuttle/car that are in other nearby hotels and you have to stop there first. Assuming you've covered all the bases and are ready to bid for the Miami area, this is how i would proceed: Miami Downtown 3* bid $27, if rejected add re-bid zone and bid $34, if rejected add re-bid zone and bid $40 If you're not sure about rebidding, read this: Re-bidding Explained Feel free to ask any questions you still have before you bid. FYI, none of the known hotels in this area offer free breakfast, but at these rates you can probably afford to buy your own :) Let me know how things go or if you have any further questions. I'm also sending you an email that you should read before bidding.
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