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  1. What sub-zone is this hotel in? I see you had to add a lot of zones to re-bid, but it isn't clear what region the hotel received ultimately is in. Also, i assume you went to $80 (not $70) when you added Springfield? If so, looks like you hit it on the head, as a 14.50% tax rate indicates Priceline paid $80... and the hotel's website shows $315 for this nite!! Thanks!
  2. If your first bid is rejected and there are no re-bids available (RE-Bid Explanation), and you choose to lower your star quality level, it is usually recommended to lower your bid price as well. Example: You bid $50 for a 4* hotel and it is rejected, and there are no re-bids available. If you decide to try again, willing to accept a 3* hotel, it is often advisable to lower your bid to a more appropriate level for 3* hotels. Using extremes to prove this point, you bid $100 for a 5* hotel (imagine a Ritz Carlton), which gets rejected. You decide to try again, but for a 1* hotel (imagine a Motel 6). In this instance, it is obviously advisable to lower your bid to a level that is more appropriate for a 1* hotel. (this isn't as cleaer when switching from a 4* hotel to a 3* hotel, and MANY people often RAISE their bid when doing so, which is often the WRONG thing to do). If you are unclear on any of this, please ask for assistance, somebody on the board will be happy to help.
  3. Well, glad you at least got a place to sleep for the nite! I would appreciated it if you would add your winning Priceline bid to the Priceline results category. Thanks.
  4. Just to explain further why the amenities ARE important (as i'm sure there are others who feel the same way that you do)..... "Suite" (indicated by a Red "S" icon) is an amenity that Hotwire shows for Suite Hotels, given the fact that your amenity list doesn't show this red "S" icon, i would guess that the hotel you're looking at is NOT the Embassy Suites. I took a quick look at the Expedia list and agree that the most likely candidates are the Radisson and the Hilton. While both properties offer pools, restaurants, and a fitness center, ONLY the Hilton shows valet/laundry facilities (the Radisson does not mention either at all, but just because it's not listed at Expedia doesn't mean it does not exist at that property). I took the next step and called each hotel (ok, i'm curious) and both DO have coin operated laundry machines on the premises, which is why you can't assume that just because it's not listed with Expedia that the amenity is not offered. Also, the Radisson advertises a shuttle bus service to/from the airport, while the Hilton does not state whether they do or not. I would think that there might be a "shuttle bus" icon listed if the 3* property being show was the Radisson. Of course it could be ANY hotel, even one that we haven't considered, but i would lean towards the Hilton given the fact that the amenities are a better match with what the Hilton advertises than with what the Radisson advertises. To take this a step further, let's assume that Hotwire deals with BOTH of the above hotels and these are the only 3* hotels they deal with in the area. In the future when looking at a 3* hotel in the Flagstaff area, we would be able to figure out whether it is the Hilton or the Radisson being offered by whether or not there is a laundry icon listed in the amenity section; in addition to whether or not there is a shuttle bus icon. So this, along with the Red "S" example above, are why the amenities are important. Also, once you purchase the hotel, you can no longer see a list of the amenties, which is why we ask that users write them down on a piece of paper BEFORE the purchase. Let us know what you end up doing and how it all works out.
  5. It would probably help if you also listed the amenities that Hotwire shows for the hotel... THOSE are a better tip-off as to what hotel it may be than the star level (as there may be a few 3* hotels in the area, but only one that has both a "pool" AND a "fitness center", as an example). Also, which sub-zone of Flagstaff is this.... East or Central? It's also been suggested that the amenities shown in Hotwire often match the amenities show in Expedia (but not necessarily the star ratings), so comparing the amenities of this 3* hotel to the amenities of all of the 2*-4* hotels on Expedia might be a good place to start until somebody here that knows the area might be able to help.
  6. Hard to say why this happened, and i'm somewhat intrigued by it too. It is possible that Priceline is willing to work at their room cost (+$5.95 fee) for stays 3 days and under, but requires a bid above their cost for stays of 4 days and more. As i would think that a small proportion of Priceline stays are greater than 3 nites, this may be a hard theory to prove. I'll try to do some research and check out 'longer stays' and see if they were given at cost or not. As well, could just be some sort of glitch in their system, as there have been other 'quirks' reported.
  7. 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 Aspen 4* Hotel Jerome 4* St. Regis Resort 3.5 The Sky Hotel Aspen (Crested Butte) 3* The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel and Suites Aspen (Glenwood Springs) 3* Courtyard 2* Ramada Inn and Suites Glenwood Springs Aspen (Snowmass Village) 4* Viceroy Snowmass 2* Wildwood Lodge Boulder 3.5* Marriott Boulder 3* Millennium Harvest House Boulder 2.5* Best Western Boulder Inn 2.5* Holiday Inn Express 2.5* Outlook Hotel and Suites 1* Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Boulder Boulder (Longmont) 3* Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Radisson 3* Courtyard 3* Residence Inn 2.5* Springhill Suites Boulder (Louisville) 3* Courtyard by Marriott 2.5* Best Western Louisville Quality Inn and Suites 2.5* La Quinta (previously 2*) 2* Quality Inn Boulder County Comfort Inn Colorado Springs (Air Force Academy) 3* The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs 3* Hilton Garden Inn 3* Residence Inn North 3* Staybridge Suites 2.5* Fairfield Inn North (previously 2*) 2.5* Hampton Inn I-25 North (previously 2* Commerce Center Dr... there is a different property on Republic Dr) 2* Howard Johnson Colorado Springs (Airport COS) 3* Radisson 1* Crossland Studio Suites CLICK FOR: OR Colorado Springs (Central) (previously North Zone) 3.5* Marriott Colorado Springs Wyndham REVIEW 3* Hyatt Place 3* Residence Inn Colorado Springs 2.5* Hyatt House Colorado Springs 2.5* Towneplace Suites (previously 2*) REVIEW 2.5* Silverwood Hotel and Conference Center 3* Park Plaza (no longer in business) 2* Best Western Pikes Peak-- 2* Extended StayAmerica West 1* Crestwood Suites (previously 2*) Colorado Springs (Manitou Springs - Garden of the Gods) 2* Colorado Springs Travelodge Colorado Springs (South) 4* Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3.5* Antlers Hilton 3.5* Crowne Plaza (previously 3*) Sheraton 3.5* Doubletree World Arena 3* Courtyard South 2* Clarion Cortez 2* Baymont Inn and Suites Cortez 2* Best Western Turquoise Inn and Suites Denver (Airport DEN) 3.5* Crowne Plaza (previously 3*) Holiday Inn Airport 3.5* Embassy Suites Hotel Denver - International Airport 3.5* Marriott Gateway Park (previously 3*) REVIEW 3* Courtyard Airport 3* Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Denver Airport 3* Hyatt Place Airport 2.5* Ambassador Hotel 2.5* Baymont Inn and Suites 2.5* Country Inn and Suites 2.5* Fairfield Inn (previously 2*) REVIEW 2.5* La Quinta Airport (previously 2*) 2.5* Springhill Suites 2.5* Staybridge Suites REVIEW 2* Microtel Inn and Suites CLICK FOR: OR Denver (Aurora) 3.5* Doubletree Southeast 3* Red Lion Radisson Southeast 2.5* Holiday Inn Express 2* Crestwood Suites 1* Homestead Studio Suites Denver (Cherry Creek) 4* Loews 3* Holiday Inn Select Cherry Creek 3* Courtyard 3* Staybridge Suites 2.5* Fairfield Inn and Suites Denver Cherry Creek Denver (Downtown) 4* Brown Palace Hotel and Spa 4* Grand Hyatt (previously 3*) 4* Hotel Monaco REVIEW 4* Hyatt Regency Convention Center (previously 3*) 4* Oxford Hotel 4* Sheraton (1550 Court Place) (previously 3.5*) Adams Mark Hotel REVIEW 4* Warwick Denver Hotel 4* Westin Denver Downtown 3.5* The Burnsley All Suite Hotel 3.5* Curtis Hotel (previously 3*) 2.5* Executive Tower Hotel 3.5* Marriott City Center 3* Courtyard 3* Crowne Plaza 3* Hotel VQ (previously 2*) Red Lion 3* Residence Inn City Center (1725 Champa St) 3* Residence Inn Downtown (2777 Zuni St) 2* TownePlace Suites CLICK FOR: OR Denver (Northglenn - Thornton) 2* ExtendedStay America 2* Ramada Inn Denver Downtown 1* Crossland Studios Denver (Stapleton) 3.5* Doubletree 3.5* Renaissance 3* Courtyard by Marriott 3* Red Lion (now Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Stapleton North) REVIEW 3* Holiday Inn Radisson 2.5* Best Western Denver Hotel Denver (Southwest - Lakewood) 3* Courtyard SW Lakewood 2.5* Best Western Denver Southwest 2* Extended StayAmerica Lakewood South Denver (Tech Center North) 4* Hyatt Regency Tech Center (previously 3.5*) 3.5* Marriott Tech Center 3* Courtyard Denver Tech Center (6565 South Boston St) 3* Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center (now 3* Doubletree Tech Center) 3* Embassy Suites Denver Southeast 3* Four Points Sheraton Southeast-- 3* Hilton Garden Inn (aka Tech Center Plaza Hotel) REVIEW 2.5* Wingate By Wyndham Denver Tech Center 2* Extended StayAmerica Tech Center North (5200 South Quebec St) 2* TownePlace Suites Southeast CLICK FOR: OR Denver (Tech Center South) 4* Inverness Hotel And Golf Club (previously Resort) 3.5* Marriott South at Park Meadows 3.5* Sheraton Tech Center 3* Courtyard South Park Meadows (8320 South Valley Highway) 3* Embassy Suites 3* Hilton Garden Inn South-Meridian (9290 Meridian Boulevard) 3* Hyatt Place Denver South 3* Residence Inn Denver South Park Meadows 3* Staybridge Suites (7150 South Clinton Street, Englewood) 3* Summerfield Suites Denver (West) 3.5* Marriott West 3.5* Sheraton Denver West 3* Courtyard Golden (previously 2.5*) 3* Residence Inn 2* Candlewood Suites Denver Lakewood 1* Extended StayAmerica Lakewood West Denver (Westminster - Broomfield) 4* Omni Interlocken (previously Resort) REVIEW 4* Renaissance Boulder Suites 4* Westin Westminster 3* Aloft 3* Summerfield Suites 2.5* Springhill Suites 2* TownePlace Suites Broomfield Durango 3* Holiday Inn 2.5* Best Western Mountain Shadows Eagle County - Summit County (Avon - Beaver Creek) Resort Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa Resort The Pines Lodge 4* Osprey Beaver Creek 4* Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas 4* Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa 2.5* Comfort Inn Beaver Creek Eagle County - Summit County (Breckenridge) 3* Great Divide Lodge 2* The Village Hotel CLICK FOR: OR Eagle County - Summit County (Dillon - Silverthorne) 2.5* La Quinta Silverthorne (previously 2*) Four Points Sheraton 2* Holiday Inn Frisco (previously 2.5*) 2* Hotel Frisco 1* Days Inn Siverthorne Eagle County - Summit County (Keystone) Resort Keystone Lodge (previously 3*) Eagle County - Summit County (Vail) Resort Cascade Resort and Spa Resort Lodge at Vail Resort Marriott Mountain Resort 4* The Arrabelle at Vail Square 3* Evergreen Lodge at Vail Estes Park 1* Discovery Lodge Fort Collins 3.5* Hilton Holiday Inn University Park REVIEW 3.5* Marriott 3* Courtyard by Marriott (previously 2.5*) REVIEW 3* Residence Inn 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Fort Collins Fort Collins (Loveland) 3* Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn and Conference Center 2.5* Fairfield Inn and Suites 2.5* La Quinta Inn and Suites Loveland Fort Morgan 2* Days Inn CLICK FOR: OR Grand Junction 3* Courtyard 3* Residence Inn 2* Americas Best Value Inn 2* Quality Inn Grand Junction Days Inn 2* Ramada Inn Grand Junction (Fruita) 2.5* La Quinta Inn and Suites Fruita Grand Junction (North East) 3* Grand Vista Hotel 3* Holiday Inn and Suites REVIEW Gunnison 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Pueblo 3* Marriott (previously 3*) Steamboat Springs 4* Sheraton Resort 3* Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs Telluride 5* Hotel Madeline 4* The Peaks Resort and Spa 3* New Sheridan Hotel Trinidad 2.5* La Quinta Inn and Suites Trinidad
  8. See Parking Rates at Various Garages (CLICK) Enter your arrival/departure information at the above site and you will be shown the rates for that timeframe at various garages. Allows you to reserve a space at a given garage as well. I just put in some random dates for an entire weekend and saw rates that ranged from $30 to $80, so seem like a good site to consult in order to save some money.
  9. As the title suggests, $15 off $30 order!! I suggest in-store pick up to avoid any shipping charges. (shipping is free for orders over $50, so if you have a larger purchase to make send me a PM for a $25 off $75 purchase link) $15 off $30 Purchase
  10. I don't know what zone the hotel is located (hopefully somebody more familiar with the area can clarify that), but just want to make sure you are aware of the risks involved in what you are attempting. There may very well be multiple hotels in the area that have the same exact amenities. With the above said (the risk involved may or may not be acceptable to you) it has been suggested that the amenities shown on Expedia are similar to those listed on Hotwire, so at the very least i would try to look up the hotel via Expedia and see if the amenities shown match the amenities for the Hotwire hotel you are looking at.
  11. I'm sorry you don't feel that you saved money with Priceline, but there was no reason to raise your bid amount when you lowered the quality level to 2 stars. As an example (with the specifics taken to extremes), let's say you asked Priceline to find you a room at a 5* hotel at $150 and it was turned down. You then basically asked them to find you a 2* hotel at $200.... when lowering the quality level, it is usually advisable to lower your bid price as well, as you are now dealing with a lower class of hotels (which obviously are often less expensive). There is a chance that your original $45 bid would have been accepted at the lower quality level, as well, a much cheaper bid may have been accepted as well. Could you please post as to whether this hotel is in Waikiki East or Wiakiki West so that i can add it to the hotel list by city. If you decide to try Priceline for a future trip, we'll be here to assist. Either way, have a great trip.
  12. The original poster ultimately received a hotel thru using Priceline, you can see the process and the result in this thread: OTHER THREAD
  13. I'm THRILLED this has <finally> worked out for you!! I know your departure date was getting very close and you have been working on this for quite awhile. As i said earlier, sometimes it takes more effort than others, but i'm sure you feel 'vindicated' now and believe the effort was ultimately worth it. Don't forget to cancel your back-up if you reserved one. Enjoy your stay and your cruise.
  14. 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!!) IMPORTANT NOTE: Priceline recently changed the Waikiki East and Waikiki West zones to Waikiki North and Waikiki South.... we will move hotels from the East/West zones to the proper North/South zone as they are reported CLICK FOR: OR Hawaii (Hilo) 2* Hilo Seaside Hotel Hawaii (Kona) Resort Sheraton Keauhou Bay 3.5* Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village 3.5* Kona Coast Resort 3* Outrigger Keauhou 3* Royal Kona Resort (previously 3*) REVIEW 2* Kona Seaside (previously 1*) 1* Uncle Billy's Hotel (previously 2*) Hawaii (Waikoloa-Kohala Coast) Resort Hapuna Beach Prince Resort REVIEW Resort Hilton Waikoloa REVIEW Resort Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort (previously 4*) REVIEW 4* Prince Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (previously Resort) Kauai (Kapaa - Lihue) Resort* Kaui Beach Resort (previously 3.5*) Hilton Kauai Beach Resort Radisson Resort Marriott REVIEW 3* Courtyard Kauai Coconut Beach Aston Kauai Beach At Makaiwa Courtyard and Resortquest Kauai Beach At Makaiwa and Coconut Beach Resort) REVIEW 2* Kauai Sands-- (previously 1*) tripadvisor review 2* Aston Aloha Beach Resort Kauai (previously 3*) Kauai (Poipu - Koloa) Resort Grand Hyatt Kauai 4* Sheraton (previously 3.5*) 3* Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Kauai (Princeville) 4* Westin Princeville Ocean Villas (previously 3.5*) CLICK FOR: OR Maui (Ka'anapali - Lahaina) Resort Hyatt Regency REVIEW Resort Sheraton REVIEW Resort Westin Maui Resort and Spa Resort Whaler REVIEW 4* Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas REVIEW 3.5* Royal Lahaina Resort 3* Aston Kaanapali Shores 3* Aston Ka'anapali Villas (previously 2.5*) Resortquest Kaanapali Villas REVIEW 3* Outrigger Napili Shores 2* Aston Paki Maui 2* Resortquest Papakea (now Aston at Papkea Resort not yet reported) REVIEW Maui (Kahului) 2.5* Maui Beach Hotel 2* Maui Seaside Hotel Maui (Kihei) 3* Maui Coast Hotel REVIEW 2.5* Castle Kamaole Sands 2* Aston Maui Lu (previously 1*) Maui (Wailea - Makena) Resort Renaissance Resort Wailea Marriott REVIEW 3.5* Hotel Wailea Diamond Resort Hawaii 3.5* Makena Beach and Golf Resort (previously 4*) Resort Maui Prince Resort 2* Days Inn Maui Oceanfront Oahu (Airport) 2* Best Western The Plaza Hotel REVIEW 2* Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel 1* Pacific Marina Inn (previously 2*) Oahu (Diamond Head) 2* Lotus at Diamond Head (now Aqua Lotus Honolulu) Oahu (Ihilani) Resort JW Marriott Oahu (North Shore) Resort Turtle Bay Oahu (Waianae) 2* Makaha Resort (previously 3*) CLICK FOR: OR Oahu (Waikiki Beach) 4* Hyatt Regency 4* Marriott Beach REVIEW 4* Outrigger Reef on the Beach 4* Sheraton Waikiki REVIEW 4* Westin Moana Surfrider 4* Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach (previously Resort) 3* Ohana Waikiki Tower-- tripadvisor review 3* Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber (now Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort) 3* Ohana Waikiki Village-- 3* Pacific Beach Hotel 2.5* Park Shore REVIEW (previously 3*) 2* Queen Kapiolani Oahu (Waikiki City Central) 4* Hilton Prince Kuhio Radisson REVIEW 3* Courtyard Waikiki Beach Wyland Waikiki Hotel 3* Sheraton Princess Kaiulani REVIEW 2.5* Aqua Aloha Surf REVIEW 3* Aqua Waikiki Wave 3* Ohana East 3* Ohana Waikiki Malia (previously 2.5*) REVIEW 3* Seaside Hotel Waikiki 2.5* Ohana Waikiki West 2.5* Royal Garden 2* Castle Maile Sky Court Ohana Maile Sky Court REVIEW 2* Castle Ocean Resort Waikiki 2* Ohana Waikiki Surf 1* Aqua Continental Continental Surf Hotel (unknown participant) CLICK FOR: OR Oahu (Waikiki Marina) Resort Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort The Modern Honolulu Waikiki Edition 4* Hawaii Prince Hotel REVIEW / tripadvisor review 3* Ala Moana Hotel (previously 3.5*) 3* Aqua Palms and Spa 3* Doulbletree Alana 3* The Ilikai Hotel (previously 3*) Renaissance Ilikai REVIEW 3* Ramada Plaza (previously 2.5*) 2* Equus Hotel 2* Waikiki Marina Resort
  15. This list is NOT a complete list of all hotels that Hotwire offers in this area, it is ONLY a compilation of hotels that have already been reported on this forum. Hotels are added/removed by Hotwire 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's always a good idea to look at the Hotwire map before purchasing. 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 Hotwire 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!!) (READ the ENTIRE thread as there may be more hotels for your city below the first post) CLICK FOR: OR Big Island (Hilo) 2.5* Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf 2* Hilo Seaside Hotel Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry, Golf Big Island (Kailua - Kona) 3.5* Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Kitchen, 1BR, Smoke Free, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Kitchen, 1BR, Smoke Free, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Travel Accessible, Handicapped Parking 3.5* Kona Coast Resort and Keauhou Gardens Amenities: Resort, Near Beach, 1BR, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Kitchen, Free Parking, A/C, Front Desk, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry (in room), Laundry, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Laundry 2.5* Castle Kona Bali Kai Amenities: Oceanfront, Studio, Kitchen, Pool, Parking, Front Desk, Laundry 2.5* Royal Kona Resort (previously 3*) Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Tennis, Spa 2* Kona Seaside Hotel Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Free Internet, Laundry, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking Big Island (Waikoloa-Kohala Coast) 4.5* Mauna Lani Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 4* Halii Kai Amenities: Condo, Resort, Oceanfront, 1BR, Kitchen, Laundry (in room), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis 4* Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (previously 5*, 4.5*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities 3.5* Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas Amenities: Condo, Resort, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, 24hr Front Desk, Golf, Tennis 3* Paniolo Greens Resort Amenities: Condo, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Laundry (in room), Pool, Fitness, Front Desk, Golf, Tennis, Laundry CLICK FOR: OR Kauai (Lihue - Kapaa) 4* Kauai Beach Resort Hilton Kauai Beach Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 3.5* Aston Kauai Beach at Makaiwa (previously ResortQuest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Smoke Free 3.5* Courtyard Kauai Coconut Beach Hotel Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa 3* Aston Aloha Beach Resort Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* Aston Islander On The Beach Amenities: Beachfront, Pool, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Free Parking 3* Castle Kaha Lani Amenities: Condo, Beachfront, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Front Desk, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 2.5* Aloha Beach Resort Kauai (previously 3*) Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis, Laundry OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis, Laundry, Resort 2* Kauai Sands Hotel Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Laundry Kauai (Poipu) 4.5* Grand Hyatt Kauai (previously 5*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities, Laundry OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Golf, Tennis, Childrens Activities, Laundry, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 3.5* Kiahuna Plantation and Beach Bungalows Amenities: Condo, Beachfront, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Restaurant, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis 3.5* Sheraton (previously 4*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities 3* Castle Makahuena at Poipu Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Oceanfront, 1BR, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Kitchen, Laundry (in room), Free Parking, Front Desk Kauai (Princeville) 4* Westin Princeville Amenities: Condo, Oceanfront, Studio, Kitchen, Laundry (in room), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf OR (may be: Condo, Studio, Kitchen, Laundry (in room), Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf) 3* Castle at Princeville Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Oceanfront, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, Laundry (in room), Restaurant, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis CLICK FOR: OR Maui (Ka'anapali) 4* Hyatt Regency (previously 4.5*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Laundry OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Laundry (same as Sheraton) OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 4* Sheraton Maui Hotel Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Laundry (same as Hyatt Regency) OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Laundry OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Laundry, Room Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Room Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible 4* Westin (previously 4.5*) Customer Favorite Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Spa OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Spa OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Free Parking OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Free Parking 3.5* Aston Kaanapali Shores (previously 4*) ResortQuest Kaanapali Shores Amenities: Beachfront, Studio, Kitchen, Restaurant, Pool, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Fitness, Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Childrens Activities, Tennis, Laundry 3.5* The Royal Lahaina Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry 3* ASTON at Papakea Resort Amenities: Oceanfront, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Condo OR Amenities: Oceanfront, Kitchen, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Condo 3* ResortQuest Maui Kaanapali Villas ASTON Maui Kaanapali Villas Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Golf, Tennis 2.5* Aston Paki Maui Amenities: Condo, Oceanfront, Kitchen, Pool, Daily Housekeeping, Front Desk, Laundry Maui (Kahului) 2* Maui Seaside Hotel Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Laundry OR Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry Maui (Kapalua) 4* The Kapalua Villas Amenities: Condo, Resort, 1BR, Restaurant, Pool, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry (in room), 24hr Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis Maui (Kihei) 3* Castle Kamaole Sands Resort Amenities: Condo, Resort, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Pool, Smoke Free, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Front Desk, 24 Hour Front Desk, Tennis, Laundry 2.5* Days Inn Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Fitness, Laundry 2* ASTON Maui Lu Resort Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Tennis, Laundry Maui (Lahaina) 3.5* Outrigger Aina Nalu Amenities: Condo, Studio, Kitchen, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Golf, Kitchenette OR Amenities: Condo, Studio, A/C, Pool, Front Desk, Golf, Kitchenette CLICK FOR: OR Maui (Wailea - Makena) 4.5* Grand Wailea Resort and Spa (previously 5*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Golf, Tennis 4.5* Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Laundry 3.5* Destination Resorts - Ekahi Village, Ekolu Village, Grand Champion Villas Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Free Parking, Daily Housekeeping, A/C, Laundry, Pool, Front Desk, Tennis 3.5* Hotel Wailea (555 Kaukahi Street) Amenities: Resort, Suite, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Kitchenette 3.5* Wailea Grand Champion Villas (previously 3*) Amenities: Condo, Suite, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Shuttle, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, 24hr Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Condo, Suite, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, 24hr Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Suite, 1BR, Pool, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Kitchen, A/C, Laundry (in room), Free Parking, 24hr Front Desk 3.5* Makena Beach and Golf Resort Prince (previously 4*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Laundry OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities, Laundry 3.5* Wailea Ekolu Village Amenities: Condo, Suite, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Shuttle, Free Parking, A/C, Laundry (in room), Pool, Front Desk, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis Oahu (Airport Honolulu HNL) 2* Pacific Marina Inn Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry Oahu (Downtown) 3.5* Ala Moana Hotel Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry Oahu (Near Beach South - Diamond Head) 4* Lotus at Diamond Head Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis 3* ASTON Waikiki Sunset Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, 1BR, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Pool, Front Desk, Laundry, Tennis 3* Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Amenities: Near Beach, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* Queen Kapiolani Hotel Waikiki Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Roll-in Shower 2.5* Castle Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Tennis Oahu (North Shore) 4* Turtle Bay Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities CLICK FOR: OR Oahu (Waikiki Beach) 5* Halekulani Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet 5* Royal Hawaiian 4* Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Spa OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Spa 4* Hilton Hawaiian Village (previously 4.5*) Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Childrens Activities 4* Hilton Waikiki Beach (previously Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel and in Waikiki Near Beach South-Diamond Head zone) Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Laundry OR Amenities: Near Beach, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 4* Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa Amenities: Resort, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Spa, Childrens Activities (same as Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) OR Amenities: Resort, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Childrens Activities OR Amenities: Resort, Near Beach, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Spa, Childrens Activities OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 4* Marriott Beach Resort Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry (same as Sheraton Waikiki) 4* Outrigger Reef on the Beach Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Spa, Childrens Activities, Laundry 4* Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry OR Amenities: Beachfront, Restaurant, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 4* Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Laundry (same as Hyatt Regency) OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry (same as Marriott Beach Resort) OR Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Childrens Activities, Laundry OR Amenities: Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 4* Waikiki Parc (previously 3.5*) Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis OR Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 3.5* ASTON Waikiki Beach Hotel (possibly now 3* rated) Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Laundry OR (may be: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry) OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Roll-in Shower 2.5* Park Shore Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Tennis CLICK FOR: OR Oahu (Waikiki Central) 4* Courtyard Waikiki Beach (previously 3.5*) Amenities: Boutique, Hi-Speed Internet, Business OR Amenities: Boutique, Near Beach, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet 3.5* Best Western Plus Coconut Waikiki Hotel Amenities: Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3.5* Holiday Inn Beachcomber Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Laundry (same as Aqua Aloha Surf and Spa) OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 3.5* Outrigger Luana Waikiki Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Tennis, Business, Laundry 3* Aqua Aloha Surf and Spa (previously 2.5*) Amenities: Boutique, Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry (same as Aqua Bamboo... not sure if Aqua Bamboo also downgraded or not) OR Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Laundry (same as Waikiki Beachcomber) 3* Aqua Waikiki Wave Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf 3* Ohana East Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Laundry 3* OHANA Waikiki Malia Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Tennis 3* OHANA Waikiki West Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry (same as Sheraton Princess Kaiulani) 3* Seaside Hotel Waikiki Amenities: Wheelchair Accessible OR Amenities: <none shown by Hotwire> 3* Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Customer Favorite Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Laundry (same as OHANA Waikiki West) 3* Waikiki Gateway (previously 2.5*) Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry OR Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf 2.5* Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki Amenities: Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 2.5* Castle Maile Sky Court Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Smoke Free, Business, Laundry, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Business, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 2.5* Sand Villa Hotel Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool CLICK FOR: OR Oahu (Waikiki Marina) 4* Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (previously 4.5*) Amenities: Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa OR Amenities: Near Beach, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Spa 4* The Modern (previously 5) Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Tennis, Spa 3.5* Doubletree Alana Waikiki (previously 3*) Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 3.5* Waikiki Marina Resort (previoulsy 4*) REVIEW Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Tennis, Laundry OR Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Studio, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Smoke Free, Pool, Fitness, Restaurant, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Kitchenette 3* Aqua Palms Amenities: Boutique, Near Beach, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Tennis 3* Ilikai Hotel Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki by Marriott (previously 3.5*) Amenities: Resort, Near Beach, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Tennis, Laundry OR Amenities: Resort, Near Beach, Oceanfront, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Tennis, Laundry, Smoke Free OR Amenities: Condo, Near Beach, Studio, Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Smoke Free, Pool, Fitness, Restaurant, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Kitchenette OR Amenities: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking 2.5* The Equus Hotel and Marina Tower Amenities: Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Tennis 2.5* Ramada Plaza (previously 3*) Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Tennis OR Amenities: Near Beach, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Tennis, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower
  16. If being on the beach is your goal, then Hotwire may be the better alternative for you. It will likely cost you a little more than Priceline, but one of their icons shows if the hotel is on the beach or not (make sure you understand the icons: one is "near beach" and one is "on beach"). It's probably at least worth taking a look for comparison purposes; then you can consider whether you'd like to try for cheaper and hope the hotel is on/close to the beach, or pay a little more and be assured the property will be on the beach (based upon Hotwire's icons). Hopefully somebody with a little more knowlege of the area will add to this info.
  17. VERY observant!! Zbenye, i imagine you are aware of this, but i will mention it for others reading... the tax rate is based upon what Priceline paid for the room, NOT the amount of your winning bid. This is why we like to see the taxes posted from winning bids... so that we can see what Priceline's actual cost is on the room, and most likely their cost will be the lowest acceptable price for a winning bid. For more detail on computing taxes to determine Priceline's cost, see this thread: COMPUTING PRICELINE'S COST Given that the tax rate for this hotel is 14.05%, it appears that the hotel has multiple Priceline rates, one of which is $31 (4.36/nite taxes), another of which is $32 (4.50/nite taxes). There could be others as well. Great info to know when bidding this zone, so if there are re-bids or time available it pays to bid $31 and then up it to $32 (and NOT higher, as re-bids are usually recommended at prices higher than adding $1). If no rebids available or time, then it would be recommended to just bid 'safer' at $32, and not try for the extra $1 savings.
  18. Here's a link to get up to $30 off dinner for 2 at select NYC restaurants (if there are 4 people, i believe you can use 2 coupons): LINK to Discounts and Restaurant List This are more "upscale" restaurants, so even with discount dinner can cost you $100+ for 2 people. You have to register with them, but i wouldn't say that they're spam oriented. I get about one email per month from them, usually announcing restaurant deals and/or special theme dinners. Also, if you sign up, they will send you a certificate near your birthday good for $50 off dinner for 2 people. I believe they ask you to mention the coupon when making a reservation, and they only allow a certain number of reservations using the discount per nite (this used to be the case, don't know if it still applies). PLEASE!!! do not make a reservation at multiple restaurants for the same nite. Not only is this a personal gripe of mine, but it's not fair to the restaurant, and not fair to other diners that might not be able to get a table because of the one you reserved and won't be using. My favorite restaurant in the list is Brasserie 8 1/2, and i recommend it to anyone visiting the city.
  19. With the money i've saved using Priceline, it would certainly be more worthwhile than some of the other things i learned in school! As an example of the Priceline/Hotwire Zones, with Hotwire, there was no way to find Fort Mitchel using their drop down menu, so as a user of Hotwire i might think that they don't offer any hotels in that area and then look elsewhere. With Priceline, if i put "Fort Mitchel, KY" in the search box, it would tell me, "Fort Mitchel is located within the Cincinnati area..." OR "We don't offer any hotels in the Fort Mitchel area, but we do offer hotels in the nearby zones listed below, please select a zone..." At least with Priceline they prompt you with the nearby area and show alternative zones that you may not have considered, while Hotwire leaves you in the dark if you can't get past the drop down menu list.
  20. Thanks, but this example brings up a good point (either Hotwire's drop-down menu isn't a good system ORi'm not too bright :) ) The whole time i searched for this zone i was looking under the "F's" in Hotwire's hotel drop-down list, more specifically the "Fort ____", but didn't see either of the above. The only way to find this area, is by looking under Cinicinnati, OHIO... not exactly intuitive if you're not that familiar with the area! Howire should either make their list more complete (so that the drop-down list includes 'sub-zones' as well) or go to a system where the user types the city and/or state they want. Thanks for the help BT.
  21. My guess would be that they don't offer the price guarantee on airlines because their is no price stability within the airlines and prices change frequently throughout the day, while hotel prices are relatively stable. My personal opinion is tha this stems from a bigger problem, which is that the airlines have basically stopped trying to differentiate themselves from other carriers based upon service. As the airlines don't see what separates themselves from each other, neither do their consumers, and they therefore are all forced to match their competitor's price decreases and sales (ie- one airline in an area reduces fares on a given route, all their competitors match it). This creates price instability and wild fluctuations, which is also the reasons i also hate buying airline tickets... nothing irritates me more than buying anything and then seeing the price lower a few days later. This price fluctuation doesn't occur in the hotel industry, as hotel's DO try to differentiate themselves from one another based upon service (even within the same quality levels). Some brands are consistantly cleaner than others, others offer free breakfast (with varying levels of effort put into the breakfast... a further attempt to diiferentiate themselves), free morning newspapers are offered at some chains, some have free business centers, others give free internet access, etc, etc. Although i've probably flown more in the last year than ever before, i'm not a frequent flyer by any definition. I do however, recommend and try to take JetBlue whenever possible due to their in-seat live televisions... this is an example of an airline that DOES try to differentiate themselves based upon service. I'd even be willing to pay a little more for that service as it makes my flight more enjoyable. If more airlines would come up with ways to make themselves different, they wouldn't have to compete soley on price. However, most of them are not that innovative, and i suppose that if JetBlue continues with its current success, the next 'major' move by most airlines will be to install tv sets in their own seats, merely copying the next guy instead of trying to come up with their own ideas to make them different. Then the cycle will just continue, as they once again will "all be the same". PS- although all of the above is not PRICELINE's fault (or concern), i think they could help their own cause and keep complaints like the one above by an "irresponsible Priceline <airline> user" to a minimum if an airline bid was for the net ticket price and didn't have all the taxes, fees, miscellaneous charges added on afterwards
  22. As this was a Hotwire win, any idea of the Hotwire zone?
  23. This list is NOT a complete list of all hotels that Hotwire offers in this area, it is ONLY a compilation of hotels that have already been reported on this forum. Hotels are added/removed by Hotwire 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's always a good idea to look at the Hotwire map before purchasing. 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 Hotwire 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 Ashland 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry 2* Days Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet Bardstown 3* Best Western General Nelson Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Business Bowling Green 3* Drury Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 3* Holiday Inn University Plaza Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Business 2* Ramada Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet CLICK FOR: OR Franklin 2.5* Best Western Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf Georgetown 3.5* Best Western Georgetown Corporate Center (previously 2.5*) Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 2* Days Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool Henderson 2.5* Ramada Inn Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet, Business Lexington (North) (NEW ZONES, some may be in Northeast zone below) 3.5* Hyatt Regency (previously 4*) (ZONE: Northwest) Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business OR Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Indoor Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 3* Holiday Inn Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry 2* Candlewood Suites Amenities: <none shown by hotwire> 2* Comfort Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Golf, Tennis 2* Ramada Limited (2261 Elkhorn Road) Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool 2* Microtel Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, HI-Speed Internet Louisville (Northeast) 3* Four Points Lexington North Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free CLICK FOR: OR Lexington (South - Blue Grass Field LEX) 3.5* Sheraton Suites Amenities: Suite, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Golf 3* Crowne Plaza at The Campbell House Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business OR Amenities: Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet 3* Hilton Suites Lexington Green REVIEW Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Suite 3* Holiday Inn Express Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet 2.5* Comfort Suites Lexington Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Indoor Pool, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Free Parking, Room Accessible Louisville (Clarksville - Jeffersonville - New Albany) 3.5* Sheraton River Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf 3* Holiday Inn Clarksville North (505 Marriott Drive) Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry CLICK FOR: OR Louisville (Downtown) 4.5* 21c Museum Hotel Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business , Golf OR Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Spa OR Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business , Golf, Spa OR Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business , Laundry, Golf, Spa 4.5* The Brown Hotel Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf OR Amenities: Boutique, Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke-Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf, Spa OR Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf OR Amenities: Restaurant, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking 4* Galt House (previously 3.5*) Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Spa OR Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Business, Spa OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business OR Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Business, Spa, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 4* Hyatt Regency (previosuly 3.5*) Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Tennis OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business CLICK FOR: OR Louisville (East - St Matthews) 3* Breckinridge Inn Amenities: Shuttle, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Tennis 2.5* Ramada Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Hi-Speed Internet, Business Louisville (Expo Center - Airport SDF) 3.5* Crowne Plaza REVIEW Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 3* Holiday Inn (4110 Dixie Hwy) Amenities: <none reported by user> (may be: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry) 2.5* Best Western Plus Airport East/expo Center Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Laundry OR Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Complimentary Breakfast, Free Internet, Laundry, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking 2.5* Fern Valley Hotel Amenities: <none supplied by user> (believed to be: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf) 2.5* Jameson Inn South Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf 2.5* La Quinta Airport and Expo (4125 Preston Highway) Amenities: Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry 2* Ramada Limited and Suites Airport/Fair/Expo Center Amenities: <none supplied by user> Louisville (Jeffersontown East) 3* Wingate by Wyndham Louisville Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 2.5* Candlewood Suites (previously in Louisville East zone) Amenities: Fitness, Kitchenette, Laundry 2.5* Qualiy Inn of Louisville East Jameson Inn Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Laundry OR Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Indoor Pool, Fitness, Free Internet, Laundry, Free Parking 2.5* Ramada Plaza Louisville Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf CLICK FOR: OR Louisville (Jeffersontown West) 3.5* Park Inn Louisville East Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet 3* Clarion (now InnPlace Hotel not yet reported to the board... previously in Louisville East zone) Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness 3* Holiday Inn I-64 East Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf OR Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Indoor Pool, Fitness, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Free Parking, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower 3* Hyatt Place Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 2.5* Best Western Envoy Inn and Suites (previously 3*) Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business OR Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Hi-Speed Internet, Business 2.5* Louisville Executive Hotel and Suites Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry Louisville (Northwest) 3* Clarion Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business, Laundry Louisville (Southwest) 3* Holiday Inn Dixie Highway Amenities: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry Owensboro 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry CLICK FOR: OR Pikeville 2.5* Holiday Inn Express REVIEW Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf Prestonsburg 2* Super 8 Amenities: Hi-Speed Internet Richmond 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet
  24. Although a request for a refrigerator is common, espicially at higher end hotels, it could be difficult to "guarantee" when using Priceline or Hotwire. It will be interesting to see if Hotwire tells you that you're "safe" or not if you only select a hotel with the kitchenette icon. When you bid on Priceline for the 4*, were you just taking the risk that if your bid was accepted that the hotel would have a refrigerator available, or was this an after-thought that you hadn't considered at the time you placed your bid. Let us know what Hotwire's response is. Also, Hotwire has pretty good customer service via telephone. You can call them and speak to a live person, usually with little or no waiting, if you don't want to wait for an email reply. If you speak with somebody via telephone, i'd ask them point blank if the kitchenette icon guarantees a refrigerator in the room. If you get a favorable response, ask for an email confirming such, or at the very least write down the name of the person you spoke with.