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  1. Looks like the issue still exists, although i will note that if you start your search directly at HOTWIRE the CAD prices are correct (within a few dollars) within the search results page.  Once you click an offer the price shows as lower (using the USD numerical value but still with the CAD currency designation)... then when you click to the detail page the 'We hate it when this happens...' message appears with the correct CAD amount.

     

    As a side note, this reminded me of my first travel to Europe 30+ years ago.  The locally currency exchange rate was 1 = 1.5USD.  I remember the numerical prices of everything was the same... but in reality was 50% more expensive than in the US.


  2. 13 hours ago, Nubiwan said:

    the issue is that the prices I see being displayed in $CAD are actually $US rates

    Yup, i see you figured out the issue... there is something wrong with HOTWIRE's currency selector and although it indicates the rates are in CAD currency, the numerical value is in USD; once you get to the check-out page the system double-checks the price vs. availability, realizes the price shown can't be booked, and adjust the price accordingly.

     

    I'll have a look in the morning and if the issue still persists i'll bring it to their attention.

     

    Thanks for the post.


  3. Congratulations on your success!

    Glad to see it was the hotel you were hoping for and that we were helpful in giving you the confidence to move forward.

    Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase.

    Enjoy your stay... let me know if you have any questions about that city that i can assist with.


  4. On 9/4/2020 at 2:41 PM, ShinyO said:

    when I clicked on the link it guessed it was the Courtyard Marriott with "Excellent" confidence.

    Reveal Hotels uses multiple methods to research hotels, the algorithm for some method(s) takes milliseconds for the server to evaluate, others can take a bit longer (in extreme situations up to 30 seconds).

     

    So if there was no 'instant ID' it just means that the method(s) that can be done in milliseconds did not work for this property, but after clicking the link if you were given a hotel name with a confidence level of 'EXCELLENT', you should be able to have confidence in this ID (it just required one of the methods that takes a bit longer to compute )

     

    Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.


    Let us know how it goes, or if i can help answer any NYC questions for you, as i'm very familiar with the city.


  5. Welcome back!

     

    HOTWIRE links expire about 30 minutes after the search, so you can see by clicking the link above that it redirects to HOTWIRE's home page and we can't see any details of this hotel offer.

     

    Can you please provide the dates of your stay and some information about this property and we can confirm for you if it is indeed the Courtyard.

     

    Also, have you tried to use our sister site RevealHotels.com which, in most cases, will automatically identify the hotel for you.

     

    Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

     

    Let us know further details about your travel dates and hotel description and/or how you make out thru RevealHotels.com


  6. Congrats on the lower rate and kudos to you for sticking with it, continuing to check rates.

     

    We're probably 3-4 months away, but we do have plans to re-launch RateDrop which will do all of the monitoring for you!

     

    Hope your lucky streak continues in Vegas!:wink:


  7. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing the details of your win with the rest of the board!

     

    An excellent rate for a 5 star hotel in Vegas over the July 4th weekend!

     

    Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

     

    Have a great trip and Happy 4th!


  8. Back in March i booked August and November flights... the first is fully refundable, the latter i get a credit to use for up to a year if i need to cancel.  For August i figure i have nothing to lose, for November i know i can utilize the credit over the course of the following year (so again, nothing really to lose).  Excellent rates for both!


  9. Welcome Back!

     

    Easy to ID this hotel using RevealHotels.com:

    4* HOTWIRE Westminster - Broomfield for $79
    Free parking
    Pet friendly
    Indoor pool(s)
    Smoke-free rooms
    Fitness center
    Pool(s)
    Restaurant(s)
    Business center
    Internet access
    ==> Westin Westminster is the best guess for this one


    PLEASE remember to conclude this thread letting us know your results and/or whatever you ultimately decide to do for this stay and to use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

     

    Good luck!


  10. Looks like a very nice deal.

     

    I'm sure hotel revenue managers are having a difficult time at the moment pricing rooms since they really don't have any track record to gauge on how quickly demand will come back.

     

    Nice job looking ahead and picking this up while you can.


  11. You can easily ID this property using the new features of our BiddingHelper tool:

    1) search at BiddingHelper.com

    2) click the PRICELINE RESEARCH tab

    3) hover your mouse over (or click) the BLUE 'See Match from Hotel List' button

     

    For this 3.5* Flushing - Whitesthone offer for $104/nite:

    Pets Allowed

    Fitness Center

    Airport Shuttle

    Restaurant

    No Smoking Rooms/Facilities

    Free Internet

    ==> BiddingHelper.com indicates the Sheraton Laguardia East hotel

     

    Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

     

    Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.


  12. Great... glad to hear it all worked out!

     

    Most hotels are being very accommodative given the unprecedented situation.

     

    Looking forward to helping with your future travel plans once this is behind us.


  13. 23 hours ago, lonsu said:

    A few friends have recommended staying Brooklyn and how it is not as busy as Manhattan.

    It's your trip, so you know your needs best, but why stay in Brooklyn if most of your time is going to be in Manhattan?  The only reason to stay in Brooklyn would be to save money, and maybe a deal comes along that makes a Brooklyn stay worthwhile (you should also consider Long Island City, Hoboken, and/or Jersey City if there is a hotel along the waterfront (not all Jersey City hotels are well located))... but generally speaking i think you have just as good of a chance of getting a deal at a Manhattan hotel for about the same price.  The issue that may hurt you in finding a Manhattan hotel would be that most charge resort fees now, so if Brooklyn hotels are not charging a resort fee, that will be the primary difference when it comes to budget.  However, i'll reiterate that staying in Manhattan should be worth a premium, imo, you don't want to spend 10% of your vacation time commuting... and if coming to NYC, 'the city that never sleeps', why are you looking for some place that is 'not as busy'... your hotel will be quiet enough to offer you respite from your busy days.

     

    23 hours ago, lonsu said:

    included the hilton hotel in brooklyn

    If you're not sure if this was indeed the Hilton or not, start using our BiddingHelper.com tool in order to search as it will indicate the likely underlying hotel for each offer.

     

    Just as an example, this 3 star Lower East Side - Chinatown hotel for $80/nite (appearing to be the Wyndham Garden Chinatown) would be a better option and worth the extra $20/nite vs. staying in Brooklyn.  It's not the most central location in Manhattan, but it would be a better and more convenient option.

     

    Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

     

    Your thoughts?


  14. Welcome to BetterBidding!

     

    As this is low season in NYC (and hotels may be pricing aggressively based upon the current environment) why stay in Brooklyn... why not in Manhattan so you'll be more centrally located?  I'm assuming you're considering staying outside of Manhattan to save money, but chances are you're not really going to be saving that much to make it worthwhile, imo.

     

    Since your options/decisions will most likely be based upon your budget, let's start with an idea of how much you're expecting to spend (per nite before fees/taxes) and we'll have a look at your options and take it from there.

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