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  1. 1 hour ago, espeelma said:

    Priceline made an offer to settle our dispute and I accepted it.

    So what was the offer that you agreed to?  Were there any previous offers that you had turned down?

     

    1 hour ago, espeelma said:

    as of this morning, their website still incorrectly shows the Hyatt Place New York City/Times Square property as being in the Priceline Empire State Building area.

    This will likely take 3-4 weeks before you see any changes on their site.

     

    Can you please also confirm the room rate per nite when you paid (before any settlement you worked out with PRICELINE) so we can accurately reflect this in the topic title of the thread.

     

    Glad to see you were able to get this resolved.

     

    Enjoy the holidays in the city!

     


  2. Thank you for sharing your results with the board.

     

    Not sure if you didn't like either of the hotels above, but each was offered for substantially less than $160, so not sure why you continued to raise your bid over the price of the ones above.


    Be sure to use our BiddingHelper.com for your future bidding, as it:

    1) will offer a guess as to the PRICELINE EXPRESS or HOTWIRE hotel being offered for

    2) shows regular rate prices of hotels of the same star rating in the zone, thereby determining if the PRICELINE EXPRESS / HOTWIRE offer is a good deal or not, and makes it easy to know what your maximum bid for a hotel of this star rating in the zone should be

    3) has a priceline bidding form 'ready to go' if you decide not to go with the PRICELINE EXPRESS or HOTWIRE offers

     

    Hopefully once you got PRICELINE on the phone it was easy enough to have them refund the difference and that you ultimately had a fun time in NYC!
     

    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.

     

    Feel free to ask for a strategy before bidding in the future as i'm sure we could have prevented this overbid.


  3. For starters how do any of these work for your needs:

     

    3* Richmond West End (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $67/nite with:
    Free Parking
    Fitness Center
    Business Center
    Restaurant
    No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
    Free Internet
    Indoor or Outdoor Pool
    ==> Courtyard by Marriott Richmond West

     

    3.5* Midlothian (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $71/nite with:
    Free Parking
    Pets Allowed
    Fitness Center
    Business Center
    Restaurant
    No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
    Free Internet
    Indoor or Outdoor Pool
    ==> Four Points by Sheraton Midlothian

     

    You an identify these, as well as most other hotels, using a new feature of our BiddingHelper.com tool.  Using the BiddingHelper to start your search, then in the EASY VIEW tab or the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab, hover your mouse (or click) the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button and you should reveal the name of the hotel.

     

    If you decide to bid on priceline (we have set up the site BiddingForHotelRooms.com for easy access to the bidding page) how do you ensure that the hotel you will receive includes Free Parking?

     

    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 you'd like to proceed (or how it goes if you take one of the offers above) and we'll take it from there.


  4. 7 hours ago, openstage said:

    Used BetterBidding Hotwire Easyview

    The BiddingHelper.com tool has a new feature, in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW for this listing hover your mouse over (or click) the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button, for this offer:

     

    3* HOTWIRE Portsmouth for $168
    Complimentary Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free Internet
    Suite
    Pet Friendly
    Indoor Pool
    Smoke Free
    Fitness
    Pool
    ==> you'll see the best guess would be the Portsmouth Homewood Suites

     

    This method should identify most hotels in the EASY VIEW as well as the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab.

     

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


  5. You can easily identify this, as well as most other HOTWIRE and PRICELINE EXPRESS, hotels using a new feature we have added to our bidding helper tool.

     

    Search using the BiddingHelper.com tool, then in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button... if a hotel is not found further instructions are provided in order to have our systems do a 'deeper dive' and further research.

     

    For this offer:

    3* HOTWIRE Mississauga for $46
    Free Parking
    Free Internet
    Indoor Pool
    Smoke Free
    Fitness
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Business
    ==> Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West would be the best guess

     

    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.

     

     


  6. I'm not really seeing anything that is close to $100/nite, there is this 3 star:

    3* HOTWIRE Flamingos - Bucerias - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for $29
    Free Internet
    Pet Friendly
    Smoke Free
    Pool
    Restaurant
    ==> Bungallows Princess is the best guess for this one

     

    I don't know anything about this property, but after this one, prices jump to the $150-$175 range.

     

    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.

     

    Keep us updated on your progress and let us know how we can be of further help.


  7. Whether to bid or go with a PRICELINE EXPRESS property depends how flexible you are... if you're willing to accept any hotel in the zone at the star rating (or higher) that you choose vs. being able to guess/target the specific hotel that you will receive.

     

    Is there a reason you mention the two hotels above, as i think there are better options available (especially when also considering HOTWIRE).  For example:

    4* HOTWIRE Midtown East for $105
    Free Internet
    Pet Friendly
    Smoke Free
    Fitness
    Restaurant
    Business
    ==> Even Hotel Midtown East

     

    4* HOTWIRE Times Square for $120
    Pet Friendly
    Smoke Free
    Fitness
    Restaurant
    Business
    Hi-Speed Internet
    Blind Accessible
    Deaf Accessible
    Travel Accessible
    ==> Hilton Times Square

     

    Thoughts on either of these properties and how they will work for your plans?

     

    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 what you decide or how we can be of further help.


  8. Happy to help.🙂

     

    Is there something specific that you're looking for and/or what is your target budget?  Is this the only area you're considering staying or are you looking for an all-inclusive property and it does not matter too much what zone (or even if a different location?)

     

    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.

     

    Keep us updated and let us know how we can assist further.


  9. For this offer:

     

    4* HOTWIRE Flamingos - Bucerias - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for $149
    Free Parking
    Complimentary Breakfast
    Free Internet
    Near Beach
    Smoke Free
    Childrens Activities
    Fitness
    Pool
    Restaurant
    ==> Reflect Nuevo Vallarta - All Inclusive is the best guess for this one

     

    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.


  10. Congratulations on your success!

    Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results... hope you're liking the new RevealHotels.com tool.:smile:

    Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us confirm this hotel for the Victoria Hotwire Hotel List.

    Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

    Enjoy your stay.


  11. Certainly plenty of time between now and your trip for something else to come up or a lower price to be found.

     

    We have just added a new 'instant ID' feature to BiddingHelper.com which should make it easy for you to keep on top of what hotels are being offered.  After your BiddingHelper.com search:

    1) click the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab

    2) hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button (or click if on a mobile device)

    3) the best guess for this hotel will be shown (or if not ID'd a button to have RevealHotels.com research the property)

     

    This new system above is not only easier to use, but it's also more extensive as it includes hotels that we have researched (and are confident in the ID) but have not yet been reported to the board.

     

    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.

     

    Good luck and keep us updated on your progress or how we can be of further help.


  12. You can view almost all of your options using our BiddingHelper.com:

    1) enter your travel info and click search

    2) in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tabs hover your mouse (or click if on a tablet) over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button

    3) the name of the hotel should be revealed

     

    If any hotels are not revealed thru the method above, or you'd like a second opinion before purchase, feel free to ask for help and we can confirm your selection and/or research further.

     

    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.

     

    Good luck, and let us know what you ultimately decide or how we can be of further help.


  13. Welcome back!:smile:

     

    For an ID of this hotel i used our new RevealHotels.com tool:

    4* HOTWIRE Downtown Victoria for $135
    Free Internet
    Pet Friendly
    Indoor Pool
    Smoke Free
    Fitness
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Business
    ==> Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is the best guess for this one

     

    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.


  14. The board's BiddingHelper.com tool has a new feature that can easily ID this, as well as most, HOTWIRE (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) hotels. 

     

    Simply start your search with the BiddingHelper and then in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' to instantly see the best guess.  If/when a hotel is not identified a button will be displayed for more in-depth analysis from RevealHotels.com

     

    For this offer:

    5* HOTWIRE North of Champs Elysées - Arc de Triomphe for $183
    Free Internet
    Boutique
    Smoke Free
    Restaurant
    Business
    ==> best guess would be the De Vigny

     

    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.

     

     


  15. Congratulations on your success!

    An excellent deal for this hotel and for this time of year!

     

    22 minutes ago, krzysz said:

    I guessed it could be the Westin before making the reservation

    Our BiddingHelper.com tool now has an almost instantaneous guess of just about every HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS.  All you have to do is a search with BiddingHelper.com and then in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST'.  If an instant match is not found you can then click the RevealHotels link to have the hotel identified.  We hope this new feature makes things easier for you to research and welcome and feedback, comments, suggestions you may have.


    Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the New York Hotwire Hotel List.

    Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

    Enjoy your stay and return visit to NYC!:smile:


  16. It's still available (for now): BiddingForHotelRooms.com

     

    ...or you can also bid from the 'BIDDING' tab of our BiddingHelper.com tool. 

    Note that you may also be interested in some new features recently added there... in the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW and PRICELINE EXPRESS tabs hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button to have our systems match the hotel for you!

     

    If you would like help with a bidding strategy, or confirmation of a PRICELINE EXPRESS or HOTWIRE hotel, feel free to start a NEW TOPIC.

     

    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.


  17. Grrrr.... frustrating, i'm sure.

     

    If you're willing to give it another attempt, i would suggest calling the hotel, explain the situation to them (as well as confirm that PL has plotted their hotel in the wrong zone), and ask if they will contact PL to approve cancellation of the reservation. (just make sure to confirm that the hotel is going to refund Priceline and that in turn Priceline will refund you... you don't want a situation where the hotel cancels the reservation without a refund)

     

    Let us know how you make out.


  18. 1 hour ago, RonSwanson said:

    when the search is clearly for 4 people?

    Unless otherwise noted, all PRICELINE EXPRESS deals are for double occupancy.  You can often workaround this when a 'bed choice' is offered and one of the rooms available is designed to accommodate triple/quad occupancy.  Technically your reservation is still for double occupancy, but i don't know of anyone how has yet had an issue showing up with 3/4 guests when a specific room type was purchased that is designed to accommodate the number of guests in their group.

     

    For each of the hotels above have you tried searching using our BiddingHelper.com tool and in the PRICELINE EXPRESS tab hover your mouse over the 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' button (or tab this button if on a mobile device)... the best guess for each of the hotels above should be revealed to you.

     

    However, if none of these PRICELINE EXPRESS hotels shows a 'Bed Choice' that will accommodate your family's occupancy needs, i would sooner recommend using HOTWIRE where you can search for up to quad occupancy per room, and HOTWIRE guarantees sleeping accommodations for everyone that you included in your search.... or are you willing to take the occupancy risk and hope that the hotel will assign you a room that will comfortably accommodate quad occupancy?

     

    What are your needs for this trip and what is your maximum budget (per nite before fees/taxes)?

     

    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 your thoughts regarding the occupancy issue and how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.