wrld trvler

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  1. Couldn't get a 4.5* or 5* for 185 or less by bidding and 200 was my limit for a "deal" Too many 4 stars outside the superspecific area we were wanting to stay (Westlake station for a quick stay in seattle without a car) So, switched to priceline express technique, using this site to match amenities for a cheaper room with more certainty about location. Free Internet Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center
  2. Started bidding at $85 on PRICELINE. Because there is only one zone in long island without a 3.5* hotel, I didn't get very far. $10 increases over 2 days, I topped out at $105. Switched to HOTWIRE and used the $10 coupon, saving almost nothing from the Hilton's honor rate. Free parking, Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Tennis nearby
  3. Didn't do much advanced research - in a rush. Most hotels in the area we want to be are 300-500+ Somebody posted $75 win for April and we're traveling May. Started at $75 and went up by $5 increments. Luckily DC has lots of zones for this cheapskate. Somewhere around my tenth bid I started going up by $15 or $20 because I was running out of zones. Won for $165 x 3 nights. Not a steal, but 4 stars are $350+++ in Georgetownish area, so I'm happy. Thanks for the help!
  4. Wanted the Radisson Riverside - started bidding on priceline at $50, increased by increments of $5 until $70 was not successful. Switched to Hotwire through better bidding link. They advertised a 3* for $68 and I thought it might be the Radisson. Although amenities didn't quite line up with those listed for the 3.5* or 4*: Free Internet Pet friendly Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Self service laundry Internet access I didn't anticipate they'd been downgraded so I ended up with Rochester Plaza - total of $85 with tax. Recommend considering a move for Rochester Plaza into the 3* category on Hotwire downtown hotel list for Rochester, NY.
  5. First time I've bid on something and didn't feel like I was committing some crime. This time I only saved $70 a night. Still worth it for 4 nights. Based on previous posts, the high rate must be due to the weekend I picked to visit. HOTWIRE's lowest rate for downtown was $115 which should've been a tipoff, but I started bidding 4 stars downtown at $50 and added zones at $5 increments for what seemed like 2 hours. This is, in part, because when I reached $75, I opened another browser on my computer and began bidding at $40 for 3.5 stars in midtown and downtown, aiming for Sheraton. I was alternating bids like that until the 4 star won. Exhausting.
  6. Stayed in Hyatt before with Priceline and was trying to avoid the place. Read the boards here and shopped out my hotels. Bid $50 3* dowtown hoping for radisson. It was suggested ("high chance of success") to bid $59 immediately. I wanted to test the system though, so I added Chili and increased to $55. Total with tax is $264. This compares to $375 total on Hotwire, $521 retail.