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  1. The lowest price was $49 but there are smoking rooms so took the $51 to guarantee a non smoking queen room.  I figured that was the hotel I would get and, per trip advisor, gets good reviews. Just need a cheap room near LA and Huntington Beach.  I did use the HOTWIRE link from the BB website.


    Amenities: Free Breakfast, Free Internet, Free Parking and Bed Choice

  2. Used HOTWIRE link from there and I have gotten the same hotel as a P/L Express Deal and had no problems with this property and is 5 min from the first bowling alley I will have to be at Sat morn (nephew in college tourney). I got two queen beds guaranteed (brother is staying with me).


    Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access


    Total with tax: 135.16

  3. I took the Express Deal because it was a 54% saving per P/L and it was an 8+ ratings.  I got the hotel I expected to get which is a plus (normally I get the Holiday Inn or Accent Inn).  With taxes, it was $59.97.  Of course, I used the PRICELINE link from here.



    Free Internet
    Free Breakfast
    Airport Shuttle
    Business Center
    Fitness Center
    Non Smoking


    Hotel rate was $103.72 (non refundable but that's is the government refundable rate that I would qualify for).

  4. I figure I would get the BWP Black Rock Inn and happy I got it.  The main reason for my happiness: It's a 5 minute walk to the train to NYC.  Use the P/L link from here. 26% savings.  Total with taxes was $216.98.  And this was a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal (I thought it would appear in the context).



    Free Internet

    Free Parking

    Free Breakfast

    Business Center
    Fitness Center

    Non Smoking

    Pets Allowed

    Rating 7+


  5. At a whopping 52% savings and only like 20 min from Hartford's airport, I took the Express Deal (even though it in Mass vs CT). With taxes, $90.97.  Marriott's rates vary between $151 (nonrefundable) and $169 (refundable).  Also, I had put BDL (Bradley Int'l Airport) for the search and this area (West Springfield, MA) came up in the search.


    Amenities as follows:

    Free Breakfast

    Free Internet (in Room)

    Free Parking

    Pet Friendly

    Indoor Pool



    Handicap Accessible

    Business Center


    and it had an 8+ rating


    and I did get to the PRICELINE website from the Quick Quote box in the upper right hand corner.

  6. Thanks for your reply. The Crowne Plaza Auckland is listed as a 4.5*, not a 5*, by HOTWIRE under "Standard Rate Hotels".

    Thanks for the tip re: Devonport!

    The only other hotel it might be is the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (but it doesn't have a self service laundry). The hotwire 'regular' price of $174 matches. Good luck on hotwire (or priceline bidding). If you get hard up for American food, the last I remember, there is a Wendy's on Queen (but the Burger Kings down there are horrid!).

  7. Amentites: Suite

    Complimentary Breakfast

    Fitness Center


    Business Center

    Laundry Facilities (self-service)

    High-Speed Internet Access


    I did this for my cousin and did used the HOTWIRE link here. I did call the hotel as it's a hotel with smoking rooms. I did the reservation with 2 adults and 1 kid before she told me their older son was going but ALL rooms have a sofabed with either a king or 2 queen beds.

  8. I started on Saturday bidding $45 (rejected but got a rebid offer of $58), added Algonquin @ $48 (rejected) and added Aurora @ $50 (rejected).

    Today, I stared at $51 and nailed it. The website shows $179 and that the building exterior is being repainted over the next six weeks. With free parking, I am more than willing to drive to a METRA station to get to downtown Chicago. Plus, free shuttle ride to the Oakbrook Mall.

  9. I started bidding at $70 at JFK, increased bid to $75 and added Flushing, increased bid to $78 and Long Island City and got it. From what I am aware of, the "New" Doubletree is the old Radisson (which hasn't gotten great reviews lately at trip advisor). I got the room for my cousin & her hubby as they need to be close to St John's to help move their son into the dorms for his freshman year.

  10. I don't use Hotwire often (it's more like a guide to me for Priceline), however, I have a $50 credit I needed to use. Saturday night is graduation night for the University of Texas so rooms were at a premium. I called the hotel and they quoted me $139/nite. Orbitz had $129 and hilton.com said it was soldout.

    amentities: Airport Shuttle, Restaurant, pool, fitness center, high speed internet and business center.

    also: parking is $8/nite and I did used the $50 credit so total bill was $64.42 with tax.

  11. My cousin is in NYC and they have to go to Boston tomorrow for the nite. The only hotel prices I checked was Courtyard ($109) and Hampton Inn (99) which are both 2.5 stars.

    I bidded $60 for a 4*, rejected, $55 for a 3*, rejected and $50 for the Courtyard (total with tax, $63.78)

    My only strategy was that one hotel chain would have a room they needed to sell just to get the room occupied.

    amenities: remote control TV with premium channels, telephone with voicemail, radio alarm clock, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, business front desk and 24 hour front desk

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