lighthouse boy

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  1. 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


  2. 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.

     

    Amenities:

    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).
     


  3. 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).

     

    Amenities:

    Free Internet

    Free Parking

    Free Breakfast

    Business Center
    Fitness Center

    Non Smoking

    Pets Allowed

    Rating 7+

     


  4. 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

    Non-Smoking

    Gym

    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.


  5. 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!).


  6. Amentites: Suite

    Complimentary Breakfast

    Fitness Center

    Pool(s)

    Business Center

    Laundry Facilities (self-service)

    High-Speed Internet Access

    Kitchenette

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Here is my history of rejected bids before pay dirt:

    3* airport @ $44, added downtown @ $45, added Amherst @ $45, added 2.5* @ $42 and, finally, added 2* @ $35 and got the Quality Inn (which is a hit and miss hotel review-wise). Total with tax: $46.89.

    I'm driving around Lake Ontario for a May vacation and I fly in/out of Buffalo so for one nite, I'm not too concerned with the hotel.


  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