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  1. Thank you for your congratulations. I checked the hotel list here, but I think it wasn't listed. 🙂
  2. Amenities Business center Fitness center Internet access Pet friendly Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms Hotel chooses bed type I guessed it could be the Westin before making the reservation, but it was a bit hard because Hotwire didn't show the exact number of hotel reviews (just "2,000+ reviews") and on the standard rate hotel list, Hotwire doesn't provide the accurate number of reviews (5,003, which changes into 2,617 on clicking the hotel name). The resort fee of USD29 was helpful for the guessing purposes, as there is only one hotel with that rate in Midtown East. By the way, this hotel is also available on Priceline as a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal for USD95 for the same date, but the additional fees and taxes charged by Priceline are higher (USD51.98 on Priceline versus 30.97 on Hotwire). On Pricline this is a 4.5 star hotel in the Grand Central Terminal - UN Area, with the following amenities: Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant The rates are as follows: $95/night1 King Bed $297/night1 King Bed + Sofabed - Deluxe Room $313/night2 Double Beds $313/night2 Double Beds - Deluxe Room $336/night1 King Bed + Sofabed - Premium Room And the following statement appears "Book soon! Someone recently got the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza." The guest rating and the number of reviews indicate it must be the Westin though.
  3. Amenities: Free Internet Available No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Free Internet Access Rooms: $93/night - 2 Double Beds $93/night - 1 King Bed There was also another express deal in the same area for the same date for USD98, with the following amenities: Free Internet Available No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant Judging by the ranking and the number of reviews, it was Double Tree by Hilton at Wall Street, but the AC Marriott had much better reviews (and in my view, also a better location). All the NYC properties are considerably more expensive during the week, especially around Thursday and Friday (14-15 Nov), unfortunately.
  4. Amenities: Free Internet Available Pets Allowed Airport Shuttle No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Restaurant Free Internet Access Room type: Room Assigned at Check-in - Sleeps Two Adults
  5. I chose to pay in EUR and it was EUR 80 plus taxes/fees, EUR 120 in total. Amenities: Bed Choice Available Free Internet In Room Free Internet In Public Areas Free Breakfast Free Internet Access Additional amenities: Pets Allowed Indoor Swimming Pool No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Swimming Pool Business Center In a separate express deal, I booked this hotel also for two additional nights (8-10 Nov), and the rate was almost the same. A very good deal, I suppose.
  6. Amenities: Bed Choice Business Center Non Smoking Swimming Pool The hotel also offers complimentary continental breakfast, but it is not listed as an amenity.
  7. Here are all the amenities listed in my reservation confirmation: Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Internet access Accessibility: In-room accessibility, Accessible parking I have added a short note to my previous NYC Hotwire hotel thread - I chose a different hotel in the end (Iberostar) and I reported my win in a separate thread.
  8. I didn't book this property in the end; I chose a different property on Priceline (Iberostar) that I reported here in another thread.
  9. 3-star Hotel in IAH Airport West area Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s) 80% recommended Good (6 reviews) Tripadvisor (1000 - 501 reviews) The name of the hotel was hinted at - I got the note "Book soon! The last person got the Hyatt Place Bush Intercontinental Airport," but I am aware that this announcement doesn't necessarily reveal the actual hotel. In this case it did, but I also guessed the hotel earlier. I think it is a very nice win. It could be a good idea to add this property to the Hotwire hotel list; I think it's not there yet.
  10. The hotel is now a PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (also available on Hotwire), with the rate of USD 77. I have decided to bid in order to see what happens and whether the rate (which was already excellent) can be a little bit lowered. I bid EUR 62 (USD 69) and won it, and I was a bit surprised by that because I thought I would be rejected. Here are the hotel amenities: Pets Allowed Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center The room will be assigned at check-in. This property is on the Hotwire hotel list, but as far as I could determine, it hasn't been added to the Priceline hotel list yet. I think it is an excellent deal for Boston (the standard Priceline rate for this hotel on this date is USD 206, which includes a 10% discount member deal).
  11. Room type: 1 Double - Non-Smoking - Standard - City View (there are some other room types: 1 queen, 1 king deluxe, which are more expensive). I switched the currency and paid EUR 111. Hotel Amenities: Pets Allowed Business Center Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities I used the exclusive 5% BB discount to lower this rate. Initially I wanted to NYOP for this hotel, but Priceline added a hefty resort fee to my bidding amount, so I gave up. I was also hesitating about the following property for the same dates: $118 4-Star Express Deal Hotel Brooklyn Downtown Area Hotel Amenities: Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Judging by the rating and the number of reviews, I am pretty sure it is the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, which looks like an excellent hotel, but the Iberostar is in a considerably better location for my purposes. I tried bidding a few times for this hotel, with $108 as the highest amount, but all my bids were rejected. Then I thought it's not worth bidding and taking the risk given the availability of the 5% BB discount. In the end I found the offer for the Iberostar and concluded it was a more favorable option.
  12. I wonder if this property charges a resort fee. That would be my guess; the hotel is now on offer among express deals, but when I try to NYOP targeting this specific property, a hefty resort fee is added to my bid. Of course I may be wrong, but the name of the hotel chain is also quite telling, "Iberostar hotels and resorts."
  13. Yes, it is USD 112 on 4-5 August (the original rate USD 146), bed type either 1 queen or hotel chooses bed type. Thanks!
  14. Please help me identify this hotel, 4-star Boutique Hotel in Rockefeller Center area, rates vary between usd 101-112, the lower rate is available especially on weekends in July/August. At first I thought this could be W hotel, but the number of reviews doesn't match, and also W doesn't list "Children's activities" among its amenities. The list of amenities is quite detailed: Boutique hotel, Business center Children's activities Fitness center Golf nearby Internet access Pet friendly Restaurant(s) Spa services 323 total reviews on Hotwire (80% recommended) Tripadvisor ranking: 3.5 out of 5 (2001+ reviews) Thank you!
  15. I managed to lower the rate by $15 bu using the HOTWIRE coupon announced on BB. Free breakfast Amenities: Business center Fitness center Golf nearby Internet access Kitchenette Restaurant(s) Self-service laundry Smoke-free rooms Internet is free for Hilton Honors members. I've joined the program for this reason, but it seems WiFi is free only if a hotel has been booked via the hotel website. I wanted to book the hotel yesterday to be able to make use of the coupon. However, the rate suddenly went up and I found it a bit strange: for single occupancy the rate was still $106, and it was even possible to book more than one room at this rate. Yet, when I changed it into double occupancy, it would go up significantly (about $150-160). Fortunately, the rate went down again today in the morning (European time), and I was still able to apply the BB coupon because it was still May 5th in some parts of the USA. I guessed the hotel name easily before making the reservation, so I was pretty sure which property I was about to book. I am very happy with the result; I think it is a very good deal.
  16. Thanks for the welcome. I am still puzzled as to why the hotel has no availability on these dates on most websites. Here are the hotel amenities showed to me prior to my purchase: Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  17. I obtained it via a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal and it was my first booking on Priceline ever. Perhaps someone more experienced is willing to enlighten me: I am surprised I got this hotel because I couldn't find a match for this Express Deal on the regular hotel lists. After the hotel name was revealed to me, I searched for it by name and it turns out PRICELINE has no availability for this date. Then I searched for it on kayak and it turns out to be available only on Anoma, for 235 usd plus tax. What does it indicate: could it be that the hotel is nearly completely booked because of a convention and they are selling out the remaining rooms? Another interesting observation: I got this deal by clicking the PRICELINE add at the top of BB. I couldn't find it otherwise. It pays to enter PRICELINE via this website. It will be my first Priceline stay ever. I am planning to arrive early and leave in the late afternoon. I hope the hotel will be able to store my bag before/after check-in/out.
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