Hello snowglobe5 - Welcome to BetterBidding! Firts of all, start with reading the boards FAQ for HOTWIRE and Priceline. It's very good help sine you never used it before. It will cover the basics for you. You're traveling party is 3 people. So you can't go with Priceline since they only guarantee a room for 2 adults. So it have to be HOTWIRE for this stay. No, there is no way to tell in advance about hotels that will be listed during your stay. HOTWIRE and Priceline is all about excess inventory. Since you don't have a car, check the zones for the areas you are willing to stay in so you are comfortable with that. You say you're hesitant to use HOTWIRE, what are you thinking about? Please post the dates, amenities and price for the hotel you looked at so you can get help with the ID for this place. Henrik.