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  1. Won it on the first bid but I used the "SUMMER" coupon code for 5% ($11 off) so maybe it all evens out. Subtotal: 228 Taxes: 28.02 Fees: 13.26 Coupon -11.40 Total: 257.88
  2. Just to add to this topic: - There is an unposted 3 hour parking limit on streets in the City of Toronto (and many other Ontario cities too). - Parking is not allowed at TTC subway lots between 2am and 5am daily. Plus they now charge for parking after 3pm on weekdays when they didn't before. - Parking is allowed free for up to 72 hours at GO Transit commuter train parking lots. - Parkopedia is a good site, as is BestParking. http://toronto.bestparking.com/
  3. For this one I bid up $1 at a time from $60. A few times it said I could bid immediately at $91. It seems that the really cheap rooms are in the days before New Year's Eve plus those before Christmas. Still much cheaper than in summer. Here are my highest bids in other zones: $75 3* in Cambridge East (bid immediately at $90, probably for the Marriott Cambridge) $72 3* in Convention Center $77 3.5* in Financial District $77 3* in other downtown zones (Copely, Theater District) I'm happy with this one (and used the PRICELINE link here).
  4. To expand on this thought, I think PRICELINE overbooking is rare because if a hotelier is aware of high demand dates then they simply won't put any rooms in the PRICELINE buckets (or will do so at a high rate).
  5. I was seeing some really good prices during the weekends in January and February (checking in on a Thursday and checking out on a Monday). I wanted to check in on a Wednesday instead so I'm glad this worked out! I used the PRICELINE link here, as always. Bonus Cash: Per Room, Per Night $5.00 Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $56.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 4 Room Subtotal: $224.00 Taxes & Fees: $42.84 Total Charged to Card: $266.84 Bidding History: White House-Downtown 4*: 55-67 3.5*: 55-67 3*: 60, 64 and 66 Convention Center-Capitol Hill 4*: 55-67 3.5*: 55-67 3*: 60 and 63 Dupont Circl
  6. I think it was trying to put me in the 4* Renaissance (the Marriott Key was too expensive for this bid) so I thought I'd take my chances at 3.5* to see if the Doubletree came up. The Hyatt atrium looks neat though. Used the PRICELINE link here. Rock on! Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $46.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $46.00 Taxes & Fees: $15.04 Total Charged to Card: $61.04 Bidding History for Cleveland - Downtown: 4* 40 Try again at $53 41 Try again at $53 3.5* 40 Try again at $53 41 Rejected; no message 42 Try again at $53 43 Rejected; no message 44 Try again at $53 45 R
  7. Good info! I'm liking the free internet so that will make up for it. I've stayed in a Four Points in Queens, NY before and liked the room so there should be no worries. I think Trader Joe's will get a visit as we don't have them here. Looking forward to this winter's Four Points craft beer too. Thanks for running the board (both you and thereyouare). It's helped me immensely over the years! I like the new layout and programming stuff too (e.g. the template for this post, you don't have to calculate two weeks on the Priceline and Hotwire Calendar of Wins, etc.)
  8. Very pleased on the price. Wasn't sure whether to target a 4* or go with 3* and save a bit of cash but I like the 3* hotels in this zone so I decided to save the cash. Used the PRICELINE link on this site, as usual. I know it will be chilly but it's chilly here too! For two people this is actually half the cost of staying in a youth hostel! Bonus Cash: Per Room, Per Night $9.00 Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $37.00 (so a $46 offer) Rooms: 1 Nights: 4 Room Subtotal: $148.00 Taxes & Fees: $37.16 Total Charged to Card: $185.16 Here's my bidding history: For Chicago - Millennium Park
  9. Hi, I'm just adding my two cents: Personally I'm open to all zones in Manhattan (in the sense that they're convenient enough for me). The Wall Street Inn often has good weekend rates. To me, Jersey City is also appealing option. All the hotels in that zone are newish corporate hotels so I'd be comfortable even bidding for the 2* Candlewood Suites. Transport is good on the subway-like PATH train. From Herald Square to Newport Station is max 10-20 minute wait + 20 minute ride + 5 minute walk (10 for Candlewood). The Hyatt to WTC is max 20 minute wait + 4 minute ride. (Less waiting time during th
  10. Won on the first bid at $10. Used the PRICELINE link from this site. Your Offer Price: $10.00 (per day) Total Rental Days: 6 days(5 days and 9 hours) Subtotal: $60.00 Taxes and Fees: $29.94 Total Charges: $89.94 Lowest Published Price: $164.89 Total Savings:* $74.95 (You saved 45%) I tried a few days ago and it was quoting a total price of $100 with a $10 bid (which was the same as Hotwire). I would have liked to have tried $8 and $9 but didn't have time.
  11. If you're willing to stay in a small room with no view, and a bit west of Waikiki, the Ala Moana Hotel has a $40 promotion going on: http://www.alamoanahotel.com/40
  12. - First bid 4* $60 yesterday, rejected but offered $22 higher, etc. - Bid 5* $65, offered $85. - Bid 5* $68, rejected. - Bid 5* $70, rejected but offered $22 etc. - Bid 4* $65, accepted. Zone City Centre and Museum Quarter. Taxes and fees: $23.73 :)
  13. I'm looking forward to the view! I was prepared to be facing a dumpster but that's a pleasant surprise. I'm thinking of extending my stay at this hotel later, but will gain a person on July 1 (for a total of two people). Does anybody know the chances of me getting a room with two beds at this particular hotel? Failing that, would they have cots available? I've read the FAQ and know that nothing is guaranteed but I'd like to assess my risk against the potential rewards. I see that the $212 AAA double bed rate is still available on the Hyatt website which would be a sign of availability. I'd do
  14. Topic Title: 3* Newark (Jersey City) Hyatt Regency on the Hudson Topic Sub-title: $86... 6/29/08 - 7/1/08 Bid $81, rejected. Offered chance to bid $22 more. Bid $86, accepted. Used PRICELINE link in above message. Check-In Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008 Check-Out Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Hotel Name: Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson 2 Exchange Place Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 201-469-1234 Your Offer Price: $86.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Subtotal: $172.00 Taxes and Service Fees: $36.36 Total Charges*: $208.36 Thanks again!
  15. Hi, I'd like to stay in the New York area for two nights on June 29, 2008. I'm posting in the New Jersey forum because I'm thinking of bidding in Jersey City. I like the PATH access that Jersey City offers and am coming from EWR. I'm looking to spend around $100 - $130. I don't want to spend much more because I'll be arriving at 10 PM on the 29th. I looked on Hotwire and found the Hyatt Regency Jersey City for $124. (4*, amenities matched, number of tripadvisor ratings matched). But I looked at the New York calendar-o-wins and discovered that somebody won the Hyatt for $86 on Priceline for 6/2
  16. A little late reporting this one: Bid $55... no, $56... no, $57... no, $58... no, $59... no, $60... yes. The parking was a little expensive but it had a free boarding pass printer.
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