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  1. US$43.00 US55.97 including taxes and fees. 441 Bryne Drive, Barrie , ON , Canada Amenities: Free Breakfast Pet Friendly Pool Non-Smoking Gym Handicap Accessible Business Center
  2. US$113. Total US$144 including taxes and fees. Executive Hotel Vintage Park 1379 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R5 Amenities (listed post booking): Free Internet, Pet friendly, Near beach, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access Self Parking Fee: $ 30
  3. $45 Downtown Toronto North zone Free rebid at $60 available - ignored $50 +Downtown Toronto SW zone Rejected $53 +Downtown Toronto SE zone Accepted Isabella Hotel And Suites 556 Sherbourne Street Toronto, ON, M4X 1L3 2 stars Priceline effectively upped my bid to $54.50 by adding a "Hotel fee" to the confirmation page. Missed that but wasn't impressed. I wasn't very pleased with this "win" as I had hoped to get a hotel that was shown as a PRICELINE EXPRESS deal.
  4. In the hotel list here for PRICELINE EXPRESS it doesn't list free breakfast for this hotel, but it should.
  5. Free parking, free breakfast, free internet, pets allowed. Guest Rating 7+. Bed choice available.
  6. Free breakfast, free internet, free parking, airport shuttle, business center. I tried bidding this region up to $58 but PL wouldn't accept it so had to book the PRICELINE EXPRESS deal. Be aware Hot.wire does not list airport shuttle but Price.line does.
  7. Hotels in Toronto seemed expensive around these days. Free breakfast, Fitness Centre, Free Internet
  8. I didn't book this but the booking confirmation page said "Book soon! The last person got the Urban Living Suites". (I'm not sure if this line would always appear for this property?). Downtown Toronto West area hotel 40% recommended by Hotwire guest Condo Free Internet Kitchenette Smoke-free rooms $322 including taxes and fees. It's available non-opaque for $323 anyway (junior studio, no window - only a skylight).
  9. I am trying to get a hotel for 9/23-9/27. It seems that room rates are quite high for this period for some reason. The TIFF is the week before but I'm not aware of anything going on during the period I am looking to book. I have tried: 4* Downtown SW Downtown SE Bids up to $110 (that was a typo mistake, thankfully I didn't get one!) but it then said try your bid at $175. Strangely I got a follow up e-mail with a PRICELINE EXPRESS deal at $87, but when I clicked through no such thing showed up. 3.5* Downtown SW Downtown SE Bids up to $75 3* Downtown SW Bids up to $60 I am going to have to keep trying in coming days but it's not looking good.
  10. I saw this hotel on Hotwire several days ago and noticed today that the rate had fallen by 5% to $87/night. I was fairly certain of its identity prior to purchase. The rate includes free breakfast and the hotel also has free Wi-Fi and parking. The dates fall when the Spanish Grand Prix is on, so rates and availability in Barcelona are affected by that. Hotel Serhs Campus - 3.5-star hotel Via Universitaria Campus UAB, Bellaterra, ES, 08193 Prior to purchase Hotwire showed: 3.5* El Valles Area - Technology Park area Hotel $87 per room per night Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast Fitness Center Pool Restaurant Laundry Facilities (self-service) Tennis Nearby
  11. You may be aware of this but I thought I would highlight that your dates fall on the weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix, which will affect room rates and availability.
  12. MTE $105 Rejected +Central Park South $110 Rejected +Brooklyn $115 Rejected +Coney $120 Accepted Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42Nd Street New York, NY 10017 212-883-1234 NB: CPS isn't a free rebid zone but I didn't mind risking getting a hotel in that location (another zone could have been used instead to restrict it to MTE).
  13. Bid 140 rejected Counter offer $175 Accepted 150 W New york Hotel Midtown East 541 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10022 212-755-1200
  14. Bid 105$ accepted Grand Hyatt Should have gone lower, but I bid this last night and got rejected all the way up to $130. Got offered to extend the stay 1 night for $168+fees and taxes.
  15. 1* up to $30 - Rejected 2* up to $40 - PL counteroffered with "raise my bid by $12". Declined as a non-opaqe was available for the same price (which I suspected might be the PL hotel). 2.5* up to $45 - Rejected
  16. Tried to bid for this hotel in previous weeks on PL but no wins. It was listed on Hotwire (for this date) at $89 previously. However I saw yesterday the Hotwire rate had fallen to $58. I decided to bid on it in Priceline - figured I'd be able to get it for $50. Went in with a start bid of $45, which was accepted (note, despite this Priceline red banner with your bid is unlikely to be accepted showed up, as did the secondary warning screen asking if you want to submit a higher bid). As my first bid won, in hindsight I should have started lower, but I'm not sure what the lowest winnable rate would have been. Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver Downtown Vancouver 1110 Howe Street At Helmcken Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1R2 604-684-2151
  17. Follow up: The same morning as check in I tried to use he extend my stay by one night. Rejected by Priceline but it counteroffered with $81:
  18. Interesting to see from the bid history the apparent lack of "cheap" inventory in Vancouver at the moment. I'm wondering if hotels there are waiting until closer to the date to turn rooms over to PRICELINE (e.g. perhaps one week in advance) - as potentially evidenced by Tash79's experience eventually winning the Hyatt. I read in the paper that a local hotel GM says people are waiting later to book trips in this economic climate, so maybe hotels want to hold on to the rooms themselves for a bit longer to see what they can fill...?
  19. Spent a few days on this bid. Bid 3* up to $45 and 2* up to $40. Saw the Hyatt had gone for $70 so wasn't willing to take these higher. Was determined to find the lowest bid that could win the Hyatt :) so: $60 Rejected. $65 Rejected - counteroffer "add $17" $68 Rejected - counteroffer "add $17" $69 Accepted. Hyatt Regency Vancouver Downtown Vancouver 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2R7 604-683-1234 See Hotel Website View Map and Directions Check-In Date: Sat, May 30, 2009 / After 04:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sun, May 31, 2009 / 12:00 PM Hotwire has a 2.5* for $87.5 and two 4* (suspected Westin Bayshore and Delta Suites) for $98. So I think this is a good deal for a Saturday night in the summer.
  20. I have been bidding (unsuccessfully) on Downtown Vancouver for the past few days. Prices seem rather high this coming weekend for some reason. I am looking at 1 night 5/30 and 1 night 6/1. These are my bids so far (I started low as I started early, but I still thought I may have hit on something so far). For 6/1 - I have bid on 4* on 6/1 up to 60$. On 3* up to $35. For 5/30 - I have bid 3* up to $42. On 2* up to $40. I expect this day to be more expensive as it's a weekend. All rejected. I think it's going to be more expensive than expected as for 6/1 looking at Hotwire there's a $70 2.5* in Downtown and an $82 3.5*. :)
  21. Bid $30 on 3* Portland PDX area. Rejected, but free rebid if I increase by $8. I never take that option so I added Downtown zone and bid $33. Rejected. Added Convention Center zone. Rebid $35. Accepted. Staybridge Suites Portland-Airport Portland Airport (PDX) 11936 Ne Glenn Winding Road Portland, Oregon 97220 503-262-8888 See Hotel Website View Map and Directions Check-In Date: Fri, May 29, 2009 / After 02:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sat, May 30, 2009 / 11:00 AM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $35.00 Subtotal: $35.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $11.72 Total Charges*: $46.72 I was expecting the Holiday Inn but the reviews on Tripadvisor for this place are more positive than for the HI so that's a plus.
  22. First of all bid up to $40 on 3* in Redmond-Bellevue and Renton-Kent areas. Rejected. Bid $30 on Bellevue Redmond area 2* Rejected. Added Renton-Kent Rebid $32 - Accepted. Extended Stay America Seattle - Kent Renton - Kent 22520 83th Avenue South Kent, Washington 98032 253-872-6514 See Hotel Website View Map and Directions Check-In Date: Thu, May 28, 2009 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Fri, May 29, 2009 / 11:00 AM Amenities: TV, Phone, Radio alarm clock
  23. A long shot but as the non-opaque 2* was at $62 (3* was $65 on Hotwire) thought I'd give it a try. Just recording it here so people know what to bid above.
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