Travel Guy, thanks for the help. I went to Virginia and was surprised I could get no 3* or 2.5* for my limits. I started new bids for each VA zone - Arlington, Alexandria-Mt Vernon, Alexandria Pentagon - and new bids for each star level - 3*, 2.5*, and 2*. I used all the DC zones as free re-bids since I new I was underbidding those zones and would take a hotel there anyway. So I had numerous re-bids. I bid up to $70 for 3*. No luck I bid up to $65 for 2.5*. No luck I bid 2* with this strategy and got the Homestead Studio Suites in Alexandria-Pentagon for $40. Arlington $35 + Alexandria-Mt Vernon $40 + Alexandria- Pentagon $40 This was a very tough week. If I had not been willing to go to Virginia, as you suggested, and lower my star level a lot, I would not have succeeded. Thanks. I posted the hotel as a winning bid.