I think you've hit the nail on the head. Between conferences/conventions and Fleet Week, many hotels, at the moment, do not need to dump excess inventory via PRICELINE. As we get closer, that can change if retail hotel bookings don't materialize as the hotels are hoping/expecting. As upontop did, book a retail rate that fits your travel budget, that you can cancel without penalty, and continue to bid on Priceline. With regard to the bid history you posted (thanks for doing that) I'd like to make some observations and suggestions. 1. When raising your bid price while adding zones with the same quality level (4 star in this case), you may be overbidding (paying more than you need to). For example, you bid $85 for 4* USE only, but $95 for 4* SOMA. Had $85 been enough for a winning bid in SOMA, you would have overbid by $10. As you continue to bid for this stay, I would suggest the following bid strategy: $85 - USW $90 - Add South SFO (free rebid) $95 - Add Civic Center (free rebid) $100 - Add Fisherman's Wharf (free rebid) $105 - Add Marina (free rebid) Go back to PRICELINE home page and start over: $85 - USE $90 - Add South SFO $95 - Add Civic Center $100 - Add Fisherman's Wharf $105 - Add Marina Go back to PRICELINE home page and start over: $85 - SOMA $95 - Add South SFO $95 - Add Civic Center $100 - Add Fisherman's Wharf $105 - Add Marina Using the above strategy, you never bid higher for one zone at the 4 star level than another, eliminating the possibility of an overbid. #2. In your previous bid history, you added (lowered) the 3.5 star category with your last (highest) bid. In theory, it doesn't make sense to bid $85 for 4 stars and $105 for 3.5 stars. This is a very common mistake, and can cause an overbid at the 3.5 level. Good luck with this and let us know if we can be of more help.