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  1. AaronJB

    Disney Hotel 5/24-5/27

    Happy to help! If you are okay with the Disney Springs area, I'd be happy to research offers in that area, as well. I'm seeing on HOTWIRE, for example (5/24-27) 4* HOTWIRE Disney Springs for $148.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Hyatt Grand Cypress 3.5* HOTWIRE Disney Springs for $118.00 Suite Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Doubletree Suites Orlando Disney Springs There is a definite risk that rates go higher closer to the stay given the time period, but if you want to wait, you can use our ratedrop.com free service to monitor rates and also, you can reply to this post and we'd be happy to research and see if inventory/pricing at Disney properties has changed between now and the stay. Thank you for keeping us updated and let us know if you have any additional questions. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  2. AaronJB

    im new on this

    I think it really becomes what you want from the hotel experience and how much you are going to use the amenities. Additionally, how far do you want to go from the port? I still think that this listing on PRICELINE EXPRESS is a great option (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 5* Downtown - Port of Miami (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $133 Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool >>>Best guess would be the Kimpton Epic The Kimpton gets fantastic reviews (4.5/5 on tripadvisor) and has a pool. At the 4* level, I'm seeing on HOTWIRE: 4* HOTWIRE Downtown - Port of Miami for $96.00 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf ==> Best guess would be the Hyatt If you want to consider other areas, how far are you interested in staying away from the port? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  3. AaronJB

    Disney Hotel 5/24-5/27

    Unfortunately, the cheapest Disney property that I'm seeing is $281 for all three nights. I'm also seeing: 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $114.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa ==> Best guess would be the Wyndham Grand 4* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $131.00 Resort Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Hilton Bonnet Creek If I look for 5/25-27 *only* then I see on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.): 4.5* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $193 Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Would there be any interest in taking this for two of the days then staying elsewhere for one? Let us know what you decide and if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  4. I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS: 4.5* Santa Fe Plaza and Vicinity (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $126 Pets Allowed Business Center Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Hilton 4* Santa Fe Plaza and Vicinity (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $135 Free Parking Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pets Allowed Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool >>>Guess would be the Hotel Santa Fe 4* HOTWIRE Santa Fe Plaza and Vicinity - Santa Fe North for $133.00 Free Parking Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf ==> Hotel St Francis would be my guess 4* HOTWIRE Santa Fe Plaza and Vicinity - Santa Fe North for $117.00 Free Parking Pet Friendly Casino Indoor Pool Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder would be my guess. Please let us know what you decide and if you have any additional questions. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  5. AaronJB

    im new on this

    If there's a $133 5* on PRICELINE EXPRESS as noted above, a bid may be successful in the $105-115 neighborhood. However, PRICELINE EXPRESS (and HOTWIRE) does have added value in being able to make an educated guess as to which hotel might be showing given the information given, whereas PRICELINE bidding you have to be willing to accept anywhere in the zone at that star rating. Additionally, PRICELINE EXPRESS listings often show bed choice whereas there is no bed choice option when bidding. In terms of cheaper options/lower star ratings, it really depends on the star rating/zone. When searching for 2 adults/1 child on HOTWIRE, a cheaper option I'm seeing is: 4* HOTWIRE Downtown - Port of Miami for $96.00 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf ==> Best guess would be the Hyatt.Regency Miami Would the PRICELINE EXPRESS listing or HOTWIRE listing be of interest? If not, did you want to bid for a 5* or a lower star rating? Thank you for keeping us updated. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  6. Thanks for the follow-up! Glad to hear that this was a nice stay.
  7. AaronJB

    im new on this

    Welcome to Betterbidding. PRICELINE and HOTWIRE have been used successfully by many, many travelers to get deals on hotels. Extra fees such as resort fees are charged to regular rate bookings as well. Let us know more details about your stay (dates, desired budget per night, desired star rating, acceptable zones, purpose of your trip, and any other factors) and we would be happy to suggest how to proceed. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  8. AaronJB

    Universal resort area

    I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 4* Universal Orlando Resort Area (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $93 Business Center Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Doubletree at the Entrance to Universal Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  9. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this well-reviewed Andaz property! Glad you are pleased with the result and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  10. When searching for 4/22-24 on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) I'm seeing: 3.5* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $118 Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be Orlando Bonnet Creek by ResortShare. I'm not seeing a 4* for $266 or near that; are you still seeing the same listing? Please keep all posts for this stay within this thread (we can then edit the title and move to the correct forum after you make a purchase.) Thank you. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  11. Congrats on your success. 😀 Terrific win for this Radisson property! Glad you were able to find much cheaper parking nearby. Thank you for sharing your win and please use the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  12. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this Doubletree property! Hope you are pleased with the result and are looking forward to your stay. Doubletree cookies at check-in are always a plus, as well. If you look under the trip information in your HOTWIRE account, can you confirm if there are any additional amenities (such as accessible) showing? Thank you. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  13. AaronJB

    4.5* Boutique Ft Lauderdale Beaches

    I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm that the correct date of travel is showing after clicking the link below.) 4.5* Ft Lauderdale Beach Area (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $191 Pets Allowed Restaurant Indoor Swimming Pool Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Atlantic Thank you for keeping us updated on what you decide. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  14. I think there may be more amenities than you have included above. If you repeat your search using our BiddingHelper tool and look in the EASY VIEW TAB then click the green "Full Amenities" button, do you see additional amenities beyond those listed above? I'm seeing on Hotwire: 4* HOTWIRE Santa Monica Pier - 3rd Street Promenade for $201.00 Free Parking Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Golf Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> A guess would be the Le Meridien Delfina 4.5* HOTWIRE Santa Monica Pier - 3rd Street Promenade for $351.00 Near Beach Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Guess would be the Huntley 5* HOTWIRE Santa Monica Pier - 3rd Street Promenade for $342.00 Resort Pet Friendly Near Beach Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Fairmont Miramar 4* HOTWIRE Santa Monica Pier - 3rd Street Promenade for $341.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Boutique Near Beach Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Viceroy Seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the links below.) 4.5* Venice - Santa Monica (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $334 Restaurant Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Huntley 4* Venice - Santa Monica (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $194 Free Parking Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Free Internet in room >>>Best guess would be the Le Meridien Delfina Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  15. Bidding is for one bed/double occupancy. You can call the hotel after booking and request two beds - they may say yes, may say yes and charge more or may say no. There's no way to know - it may depend on the hotel or the day or who you talk to. HOTWIRE and PRICELINE EXPRESS offer some listings with bed choice and then you can look to see if 2 beds is one of the options. HOTWIRE also allows one to indicate 4 people in the party, which should result in some form of bedding (2 beds, 1 bed + sofabed or 1 + rollaway) for the whole party. In terms of timing, there is a discussion in the FAQ here, but I'll also note in recent years that as demand has ramped up (and this isn't a slow time of year), rates definitely don't always go lower closer to the stay - they can also definitely go higher (and suddenly.) The listing linked above has 2 beds as the first bed choice option. Would this possibility be of interest? Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  16. Welcome to Betterbidding. 😀 Some of what I'm seeing around or under $150: PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the links below.) 4.5* South of Market - Moscone Center (<<<----CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $157 Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor Swimming Pool Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Intercontinental San Francisco 4* South of Market - Moscone Center (<<<----CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $151 Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas >>>Marriott Marquis would be my guess. HOTWIRE: 4* HOTWIRE Union Square East for $117.00 Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Hi-Speed Internet Golf ==> A guess would be the Hotel Emblem. A 5/5 tripadvisor rating is showing on the detail page, so the underlying property gets excellent reviews. With HOTWIRE and PRICELINE Express, rates can change at any time (while price declines closer to the stay are possible, rates can also jump suddenly) and/or listings may disappear if inventory sells out for your dates. You can use the HOTWIRE and PRICELINE EXPRESS promotions in my signature, as well. Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  17. Congrats on your success. Good win for what looks like a very nice Econo Lodge. Glad you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Des Moines Priceline Hotel List with this new PRICELINE EXPRESS property. Please use the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  18. Congrats on your success. Very nice win for this Aloft property! Hope you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us update the Priceline Hotel List New York with the change in amenity set for this PRICELINE EXPRESS listing. Thanks for using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  19. AaronJB

    4* Bonnet Creek $166/night

    I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm that the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the links below.): 4* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $98 Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek 4.5* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $199 Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Unfortunately, not certain. Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  20. Congrats on your success. Fantastic win for this centrally located Hyatt. Glad you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  21. I'm seeing: 4* HOTWIRE Magnificent Mile - Water Tower for $85.00 Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Spa Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Claridge House. 4* HOTWIRE River North for $73.00 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Felix 4* HOTWIRE Magnificent Mile - Water Tower for $91.00 Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Whitehall 4* HOTWIRE Millennium Park for $85.00 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Hyatt Regency on Wacker. Also seeing: 4* HOTWIRE River North for $111.00 Complimentary Breakfast Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Best guess would be the Embassy Suites Downtown. 4.5* HOTWIRE River North for $117.00 Pet Friendly Boutique Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet ==> The Palomar has been seen with this amenity set previously, so that would be a guess. I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 4* Downtown Chicago - Millennium Park (<<<----CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $82 Business Center Free Internet Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas >>>Best guess would be the Hyatt Regency on Wacker. Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. I'm very familiar with Chicago and would be happy to answer any city questions, as well. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  22. Welcome to Betterbidding. Please provide the dates of travel so we can replicate this offer and we would be happy to research and try to ID the listing. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  23. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this well-reviewed, newer San Juan property! Hope you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you using the site's PRICELINE or HOTWIRE links to start your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the San Juan Hotwire Hotel List with this new HOTWIRE property. Enjoy your stay.
  24. The lists only include what has been reported to the board, but we can always research anything that does not show an exact match. I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS: (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 4* Midtown Atlanta (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $125 Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center >>>Best guess would be the W Midtown. Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.