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Noela

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  1. Hi, Good morning all. I had to be in Arlington, VA this weekend (11/8 - 11/10). Decided, risky though, to wait until the last minute, since it worked well for me the last time. A bid of $50 was accepted for a 3.5* zone was accepted the first time. I think this is a good win, given that current rates are about $200/night. Details of win are: Summary of Charges Total charged: $122.36 Purchase date: Nov 7, 2015 Offer price: $50.00/night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 2 nights Room subtotal: $100.00 Taxes & fees: $22.36 Total charged today: $122.36 Total charged: $122.36 Savings: You saved 77%* Of course, I used our venerated Priceline link. Thanks again for all your assistance. Note: rebid zones for Priceline for the Arlington area have changed. thanks - Noela
  2. Hello Folks, Thanks for all your help. I had almost given up my search, but decided to just wait, and totally downgrade my criteria to a 2*. So I did that this morning, placed a bid for a 2* hotel in the Arlington area, with the expectation that I might end up in one of the Inn's (Comfort Inn probably). My first bid of $50 was accepted - and I think it was upgraded to a 3* hotel (Courtyard Arlington, Rosslyn). Here are the pertinent details: Offer price: $50.00/night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 2 nights Room subtotal: $100.00 Taxes & fees: $23.20 Total charged today: $123.20 Total charged: $123.20 Savings: You saved 78%* Well, at the current rate of $234 per night, this seems like a steal, particularly given that it is a last minute bid (within 24 hrs of travel). Thanks, and I used our favorite PRICELINE link cheers, Noela
  3. And so that would probably be the Capitol Skyline, right?
  4. Thanks - what is the Boutique property? Also - which of the above is likely the Capital Skyline - the one that is $114/night or the slightly cheaper $105/night?
  5. Hello, It's me again. Having failed at bidding, I am looking at the following two hotels in the Capitol Hill area. The total cost for two days will be between $260 - $277. So could you please help me ID these two properties - I am not sure if they are the same, but could be similar: Hotwire: Capitol Hill - National Mall area ($114/Night): 10/14 - 10/16 Free Internet Airport shuttle Fitness center Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Hotwire: Capitol Hill - National Mall area ($105/Night): 10/14 - 10/16 Free Internet Boutique hotel Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Golf nearby Tennis nearby Accessible for visually Impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Accessible parking Roll-in shower
  6. i actually used the bidding strategy you suggested and bidded at the 3* level with no success. So, I am not sure whether to try it again within a day or use a different strategy. But please let me know if you have any further suggestions. /Noela
  7. Thanks AaronJB and Thereuare, I am willing to drop to 3* with a max budget of $100/night. Would appreciate a bidding strategy. Rgds, Noela
  8. Thereuare -- thanks for the suggestions. Bidded through it all, but failed - didn't win. next steps, suggestions and options ? thanks - Noela
  9. Thanks again, Thereuare: Here are the info requested: Zones: Arlington, VA; Crystal City; & Capitol-Hill-Convention Center. Star: 3.5* Minimum Budget: $100 max / night With much appreciation - Noela
  10. I am willing to consider Crystal City. Kindly let me know how to go about this with any bidding strategies. cheers, Noela
  11. Hello, I have to be in Arlington, VA (near the Ballston Metro area) between October 13 to 15. I need a 1 room (3.5* Minimum) at a maximum budget of $100/per night. For the past three days, I have been trying to get a 3.5* or a 4* room, bidding from $65 to $100, exhausting all rebid zones but failed. As I have done before, I wouldn't mind staying in the DC area itself (though would prefer a closer location to Arlington, VA) - but wanted to check if there are other alternate bidding strategies available? Should I drop to 3* Thanks - Noela
  12. It certainly is .... thanks for your support .... /Noela Thereuare: I sent you a PM. Please take a look.
  13. Thanks very much, Thereuare and Yellowdog. I follwed your suggestion, Thereuare and booked PRICELINE EXPRESS. The Hotel is actually the Courtyard By Marriott Convention Center. And I used the Betterbidding link you suggested. Here are the details of the pruchase: Purchase date: Apr 11, 2015 Deal type: Express Deal Room price: $89.00 /night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 2 nights Room subtotal: $178.00 Taxes & fees: $29.60 Total charged today: $207.60 With much appreciation - Noela
  14. Hello, I have to be in Arlington (near Ballston Metro area) for two days, begining this sunday, 4/12. I have been bidding for a 3.5* (min) hotel starting at $80 all the way to $110 without much luck. My max budget /night is $100. Give that might travel date is so close, would it be better to look for a 2* hotel? If so, what bidding or express deal strategy will you advice? thanks - Noela
  15. Sure, it was a good win. Thanks to you all too. Rgds. Noela
  16. Thanks very much Aaron, for your useful advice. I followed it, and was about to pull the trigger, but then decided that I should at least give my preferred area a try and bid to $100 for a 3* or 3.5* before settling for Tyson's corner. So, I used the Price.line travel link available here, and bid $90. I was shocked that it was accepted for the Hyatt Arlington, a 4* no less. And it is merely one or two Metro stops away from the Westin Arlington, where my event is being helod .... Doing the happy dance: Here are the details: Deal type: Name Your Own Price Offer price: $90.00 /night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 2 nights Room subtotal: $180.00 Taxes & fees: $37.02 Total charged today: $217.02 Total charged: $217.02 Paid in full Savings: You saved 67%* Thanks again for all your support ...and advice. cheers, Noela
  17. Hello, I have to be in Arlington, VA (near the Ballston Metro area) between March 22 - March 24. I need a 1 room at the 3* or 3.5*level, at a maximum budget of $100/per night. For the past three days, I have been trying to get a 3.0* or 3.5* hotel, bidding from $65 to $85, exhausting all rebid zones but failed. As I have done before, I wouldn't mind staying in the DC area itself - but wanted to check if there are other alternate bidding strategies available? Should I just keep increasing my bids until I hit my max? Thanks - Noela
  18. Thanks - Given your advice, I bid $80 for a 4* downtown DC hotel (in the Capital Hill area) and it was accepted. A good deal (70%) savings, I think. Details below. 4* The Liaison Capitol Hill An Affinia Hotel 3/23 - 3/25 Rooms: 1 room / 2 nights Room Subtotal: $160.00 Taxes & Fees: $32.70 Total Charged to Card: $192.70 And of course, I used the Price.line travel links available here. With much much thanks
  19. Thanks - Given your advice, I bid $80 for a 4* downtown DC hotel (in the Capital Hill area) and it was accepted. A good deal (70%) savings, I think. Details below. 4* The Liaison Capitol Hill An Affinia Hotel 3/23 - 3/25 Rooms: 1 room / 2 nights Room Subtotal: $160.00 Taxes & Fees: $32.70 Total Charged to Card: $192.70 And of course, I used the Priceline travel links available here. With much much thanks
  20. Thanks very much. I will like to consider DC hotels as you suggested. What specific area should I be considering - Downtown? And what bidding strategy should I use? I've updated the previous threads as well. Thanks - Noela
  21. Ok.... I'm not sure how to edit the titles, but here is the result. I did use the PRICELINE link on this site........ Thanks for the assistance. ====== 3* Courtyard By Marriott Meadowland Lyndhurst 9/13 - 9/14 Summary of Charges Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $80.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 2 Number of Guests Per Room: 2 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $160.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $33.86 (USD) Total Charged to Card: $193.86 (USD)
  22. Thanks follks. I have decided to postpone the trip to the fall, so I will be back with further questions and information. rgds, Noela
  23. Hi, I've been trying to identify and book one of these priceline express deals. Please help me identify them. I am travelling to Arlington, VA for two days: 3/23 - 3/25. -- Thanks - Noela 4 Star Hotel in Arlington, VA Area for $175/night Guest Score: 8.0 out of 10 (or higher) Guaranteed Amenities: Indoor Swimming Pool Pets Allowed Restaurant Business Center Fitness Center 3½ Star Hotel in Arlington, VA Area for $118/night Guest Score: 7.0 out of 10 (or higher) Guaranteed Amenities: Indoor Swimming PoolOutdoor Swimming PoolRestaurantBusiness CenterFitness Center
  24. Hello, I have to be in Arlington, VA (near the Ballston Metro area) between March 23 - March 25. I need a 1 room at 3.5* or 4* level, at a maximum budget of $100/per night. For the past three days, I have been trying to get a 3.5* or 4* hotel, bidding from $70 to $110, exhausting all rebid zones but failed. What am I doing wrong here? Can you suggest any alternate bidding strategy? Thanks - Noela
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