Noela

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  1. 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
  2. And so that would probably be the Capitol Skyline, right?
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Thereuare -- thanks for the suggestions. Bidded through it all, but failed - didn't win. next steps, suggestions and options ? thanks - Noela
  8. 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
  9. I am willing to consider Crystal City. Kindly let me know how to go about this with any bidding strategies. cheers, Noela
  10. 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
  11. It certainly is .... thanks for your support .... /Noela Thereuare: I sent you a PM. Please take a look.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Sure, it was a good win. Thanks to you all too. Rgds. Noela
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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 Priceline travel links available here. With much much thanks
  19. 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
  20. 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)
  21. Thanks follks. I have decided to postpone the trip to the fall, so I will be back with further questions and information. rgds, Noela
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Thanks Yellowdog for your willingness. Yes, I know specifics would help - here are some: Dates: April 12 - 19 (a day before Easter). Budget: Maximum of $1000 for accommodation, which breaks it down to about $80 max per room. Downtime etc: Sure, we will spend sometime at the hotel, maybe about 3 hours per day, and we would at least need a fridge and a microwave so we can heat / prepare some light meals. Preferred Areas: -- Yes, close to Downtown Disney area would be good since we will spend most of our time - about 3 days visiting Disney parks; -- and we will have a car, so visiting other attractions like Universal Orlando too cheers, Noela
  25. Hello Fellows: I plan to visit Disney with my family (5 in all: 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a 9 yr old) later in April. We will stay for 1 week, and need two rooms, with a star rating of about 3* to 3.5* We want to stay as close (approx 5 miles) to the Disney resorts as possible (maybe within 5 miles). I know we have a choice of on-site versus off-site accommodations. We will be driving in, and would therefore have access to our own car. Generally, what are some of the things to consider as far as accommodation is concerned? What should I realistically budget for a room / night? I know some of the questions are rather general at this time, but hopefully, with some input, I can re-focus and come back with more questions. cheers, Noela