Noela

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  1. Thanks Thereuare:

     

    I ended up booking 1 Room at the Radisson above.  We will all bank there for two nights. Details are below: 

    I used the PRICELINE links.

     

    Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island  

    2 Nights, 1 Room

    Room Price:$124.00/night

    Number of rooms:1 Room

    Number of nights:2 Nights

    Room Subtotal:$248.00

    Taxes & Fees:$65.98

    Priceline Coupon:$-12.40

    Total Charged:$301.58
    Paid in full

     

    Thanks - Noela


  2. Hello,

     

    I am travelling back to NY area (Long Island - Lake Grove) in about two weeks - for 2 nights:  8/24 - 8/26.

    Again, I would need a room with an attached living room/kitchenette in the Lake Grove area.

    Preferred star/rate:  Minimum 3* / Maximum of 150/Night.

     

    If this type of configuration is not an option, then I can also consider two separate rooms:  3* / but $100 max/night.

     

    My preference however is the suite type of unit....

     

    thanks - Best wishes of the night.    from Noeal


  3. Price summary

    Room

    $690.00 ($230.00 per night x 3 nights x 1 room)

     

    Taxes & fees $212.32

    Hotwire Total (USD) $902.32

    Resort fee $135.00 (Due at hotel)

    Trip total (USD) $1,037.32

    Trip total per night (USD) $345.77 (includes resort fee)

     

    Amenities:

    Parking

    Wifi

    Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

    Bar / lounge

    Evening entertainment

    Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )

    Business Center with Internet Access

    Conference facilities

    Public wifi

    Paid wifi

    Paid internet

    Internet

    Restaurant

    Breakfast available

    Banquet room

    Meeting rooms

    Concierge

    Non-smoking hotel

    Dry cleaning

    Laundry service


  4. Thanks very much, Thereuare:   I used the last link and got the Benjamin - here are the details:

     

    Price summary

    Room

    $690.00 ($230.00 per night x 3 nights x 1 room)

     

    Taxes & fees $212.32

    Hotwire Total (USD) $902.32 (Charged to Visa 5084 on Aug 04, 2019)

    Resort fee $135.00 (Due at hotel)

    Trip total (USD) $1,037.32

    Trip total per night (USD) $345.77 (includes resort fee)

     

    of course, I used the BB HOTWIRE link provided.

     

    Danke !


  5. Thanks:

    I don't need a second room for a privacy etc.  Just space available for a pull-out bed / air mattress.  Something similar to the

     

    1. Junior suite available at this DoubleTree:  LINK

     

    or:

     

    one bedroom Queen suite at this Benjamin: LINK

     

    In both cases, the little living room can house two air mattresses.

     

    The $250 budget is exclusive of taxes...

     

    thanks again, Thereuare:

     

    /Noela


  6. Hello,

     

    Need some bidding help. I am traveling to NYC next weekend for a business meeting.

     

    I am traveling with my family and need two rooms. I want to cut down cost and preferably get a room with an attached living room/kitchenette so the kids can use inflatable beds there. Just like some Residence Inns do.

     

    Rating: 3.5* and over

    Cost: $200 max/ night.

     

    Access to Wi-Fi is a must, free parking a plus but not essential. Proximity to Times Square area would be ideal. 

     

    Thanks in advance for your tips and suggestions.

     

    Best, Noela

     


  7. 35 minutes ago, thereuare said:

    Priceline has been moving/hiding the Name Your Own Price page and making it harder to find.  We have set up the following page for direct access to the priceline bidding page so that it always easily accessible:

    BiddingForHotelRooms.com 

     

    Yes, I realized that last night and had to come back to this board for guidance - for some reason, I guessed there would be a post on it, and I did find your links....

     

    thjanks - MN


  8. 13 minutes ago, thereuare said:

    Even if this is the only 3.5* hotel located in this zone, the other issue with bidding for this trip is that your 3.5 star bid could have been upgraded to a 4 star property, which brings a whole new group of hotels (which may be further away from your venue) in the mix.

     

    Perfect .... never thought of that ...

    Thanks, anyway ! 

     

    Best wishes - Noela


  9. Thanks, Thereuare:

     

    I thought of bidding given that this hotel is probably the only 3.5 in that zone ... but you never know - I can be landed in a different place....

     

    So I took your advice and booked through PRICELINE EXPRESS and got the Hotel Goveneur ...@ $85/night - almost 50% off the listed price of $159.00
     

    Top Amenities

    Free WiFi

    Indoor Pool

    Fitness Center

    Pets Allowed

    Restaurant

    Cable/Satellite Tv

    Hair Dryer

    Room Service

     

    I did book through the PRICELINE link you sent ... 

     

    Enjoy Happy Memorial Day.

     

     

    thanks - Noela

     

     


  10. Hello Thereuare et al:

     

    I am going to Montreal for a conference in mid-June.

     

    The conference will be held on the campus of University du Quebec a Montreal. Here is a link to a GOOGLE MAP showing the conference location versus accessible hotels.

     

    I want to be within 10-15 minutes walk to the conference site. The following hotels were suggested by the conference organizers, and all are within 15 minutes:

     

    • Hyatt Regency Montreal
    • Auberge le Pomerol
    • Hotel Dauphin Montreal Downtown
    • Hotel Labelle
    • Hotel le Roberval
    • M Montreal
    • Résidences Universitaires UQAM (West Lodge)

     

    But I am not sure which zones they are located in.  And even if I want to bid, I not of the right zones to use.

     

    Could you please send me some suggestions ?  And a bidding strategy?.  My maximum bid/per night should be about $100., for a 3* minimum rating.

     

     

    thanks - Ps


  11. Thereuare:

     

    Thanks very much for your responses.  I do not have to stay in Arlington area.  

     

    Anywhere within 3 to 5 stops of the Ballston-MU Station should be ok.   I've stayed in the following properties in past, and like the distance and all properties (except the Extended Stay):

    • Extended Stay America Washington D.C. - Tysons Corner
    • Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA
    • Courtyard By Marriott Arlington Rosslyn

    So, any properties around these areas that meet my specifications should be ok.  Is it possible to get a better deal than the 3* Tysons Corner Hotwire property you quoted?

     

    thanks - Noela


  12. Hello, 

     

    I am making a trip to Arlington VA this coming weekend.  I need help with my bids.  I have already gone through all the following rebid zones for 3.5* (3.5* =. 2, 5, 7, 11, 20, 21, 22, 25), bidding from $50 - $80. I need some help in crafting a different strategy. I need to be within 15 minutes of Arlington VA (Ballston Metro).

     

    My desired specifications:

    • Min star rating:  3.5*
    • City & Zone:  DC (Arlington, VA)
    • Travel Dates:  4/2 - 4/4
    • Room Rate/Night:  $80 (Max)
    • Amenities:  Free Wifi

     

    Thanks again, and looking forward to hearing from you all.

     

    best, Noela


  13. Hello Folks, 

     

    Attending a conference in Arlington starting this weekend.  Started bidding for a 4* in the Arlington area from $50 all through $110, using all the numerous rebid zones, but failed.

     

    So I dropped my rating to 3.5* and my first bid of $50 was accepted:

     

    Offer price:$50.00/night

    Number of rooms:1 room

    Number of nights:2 nights

    Room subtotal:$100.00

    Taxes & fees:$22.74

    Total charged today:$122.74

    Total charged:$122.74

    Savings:You saved 81%*

     

    I am familiar with this property - hopefully, my stay is as enjoyable. Of course, I used the BB's PRICELINE links.

     

    thanks - Noela

     


  14. Thereuare,

     

    Thanks very much for the update. 

     

    I think the 4* Fairmont is close to what I would want though it is about 30 mins away by bus or 15 by car, but still manageable. So, I will want to try my hand at a bid, and if that doesn't work, then will go for the Fairmont Newport.

     

    So, please give me an idea of a bidding strategy up to $110/night for a 4*

     

    p/s: it is interesting that the 3.5* PRICELINE EXPRESS property is more expensive than the 4*.  

     

    rgds, Noela


  15. Hello,

    I will be attending a conference which will be held in Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa, a 4* property in Newport Beach, CA.  Ideally, I would love to stay in the hotel.

    I realized that it is the only 4* hotel available via Priceline's Hotel list available on the forum here (Zone 17).  So, if i filter out all the other 4* hotels in the area, will I increase my chances of landing this hotel through the use of the many rebid zones (1,2,3,4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20)?

    What bidding strategy will you suggest ... my specific needs are:

    • Star rating: 4*
    • City/Zone: Newport Beach-Zone 17
    • Date: April 6 - 9
    • Room Rate:   About $100/night.

    Thanks - Noela

     


  16. 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