biddingdan

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  1. @thereuare Thanks. I think this property has been mistakenly duplicated into both the the Miami Intl Airport (MIA) West zone and the plain old Miami Intl Airport (MIA) zone (which is the correct zone). For example, if you go to 'share your win' / post a new topic, Even Hotel shows up as an auto-complete option under either zone. In both this post and a previous win post of mine about the Even Hotel (https://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=226259), the title seems to have been changed to the West zone (I assume I chose the regular zone both times). Can you correct that? Also, do you know if the "Internet access" amenity is represented on the hotel list? Thanks
  2. Used BB HOTWIRE link. Initial amenities list on search screen: Airport shuttle, business center, fitness center, pool(s), restaurant(s), smoke-free rooms Final amenities list: Free internet, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access $60 + $13.76 tax and fees. No resort charge.
  3. Used the BB HOTWIRE link Amenities: Free internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center
  4. Used the BiddingHelper.com Hotwire deal button link. Full amenities as listed on BiddingHelper: Boutique, Near Beach, Restaurant, Complimentary Breakfast, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Roll-in Shower, Pet Friendly Full amenities on HOTWIRE preview screen: Complimentary: Free breakfast, Free internet Amenities: Boutique hotel, Golf nearby, Near beach, Pet friendly, Restaurant(s), Smoke-free rooms BiddingHelper.com was very useful here, to stay away from many of the Miami Beach hotels that have issues listed on Yelp and TripAdvisor with cleanliness, noise, plumbing, front desk attitude, and overbooking. -------------------------------- Reservation information Check-in Sun, Feb 24 - 03:00pm Check-out Mon, Feb 25 - 12:00pm Room 1 room (1 queen bed) | 2 adults + Add room Nights 1 night + Add night(s) Amenities Free breakfast, Free internet, Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Near beach, Smoke-free rooms, Restaurant(s), Internet access, Golf nearby Accessibility Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower
  5. Used the BB PRICELINE link. There was no bed choice offered. Amenities as listed originally: Free Parking Airport Shuttle Business Center Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Restaurant Swimming Pool After the win, the amenities list was a little different: Free Parking Outdoor Pool Shuttle Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center Summary of Charges / Receipt Total charged: $111.97 Purchase date: Dec 18, 2018 Room price: $89.00 avg./night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 1 night Room subtotal: $89.00 Taxes & fees: $22.97 Total charged today: $111.97 Total charged: $111.97 Savings: You saved 35%*
  6. List of amenities before buying: Complimentary - Free Internet Amenities - Business center, Fitness center, Pet friendly, Pool(s), Resort, Restaurant(s), Smoke-free rooms List after buying: Amenities: Resort, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access Accessibility: Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower The top list seems to be somewhat different than the ones already in the hotel list (that combo of 7 or 8 amenities). Also, amenity and accommodation names seem to have changed slightly (like Hi-Speed Internet vs. Free Internet). No bed choice offered.
  7. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. Note the revised name given for the hotel, different from the hotel list and auto-fill. Awesome! You're staying at the Amanzi Ventura Hotel 298 Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001 Price summary Room $200.00 ($100.00 per night x 2 nights x 1 room) Taxes & fees $45.23 Trip total (USD) $245.23 Trip total per night (USD) $122.62 Amenities as listed on initial search page: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Bed choice Amenities as listed on blind reservation page, and after reservation/confirmation: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Free parking, Business center, Near beach, Pool(s), Self-service laundry, Smoke-free rooms
  8. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. I'm not sure which amenities list to include, so I'm including both. Notice that pre-purchase amenities list includes Self-service laundry, Pool(s), and Boutique hotel, which are not listed on the post-purchase amenities list. Likewise, post-purchase amenities list includes Internet access and Golf nearby, which are not listed pre-purchase. The Hotwire team might want to work on this. Amenities listed pre-purchase: Airport shuttle Boutique hotel Business center Fitness center Pet friendly Pool(s) Restaurant Self-service laundry Smoke-free rooms Amenities listed after purchase: Amenities Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby Accessibility Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking
  9. Used the BB PRICELINE link. I noticed the wording used for the amenities changes somewhat between the selection page and the confirmation page. Not sure why Priceline hasn't made them consistent.... Amenities listed, as shown initially: Free Internet Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Fitness Center Swimming Pool Non Smoking Amenities listed, as shown on receipt: Free Internet (in Public Area) [does this mean not in the room, I wonder] Pet Friendly Outdoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center Summary of Charges / Receipt Total charged: $124.97 Purchase date: Nov 24, 2017 Room price:$96.00 avg./night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:1 night Room subtotal:$96.00 Trip protection:$5.00 Taxes & fees:$23.97 Total charged today:$124.97 Total charged: $124.97 Savings:You saved 30%* Prices are in USD. StarwoodHotels.com is showing $132 as lowest (prepaid rate), with $151 as lowest flex rate, so this is a decent deal for what looks like a good hotel. Kayak and other sites are showing a few dollars more (the non-"SPG Member" rate)
  10. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Also used the BB17MAY coupon for $8.80 off total. But the hotel has a mandatory $18/night fee. The horrible has some really poor reviews on Yelp, I'm hoping I don't get bitten up........ Amenities: Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Non Smoking Town and Country San Diego 3 out of 5 star Hotel Check-in: Fri May 5, 2017 - After 03:00 PM Check-out: Sun May 7, 2017 - 11:00 AM Address: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego , CA , United States Phone number: 619-291-7131 Number of rooms: 1 room Room price:$88.00 avg./night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:2 nights Room subtotal:$176.00 Taxes & fees:$34.98 Coupon:- $8.80 Total charged today:$202.18 Total Priceline charges:$202.18 Hotel fee:$36.00 Total cost: $238.18 Savings:You saved 44%* Prices are in USD. The hotel fee is charged by the property at check-out
  11. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Amenities listed: Business Center, Non-Smoking Check-in: Wed Nov 9, 2016 - After 15:00 Check-out: Thu Nov 10, 2016 - 11:00 Address: 465 Central Park West, New York , NY , United States Number of rooms: 1 room Amenities: Non-Smoking Business Center
  12. There is a new hotel for the Hotwire hotel list in the 3* Miami Intl Airport (MIA) area: Best Western Plus Miami Airport North Hotel & Suites. When I clicked on the Hotwire deal for that area and that star level, the hotel name was given as the hotel that was won by the previous Hotwire purchaser. (See screenshot below.) And based on the inability to match up the listed amenities with the existing hotels on the Hotwire hotel list (but being able to match it to the BW Plus on the Priceline hotel list amenities), it appears to be a match for the BW Plus. Amenities listed are: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry Also, the price of $98 appears to be a match for the Priceline rate I won for that same hotel on that same night ($94). See http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=217704 (And since then, the HW rate has also fallen to $94.) See screenshot: <image removed>
  13. Thanks. By the way, the zone name appears to have been changed to "Miami International Airport (MIA) Area".
  14. Amenities listed during search: Free Parking, Business Center, Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Non Smoking Used the BB PRICELINE link. (Also of interest -- the Priceline price was $4 less than the Hotwire rate for what is almost certainly this same hotel. PL claims it as 8/10 guest rating, while HW lists at as "4.5/5 guest rating" and 100% thumbs-up, but with only 20 customer reviews because it's apparently new to HOTWIRE.) Best Western Plus Miami Airport North Hotel & Suites 3 out of 5 star Hotel Check-in: Fri Oct 28, 2016 - After 03:00 PM Check-out: Sat Oct 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM Address: 131 Fairway Drive, Miami , FL , United States Room price:$94.00 avg./night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:1 night Room subtotal:$94.00 Trip protection:$5.00 Taxes & fees:$21.31 Total charged today:$120.31 Total charged: $120.31 Savings:You saved 21%* Prices are in USD Charges will be from "Priceline.com". This itinerary including Summary of Charges is your official receipt
  15. Amenities listed on initial blind listing: Pets Allowed, Business Center, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle, Free Internet, Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Also listed as "7/10 guest rating". This appears to be a newly re-created zone, and a new star rating for the hotel. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Summary of Charges Total charged: $108.61 Purchase date:Jun 10, 2016 Room price:$90.00 avg./night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:1 night Room subtotal:$90.00 Taxes & fees:$18.61 Total charged today:$108.61 Total charged: $108.61 Savings:You saved 58%* Prices are in USD
  16. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Began bidding at $50, rejected again at $60 with free rebid, accepted at $65. PRICELINE EXPRESS was offering a 3* in this zone for $76. Hot.wire offered a 3.5* in the zone for $75. Hyatt website are quoting $149, probably because of day-before time frame. The Concourse Hotel At LAX-A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel 3 out of 5 star Hotel Check-in: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 - After 03:00 PM Check-out: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM Book again Address: 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA
  17. Please adjust city district to read: Copenhagen (City Center - Central Station) Used the BB PRICELINE link. Original amenities list (when blind): Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Bed choice available Final amenities list: Free Internet Non-Smoking Restaurant Business Center This hotel has mediocre reviews on TripAdvisor, and unfortunately the same rough price of $130-$150 is also available on Trivago resellers GetARoom, Otel, and Amoma. If this hotel turns out to be far less quality and not "similar to" the 4 star comparable hotels listed by Priceline (Hyatt Regency, Westin, Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, and Marriott), I may have to get in touch with Priceline customer service about this improper ranking.
  18. Used teh BB HOTWIRE link. Your reservation You don't need to reconfirm your booking Tue, Mar 22, 2016 - Wed, Mar 23, 2016 Want to stay longer? Extend my stay Rate per night $123.00 Nights 1 Rooms ( 2 adults ) 1 Subtotal $123.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $27.63 Hotwire total $150.63 Hotel Amenities Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Accessible parking Roll-in shower
  19. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. Note - this hotel was previously a 3* on the hotel list. HW seems to have moved it to 3.5*. Your reservation You don't need to reconfirm your booking Wed, Mar 23, 2016 - Thu, Mar 24, 2016 Want to stay longer? Extend my stay Rate per night $128.00 Nights 1 Rooms ( 2 adults ) 1 Subtotal $128.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $31.23 Hotwire total $159.23 Hotel Amenities Free Internet Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Accessible parking Roll-in shower
  20. Used the BB PRICELINE link. New property for the hotel list. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as appealing as the previous reported 3* wins in Airport FLL: Cambria, Springhill, and Courtyard by Marriott. Also, amenities listed on the initial pages (when choosing a PLE star level / neighborhood) differ from the final amenities list on the confirmation. Original amenities: Pets allowed, Free parking, Business center, Airport shuttle, Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center (see attached image, if it attaches successfully). Check-in: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 - After 04:00 PM Check-out: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM Book again Address: 4801 Anglers Avenue, Dania Beach , FL Get directions Number of rooms: 1 room Need to add a room? Amenities: Free Breakfast Free Internet (in Room) Free Parking Pet Friendly Outdoor Pool Shuttle Non-Smoking Gym Handicap Accessible Business Center See all amenities Room type: Studio All rooms are booked for double occupancy Summary of Charges Total charged: $123.69 Purchase date: Aug 28, 2015 Room price: $99.00/night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 1 night Room subtotal: $99.00 Trip protection: $5.00 Taxes & fees: $19.69 Total charged today: $123.69 Total charged: $123.69 Savings: You saved 23%* Prices are in USD Charges will be from "Priceline.com".
  21. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. It's a pretty decent hotel for only being $39, especially as I booked shortly before midnight of the same night. It's less than two miles from the Arts District bars. Two points of interest: (1) for me, Hotwire listed the hotel at 2.0 stars (the BB hotel list had it as 2.5 stars) (2) Hotwire lists this property (828 Real Road) as a "Bakersfield area hotel" -- even though the Ramada website calls it the "Ramada Limited Bakersfield North" and Hotwire does have "Bakersfield North area hotel" listings. Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access Rate per night $39.00 Nights 1 Subtotal $39.00 Taxes & fees $8.86 Total $47.86
  22. Used the BB HOTWIRE link. I was hoping to get the Holiday Inn Express that's available through Priceline -- but just after PRICELINE EXPRESS showed me $62 for the HIE and I clicked it, the deal wasn't available. So I took the HW deal. The Governors Inn is on the far northwestern corner of the downotwn zone -- about a 12 minute drive from the capitol building. Amenities list: Free parking Free breakfast Free Internet Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Business center Internet access Accessible parking Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 Want to stay longer? Extend my stay Rate per night $61.00 Nights 1 Rooms ( 1 adult ) 1 Subtotal $61.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $15.12 Hotwire total $76.12 Estimated resort fee Pay at hotel $0.00 Trip total $76.12
  23. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Rejected at $60 (with counteroffer of $78) and $65, with free rebids. Accepted at $70. I noticed that the PRICELINE EXPRESS pricing was higher for May 30 - June 1 ($78, and then jumped to $88) at this zone/star than for May 29 - May 30 ($74), so I did my successful Name Your Own Price bid for May 29 - May 30 ($70), then did an Add a Night at $70, which was accepted. It reinforces my belief that PRICELINE EXPRESS seem to be only $5--$15 higher, on average, than what aggressive bidding with rebids can achieve. In other words, PRICELINE EXPRESS seems to be a pretty good deal. I was hoping for the Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo, which is also reported for this zone/star level, but oh well. Other rejected bids: $90 for 3.5* in neighborhoods of Laguna Beach and Dana Point - San Juan Capistrano. Doubletree Hotel Irvine-Spectrum 3.5 out of 5 star Hotel See hotel details See map Check-in: Fri, May 29, 2015 - After 03:00 PM Check-out: Sat, May 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM Book again Address: 90 Pacifica Avenue, Irvine , CA Get directions Phone number: 949-471-8888 Number of rooms: 1 room Amenities: Outdoor Pool Shuttle Non-Smoking Gym Business Center See all amenities Room type: Room Assigned On Check-In Summary of Charges Total charged: $85.35 Purchase date: May 28, 2015 Deal type: Name Your Own Price Offer price: $70.00 /night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 1 night Room subtotal: $70.00 Taxes & fees: $15.35 Total charged today: $85.35 Total charged: $85.35 Paid in full Savings: You saved 35%* All rooms are booked for double occupancy
  24. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Earlier rejected bids: Rejected at $65, accepted at $70, for 3*. Separately, also rejected at $75 for 3.5* PRICELINE EXPRESS was offering $77 for 3*. Summary of Charges Total charged: $89.39 Purchase date: Feb 26, 2015 Deal type: Name Your Own Price Offer price: $70.00 /night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 1 night Room subtotal: $70.00 Trip protection: $5.00 Taxes & fees: $14.39 Total charged today: $89.39 Total charged: $89.39 Paid in full Savings: You saved 54%* Cambria Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport & Cruiseport 3 out of 5 star Hotel Check-in: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 - After 03:00 PM Check-out: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - 11:00 AM Address: 141 SW 19th Court, Dania Beach, USA
  25. First, here are my failed bids for these same nights: $90 for 3* in Downtown- Harbor Island, Little Italy, and Marina; and Gaslamp Quarter and Gaslamp South-Convention Center; and Point Loma. For Hotel Circle 3.5*, I began bidding at $55, added $5 increments using the many 3.5* free rebid zones that exist in San Diego, now that PL has sliced-and-diced San Diego into 23 (!) districts. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Added an extra night on the 22nd at the same price successfully. Details: Sheraton San Diego Mission Valley 3.5 out of 5 star Hotel Check-in: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 - After 04:00 PM Check-out: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 - 12:00 PM Add a night to your reservation Address: 1433 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA Number of rooms: 1 room Deal type: Name Your Own Price Offer price: $70.00 /night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 2 nights Room subtotal: $140.00 Taxes & fees: $26.80 Total charged today: $166.80 Total charged: $166.80 Paid in full Savings: You saved 35% Top Amenities Pool Exercise gym Business center Restaurant Parking Room service