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  1. You are correct...it is the Westin. Got it for $230, less a Priceline Coupon. Thanks for the help
  2. PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal - Aug 17-19 Free Internet Bed Choice Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool I'm guessing Kimpton Palladian? If so, the Kimpton site says: Your daily guest amenity fee of $15.00 plus tax includes the following: Unlimited local and long distance phone calls Upgraded WiFi speed throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices (Normally a $14.99 charge) Access to Riot Athletics group training or indoor cycling classes Car2Go registration and 24/7 access to their fleet of Mercedes vehicles ($35 value) including $10 drive credit Since it's a "Express Deal", would that fee be included in the total paid to Priceline?
  3. Mainly due to it's location, we decided to book the "Days Hotel Broadway" on 94th St & B'way. I did use your HOTWIRE link to make the reservation. Thanks for your help.
  4. We're finally ready to make a decision; please help identify following on Hotwire: 4.5* Times Square South - June 16-17 - $119.00 FULL AMENITIES: Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Spa services Thanks
  5. Please help to ID the following: 3.5* Central Park South - 6/16-6/17 - $152 "New To Hotwire" 70% recommended Amenities: Free Internet, Restaurant(s), Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking
  6. Makes sense. We have to work out a few details before we're ready to book. I'll repost as soon as we're ready. (BTW, I think you're missing a letter on your reply..."EXLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:") ;-)
  7. When I used the PRICELINE EXPRESS link provided, the dates shown are July 16 - July 17; should be June 16 - June 17. When I tried those dates, the only 4* Upper West Side hotel changed to $206, not $152 :-(
  8. Thanks for the recommendations. The Belleclaire or Empire may work; I just can't bring myself to pay the ridiculous "resort fee". 7 blocks isn't bad, esp. in NYC, where "streets" are fairly close to each other ("avenues" not so much). We'll be making a decision in the next couple of weeks and will update the post at that time.
  9. Looking for recommendations for 3*+ hotel for one night (6/16), as close to 70th St & Broadway as possible. Would like to stay under $160 if possible. If nothing near that location at that price, then a hotel close to the 1/2/3 subway may be an option.
  10. How does one know if a "Express Deal" or "Hot Rate" hotel has resort fees? Will I know before I bid or purchase?
  11. We were getting ready to book a room at the Hudson in NYC near CPS. Price was good ($160), but then I noticed an exorbitant "resort fee" of $32.61. Is this something new for NYC, and how prevalent is it?
  12. Business center, Restaurant, Internet, Indoor/Outdoor pool, Fitness center, Non-smoking Your site really helped in making the decision to take a chance with the PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal. Happy with hotel...just wished free internet was also in the room, not just Public Areas, which wasn't disclosed until booked.
  13. We stayed there last November on this priceline hotel win. It's an older property, but the rooms were clean and decent size (by NYC standards), staff was pleasant, and great location. We also paid $140 and, for that price, we were very satisfied. Enjoy your trip
  14. The 10% off was a one-time use discount that came in an email from PRICELINE. Don't recall exactly why I got it, but I'm not going to complain :D I know PRICELINE has a 5% discount thru 7/31 (code "summer"), which is still better than nothing
  15. BB: Actually, the wonderful folks who run this site helped me ID the property which I first saw on HOTWIRE. I originally thought it may have been the Royalton, but I was informed that it more likely was the Sheraton. I then saw the PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal for $183 with the same amenities. Based on that info (and having a 10% discount code), I decided to take a chance, figuring $165 for any 4* in MTW or TS for those dates was a "deal", considering I already had $215+ bids rejected for "Name your own price" for those dates. So, we were very satisfied by getting the Sheraton.
  16. Recently purchased the Sheraton NY Times Square for 9/19-23 using Priceline Express Deals.. Amenities: Internet, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Business Center, Pet-friendly Listed price was $183/night, less additional 10% coupon code, for net of $165/night, which sounds pretty good for mid-September. (Rate for MTW hotel with same amenities now appears to be $203) Thanks for your assistance in identifying the hotel
  17. Need help to ID following: NYC - Midtown Central - 4* - $184 - 9/19-23 Amenities: Pet Friendly Smoke-free Fitness Center Restaurant Business Center High-speed Internet 90% recommended Your current list shows it may be the Royalton; do you think that's still the case? If not, what's your best guess? Thanks
  18. Hi, I'm the OP and we're still in the process of bidding. Right now, I'm limiting my search to 4* in TS in hopes of getting the Marriott Marquis, which I've won twice before and really like the place. To date, bids up to $215 have been rejected. As date gets closer, I'll probably expand search to include 3.5* or 4* in MW, MSG and possibly Chelsea. If i start looking at 3.5*, I hope to get something for under $200. I'll supply updates as they happen. Thanks
  19. Need help to ID 4* Times Square hotel - 9/19-9/23 $222 80% Hotwire Recommended 3.5 TripAdvisor Customer Rating Pet friendly Fitness Center Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Thanks
  20. I'm pretty sure I did use your PRICELINE link to sign-in and book...apologies if it didn't work, for whatever reason :-(
  21. Won 4* hotel "6 Columbus Circle" in Central Park South on July 13 for $150. Bid 4* $140 - CPS - rejected Bid 4* $145 - CPS & rebid zone Morningside Heights - rejected Bid 4* $150 - CPS & rebid zone Morningside Heights & rebid zone Long Island City - Accepted
  22. Need help identifying these two Hotwire Midtown Central hotels for 7/13-7/14 1. 3.5* $165 - Smoke-free, Fitness, Restaurant, High Speed Internet, 90% recommended 2. 3* - $157 - High Speed Internet - 85% recommended Thanks
  23. Those look like good strategies; I'll try that today. A "stupid" question...is it even possible that I could inadvertently win a hotel in one of the "rebid" zones, even though they show no 4* properties in that zone(s)? (Even though it hasn't happened yet, that's by biggest concern when using rebid zones) Thanks again.
  24. I'm using the rebidding process periodically, using Morningside Heights and Long Island City as the rebid zones for a 4*. It was easier last year when Queensborough Bridge and Coney Island were also available as rebid zones for 4* Thanks
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