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  2. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received a nice deal at the hotel you were hoping for... we're happy to have helped! Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
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  4. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received one of the hotels you were hoping for and you're looking forward to your trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay... and good luck in Vegas!
  5. Thanks for all your help! Ended going with the $155 a night ARIA!
  6. First, is your budget $140USD including all fees/taxes (and including resort fees) or is $140 based upon the room rate alone? Looks like i highlighted the wrong PRICELINE EXPRESS offer, as i showed a hotel in the Strip Northeast zone while you inquired about a hotel in the Strip-Southwest zone,, for the one you originally inquired about: 5* The Strip - Southwest (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $155/nite with: Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Fitness Center ==> Aria is my best guess for this one Understood, but what about something like the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas which is also 5 star rated and in the Strip Southwest zone... but is not included in your list of acceptable hotels above? Would this (or any other 5 star hotel not in your list above) be an acceptable outcome? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  7. I see. I'm not sure. I'm picking Strip Central West and Strip SouthWest for the zones that have these hotels and for every additional bid I've been including zones that do not have any 5* hotels. Do you have any suggestions?
  8. Just to clarify, my post above targets the hotels indicated by using the links provided, which are from PRICELINE EXPRESS and are before fees/taxes. If you intend to bid for a hotel room how do you plan to target the hotels you listed and avoid the any you don't want? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  9. It shouldn't be an issue as long as you call/email the hotel beforehand to let them know that you will be arriving after midnite. That language is mostly there for when there is a multi-nite stay and the guest shows up to check-in mid-trip... after the first day the hotel may have already marked you as a 'no show' (and on very busy dates may have re-sold your room) However, since you have some time before your trip, i would actually take a two pronged approach: 1) call the hotel informing them of your after midnite arrival, ask them to note it in the computer so that you're not viewed as a 'no show', and get the name of the person who you spoke with 2) a week later send an email "I have an upcoming stay (provide details, including dates so the hotel can look up your reservation) and have previously called the hotel to let you know that my flight does not get in until after midnite. Can you please confirm that this is marked on my reservation so that i'm not viewed as a 'no show' and i won't have any issues when checking-in. Thank you." You could reverse the two above, but i prefer to talk with somebody first as it helps ensure that it gets done (especially when you ask for the person's name who you are speaking with) and then follow-up with an email so you have something in writing should there be any issues. If you're very concerned you could also call the hotel on the day of travel/arrival and let them know that you are on your way and due to arrive after midnite, so please don't mark you as a no-show. If you need help with this trip feel free to start a NEW TOPIC in the CALIFORNIA >> Priceline (San Francisco) section of the board and we can provide you a bidding strategy there to follow. Also, as priceline is constantly moving/hiding the 'Name Your Own Price' bidding form, you may want to bookmark BiddingForHotelRooms.com for quickest/easiest access to their bidding page. Good luck... please remember to post your win or let us know how we can be of further help.
  10. You're right! My husband instructed me to try here so I guess he has been here before haha! I've referenced your post on how to bid for our target hotels and will utilise that to keep increasing our bid. $130-140 USD seems reasonable for our budget including the fees and taxes.
  11. Welcome back... you've actually been a member here since 2011 (see your previous thread here). Please remember to follow-up your threads with your wins/decisions as you make them (even if you don't ultimately use PRICELINE / HOTWIRE, cancel the trip, book direct, etc) as this help keep the board better organized and more useful for everyone... as well as being a courtesy to anyone who took the time to help with your travel plans. Search using our BiddingHelper.com tool and you will see the offers (from both PRICELINE EXPRESS and HOTWIRE) along with prices, amenities, etc. Do you have a maximum budget in mind (per nite before fees/taxes) as your $100CAD doesn't appear to be close to having success for this trip (not sure if this was your 'real' budget or if you were just trying to see how to get the amenities associated with the offer)... you're more likely looking in the $130-$145 USD for one of the hotels that you're looking for above; is this within your budget? If you bid for a hotel room (and NOTE that as you probably have had trouble finding the bidding page of the priceline website we have set up the following for quickest/easiest access: BiddingForHotelRooms.com) how do you intend to target the hotels you mention above (and avoid any that you don't want)? For the two offers above: 5* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $150/nite with: Free Parking Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pets Allowed Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino ==> Palazzo ... note that i believe this one is different than the description you posted above, i believe THIS ONE is the $155/nite property you're seeing and i think that one is Venetian 5* The Strip - Central West (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $193/nite with: Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Free Internet in room ==> The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Autograph Collection by Marriott Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  12. Hello, We'll arrive at SFO on 10/2 at around 12:30 am so of course we're looking for a hotel from 10/1 on to spend the night. Just read on the NYOP site where it gives you the room total (if bid was accepted) that you must check-in on the check-in date (10/1): Reservation is guaranteed for arrival on the confirmed check-in date only. Does that mean we cannot place the booking or can we send the hotel an email where we state that we would arrive after midnight? Don't want to bid and then the reservation gets canceled because we are like 2 or 3 hours late. Thanks, Kat
  13. Through the Express Deals they're showing 2 options: 5* Casino Hotel $193 USD The Strip - Central West Amenities Free Internet Access Bedding Business Center Casino Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming pool 5* $155 USD The Strip - Southwest Amenities Bedding Business Center Casino Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Restaurant Swimming Pool Any thoughts on which hotels these could be and if through bidding can get even more savings?
  14. Hi there, I'm just happened to stumble upon this site and am looking for help to book Las Vegas strip for either Bellagio/Aria/Cosmo (Vdara is ok too) for Oct. 3 - Oct. 8 2019. I tried a bid for $100 CAD to see how others are getting the amenities list and was rejected but got this list: Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Guest Score 7/10 or Higher. Any help is appreciated.
  15. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results... this really is a GREAT location right on the river! Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  16. I went for the 5*, and got Trump as predicted. Well pleased with the price for our dates, and love the location. Sept 8-18 305 usd a night = 3050 taxes and fees = 589.10 5% off BB code = -152.50 TOTAL COST 3486.80 usd
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  18. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  19. Did not book thru Priceline/ Hotwire. GOt better deal with Hyatt member pricing @ the Andaz.
  20. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you're pleased with the hotel and deal you received... we're happy to hear that the board resources were helpful with your purchase. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great stay!
  21. Won a bid for $97 ($119.24 w/taxes) for a 4* hotel in the Disneyland Convention Center area! Thank you Betterbidding.com for the winningest strategy. Has never let me down!
  22. First, see if the email is coming from a 'general' email address or specifically a hotel manager or the revenue/accounting department. Before you try to negotiate you first need to decide how much you really want this specific property (and the amenities it offers... such as a kitchenette since eating out for an extended period of time can get costly) vs. 'any' hotel in the area that may be less expensive. If there are other hotels in the area that would be acceptable (ie- Residence Inn, Staybridge Suites, etc) then you have more leverage... if this is really the best hotel for your needs then you don't have as much room to negotiate. Looking at the Hyatt website they are giving you a 0% discount ... for the dates you mentioned their online rate is $179/nite as well. It doesn't look like their AAA discount applies for such an extended stay, but you can probably do better by stringing together consecutive reservations (21 days for the first reservation and then 3-7 day increments from there) and using a AAA discount (it's not a big discount but even $8/nite adds up after 30+ nites) I wouldn't expect them to take it, but i would start at $140/nite and offer to pre-pay for the first 30 days (hotels love to get revenue on the books). I would have a conversation something along the lines of 'I checked online and $179 is the same rate i can get by booking thru your website, i am expecting a discount given my 30+ nite length of my stay. If you could do it for $140/nite i would pre-pay for the first 30 nites now." If they say 'no', then give it back to them... "how much of a discount could you offer if i pre-pay for the first month now?" This is the time you begin to look at other hotels in the area that may work (i see there is also a Cambria Suites that seems to get good reviews, as well as other properties)... repeat the process with them to get your best rate. Once you have gotten everyone's best price, you can then: 1) negotiate further with your first choice of hotel to see if they will match the rate (or at least come close to it, throw in a room upgrade, etc) 2) try to shave a few more dollars off of the best rate you have been offered The above assumes that you're sure of your start date as well as your need to be there for at least 30 nites, if not, adjust your numbers/dates accordingly. One thing that may be working against you here is that the Hyatt House is an extended stay type of hotel, so a 30+ nite stay may not be such an anomaly for them (vs. say a 'regular' Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Resort, Marriott, Hilton, etc). As well, i would imagine that many of their extended stay customers are corporations who are paying for accommodations for temporary contractors or employees visiting from other locations, and they are less sensitive to price. The above is how i would play it. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  23. Okay, so I went to the hotel in person, told them what I wanted and they said they would email me. I got the email and the rate is $179 +15% taxes. The dates are September 5th to October 15. I confirmed that if I book through them, then I can cancel early. Which is a big deal, because I can close on any date prior to Oct 15th. They said if I went to priceline or expedia, etc... I wouldnt have that option. I dont know if that is true. Anyhow, I can now reply to the email to try to negotiate. Any advice?
  24. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property works well for your plans and you're looking forward to your arrival. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay and have fun in the city!
  25. Free Internet In Public Areas No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Free Internet Access Bed Choice Available Of course - booked by clicking on BetterBidding PRICELINE link and used 5% off Priceline Coupon. Thanks for another win!
  26. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that this property will work for your plans this trip. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  27. For the PRICELINE EXPRESS hotel you didn't mention a zone but i'm assuming it's this one: 5* Magnificent Mile -Gold Coast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $305/nite with: Fitness Center Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor Swimming Pool Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> if so, best guess here would be the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago This is in reference to the last person who bought a 4.5* hotel in this zone, not necessarily in relation to the underlying hotel currently being offered for your dates. For the hotwire offer: 4.5* HOTWIRE Magnificent Mile - Water Tower for $182 Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Golf Travel Accessible ==> Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile is our best guess here (as determined by our new sister site, RevealHotels.com) Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.
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