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  2. You're already over your budget a hotel you don't want to stay at... i would suggest you use this as your 'price to beat' and try to upgrade to a nicer property that you do want to stay at. If you're referring to this one i DO NOT think this is the Ravel: 4.5* HOTWIRE Long Island City for $181 Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Business You can use our new REVEALhotels.com site to correctly identify Hotwire hotels. For the Ravel look for a 4 star hotel in the Long Island City zone (and confirm using the link previous provided) You're having a difficult enough time finding something in Long Island City that is decent and within your budget... i don't think you're going to have any luck finding anything in Manhattan that is outstanding and cheaper than LIC. 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. Keep us updated on your progress or let us know how we can be of further help.
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  4. Two nights. 9/11 and 9/12. We have flights booked but we fly southwest so theoretically we still could change our flights to leave on the 10th but likely won’t as we are 3 wks out now. I am planning to hopefully opaque book the KCI Ramada in Platte City for that leg of the trip. I’m just trying to finalize the LIC plan. love LIC but not opposed to something in Manhattan that is outstanding and on budget
  5. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received a nice, inexpensive, deal for your long weekend in the city. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  6. Did it. Clicked the 8% link hotwire on 4*DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York - Times Square South, $108/nit. Thanks
  7. So ONE nite, checking in on 9/11 and departing on 9/12.... or TWO nites, checking in on 9/11 and departing on 9/13? Have you confirmed your airfare and are not arriving on 9/10, or have you already made other plans for that nite? 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.
  8. I apologize. Have had much going on lately and apparently am only skimming things. We ended up sticking with our original plan of flying from Kansas City to LGA so I will share my KC win when I book it. We are looking for a hotel for the nights of 9/11-9/12. My preference is Long Island City. I’m flexible on star rating, but I want clean and safe and especially no bugs. I’d be interested in options of splitting the stay between two hotels if anything jumps out. My back up reservation is at the Howard Johnson in LIC and the total for the reservation is $382.00. More than I want to pay period but definitely more than I want to pay to stay there. I have $40 off a hot rate that I can combine with a coupon also. Wishlist is a balcony. A rooftop would be nice as well but not a need. I want to stay at the Ravel but i’m still hoping it will come down a bit from that $181
  9. Yes, that is high, i suspect that it includes the hotel resort fee (i looked for the 'mandatory fee' section and didn't see it so i though perhaps the hotel has stopped charging it, but now that i see the 'taxes and fees' i'm guessing that this includes the resort fee... but unfortunately know way to know for certain until somebody purchases and reports back). Unfortunately the majority of higher end hotels in NYC now charge a resort fee, so you may very well have to pay one regardless, but some other ideas in the area: 4* Madison Square Garden - Convention Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $106/nite with: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Fitness Center ==> EVEN Hotels New York - Times Square South 4* Rockefeller Center - Bryant Park (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $113/nite with: Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Fitness Center ==> CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL TIMES SQUARE - MIDTOWN 3.5* Empire State Building Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $138/nite with: Free Internet Free Breakfast Free Internet in room Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas ==> Springhill Suites Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue 4* HOTWIRE Rockefeller Center for $108 Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet ==> New York Hilton Midtown... there is a $30/nite resort fee at this property and is most an impersonal business hotel, but it is just at the northern end of Times Square if location is most important for what you're looking for 3.5* HOTWIRE Times Square for $115 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Fitness ==> Ameritania Times Square One of the above work for your needs and budget? 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.
  10. Easy access to that area is ok. This is a great hotel, but the fee & tax is very high?
  11. Do you have to be directly in Times Square or just need to have fairly easy access to that area? How about: 4.5* Madison Square Garden - Convention Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $112/nite with: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Free Internet in room Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas ==> Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan would be my best guess here... fairly new hotel (~2 years old) that has been getting great reviews and a 5 minute walk to the start of Times Square Would this work for your needs this trip? If not, what is your expected budget for this trip? (per nite before fees/taxes) 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.
  12. Yes, it would likely be cheaper to rent from a 'local' location rather than from the airport. You can also try HOTWIRE even keeping an eye out for the 'regular' rates as they often have good pricing relative to other sources. Also, if you plan on using your credit card for any of the collision insurance, keep in mind that some of them may not provide coverage on a rental over 'x' days, so it would pay to consult with them first. A few years back i had a need for a 35 day (if i recall correctly) rental and i was able to sign up with Amex's premium insurance... it provided primary collision insurance for a flat fee per rental. For about $35-$40 total (so just about $1/day) it covered me for any damage to the car and i wouldn't need to file a claim with my own insurance company; i thought that was a good deal since we would be driving a lot in a city that we were unfamiliar with.
  13. Hi, I need a long term rental in Las Vegas while my husband searches for a new car. Since Priceline no longer allows NYOP for rental cars, I'm trying to use express deals. When I put in various dates, I get $13/day deals -- which is great. But then the taxes and fees are almost as much as the rental itself! For a 4 week rental they basically double the price from 350 to 700! Is this a function renting at the airport -- would it be better to drive a ways and rent outside las Vegas? Yikes. Any help appreciated.
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  15. If you let us know the information above we will have a look to see if there is currently anything better than your existing back-up reservation. We currently have an 8% off Hotwire Coupon which could be beneficial for this stay as percentage off HOTWIRE coupons are somewhat rare. 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.
  16. still have not made a decision and getting discouraged lol. I am still hoping for a price drop but as of now we are probably going to keep our reservation at the Howard Johnson unless there is a great coupon, a rate drop, or I just decided to up my budget and book the Ravel.
  17. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received an excellent deal at this property and that you were able to utilized the current month's Priceline Coupon code. Another example that the least expensive hotel in the area is not always necessarily the one that you will receive. Glad to hear this will work well for your plans. Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the star rating for this property in the Calgary Priceline Express Hotel List. Enjoy your stay.
  18. Searched using the link from the Priceline Coupons page, with the BB code for August got an additional 5% off. Was guessing this based on reviews, but figured there was a chance it could be Sheraton Eau Claire or Fairmont Palliser as the latter was running cheaper. Free Internet (in Public Area) Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center
  19. Our new RevealHotels.com tool can be used to identify this (or just about any other) Hotwire property: 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $82 Free Parking Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> TownePlace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings is our guess for this one 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. PS- please also update/follow-up your previous Hotwire Bonnet Creek thread with any decisions you have made or your current thoughts for that trip. Thanks.
  20. 3.5 star hotel bonnet creek 83.00 per night; advertised savings off of 392 -79% Free breakfast, internet, parking business center fitness pet friendly pools restaurant smoke free homes
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  22. When bidding on PRICELINE there is no way to target (or avoid) a specific hotel since no information regarding the actual hotel is provided (just like how in your first post the amenities were amenities that are available at all hotels in the zone at that star rating). To have a guess as to the hotel you may receive you need to use HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS (since with each of these services the amenities shown are specific to a particular hotel being offered), but unfortunately i'm not seeing the Country Inn and Suites offered for your dates thru either HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS. However, i am seeing it offered HERE (<-- click here and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $71/nite which would seem to be a good deal if this is convenient for your conference. The Quality Inn & Suites Champaign for $64/nite (again, confirm your dates on the landing page) would be another option in the area and includes both Free Breakfast and Free Parking, but it is not as well reviewed as the Country Inn and Suites. 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.
  23. The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Champaign North, IL doesn't look to bad. Is there a way to know how I could book this hotel.
  24. Is there a way to bid on the 3.5 star or 3 star and know what hotels those are?
  25. What is your maximum bid for a 4* hotel, as i think $70 has almost zero chance of being successful. Without going into too much detail, i'm speculating that there is only one 4* hotel in this area, I Hotel and Conference Center, which priceline does not appear to have any availability for your dates (if you click this previously link and search for your dates you'll see it's indicated as sold-out). Even a direct purchase for your dates is $189/nite, making a $70 maximum bid well under half of prevailing rates, which gives you a very low chance of success. We can suggest a strategy that goes up to whatever amount you'd like (even if only $70) but you need to realize that your chance of success is extremely low if you're only willing to go as high as $70. 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 you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.
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