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  2. The Hotel Wailea for $379 sounds pretty good from Hotwire actually. If I were to *try* for that same hotel on Priceline do you think there is a chance of bidding below $379 (say in the $350 range) to get it? Since the Hotel Wailea is cheaper than the Four Seasons and there are only the two 5* on Priceline in Wailea, I'm guessing whatever successful bid would ultimately end up being the Hotel Wailea. I guess I can just try to bid and see what happens... Thanks again!
  3. ... or if you're still considering Wailea - Makena how about: 4.5* Wailea - Makena (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $380/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - A Concept by Hyatt 4.5* HOTWIRE Wailea - Makena for $315.00 Resort Beachfront Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (although i think there are better offers above) 5* HOTWIRE Wailea - Makena for $379.00 Free Parking Free Internet Suite Boutique Near Beach Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet Golf Kitchenette Spa ==> Hotel Wailea, Relais and Chateaux- Adults Only 5* HOTWIRE Wailea - Makena for $404.00 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Spa Childrens Activities ==> Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 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.
  4. I'm not so certain, my best guess/comments are below... 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $205.00 Free Parking Free Internet Near Beach Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Kitchenette Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Honua Kai Resort and Spa 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $235.00 Resort Pet Friendly Beachfront Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible ==> Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $299.00 Free Internet Resort Pet Friendly Beachfront Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Spa Childrens Activities Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $314.00 Free Internet Condo Resort Beachfront Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Tennis Kitchenette Spa Childrens Activities Deaf Accessible Travel Accessible Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas Would you have an interest in any of the above at the prices indicated. If not and you'd still like to try PRICELINE bidding, let us know how many of your FIVE re-bid zones you're comfortable using and your maximum bid (is it still $350/nite??) and we will suggest a strategy for you to follow. 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, or how it goes if you take one of the offers above, and we'll take it from there.
  5. Welcome to BetterBidding and congratulations on your success! Hope this property is convenient for your plans in the area and that you're happy with the results. 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.
  6. I'm not sure how flexible you budget is (as i'm sure you have already learned this is an expensive time of year in NYC) but if you're wiling to go a little higher i would recommend this PRICELINE EXPRESS offer: 4.5* Madison Square Garden - Convention Area (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $283/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> best guess for this one is the Crowne Plaza Hy36 Midtown Manhattan which is a fairly new hotel and has received excellent reviews. It is not in Times Square (which can be a good thing as it gets very crowded at times and can be difficult to walk on the sidewalk) but is an easy 10 minute walk away... so you get the convenience of being close to Times Square but not necessarily right in the heart of it. The Crowne Plaza Hy36 also has good subway access being 2 1/2 blocks from Penn Station. 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 ultimately decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  7. Thanks for all the advice! The disclaimer really threw me for a loop! My dates are Nov 10-16. I was looking at the rack rate for booking directly with Hotel Wailea (non-refundable advanced purchase) in Wailea and it's $446 before taxes and fees. Would be nice to get a 5* hotel like that for sub-$400 (which probably excludes the Four Seasons in Wailea.) I was going to aim for $350 as a min and probably ~$385 as a max because I believe the Hotel Wailea is probably the 5* hotel listed for $400/night on Hotwire for those dates. I was also looking at something cheaper, a 4* hotel in South Kaanapali-Lahaina, such as the Sheraton or the Westin. But I'm a bit leery because I read that the Westin is under construction this year and it seems most likely to be the hotel I'd get since it's the cheapest of the 4* on offer (at least on Hotwire, I'm not sure about priceline. I'm pretty sure the Westin is the 4* hotel listed in the Hotwire deal for $205/night.)
  8. Welcome to BetterBidding! Not an issue... just a standard disclaimer; nothing to really be concerned with here. No, these two zones are too far apart for a Kaanapali hotel to end up in the Wailea zone... but ultimately you need to look at the zone boundaries as depicted on PRICELINE's map. The hotel you win can be anywhere within the shaded boundaries of the zone on the map. Assuming you're referring to The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua this property is indeed in North Ka'anapali - Lahaina, but not all hotels offered thru the 'retail' side of PRICELINE also participate in the NYOP bidding service. However, the star rating you select when bidding on Priceline is the minimum that you're willing to accept, so in the very rare event that you were to win the 5 star Ritz Carlton with your 4.5 star bid, you would not really have much recourse. Nope, not a risk if you have only zone selected is Wailiea-Makena and you're bidding 5 stars. As per above, it comes down to the zone boundaries as they appear on PRICELINE's map. Possible, yes... but i would also consider it to be extremely unlikely. However, if this is a concern of yours then simply don't use this zone as a re-bid zone. However, there may be better options. More specifically to your trip... what are your dates of travel and what is your expected maximum bid per 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. PS- as PRICELINE continues to move/hide the NYOP bidding page we have set up this site BiddingForHotelRooms.com for easy access to the PL Bidding page
  9. Amenities Resort, Pet friendly, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby, Spa services, Children's activities Accessibility Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking
  10. This is my first time at betterbidding and also my first trip to Hawaii. I was confused a bit about which hotels are in which zones on Priceline in Maui. I was looking to bid on a 5-star hotel in Wailea-Makena (probably the Four Seasons or Hotel Wailea - but I'm guessing more likely Hotel Wailea since its cheaper). No other zones in Maui have 5* on Priceline. So I thought I was pretty safe to try re-bidding by adding zones. However I noticed the following disclaimer at the top of the Name Your Own Bid page for Maui: "Please note: Kaanapali, Hawaii is located within the Maui Island, HI region and may or may not be in one of the areas listed below." I'm a bit confused because a) There are separate zones listed for North- Kaanapali and South-Kaanapali. So how is it that Kaanapali itself "may or may not be in one of the areas listed below"? And is there a chance that some Kaanapali hotels end up in the Wailea zone? I ask because there is also the Ritz-Carlton, which is in Kaanapali and is a 5*. But we're trying to avoid that one due to its specific location. It's the cheapest of the 5* hotels listed on Priceline. Since Wailea is the only area on the Name Your Own Price page that actually lists a 5* hotel in Hawaii (no Kaanapali zone lists any 5* despite the presence of the Ritz) is there a risk that somehow if I bid on a 5* hotel in Wailea that I'd actually get the Ritz-Carlton, even though it's not in the Wailea area? Alternatively, if I bid only on Wailea and then have to add one or more of the Kaanapali zones as part of the rebidding process, is there a risk that I could get Ritz-Carlton (even though there are no 5* hotels in Kaanapali listed on the Name Your own Price page?) Thanks!
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  12. I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 4.5* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<<<--- CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $129 Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool >>>Best guess would be the Swan. It's not showing resort fee, but there have been some infrequent instances of listings not showing resort fee when there is one so if this is the Swan I would still expect a resort fee. Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. 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.
  13. Need help identifying 4.5* Orlando (Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek Area) $130 Stay August 31st - Sept 2nd Amenities: Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Non Smoking Areas fitness center business center Restaurant I am thinking Swan but see no mention of resort fee in the express deal.
  14. Thanks a lot for your help, checking the options I see that the Galivant charges a Resort Fee, while the other two don't. I guess this fee is not included in the priceline price, is it mandatory or could one choose not to pay (and not to use the gym etc...). Looking at the prices at booking I guess we will take the 4.5 option, since it costs the same as the Gallivant on Booking and I guess we would be able to get something a little nicer.
  15. Congratulations on your success! Glad we were able to help and that you received the hotel you were hoping for. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us confirm this new amenity set for this property in the Maui Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great trip!
  16. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision. Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  17. thereuare

    Looking forDisney Hotel

    Some options that appear to meet your needs: 3* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $132/nite with: Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> likely the Disney's Art of Animation Resort... although slight chance of Disney's All-Star Movies Resort 3* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $124.00 Free Internet Resort Shuttle Smoke Free Pool Restaurant Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Childrens Activities ==> Disney's All-Star Movies Resort 3* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $133.80 Free Internet Shuttle Pool Restaurant Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Childrens Activities ==> Disney's Art of Animation Resort 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $171.00 Free Parking Free Internet Resort Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Childrens Activities ==> Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Just a bit over your budget: 4* Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $187/nite with: Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel 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 if we can be of further help.
  18. kbuhler10

    Looking forDisney Hotel

    ok followed up on previous post. Yes we want on-Site Disney Property. We have stayed in the vicinity several times. We are flexible on budget but dont want to go over $200 a night with fees included
  19. Ended up booking this one and got the Holiday Inn. It was avery nice stay
  20. thereuare

    Looking forDisney Hotel

    Please start by following-up your previous Hotwire Jekyll Island hotel thread with whatever you ended up doing for that trip... then reply here and we will have a look at your post above. Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner. Are you specifically looking for an on-site Disney property or a hotel in the general Disney vicinity? Is your $170 budget based upon room rate before fees/taxes or is that an all-in number? 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. Thanks.
  21. I ended up booking this deal via HOTWIRE and I ended up with Honua Kai Resort and Spa for $216 per night. I'm very please with this deal. Thanks for all the help! 🙂
  22. Hi! I am currently looking for a Disney hotel 8/17-8/19. We dont really care which and budget is up to $170/night.
  23. Welcome to Betterbidding. I'm seeing on PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the links below.) 4.5* Times Square - Theatre District (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $250 Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities >>>Best guess would be the Time 3.5* Times Square - Theatre District (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $178 Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities >>>Best guess would be the Gallivant 4* Times Square - Theatre District (<<<---CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $224 Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities >>>Best guess would be the Night Would any of these possibilities be of interest? Let us know what you decide or if we can be of any further assistance. 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.
  24. Hi, there, I need some help choosing a Hotel for our New York stay 10/15-10/20, 2 adults. Price should be between 200-250 USD. Since it is our first trip to the city we would like to stay in Times Square - Theatre District or nearby. Looking aroung at your site I decided to ask for help, since you guys cleary have more experience. I have been looking at the priceline express deals and am wondering what hotels might be offered (for my dates I see 3.5 for 177, 4 for 224 and 4.5 for 250). Thanks in advance for your help, I will definitely post feedback with my final decision.
  25. thereuare

    Help searching for a Toronto Hotel

    Please keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. Once you win a hotel, use the 'ADD REPLY and REPORT WIN' button on the upper right corner of the page to edit the topic title to reflect your win and to provide the details of your purchase. This helps keep the board better organized by reducing the number of unresolved threads that don't have any follow-up or conclusion. Best guess/comments for each of the above: 3* HOTWIRE Downtown Toronto East for $128.00 Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Boutique Smoke Free Restaurant Laundry Hi-Speed Internet ==> from the Toronto Hotwire Hotel List this matches previous reports for The Saint James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member and would be my best guess for this one. This property is just off of Yonge St which is one of the main retail streets of Toronto. 4* Downtown Toronto North - Yorkville (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $164/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> Kimpton Saint George Hotel which is a new property that has recently been renovated from a Holiday Inn. The location is directly on Bloor which is the other main retail street in Toronto Generally speaking (at least the 'feel' i got when i was in Toronto last year) was that Bloor was a bit more of the 'high end' retail shops whereas Yonge was a bit more day-to-day retail where the locals would run most of their errands. Other 'attractions' such as the Toronto Needle (CN Tower) and the Hockey Hall of Fame are a bit closer towards the water. Do either of the above work for your needs this trip? 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.
  26. For this HOTWIRE hotel: 4* HOTWIRE Ka'anapali for $216.00 Free Parking Free Internet Near Beach Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Laundry Hi-Speed Internet Golf Spa Kitchenette Room Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Accessible Handicapped Parking Roll-in Shower ==> best guess would indeed be the Honua Kai Resort and Spa 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.
  27. Hello Looking for a 1 night stay in Toronto for August 31st to September 1st. I don't have a lot of time in the city so I prefer to be central. I am looking at the following areas: Downtown Toronto North - Yorkville Downtown Toronto Southeast - Union Station and St. Lawrence Market Downtown Toronto Southwest - Entertainment and Financial Districts Looking for something clean with decent ratings. I don't particularly care too much about amenities like a pool and whatnot. Breakfast included is a bonus, but not required. I will be driving in so I am not worried about public transportation accessibility. Any tips on what I should look for or which area I should look for specifically? Here are some preliminary Priceline results: Option 1 3* - Downtown Toronto Southeast - Union Station & St Lawrence Market Area Free Internet Free Breakfast Pets Allowed Restaurant 9+ guest rating $124 USD ($163 CAD) plus taxes and fees For the record, I found a similar listing on Hotwire for the same area, same amenities, for $130 USD ($171 CAD) Option 2 4* - Downtown Toronto Southwest - Entertainment & Financial Districts Area Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Non Smoking Areas Fitness Center 8+ guest rating $164 USD
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