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  2. many thanks - hopefully a good location and some good bars. Stayed in Central Loop a few times and River North but not the best night life (important on a work trip eh?!). I'm sure I saw somewhere with the Express deal which was pretty much the same price with the discount that it would have been a King size bed....with NYOP any type of room is guaranteed isn't it so we could get the cheapest room which is 2 double beds? Are the hotels usually ok at moving someone by themself to a King room that you know of?
  3. Congrats on your success. Very nice win for this Westin property! Glad you are pleased with the result and are looking forward to your stay. Certainly can't be the location, which is right on Michigan Ave across from the Hancock and a block from Water Tower. I'm very familiar with Chicago - please let me know if you have any city questions. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
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  5. Hopefully everything clicked through - in the end did NYOP and got it for £110 a night which I think is reasonable - and was the Westin! So £130 inc tax.... Offer price:£110.00/night Number of rooms:3 rooms Number of nights:3 nights Room subtotal:£990.00 Taxes & fees:£195.84 Total charged today:£1,185.84 Thanks for all your help and great insight into thinking it's the Westin - hopefully a good hotel
  6. thereuare

    Identify Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel?

    You might want to see some options at Pre Cruise Hotels. Let us know whatever you decide or how we can be of further help. 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. jargey3000

    Identify Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel?

    thanks thereuare. I 'm rethinking this....may just stay out by the port area...
  8. thereuare

    Identify Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel?

    Are none of the above of interest? If i recall correctly, the 3* and 3.5* hotels had very poor reviews, but the 4* had very good reviews... if none of the above are of interest, what is it that you are looking for and what is your maximum 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.
  9. jargey3000

    Identify Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel?

    oh. ok. thanks!
  10. thereuare

    Identify Fort Lauderdale Beach 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. If you search using our BiddingHelper.com tool and in the EASY VIEW tab click the GREEN 'What Hotel Is This?" button... each one of the above is identified. Although we have a great deal of confidence in our tools, if you see a hotel that you are interested in based upon this identification process and would like us to then have a closer look for further confirmation we would be happy to do so (or if a hotel is not identified thru this process feel free to ask and we can take a deeper look as we can usually figure these things out) So based upon the identifications using the method above, are any of these hotels of interest? 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.
  11. Hotwire. Just checked for 1 night , Nov. 14. This was the first in the list. 4*, $125/night. Fort Lauderdale Beach zone, Nov. 14, $125. Amenities:Resort, Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Kitchenette, Golf, Spa, Blind Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower, Pet Friendly 3.5* Fort Lauderdale Beach $66 FULL AMENITIES: Near Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Golf 3-star Fort Lauderdale Beach Nov. 14 (1 night) $53 Amenities: FULL AMENITIES: Free parking, Free Internet, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby Can anyone identify these hotels? Thanks.
  12. Never tried it, but this should work (and is also pre-selected for the 3 rooms it appears you need): DIRECT LINK TO EXPRESS DEAL in GBP (as always, confirm your dates on the landing page)
  13. Not sure if you can create a link - but can you create the same link which in GBP? It is exactly the same in USD as it is in GBP just means I wouldn't need to convert from USD to GBP - the link I have is https://www.priceline.com/stay/checkout/express/2018-11-12/2018-11-15/3/E8C13A94EA22AB5C5C65996B59B9CA161DEC127C8625261944491E3939FF753962F05912862755FF128E832A6FD63419/289A26DA827B5EC20595B748F3A506035E9F823EF88B9FE54621551369E91CDFB160BE3DB7EB0191B160BE3DB7EB01917EA3048807BEE935/?currency-code=GBP&country-code=GB&tax-display-mode=false
  14. good question - yes I have been requesting 3 rooms so all pricing is based on 3 rooms! Good to check though. I'll read through your comments now - but wanted you to know. We have a budget with the company which I think we can hit but I'd rather get the best * rating hotel we can - and not a random hotel!
  15. thereuare

    Chicago 6/11 to 6/14 Tips

    That is expensive!!! Glad to hear you were able to get somebody else to foot the bill. Hope you enjoyed your stay and 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.
  16. Bidding on PRICELINE is usually slightly less than PRICELINE EXPRESS, but not by a wide margin. As well, the difference is even less when factoring in the BetterBidding Priceline Coupon. One other bit that is commonly not a factor but may be in this situation... you mention your colleagues want to stay in this area; so how many rooms are you bidding on? When comparing the PRICELINE EXPRESS rates are you also searching for this same number of rooms, as it's possible that the inventory looks something like this: 1 room available at $125 next room(s) available at $150 ==> in this example a bid for 1 room at $125 would be accepted, but if bidding for 2+ rooms the same $125 bid would be rejected Using current conversion it looks like your current bid is about $138 in USD so why not: 4.5* Magnificent Mile -Gold Coast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $147/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> best guess for this one would be The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, and when using the board's Priceline Coupon, is equivalent to a $140/nite bid, just $2 more than you have already tried or thru HOTWIRE: 4.5* HOTWIRE Magnificent Mile - Water Tower for $120.00 Free Internet Boutique Smoke Free Restaurant Hi-Speed Internet ==> the Ivy Boutique Hotel is my best guess here, which is also 4.5* rated by PRICELINE, and with the board's current Hotwire Coupon for 5% off would be even less than you have already bid Either of the above options work for your plans 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.
  17. TheBugster

    Chicago 6/11 to 6/14 Tips

    Just a update as I never replied to this thread - in the end the per night stay was crazy high so I got someone else to pay for it as it was circa $650 a night and only the Hyatt Place Downtown which was nothing special at all!! Thanks for all your help on this
  18. No problem - I will update that thread apologies I didn't. No in the end the per night stay was crazy high so I got someone else to pay for it as it was circa $650 a night and only the Hyatt Place Downtown which was nothing special at all!! It is shown as $345 or so at the moment which is slightly better but not worth it in any way point of view! Yes for MagMile I have only allowed added zones which don't have 4* - some colleagues for whatever reason want to stay in that area and seems to be around that price all over central Chicago. For 4.5 I got to around £105 a night and was then offered to £138 for another bid (assume that would be accepted) - Express deals are available for £113 For 4* I got to around £70 and was offered to increase to £107 for another bid (assume that would be accepted) - Express deals are available for £82 So both NYOP and Express seem to be very close - which I wouldn't expect especially when traditionally it was always much cheaper - but is of course much cheaper than the "Try Again Right Now" for NYOP - which is odd?
  19. Please start by following-up your previous Chicago Priceline Hotel thread with whatever you ended up doing for that trip. 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. Also, it would be appreciated, if as requested, you shared your wins with the board so that others can benefit from the information, just as you are hoping to gain insight from those who have posted before you: In regards to your new upcoming trip, is MagMile the only zone that you included in your 4* and 4.5* bidding and how high did you bid for each? What is the RRP (regular retail price for anyone following along) for the 4* hotels that you would be happy with and using to determine your maximum bid price? Lastly, as PRICELINE has been moving/hiding the Name Your Own Price bidding form, note that we have set up the following page for quick and easy access: BiddingForHotelRooms.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 the information above and we'll take it from there.
  20. Hi I'm looking for a room in Chicago 12-15 Nov and I have been trying NYOP for both 4.5 and 4* in Magnificent Mile (tried 5* but went too close to RRP 4* hotels which I'd be happy with!). With both 4.5 and 4* hotels I got to within $s of what was being offered as a Express deal - and then being offered to increase my bid by $x to have a go again (which is usually accepted) - but this was about $40 over the Exrpress deal per night! Can anyone offer any advice? I used to have lots of success with NYOP but don't seem to be having any luck with it recently. Many thanks! Greg
  21. Sorry to hear the trip won't be taking place, but thank you for closing this thread with your decision.
  22. Congrats on your success! 😀 Definitely a fantastic deal, especially for 3 rooms! Glad you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Can you confirm if there were any other amenities associated with this listing before purchase? This information is available under the trip information in your HOTWIRE account, but can also be found by going to BiddingHelper.com, clicking "Hotwire Easy View" then the green "Full Amenities" button next to the listing. Thanks, it's greatly appreciated. Enjoy your stay.
  23. Hot Rate advertised room as: 4- star Hotel in Coral Gables - University of Miami area 95% recommended Amenities: Business center, fitness center, golf nearby, internet access, pet friendly, pool (s), restaurant (s), smoke free rooms Accessibility: Accessible for visually impaired I purchased 3 rooms with a total of 12 adults, used the link here at betterbidding and used their coupon code to save 5% and got all for only: $347.31 This is a fabulous deal as 1 room for 4 people is advertised on their site for $241 plus taxes! The hotel looks great and has very nice amenities. Can't wait to get there! :)
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  25. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're happy with the results and this hotel will work well for your needs this trip. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the Bloomington Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  26. Free parking Freee breakfast Free internet Pet friendly Smoke free rooms Self serve laundry Internet access kitchenette
  27. No problem, thank you for closing this thread with your decision. I will add, however, that i looked into this a bit further (before your reply above) and i am getting a bit more confidence that this is likely Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Where, and how much, is your current on-site reservation? 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.
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