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  2. Hi Guys, Looking at 2 nights in NY, budget probably $300 or so. King bed, double occupancy. 2 adults just looking to be close to bars and restaurants around midtown. We are fairly flexible on location in Manhattan but the idea of a 5 star near Central Park South is appealing. Hotwire Easy View Deal at $258 - which looks like Quin Central park (I assume it has to be to match 3,550 reviews 🙂) - seems like a pretty good deal. Has there been much forum feedback on this or similar 5* deals? Cheers, Dave ETA - probably should have posted this in hotwire forum but flexible between either HW or priceline
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  4. Thank you very much for your help! So we better invest the money for the cab than taking public transportation and have to change the lines with the luggage. After our stay at Chicago we rent a car at hertz. Midway would have a choiceline, but at 9.30 am it may take some time with uber or the orange line. Do you know a good hertz station in Chicago? With the reviews it's difficult as satisfied customers rarely write a review. Best wishes, Christian
  5. I'd consider taking a taxi or Uber at 8 if possible. The Ambassador is at the top end of the zone in the Gold Coast area - while not central in the city as a whole, it's an easy walk from here to the top end of the Michigan Ave area and on a nice day it's an also an easy walk to the North of here to Lincoln Park, as well as to Old Town. There's also a Red Line station a few blocks away, too. The Ambassador is in a residential area unlike all of the other downtown properties, so there is a little less street noise than most hotels. This is a historic property with a famed restaurant and was considerably renovated a few years ago when it became the Public Hotel. The structure still is older, but they did a very nice job giving the interior a facelift when that change occurred. I'm very familiar with the city and happy to answer any questions.
  6. Welcome to BetterBidding! The short answer is that there is a flaw in your approach which may prevent you from pursuing one room from the onset: When Bidding on Priceline the star rating you choose is the minimum star rating you're willing to accept... priceline always has the ability to upgrade you to a higher rated hotel. So even if the Delano is/was the only 4.5* hotel in this zone, your bid for a 4.5 star property could be upgraded to a higher 5 star rated hotel. The longer answer is that the Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay is currently rated 5 stars by Priceline. In areas where there are 4* and 5* hotels, but no 4.5* hotels... and in these areas it is believed that priceline shows NYOP bidding available at all 3 star ratings. If there is a successful 4.5* bid, it would be upgraded to a 5 star level. I say "it's believed that..." as there is in reality no way to 100% prove that there are no 4.5 star hotels in a given area since it's possible that one has just never been won or reported to the board. However, i have seen countless situations where i am fairly certain there are no 4.5 star hotels, but the zone offers 4*, 4.5*, and 5* bidding. If the above causes you to exclude bidding for only one room, you may want to consider HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS, where you may (with our help) be able to have a high degree of confidence in a hotel that is identified as the Delano and be able to save money by purchasing that way (vs. the cost of bidding for 2 rooms). What are the date(s) of your stay and what is your budget (both if able to land the Delano and/or if needing 2 rooms)? Also, when discussing your budget, please clarify if that is all-in or 'room only' so we know whether we should be considering resort fees, taxes, etc. in our research. 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- another priceline change you have probably noticed is that it's getting more difficult to find the NYOP bidding page as they continue to move/hide it. We have set up the following site for quick and easy access to the bidding page: BiddingForHotelRooms.com
  7. Hi, looking for some help as I've done NYOP several times for Vegas before but maybe the star ratings have changed? When I filter to 4* and 5* hotels in the Strip Southwest, there are no 4.5* hotels in that area (on search or express deals). But when I go to do NYOP and select Strip Southwest, is does give me an option to bid for a 4.5* hotel. I feel like it could be Delano? But they show Delano as 5* now (I feel like it used to be 4.5* before?) Mandalay is 4*, etc... Did they possibly upgrade Delano's star rating on the site but not on NYOP? I'm trying to figure this out because if it's Delano I'll only bid on one room since they're all suites, but if not I'd prefer to book two rooms, so of course will also determine how high I'm willing to bid.
  8. Congratulations on your success! At just about half price looks like an excellent deal... hope you're happy with the results and this property will be convenient for your plans. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping update the details for this property in the Orange County Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  9. Anaheim Marriott Hotel 700 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 Check-inTue, Dec 24 - 04:00pm Check-outFri, Dec 27 - 12:00pm Room2 rooms (hotel chooses bed type) | 4 adults Nights3 nights Amenities Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby AccessibilityAccessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower Price summary Room $498.00 ($83.00 per night x 3 nights x 2 rooms) Taxes & fees$140.69 Trip total (USD)$638.69 Trip total per night (USD)$212.90 Self Parking Fee: $ 25.
  10. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're happy with the purchase and this hotel will work well for your plans this 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.
  11. Free Internet In Room Indoor Swimming Pool Airport Shuttle No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet In Public Areas Outdoor Swimming Pool Free Internet Access Swimming Pool
  12. Congratulations on your success! Looks like an excellent deal... glad to see you scored BIG and are 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.
  13. Site helped me narrow down exactly which hotel was the Express deal 4*. Priceline has it at $314/per night and was able to score at $79/. Appreciate all the help
  14. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear the new RevealHotels.com tool was helpful to you and that the hotel you were hoping for was offered for your dates... please help spread the word about this new feature. This should prove to be super convenient given this will be a continuation of your previous nites. If you let the property know at check-in that you have a separate reservation for additional nites there is a chance you may not even need to change rooms (usually with a hotel it's not a problem, but with this being a timeshare, it will depend upon who actually owns the unit you're assigned to)s Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great trip!
  15. Hi there! Used the revealhotels.com website (thanks for this, fantastic!). By chance the website revealed that one of the listings was an excellent chance of being Mystic Dunes. It is perfect for us as we're there for a week already with our friends as part of a time share so it'll be great not having to move property. Albeit we'll likely have to move rooms but that's no problem. Amenities: Resort, Condo, Free parking, Free internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Internet access, Golf nearby, Tennis nearby, Kitchenette Absolute steal of a rate too. Thanks very much.
  16. Didn't HOTWIRE have the $104 (previously) and $115 (now): 4* HOTWIRE Disney Springs for $115 Free Internet Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Golf Tennis Blind Accessible ==> B Resort & Spa in the Disney Springs Resort Area If you're looking for additional options that are on-site or include Disney perks i'm also seeing: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista for $93/nite Best Western for $106/nite ... if either of these work better for your plans. 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. Welcome to BetterBIdding! Found this offer: 3.5* HOTWIRE Universal Orlando Resort for $198.73 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant ==> Universal's Aventura Hotel This property, as well as most other Hotwire hotels, can be easily identified with our latest development, RevealHotels.com I assume the property above works for your needs? 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.
  18. Disney Springs Resort fee $30 No airport shuttle (+$) Free bus to park entrances (except Magic Kingdom(TTC)) Extra Magic hours, 60 day FastPass+ reservations Easy access to Disney Springs dining and shopping 20min drive to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom Disney Resort hotels No Resort fee Magic Express – Free airport shuttle Free bus to park entrances Extra Magic hours, 60 day FastPass+ reservations Disney skyliner to Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Disney Hotels: Art of Animation, Pop Century, Riviera, Caribbean Beach. 15min drive to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom from Swan, Dolphin
  19. Want to keep to $150 budget Not necessarily, happy to go with B Resort was just looking to see if Hotwire had a better rate than Agoda's free cancellation rate of $147+ And checking if an on-site Disney property came up as comparable as to B Resort with a $30 resort fee. Looking for good price, easy convenient access to parks, and access to Disney Springs dining and shopping was a good option.
  20. 3+ star rating Universal hotels specifically 2/27-2/28/20 Looking to get under $200 As long as it’s a Universal property, I’d be ok with it.
  21. I'm not currently seeing any HOTWIRE (or PRICELINE EXPRESS) offers for on-site Disney properties at $150 or under. As far as i know The B Resort does offer Disney perks, so is the objective to find additional options that are similarly priced which also offer the same Disney benefits... or is there something about the B Resort that you don't like that you're looking to improve upon? (other than price) Would you go over your $150 budget for something on-site? If so, what would be the maximum for an on-site property? 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.
  22. I have booked a cancellable reservation at the B Resort and Spa Disney Springs for $147+ / night (Chic room, 2 beds). So my budget $147 or lower. So far the lowest rate I have seen for B Resort through Hotwire $104+/night (Choose room type: Chic room, 2 beds). Now revealhotels.com shows $115 34% off 4* Orlando Disney Springs $30 resort fee (Guest rating 4.3/5 TA rating 4/5) Free internet Business center Fitness center Golf nearby Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Tennis nearby Accessible for visually impaired I noticed the Disney skyliner has opened between Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Disney Hotels: Art of Animation, Pop Century, Riviera, Caribbean Beach. So I thought I might compare with an on-site Disney hotel for access to magic bands. I would also consider Disney affiliated hotels for Disney perks like FastPass, Extra Magic Hours, Park Shuttles, or proximity to Disney Springs like the B Resort. Looking for convenient access to the parks. Currently I do not see any onsite Disney hotels through revealhotels.com at the lower end of the budget, do you have any recommendations?
  23. Please start by following-up your previous Seattle 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. Thanks. For the hotel above: 4* HOTWIRE Fisherman's Wharf for $121 Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business Hi-Speed Internet Blind Accessible Deaf Accessible ==> Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf would be my best guess for this one You can easily identify this hotel, or just about any other Hotwire property, using our latest tool: RevealHotels.com Does this work for your needs this trip? If not, let us know more about what you're looking for and your maximum budget, and we will try to help you find something that meets your criteria. I will add that what appears to be the highly rated Argonaut Hotel is available for about $25/nite more than the listing above, and would be a BIG jump in rating/quality. 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.
  24. Congratulations on your success... a very nice deal, and as you point out, any savings can go towards making your commute/travel throughout the trip a bit easier. I'm not local to the Chicago area, but as far as i know travel at 8pm will not be an issue (i'm assuming on the Blue Line which is what takes you from O'Hare to the 'downtown' area... once downtown you may need an additional transfer). If you do decide to take a taxi i'm sure they will have one (ie- a small SUV, minivan, or one with a large trunk) that can handle your luggage and accommodate you... if you decide to Uber/Lyft there are options for a larger vehicle and i would opt for that since many of the 'standard' vehicles are of the smaller economy type and 4 people with 4 pieces of luggage would more than likely be a bit tight. Taxi/Uber pick up passengers (and their luggage) at the airport all of the time, so they should be prepared to accommodate families of 4 (or even 5) plus luggage. To add, i highly recommend any location of Lou Malnati's for an excellent rendition of Chicago Deep Dish. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding. Have a great trip! EDIT TO ADD: i don't use Uber that much, but i just checked on my mobile, they have a class of service called 'UberXL' which accommodates up to 6 passengers, so a vehicle such as this should easily accommodate 4 people with luggage (they also offer UberSUV but this is substantially more expensive than UberXL and i suspect that 'XL' should meet your needs unless all 4 piece of luggage are extremely oversized)
  25. Hi, can you please help identify the hotel: For November 16th to 18th: Amenities Business center Fitness center Internet access Pet friendly Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms 4.1/5 rating 121$ - Traditional Room, 1 King Bed 128$ - Traditional Room, 2 Queen Bed
  26. Thank you very much for your help. As also all AirBnBs were more expensive or far away and on the website of the Ambassador the price for one room is higher than now at priceline for two rooms, I made the booking. We took Kingbeds in the 2 rooms, so it`s a bit more expensive than the price of 99$ for the Queenbed. It is the Ambassador Chicago (surprise😉) with the already mentioned amenities (should I repeat them?) for that total: Room: 102x4x2=816 USD Taxes: 182,64 USD Coupon: -40,80 USD (of course your Priceline Coupon and booked through your site) Total: 957,84 USD We are satisfied and if necessary we will invest the saved money into Uber or Lyft. As we wanted to go to Lincoln Park anyway, the location very far north is okay. For a busy time in Chicago it seems to be a good deal. A last Question: Is it safe to go with the public transportion at about 8 pm leaving from O`Hare to the hotel or should we take an Uber (do they have larger cars at the airport as 4 trolleys have to get in the trunk/car?) Have a nice day and thank you very much!
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  28. I helped a relative get a hotel in Chicago during Lalapalooza this past year, he was not going for that event, but planned a trip that 'just so happened' to be during the event. There is no telling if prices this year will move in a similar fashion as they did last year, but prices remained high but came a little lower about 2 weeks before the trip (he ultimately paid about low $200's, so even though prices dropped a bit they were still well about the $99 price of this offer). However, that is cutting it very close unless you have a reasonable back-up plan (and even more difficult if this is part of an otherwise bigger trip, where there are other moving parts/itineraries involved). Anyway, with the above noted, for this one: 4* Magnificent Mile - Gold Coast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $99/nite with: Free Internet Available Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Access ==> best guess would indeed be The Ambassador If you do choose to wait, i would book something thru RefundableRates.com that would be refundable up until a few days before your arrival, at least this way you are protected from rates moving substantially higher from here (or if hotels begin to sell-out for the event)... and can also take advantage of any lower prices that come along (although sub-$100 may be difficult to beat) 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.
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