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  2. thanks there! let me digest all that, but when scanning thru hotels earlier I thought I saw Bally's in the mix there too, at few dollars more than T.I. Do you have any thoughts on Bally's? Also, does the Cosmopolitan ever show up on hotwire deals? thanks.
  3. (i was typing my reply as you made your last post)... Unfortunately the Palazzo deal is no longer offered (as well as it being for different dates than what you're currently searching). What i'm currently seeing: The Linq - $42/nite (hotel recently renovated and become a 'cool' spot, but still not at the level of the 'upper tier' properties... but at this price it becomes a question of value vs. paying up for something a little nicer) Treasure Island - $74/nite (personally i have never stayed at the Linq, but i have walked thru it many times, given the cost different i would probably try the Linq vs. TI, but again, i've never stayed at The Linq so can't speak definitively about it, but for the price difference i would go with the less expensive Linq) Cromwell - $101/nite (this is a small property that was a make-over from Wild Bill's Gaming Saloon... the casino is still a bit old, dark, and smokey, but apparently the makeover has brought this property to the 4.5 star level; they did try to classify this as a 5 star hotel right after the renovations but it wasn't quite up to that level. The 'overall' property is not up to the 4.5* level of other Vegas properties, but some people like it) Mirage - $118/nite Caesars - $138/nite Venetian - $164/nite I think the above covers your best bet at each price point... if you're on a tight budget i'd consider the Linq and spend the savings on something 'extra nice' while you're in Vegas (a dinner you wouldn't necessarily splurge on otherwise, take a limo ride if that is your thing, a $100 bet on black (or red as the case may be), etc, etc). Cromwell i don't 'get' as it's not one of the mega-resorts that are typical of the higher-end hotels, but i do know they are trying to develop a name for themselves and there is often a long line to get into their nightclub on one of the upper floors... at the mid-price i would give this a try or Mirage which is getting a little long in the tooth but 'classic' Vegas... at the higher end if budget is not as much of an issue i think Venetian standard rooms are worth the extra $25 more than the standard Caesar rooms. Your thoughts? 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.
  4. Back Again! Thanks thereuare! Sorry..got sidetracked for a bit...some minor surgery. All good now! Ok so i actually booked airline tickets. Hotel dates would be check-in Tue. Feb 4- checkout Fri. Feb 7 (3 nights) So I NEED a hotel! :) The Palazzo above sounds nice. Wonder if its still available? A quick check by me this morning may have missed it? But it appears Treasure Island might be available @$78 (plus). Not 100% sold on TI though...wonder if better hotel/better deal might come along, before I jump on this one? any comments? Thanks! what other info. do you need from me?
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  6. This one: 3.5* HOTWIRE Downtown - Las Olas for $196 Free breakfast Free internet Pet friendly Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center ==> yes, the Element Fort Lauderdale Downtown is our best guess for this one as well (as seen from Reveal Hotels ) Are you trying to target this property or looking for something else? 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.
  7. Do you believe that the 3.5 star on Hotwire for 2/14 at $196 is also the Element?
  8. For this offer: 3.5* Fort Lauderdale Downtown - Cruise Port - Convention Center (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $201/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> best guess for this property would be the Element Hotel From priceline's description of the RIVERSIDE HOTEL they do have a pool, so the pool amenity would not exclude this property. From priceline's checkout page for the ELEMENT HOTEL they do not show a resort fee... i'm not sure if the 'Destination Amenity Fee' (as the Element calls it) is bundled into the 'Taxes' line item shown by priceline or if it's simply not in the system yet given that this is a fairly new 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. Let us know what you decide and how it goes or how we can be of further help.
  9. I'm trying to ID a 3.5 star for 2/14 in the Fort Lauderdale Downtown - Cruise Port - Convention Center (Rated 8.0 our of 10) that is available for $201. The amenities are · Pets Allowed · Fitness Center · Restaurant · No Smoking Rooms/Facilities · Free Internet · Indoor or Outdoor Pool I don't see a resort fee, so I think that eliminates the Element. I don't think the Riverside has a pool. SO, I'm not sure what to think it could be. Any help would be appreciated!
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  11. Glad to hear you received the limitless resort credits too... hope it was as good of a trip as it sounds! Thanks for the report and addition to the Puerta Vallarta Priceline Hotel List.
  12. Free Internet Access Free Parking Airport Shuttle Free Internet Available Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities All Inclusive No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Indoor Swimming Pool Outdoor Swimming Pool I wasn't sure if Priceline customers would get the benefit of the resort's Limitless Resort Credits, but we did.
  13. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this Atlantic City property! Glad you are pleased with the result 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. Enjoy your stay.
  14. Thereuare: Thanks so much - I did hit the Golden Nugget, as you rightly determined. Here are the details: Room $92.00 ($92.00 per night x 1 night x 1 room) Mandatory hotel fee: $15.00 Taxes & fees $29.30 Trip insurance $9.00 Trip total (USD) $145.30 Trip total per night (USD) $145.30 Here are the amenties: Amenities Free parking, Free internet, Casino, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby, Spa services Accessibility Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower And i indeed used the betterbiddding HOTWIRE link
  15. It's not the only one I'd consider. We stayed at the Pinnacle Harbourfront a few years ago, which was also very convenient. We currently have an Airbnb booked in a residential neighborhood for a steal compared to the hotel prices downtown, which is fully refundable, so I think I'll just wait and see if prices go down. It is after all, early October, and not the middle of Summer. Thanks again for your help!
  16. I'm quite familiar with this area and that is absolutely a good price for Door County in the Summer. Usually, decent prices are had only around late May/early June (where it can still be cold) and October if Fall colors are lesser than usual. There's a terrific Walmart across the street from this Best Western property for snacks or other needs. Additionally, since this property is at the top end of Sturgeon Bay, a bit closer/better jumping off point to explore the rest of Door County. I'm a fan of Lautenbach's Orchard (which is a little bit South of downtown Fish Creek, https://www.orchardcountry.com/), Macreadys (Egg Harbor, https://macreadys.com/breads), Wilson's Ice Cream (https://wilsonsicecream.com/, In Ephraim) and the Farm is a fun stop that has been there since I was a kid (http://www.thefarmindoorcounty.com/farm-fun/, in Sturgeon Bay not far from your hotel - that's only about 3.4mi away.) Of course, there's Al Johnsons (http://www.aljohnsons.com/) with the goats on the roof - prepare to wait to be seated if it's a busy (or sometimes even if it's a not busy) time of year. If you are driving up from Chicago to Door County, it's really pretty straightforward. You'll take 90 downtown and then get off on i-94 and head North until you reach the North suburbs. Right after the Dundee Road exit, there is a turnoff for 94 - this will take you West to where 94 continues. If you stay on the road, it turns into 41. 94 is (usually) a bit faster but you will encounter toll booths. There are no toll booths in Wisconsin. Shortly after you pass into Wisconsin, you'll see the exit for 50. 50 is a good place to stop if you want to take a quick break. There's a Starbucks, McDonalds, the Brat Stop (a Wisconsin institution) and a Woodman's grocery (a reasonably priced/employee owned Midwestern chain that has massive stores.) Back on 94 heading North, a short distance North of the 50 exit, there's the 142 exit - on the West side of the road is Mars Cheese Castle, a popular stop devoted to selling all manner of cheese - and the building is actually made to look like a castle. Keep heading North on 94 and you'll get into Milwaukee. 94 continues West, so i-41 and i-43 are your choices to go North - both end up in Green Bay, and you jump off from there to Door County. Personally, I've taken both and significantly prefer 43. Scenery a bit nicer, more places to stop if needed along the way. Just to the North of Milwaukee off 43, there's Cedarburg (http://www.cedarburg.org/), which is a very historic, charming small town. Further North - about halfway to Green Bay - there's Kohler and Sheboygan. Continuing North on 43 getting close to Green Bay, there is a somewhat hidden waterfall park not too far off the highway. Fonferek Falls (https://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/fonferek.shtml) is a bit treacherous (there are signs) but very pretty if there's been recent rain. If there hasn't been, it may be dry. There is a parking lot next to a very pretty farm owned by the most recent generation of the family that has owned the land. There is a path at the end of the parking lot that winds around and heads towards the Falls. When you're going into Green Bay, look for the exit to 57 to Sturgeon Bay. You will take that the remainder of the way. This didn't used to exist and getting up to Door County used to require a longer side road journey. Not too long after being on 57, you will get into Wequiock. Slightly off the road, there is a little park that has another small waterfall (https://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/wequiock.shtml) although again, if it's been a dry season there may not be much to see. After you get onto 57 in Green Bay and start heading North it's a straightforward and pretty quick trip the remainder of the way to Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy your stay.
  17. I'm seeing on HOTWIRE: 4* State Marina - Waterfront Walk for $91 Free parking Free internet Casino Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Golf nearby >>>Best guess would be the Golden Nugget 3.5* Playground Pier - Boardwalk for $70.76 Free internet Near beach Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center >>>Best guess would be Ballys Would either of these options be of interest? Please let us know what you decide and 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.
  18. Hello, I plan to travel to the Atlantic City casino area 12/14 - 12/15 (Saturday-Sunday). I am looking for a 3.5* hotel @ approximately $100/night. I prefer to be close to the casinos and boardwalks - since the party I am traveling would love to go to the casinos I would appreciate some assistance in suggesting some places. thanks - Noela
  19. You're welcome. Is the Pan Pacific the only hotel you're interested in or would something else near the port also work 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.
  20. Thank you for your detailed replied. It is greatly appreciated.
  21. So for this hotel: 4.5* HOTWIRE Downtown - Coal Harbour, Convention Center, & Stanley Park for $157 Resort Pet friendly Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Internet access Golf nearby ==> i agree with your guess of the Pan Pacific If you're not, be aware that our BiddingHelper.com tool will identify just about any HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS offers... just do your search at Bidding Helper, click the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab, and then hover your mouse over the 'SEE MATCH from HOTEL LIST' button. Back to your bed situation... Some HOTWIRE (and PRICELINE EXPRESS) hotels will show a Bed Choice option where you can choose the room configuration that you want. Unfortunately this property does not show a room choice, which means that the actual room will be assigned at check-in based upon availability. When no room choice is assigned you can usually call the hotel ahead of time and request the room type that you want. Most hotels will note this request on your reservation and will do what they can to accommodate... a few hotels will indicate that they can't make any changes to the reservation or that a room can't be determined until check-in (often in this situation i may just say 'thank you' and call back in 2-3 days and hope for a different front desk person to answer the phone... i also try to call when i assume they won't be too busy; never at 11am check-out time or 3-4pm check-in time so that the person on the phone may be willing to take a little extra time vs. if they have a line of people waiting in front of them. If this too fails, i then may do a little homework, find the email address of the hotel manager, and send an email indicating that i'm looking forward to my stay, it's a special occasion, and make my bed type known). One thing in your favor at this property is that the hotel charges the same for rooms with 1 King bed vs. rooms with 2 beds. In some areas (such as Las Vegas) hotels charge more for rooms with 2 beds, and therefore if that is the room type you are seeking, it may become a little more difficult since you're not just making a bedding request, but seeking the more expensive room type. Lastly, the Pan Pacific Vancouver is selling for about $223 for your nite above, so the question also becomes is the ~$65 savings worth the chance that you may or may not get the room configuration that you want. If a 2 bedded room was $150 would it be acceptable? at $125? at $100? Typically at some point the possibility of not getting the room type you want becomes worthwhile in exchange for the amount of the savings. Do you have an amount in mind where staying right near the cruise pier becomes worthwhile even if you were to only receive a room with two beds... or is a room with two beds a deal breaker at any price? If this is a deal breaker, what is your budget for a room this trip for a one bedded room? 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 your thoughts and we'll take it from there.
  22. October 6th, 2020 for one night. $157 plus fees/taxes for a total of $201.74
  23. Welcome to BetterBidding! Let us first have a look at the offer (we will confirm that we agree with your guess of the Pan Pacific) and we'll then be able to investigate what your bedding options may be. So we can research this for you, what are the dates of your stay and the room rate for the hotel offer you're looking at? 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. No mention of beds for 4.5 star deal, don't want to end up with 2 doubles I'm considering booking a "hot rate", which I believe will end up being the Pan Pacific, which is great because we are cruising from Canada Place. The price listed is considerably less than I've seen elsewhere, but there is no mention of room time. I don't want to end up with two doubles when I check in. I noticed in the terms that it says only the rate is guaranteed, not the room type or beds. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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  26. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you scored BIG!!! with this one and that you're looking forward to your trip. A very nice deal and we're happy to hear that the new features of the BiddingHelper.com tool are being well received. Thank you for using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us keep the Chicago Hotwire Hotel List current and up-to-date. Have a great stay.
  27. Congratulations on your success! Looks like a nice deal... thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add the amenity set for this property to the Denver Priceline Express Hotel List. To confirm, this is showing as 4.5 star in your confirmation email, as i'm currently seeing the Westin Downtown listed as 4 stars by Priceline (if you're seeing at 4.5 star we will mark it as such, assuming that it was a recent upgrade and it is taking a little while for the new rating to be reflected on the 'retail' side of their service) Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Enjoy your stay.
  28. Free internet, Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Spa services I knew there were only two River North 5* hotels, but one of them is the Trump and I really wanted to avoid it -- and they often show exactly the same amenities. Fortunately the BiddingHelper.com predicted the Langham, and then showed me an 'actual photo', so I was totally confident. (That would have been an extremely expensive mistake!) This is an absolutely amazing deal. I stayed one time at the Langham, and I think it is the best hotel I have ever stayed in, anywhere. But I'd never be able to afford it at rack price! (And I even got Bed Choice!)
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