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  2. Congratulations on your success! I'm glad to you took advantage of this offer as it was really a lay-up vs. the others... this is by far the best value, imo. I'm about to head out but will add another reply in about 1-2 hours when i return answering your more specific questions above regarding room assignment, inventory, etc (but the short answer is "don't worry about it" as i think you'll be fine at this property since they are a 'true' 5 star property, imo) Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
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  4. Ok, having just booked....it brings me to a couple questions I'll post here too. When the hotwire 'hidden hotel' offers appear on your site, is there any rhyme or reason how long they might stay available? any pattern? or is it completely random? Could they appear, then be gone again in an hour? do they hang around for days? weeks? until "x" number of bookings are made? any feel for that?? Also, as mentioned, my booking says the hotel will choose room..'run of the house' I guess. I'm worried that when the hotel sees I paid $121/night thru hotwire, and someone else paid $264 thru their own, or other website- who's going to get a better room! Should I worry about that, or can I do anything about it? Or is it a case of 'ya pays yer money & ya takes yer chances'? Any advice? thanks.
  5. "When i saw the price drop from when i had looked just a few hours earlier i was thinking to myself, 'you got lucky before you even got to Vegas!" lol...I hope you're right! Well, with your coaching, and with comments from the folks on TA, I just pulled the trigger on that $121 deal at the Venetian! Thanks! I was close to going with Cromwell, or Ballys based solely on LOCATION. Hope Venetian doesn't disappoint in that regard, but I wont know til I try it. All-in total incl.taxes, fees, resort fees= $593. (even remembered to put in your $10 off Hotwire Coupon!) Just 'for fun' I ran the dates thru booking.com ($1052) and the hotel website($1033).....so, looks good, no? Only little snag I see is that after I booked, the fine print says hotel will choose the room...which I dont think was pointed out on the offer... any comment on that? Anyway, we're booked! thanks thereuare and betterbidding!
  6. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and took advantage of our 5% off Priceline Coupon. Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping add update the Madrid Priceline Hotel List with this property. Enjoy your stay and have a Happy Valentine's Day at this hotel.
  7. Hi I wanted a 4* in Madrid in the Gran Via District so I started with the Bidding Helper tool and reviewed the options on HW Easy View and PRICELINE EXPRESS tabs. I was looking for 6 nights and noticed that the current Priceline Coupon for five percent would give the greatest discount. Luckily, the prediction option I saw on PRICELINE EXPRESS appealed to me the most. When I clicked the BUY NOW button a cautionary pop up was displayed that said, “The prediction match was less than 100 percent, proceed anyway?” I had not checked the amenities list at all so I decided to click through anyway and was happy to receive the expected hotel.
  8. At a $50+ per nite price difference it becomes something to think about, but at only $20/nite difference it's an easy decision, imo... i would take the Venetian. When i saw the price drop from when i had looked just a few hours earlier i was thinking to myself, 'you got lucky before you even got to Vegas!' 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.
  9. yes..I found them there...leaning towards the Venetian as you say...but the Cromwell looks intriguing ...:)hmmmm
  10. Both are on hotwire: 4.5* HOTWIRE Center Strip - High Roller Promenade for $101 Free internet Pet friendly Boutique hotel Casino Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) ==> The Cromwell HOWEVER, the Venetian just went down in price: 5* HOTWIRE Center Strip - Grand Canal Shoppes for $121 Free parking Free internet Suite Resort Casino Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center ==> Venetian You can view/identify each by: 1) search using our BiddingHelper.com tool 2) go to the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW tab 3) hover your mouse (or click) the 'FIND MATCH from HOTEL LIST' button) Assuming it's within your budget, for the extra $20/nite i would go with the Venetian as it is truly a 5 star hotel and their standard rooms are oversized and top-notch. 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.
  11. thanks again. are The Cromwell and/or Venetian currently on "deal' on your hotwire page? can you direct me to the ads?
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  13. Yes, i saw Bally's too at $92/nite, but at this price the hotel is sort of in "no man's land"... for the extra $10 i would sooner stay at The Cromwell or i would go cheaper and 'drop' to the Linq at half the price. I have stayed at Ballys before, and the renovated rooms are nice, but at this price i don't think it's a very good value given the other options... i would either save the money and go for the Linq or spend just a bit more and try the Cromwell. The Cosmopolitan does come up on PRICELINE / HOTWIRE but the current regular price at this property for for your dates is $407/nite so the chances of you seeing this hotel at a 'great deal' is fairly low... and if you were looking to spend around $150+ i'd sooner suggest the Venetian. EDIT TO ADD: i do see... 5* The Strip - Central West (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $315/nite with: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Casino Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool ==> the Cosmopolitan is my best guess here, but as per above, for about half the price i would sooner go with the Venetian 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.
  14. 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.
  15. (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.
  16. 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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  18. 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.
  19. Do you believe that the 3.5 star on Hotwire for 2/14 at $196 is also the Element?
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
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