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  2. Our new RevealHotels.com tool can be used to identify this (or just about any other) Hotwire property: 3.5* HOTWIRE Walt Disney World - Bonnet Creek for $82 Free Parking Complimentary Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> TownePlace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings is our guess for this one 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. PS- please also update/follow-up your previous Hotwire Bonnet Creek thread with any decisions you have made or your current thoughts for that trip. Thanks.
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  4. When bidding on PRICELINE there is no way to target (or avoid) a specific hotel since no information regarding the actual hotel is provided (just like how in your first post the amenities were amenities that are available at all hotels in the zone at that star rating). To have a guess as to the hotel you may receive you need to use HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS (since with each of these services the amenities shown are specific to a particular hotel being offered), but unfortunately i'm not seeing the Country Inn and Suites offered for your dates thru either HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS. However, i am seeing it offered HERE (<-- click here and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $71/nite which would seem to be a good deal if this is convenient for your conference. The Quality Inn & Suites Champaign for $64/nite (again, confirm your dates on the landing page) would be another option in the area and includes both Free Breakfast and Free Parking, but it is not as well reviewed as the Country Inn and Suites. 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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  6. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received a nice deal at the hotel you were hoping for... we're happy to have helped! 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.
  7. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received one of the hotels you were hoping for and you're looking forward to your 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... and good luck in Vegas!
  8. It shouldn't be an issue as long as you call/email the hotel beforehand to let them know that you will be arriving after midnite. That language is mostly there for when there is a multi-nite stay and the guest shows up to check-in mid-trip... after the first day the hotel may have already marked you as a 'no show' (and on very busy dates may have re-sold your room) However, since you have some time before your trip, i would actually take a two pronged approach: 1) call the hotel informing them of your after midnite arrival, ask them to note it in the computer so that you're not viewed as a 'no show', and get the name of the person who you spoke with 2) a week later send an email "I have an upcoming stay (provide details, including dates so the hotel can look up your reservation) and have previously called the hotel to let you know that my flight does not get in until after midnite. Can you please confirm that this is marked on my reservation so that i'm not viewed as a 'no show' and i won't have any issues when checking-in. Thank you." You could reverse the two above, but i prefer to talk with somebody first as it helps ensure that it gets done (especially when you ask for the person's name who you are speaking with) and then follow-up with an email so you have something in writing should there be any issues. If you're very concerned you could also call the hotel on the day of travel/arrival and let them know that you are on your way and due to arrive after midnite, so please don't mark you as a no-show. If you need help with this trip feel free to start a NEW TOPIC in the CALIFORNIA >> Priceline (San Francisco) section of the board and we can provide you a bidding strategy there to follow. Also, as priceline is constantly moving/hiding the 'Name Your Own Price' bidding form, you may want to bookmark BiddingForHotelRooms.com for quickest/easiest access to their bidding page. Good luck... please remember to post your win or let us know how we can be of further help.
  9. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results... this really is a GREAT location right on the river! Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  10. 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. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  11. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you're pleased with the hotel and deal you received... we're happy to hear that the board resources were helpful with your purchase. Thank you for sharing your win with the board. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Have a great stay!
  12. First, see if the email is coming from a 'general' email address or specifically a hotel manager or the revenue/accounting department. Before you try to negotiate you first need to decide how much you really want this specific property (and the amenities it offers... such as a kitchenette since eating out for an extended period of time can get costly) vs. 'any' hotel in the area that may be less expensive. If there are other hotels in the area that would be acceptable (ie- Residence Inn, Staybridge Suites, etc) then you have more leverage... if this is really the best hotel for your needs then you don't have as much room to negotiate. Looking at the Hyatt website they are giving you a 0% discount ... for the dates you mentioned their online rate is $179/nite as well. It doesn't look like their AAA discount applies for such an extended stay, but you can probably do better by stringing together consecutive reservations (21 days for the first reservation and then 3-7 day increments from there) and using a AAA discount (it's not a big discount but even $8/nite adds up after 30+ nites) I wouldn't expect them to take it, but i would start at $140/nite and offer to pre-pay for the first 30 days (hotels love to get revenue on the books). I would have a conversation something along the lines of 'I checked online and $179 is the same rate i can get by booking thru your website, i am expecting a discount given my 30+ nite length of my stay. If you could do it for $140/nite i would pre-pay for the first 30 nites now." If they say 'no', then give it back to them... "how much of a discount could you offer if i pre-pay for the first month now?" This is the time you begin to look at other hotels in the area that may work (i see there is also a Cambria Suites that seems to get good reviews, as well as other properties)... repeat the process with them to get your best rate. Once you have gotten everyone's best price, you can then: 1) negotiate further with your first choice of hotel to see if they will match the rate (or at least come close to it, throw in a room upgrade, etc) 2) try to shave a few more dollars off of the best rate you have been offered The above assumes that you're sure of your start date as well as your need to be there for at least 30 nites, if not, adjust your numbers/dates accordingly. One thing that may be working against you here is that the Hyatt House is an extended stay type of hotel, so a 30+ nite stay may not be such an anomaly for them (vs. say a 'regular' Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Resort, Marriott, Hilton, etc). As well, i would imagine that many of their extended stay customers are corporations who are paying for accommodations for temporary contractors or employees visiting from other locations, and they are less sensitive to price. The above is how i would play it. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  13. Congratulations on your success! Hope this property works well for your plans and you're looking forward to your arrival. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay and have fun in the city!
  14. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that this property will work for your plans this trip. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  15. What is the hotel that you're hoping for? (or is it just the price that you're attracted to?) Have you had a look at HOTWIRE? (and using Reveal Hotels to ID?) Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board. EDIT TO ADD: is it this property? (i don't know if the offer will go thru or not since obviously i can't take the next step to complete the purchase): 4.5* Wailea - Makena (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $270/nite with: Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center ... Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui would be my best guess for this one
  16. Glad you found something that worked for your needs and hopefully had a great trip. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision.
  17. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that you're happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  18. Welcome to BetterBidding! For this hotel offer: 4* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $50/nite with: Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Free Internet in room Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas ==> SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino would be our best guess Does this work for your plans this trip? If not, let us know more about what it is that you are looking for, along with your maximum budget (per nite before fees/taxes), and we will try to help you find something that meets your criteria. 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. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear that the new Reveal Hotels website worked well for you and made this an easy purchase; a very nice deal for a 4* 'downtown' property in the heart of the city! 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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  21. Congratulations on your success! Nice deal for this easily walk-able to the park hotel. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Have a great stay!
  22. You can use our new site, Reveal Hotels, to identify these (or just about any other Hotwire hotel offer). 4* HOTWIRE Newport Beach - Fashion Island for $120 Free Parking Free Internet Boutique Shuttle Fitness Pool Restaurant Business ==> Ayres Hotel and Suites Costa Mesa - Newport Beach 4* HOTWIRE Newport Beach - Fashion Island for $126 Resort Pet Friendly Boutique Near Beach Shuttle Smoke Free Fitness Pool Restaurant ==> Renaissance Newport Beach 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 how we can be of further help.
  23. Congrats on your success. Terrific win for this Richmond property! 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. Enjoy your stay.
  24. To clarify... 1) The room you need for the nite of 9/10 is for your arrival into the city? 2) Ideally you would like to find one hotel to last for all 3 nites (9/10-9/13) but budget is of more importance than convenience and therefore you're willing to split the stay between two different hotels? 3) where, and for how much, is your current back-up reservation for 9/11-9/13? 4) what is the minimum star rating you're willing to accept for this stay? 5) do you already have plane tix purchased? Just to get the ball rolling, for your complete stay i'm seeing: 3.5* HOTWIRE Long Island City for $139.49 Free Internet Pet Friendly Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business Room Accessible Bathroom Accessible ==> Manhattan View to Wyndham Garden Long Island City would be my best guess for this one, which along with your HotDollars (i assume this is what you were referring to by 'Hot Cash') would bring your all-in price down to $170/nite... so $20/nite more than your ideal budget, but also gives you a decent star rated hotel with good reviews and not have to change hotels mid-stay Let us know your thoughts on the property above (even if you don't like it, knowing what you don't like about it can help us find something more in tune with what you are looking for) as well as answers to the questions in this thread and we'll take it from there. 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.
  25. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear that this represents good value for the area and hopefully it will satisfy your needs for this trip. Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding. Have a great stay.
  26. Please start by following-up your previous Las Vegas Hotwire hotel help 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. It's also helpful if you include the room rate per nite for each listing as it makes it easier for us to locate the same hotel among the offers as well as ensures we're researching the same hotel that you're looking at. Are these the two: 5* The Strip - Northeast (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $88/nite with: Free Parking Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pets Allowed Restaurant Free Internet available Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino ==> The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino would be my best guess for this one 5* The Strip - Central West (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $105/nite with: Pets Allowed Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Casino Fitness Center ==> Bellagio is our best guess here 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.
  27. For this hotel: 5* HOTWIRE Waterfront - Green Point - Mouille Point for $79 Free Internet Near Beach Shuttle Pool Restaurant Business Golf Kitchenette ==> Romney Park All Suite Hotel and Spa is our best guess 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.
  28. Welcome to BetterBidding! For help with this listing please include the dates of your stay; this will enable us to replicate this offer and research the 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. Thanks.
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