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  2. This is in reference to the last person who bought a hotel of this star rating in this zone, it has nothing to do with the underlying hotel currently being offered, so it's meaningless in trying to determine the hotel that you will receive if you move forward with a purchase. Use our new RevealHotels.com tool (or the REVEAL HOTEL button inside the BiddingHelper.com EASY VIEW) to identify the current offering(s)... the one i'm currently seeing is the Encore. If i search to include Friday and/or Saturday nite after your current dates (so 5/1 and 5/2) it looks like the offer changes to The Wynn. If adding the Saturday before your current dates (4/25) it looks like it also changes to The Wynn. (but Reveal Hotels will indicate which one you're seeing on your own search) Is there a specific property that you are looking for (or trying to avoid)? 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.
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  4. It's just the link i was getting from both of the above... maybe going thru these links on a desktop later when you are able will make the difference? Once you're at a desktop if you're unable to see the $177 price thru the links above let me know and once i see your post i'll re-run the search on my end to see if still available. It would be appreciated if you used our links for your purchases.
  5. You can user nearby cities as well to see if that shows you any local rental locations, but with HOTWIRE you can see the difference in locations under the description (some examples from a search i just did for 'Henderson, NV'... i have bolded the location for emphasis) Midsize Toyota Corolla or similar McCarran Intl. Airport(LAS) 8.9 miles from your location Economy Chevrolet Spark or similar 151 North Gibson Road 110, Henderson 3.3 miles from your location Midsize Hyundai Elantra or similar 534 S Boulder Hwy, Henderson 4.7 miles from your location Midsize Hyundai Elantra or similar 1050 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson 4.6 miles from your location Airport rental locations are an easy target to raise taxes for airport improvements... local residents rarely need to rent from the airport so it's easy to get voter approval to add/increase taxes on rental cars at the airport.
  6. Congratulations on your success! Glad to see you received a nice, inexpensive, deal for your long weekend in 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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  8. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received an excellent deal at this property and that you were able to utilized the current month's Priceline Coupon code. Another example that the least expensive hotel in the area is not always necessarily the one that you will receive. Glad to hear this will work well for your plans. Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the star rating for this property in the Calgary Priceline Express Hotel List. Enjoy your stay.
  9. 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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  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Glad you found something that worked for your needs and hopefully had a great trip. Thank you for closing this thread with your decision.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
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