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Embassy Suites Walnut Creek (Oakland/East Bay - Lafayette/Concord/Walnut Creek) has been upgraded to 3.5 stars in both Priceline retail and vacation package products.

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The 2* Smuggler's Inn in Tucson, AZ has actually closed, unfortunately. It was torn down and replaced with a senior living facility.

I was sad to see this place go...

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I've updated the last three entries... Radison now a Doubletree, Embassy Suites upgraded, and Smuggler's Inn closed.

Thanks everyone!

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Priceline hotel change in Missouri:

The former 3* Hotel Indigo in the Saint Louis (Forest Park - Clayton) zone is now the 2* Comfort Inn Central West End (4630 Lindell Blvd). I just saw this on the Priceline retail site while doing some research.

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Thanks for the info... we've updated the Priceline Hotel List accordingly.

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Take note there is a new zone for USC that has 1* and 2* hotels only.

Essentially that means you can win either the Vagabond Inn or the Radisson USC, though neither has been reported. ;-)

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Sir Francis Drake hotel (San Francisco - USE zone) is upgraded 3.5 to 4 stars in Priceline vacation and retail products.

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Sir Francis Drake hotel (San Francisco - USE zone) is upgraded 3.5 to 4 stars in Priceline vacation and retail products.

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Thanks for the reminder... done! :)

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Thanks for the reminder... done! :)

It actually wasn't supposed to be a reminder - I just hit the wrong button trying to get used to the new site!!!

The post was supposed to report an upgrade of the Pleasanton Marriott (3 to 3.5 stars per Priceline Vacation Package). This is for Oakland/East Bay Pleasanton zone. Thanks!

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A 2 for 1 :)

Thanks for this one too!

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Looks like there are some changes in Newark, NJ - Meadowlands:

1) A new "Newark" zone encompassing downtown Newark. This zone has only 3* and lower hotels.

2) The Elizabeth and Newark Airport (EWR) zones appear to have been combined into a new "Newark Airport (EWR) - Elizabeth" zone.

3) The Best Western Robert Treat hotel in Newark is now called the "Best Western Plus Robert Treat" and has a 3* rating again on retail Priceline.

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3.5 Marriott Napa Valley (Napa zone) is upgraded to 4 stars in Priceline retail and vacation package products.

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Got it... thanks!

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I understand that the Imperial Swan, a budget lodging in Orlando, recently became the Rodeway Inn Universal. FYI

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Thanks for the info, we have updated the hotel lists accordingly.

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Looks like Priceline has moved the 4* Sheraton from the Downtown zone to the French Quarter zone

Have you purchased this property thru PRICELINE and it was in the French Quarter zone? (if so, please share your win with the board as a NEW TOPIC). I believe the Sheraton is on the South side of Canal, and from looking at the PRICELINE map, would still be in the Downtown zone.

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I've been trying to book for next weekend, but have not had a bid accepted yet. The reason I assumed the Sheraton changed zones is because when you search New Orleans hotels on PL and limit your search to the French Quarter area the Sheraton appears. If instead you limit your search to just the Downtown area then no Sheraton.

Does the area PL has a hotel in change from their intial list of available hotels when you click "Name Your Price"?

Sorry for aksing that kind of question here if this thread isn't the proper place.

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The 'retail' and 'bidding' sections of PRICELINE each use different zone names, boundaries, etc.

On the bidding side of things the zone boundary is right on Canal St, so it is very close, but from the map it appears to me that the Sheraton is still within the Downtown zone.

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New Orleans needs lots of updates.

For Priceline:

  • The Fairmont re-opened two years ago as the Roosevelt (Waldorf Collection). It's a 4* on the PL direct booking page. And it needs to be moved to the Downtown zone (not CC).
  • The St Louis was completely redone last year and is now called the Hotel Mazarin. If it's still on PL, it's likely at a higher star rating.

For Hotwire:

  • The Monaco became the Hilton St Charles (which you have as a 4*) years ago.
  • The Hyatt just finally re-opened after 6+ years, and may likely be rated higher than 3.5.
  • The Park Plaza is long closed.
  • The downtown Holiday Inn Express is now the Cotton Exchange.

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Thanks for the update... i think it got 'em all, let me know if anything is missing/incorrect.

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New zone in Pittsburgh, PA: "North Shore - Stadiums" has been added sometime in the past ~2 months since I was last bidding for Pittsburgh.

The new zone appears to be a carve-out of the "Pittsburgh Downtown" zone for hotels that are across the Allegheny River from downtown and currently offers bidding at 2*, 2.5*, and 3*. The previously reported 3* Residence Inn North Shore would be in the new zone.

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Thanks for the info... we'll add it to the update list.

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