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Priceline Hotel: 3 1/2 or 3* in Portland, ME

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Trying to get a hotel in Portland, ME for two nights over Thanksgiving. So far no luck! I'm surprised because 2 years ago I got the Clarion (3*) for $39! Times are changin' I guess.

The published rate (non-refundable) for 3 1/2* (Marriott Sable Oaks) is $109. I have bid up to $83/night with no luck. With taxes and such, was only a total savings of $47. (Maybe, I'm just used to so much MORE savings!)

For 3* it looks like the Clarion is available on Hotwire for $80/night. I have bid up to $76/night with no luck.

I have plenty of time, so guess I'll wait a bit and try again in a few weeks.

Sara

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It may also be too early for hotels to offer very deep discounts 4 1/2 months before the stay... although historically this is a very slow time for hotels.

While $39 may not be in the cards... i also wouldn't chase this one too high too quickly. Unless you know of something happening over these dates in the area, I'd probably limit by 3.5* bidding to ~$65 at this point and perhaps ~$50/$55 for a 3*.

If you need help with a more specific bidding strategy feel free to ask.

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Good luck with your future bidding. Keep us updated and let us know of we can be of further help along the way.

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Just thought I'd update. As always, thanks for your help. I've been bidding every 2-3 days with no luck. I always use the PRICELINE link. I've even had 3 bids with +$6 bonus bucks from Priceline. One time I even increased my over all bid a few dollars with no luck. I figure I have another month or two until start bidding higher or just (*GASP*) pay for a standard hotel room.

Does anyone have any insight why no deal so far? I travel to Maine often, and this lack of PL deal is unusual.

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How high have you been bidding at each star level?

Thanks for using the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board.

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OR
$10 OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: JUL10
(Hot Rate Hotels $100+ purchase... expires 07/19/2020)

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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I've been bidding $66 for 3 1/2* and $56 for 3* (only in Portland Zone). On two occasions I had an extra $6 bonus bucks, making it $72 for 3 1/2* and $62 for 3*.

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I still don't think rates are that high for these dates... it sill may be early, unless there is some big Thanksgiving Parade/event in the area for which hotels are holding out hope that they will begin to fill rooms.

I'd book a full refundable cancelable back-up and continue to be a bit patient with this one.

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Keep us updated and let us know if we can be of further help along the way.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBJUL20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 07/31/2020)
OR
$10 OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: JUL10
(Hot Rate Hotels $100+ purchase... expires 07/19/2020)

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

Want to know if Rates Drop?? Get alerts at RateDrop.com

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: JUL10

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