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Priceline Hotel: 4* New York City (Midtown East) The Westin New York Grand Central

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was going to extend the stay at my yesterday's win's price--$110, but after checking express deals, decided to take a chance and rebid since the midtown east one seems to be the westin. turns out i'm right:) started at 85, got it at 90.

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Congratulations on your success!

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Enjoy your stay.

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Hey, I have a question. I'm looking to stay 2 nights from aug 18-20 but so far all my bids within my limit have been rejected. Would it be a smart idea try bidding for only 1 night and then hopefully extending it to 2 nights? Maybe this way it will be cheaper. Generally, what are the chances that they will let you extend? Thanks!

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Hey, I have a question. I'm looking to stay 2 nights from aug 18-20 but so far all my bids within my limit have been rejected. Would it be a smart idea try bidding for only 1 night and then hopefully extending it to 2 nights? Maybe this way it will be cheaper. Generally, what are the chances that they will let you extend? Thanks!

i only travel with one bag most of the time, so i tend to almost always book one night at a time. nyc hotel rates could vary significantly from one day to the next. say, on a wednesday a 4 star hotel could go as high as 300-400, then the next day could be scored at about a 100/night. i've come to find that thursdays and sundays' rates tend to be the lowest from my personal observation. if you saw my previous winning bids, that explains why i was able to score 4, 4.5 star hotels at such low prices.

so yes, if you travel light, i think shorter stay reservations have a better chance of getting a lower price, in case your extend stay request doesn't get accepted. you can move without too much hassle. in this original post though, i was both lucky and intuitive, had i chosen to use the extend stay option, i'd have ended up paying 20 bucks more. but at the same time, i could've very well gotten a different hotel. so it's all about risk vs. reward, which i was well aware of. hope it helps

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Cute0206, thanks for your reply :) I am actually new to priceline bidding. After you win a one night bid, do you always have an option to extend or does it depend on the specific hotel?

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Cute0206, thanks for your reply :) I am actually new to priceline bidding. After you win a one night bid, do you always have an option to extend or does it depend on the specific hotel?

yes, you always do, but you can't extend longer than the duration of your original reservation. if you booked one night, you can only extend for one night(not guaranteed accepted though), although it does allow you to try extending the other way, meaning, you can try moving up your check-in date by one day instead of your checkout date.

as i previously stated, before i bid, i always check out the PRICELINE EXPRESS deals first as a guidance, if rates there are high, i'd suggest not bother low balling, it'd be a waste of time. i tend to start bidding 20-30 bucks below what i see in express deals for a particular zone.

ps. i just won the benjamin hotel 4.5 star for this sunday Aug.11th for 110/night as i'm typing. i'll post the win soon.

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cute0206,

Please read your messages.

David_M,

Can you please update your Priceline New York City thread with any success you have had for those dates OR your new set of dates if you have changed your travel dates.

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I have another quick question. When you choose to extend a second night and the hotel does not let you, do you have to bid all over again or can you add more money to extend a second night?

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I have another quick question. When you choose to extend a second night and the hotel does not let you, do you have to bid all over again or can you add more money to extend a second night?

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide an update for your NYC thread linked above and we will provide our thoughts on extending a stay. Thanks. :)

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