Priceline Hotel: 3.5* New Orleans (French Quarter) Doubletree Hotel New Orleans

By hwfiv,

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Just wanted to report that we purchased the Priceline Express Deal and got the following:

3.5 Star: French Quarter

Check in: 11/26/13 (2 nights)

$66 per night

Indoor/Outdoor Pool

Fitness Center

Business Center

Rated 8.0 or higher

In Checking this site to cross reference, the Pinned lists showed that the only 3.5 star hotels in the French Quarter were the Bourbon Orleans (one of our favorites), or another similar charming hotel that has the same feel as the Bourbon Orelans (name is escaping me now). Anyway, we were good with either of those and were hopeful when we pulled the trigger on the Express Deal.

BUT, in true Priceline form, we got neither of those hotels and ended up at the Doubletree by Hilton. Now, most people would be thrilled with that win, especially at $66, as it's very convenient and right next to the Harrah's Casino. For us, it was a big disappointment, as we hate chain hotels (no matter how nice and how comfy the beds), and MUCH prefer the charm of a place like the Bourbon Orleans.

This is the second time this year that a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal was for a hotel that wasn't listed at that star rating on either BetterBidding.com or on Priceline itself when you do a regular search for what's available. So, sadly, the lesson here is that you really cannot rely on cross referencing when it comes to the Express Deals on Priceline. They sometimes pull a fast one and a hotel that isn't usually listed suddenly shows up. I don't know if bidding on PRICELINE is safer in terms of getting the hotels that are usual hits for these sites?

But I realize we can't complain too too much, as the ratings and reviews for this hotel are generally high. And we did get a great rate. I would just recommend that the site owners here add the Doubletree in the pinned list for 3.5 stars in the French Quarter so others know this is a possibility.

There's my story. Oh, and of course, I used the links on this website to connect to my purchase on PRICELINE.

Now I'm going to go cry over not getting the Bourbon Orleans or the other charming one that was listed on this site.

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Sorry to hear you received a hotel that you were expecting.

This property had previously been reported to the board but in the 'Downtown' zone so the zone boundaries may have recently changed in this region.... we have updated the Priceline Hotel List accordingly.

Thank you for sharing your win and using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding.

Enjoy your stay... hopefully you'll be able to make this work for your needs.

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

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