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Priceline Hotel: 4* Seattle (Downtown - Pike Place) Renaissance Seattle Hotel

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Hello, I've been a lurker on the forums for the past week and decided to join yesterday. I love what you guys are doing here and wanted to join/help out if possible.

Since being a newbie on the forums, I wanted to ask for some help:

 

Location: 4* near Washington State Convention Center [Will be attending an event there]

Date: 6/6/14 - 6/7/14

Price Range: $100 - $150

 

Additional Information:
The Washington State Convention Center will be used on that day.
Priceline indicates average $/hotel is $282.

I tried stating $60 for that particular night. I knew that I would get rejected but I wanted to see the entire process on Priceline [i did look at betterbidding before hand].

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Welcome to BetterBidding!

The Convention Center is in the northern part PRICELINE's 'Downtown Seattle - Pike Place - Convention Center - Stadiums', but this zone also extends about a mile south... the 'Downtown Seattle - Seattle Center - Space Needle' zone is nearby as well.

Which zone(s) were you intending to bid and what is your desired star rating and maximum bid for this nite?

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Thanks  thereuare,

 

The zone(s) that I am intending to bid: Downtown Seattle - Pike Place - Convention Center - Stadiums AND/OR Downtown Seattle - Seattle Center - Space Needle

I just want to be close to the Convention Center.

 

Stated above: 4* = 4 Stars

Maximum bid Price: $150

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I just want to be close to the Convention Center.

'Close' is a relative term... for some it means a short bus or cab ride away, for some it means walkable; just so you're aware, some of parts of each of the 'Downtown' zones are walkable to the Convention Center and there are some parts of the zone which are not. The hotel you receive can be anywhere within the shaded boundaries of the zone(s) you select.

 

At current rates m guess is that $150 for a 4* hotel may fall a little short for these dates, but we can start there and then adjust accordingly. When bidding 4* in Seattle you have THIRTEEN re-bid zones. If you're not familiar with re-bidding please read Priceline Re-Bidding Explained and feel free to ask questions and/or confirm your re-bid zones with the board before proceeding.

Select 4* Convention Center...

Bid $90, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $95, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $100, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $105, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $113, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $115, if rejected close browser and use this link to re-access PRICELINE...

Select 4* Space Needle...

Bid $90, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $95, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $100, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $105, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $113, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $115, if rejected close browser and use this link to re-access PRICELINE...

Select 4* Convention Center and Space Needle...

Bid $118, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $120, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $123, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $125, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $128, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $130, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $133, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $135, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $138, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $140, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $143, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $145, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $148, if rejected add re-bid zone...

Bid $150

Any questions feel free to ask (especially confirming your re-bid zones if you're new to the concept)

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

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Hi thereuare,

 

WON BID

$156 @ Renaissance Hotel [seattle downtown - Pike Place, Convention Center, Stadium] for 6/6 - 6/7/2014.

 

METHOD

Made a bid today (5/6/2014 Tuesday) with the following strategy:

 

1) Viewed Priceline Express and saw a deal for $187 4 star hotel in Seattle Pike Place

2) Made a bid on Priceline: Downtown Seattle Pike place, 4 star, $150 - Counteroffer of $167 - DECLINED

2) Added another zone w/ no 4 star hotel (i.e. KENT), $151 - REJECTED

3) Added another zone w/ no 4 star hotel (i.e. BOTHEL), $152 - REJECTED

4) Added another zone w/ no 4 star hotel (i.e. AIRPORT SEA), $153 - REJECTED

5) Added another zone w/ no 4 star hotel (i.e. LAKE UNION), $154 - REJECTED

6) Added another zone w/ no 4 star hotel (i.e. KIRKLAND), $156 - ACCEPTED

 

SAVINGS COMPARISON

I did go over my budget of $150 by $6 (4% increase over my max)

Priceline said that I saved 31% on my deal. If I saved 31%, then the original price should be $226.

 

My Accepted Bid: $156

Marriott Renaissance Price: $229

Priceline's Marriott Renaissance Price: $229

Priceline Express: $187

 

WHY I PURCHASED

The Renaissance Hotel is .4 miles (Approx 7 minute walk from Google) from the Convention Center.

Once again, I did go over my budget of $150 by $6 (4% increase over my max)
but I preferred taking the marginal increase over a 45 min to 1 hr commute.

 

QUESTION:

1) Was this a good bid based on the date 6/6 - 6/7/2014, 4 star rating, and Seattle downtown - Pike place location?

2) Do i need to confirm w/ the hotel to see if the reservation had gone through?

 

Thanks again for betterbidding.com, I will definitely use it in the future and refer it to my friends!  :)

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UPDATE

4:49 PM (PST)

 

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Congratulations on your success!

Glad to see you received a nice deal for this stay and that the hotel has a convenient location for your plans this trip.

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

Enjoy your stay.

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