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Priceline Hotel: Identify 3* SOMA-Moscone Center for 1/2 - 1/6

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This is for a 3* hotel, with a 7+ rating, with these amenities:

 

Free Internet

Restaurant

Business Center

Fitness Center

 

This would be a great deal if it's the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (rated 8.3), but not so good a deal if it's the Pickwick (however, that's rated 6.9 on Priceline's transparent side, but would they round up?). Any other options? What do you think it might be? (Clicked through the link at the top right to search.)

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Hi WillTravel :)

I doubt it's the Courtyard... PRICELINE doesn't typically round-up their review rating, but what is possible is that the user review rating recently dropped below 7.0 and the PRICELINE EXPRESS of their service has not yet been updated to reflect the change. I'd wait a few days to see if this offer is still available and/or if the 7.0 stays as it is. If all is the same in a few days, i think this may be a different property.

Do note the coupon code i just added to my signature which would give you an extra 7% OFF of PRICELINE EXPRESS, so you could test the waters with a 2 nite purchase (the minimum required for the 7% OFF) to test the waters and 'look behind the curtain'.

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Keep us updated and let us know whatever you decide to do for this stay or how we can be of further help.

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Thanks thereuare. 

I am slightly curious what Priceline would do if it were the Pickwick at 6.9, and I bought it on the strength of it being 7+. However, I think I will postpone action on this one. This looks like it is a relatively cheap time for San Francisco (I've seen hotel prices that were 3x or even 4x what they are for this particular time period), and I have a backup plan, so I don't want to rush for anything that is not obviously a good deal. 

I will update when I make my decision. 

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I can't say what PRICELINE would do, but i do think that they would offer a refund (or some other credit if you would keep the reservation)... one issue though would be if the user review rating of the hotel reverted back to 7.0 (based upon new reviews received) while you waited for PRICELINE to look into the issue.

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

Let us know whatever you decide for this stay or if we can be of further help.

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

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I discussed this stay with my daughter and we decided that to ensure harmony on this mother-daughter trip :), we`d go for a room that was guaranteed to have two beds. So I have booked a private room with two beds at the HI Hostel Downtown at 312 Mason (super-central location). I`ve stayed there before and it`s clean and pleasant. I think it was highly likely that we`d have been at least able to get a rollaway, if not two beds, with the Pickwick, but this way we are sure. Sometimes PRICELINE EXPRESS choices have a bed choice option, so I`ll take a look now and then, as I have a cancellable booking. 

 

By the way, I monitored the price and I saw prices ranging from $80 to $85 to $94 to $110 to $160! Some of these are in USD, and some in Canadian dollars, but I`m not sure which is which at this point. So all I can say is buyer beware.

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Glad to see you found a suitable back-up and it can only improve from here.

Let us know if any changes/update to your plans... and have a great trip with your daughter.

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

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

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It's not a thrilling choice, but it works. I booked the Opal with a CheapTickets 20% off code (FALLFUN), which allowed me to ensure I get a hotel with two beds. I chose a cancellable option that worked out to $95+taxes/night, so it's possible that I can find a better deal before January. I'm sure there are good 4* bargains with bidding, but the fact I can't be sure of two beds is stopping me. 

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Thank you for keeping us updated and please let us know if you have additional questions/if a listing pops up.

You can also use RateDrop.com to get alerts if something better comes along on PRICELINE EXPRESS, or HOTWIRE... or if the rate of the hotel you booked (or any other hotel you choose) drops in price.

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What I ended up doing was using the IHG Friends and Family program with a specific friend's link to get a room with two double beds at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway for $98/night (+ tax). In this case, I needed certainty of getting two beds, and this hotel is nicer (I think) than the Opal.

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Glad to see you managed to put together a good deal for this trip and that this works well for your plans.

Thank you for closing this thread with your decision.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
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(click here) and use promo code: BBJUL20
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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

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

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