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Priceline Hotel: 5* Oahu Island (Honolulu) (Waikiki Beach Marina - Ala Moana) The Modern Honolulu

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Star Rating: 4+

City and Zone: Waikiki Marina - Ala Moana

Travel Dates: Sept 7 - 9, 2017

 

I'm seeing two 4-star Hotwire Hot Rate hotels for these dates:

 

  1. $174/nt, full amenities (pulled from Bidding Helper): Resort, Beachfront hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby, Spa services, Children's activities, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower
     
  2. $199/nt, full amenities: Boutique hotel, Near beach, Oceanfront hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower

 

The only two 4-star hotels in Ala Moana listed in the Oahu Hotwire Hotel List are the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Prince Waikiki.

 

The $199/nt option is listed as a "New-to-Hotwire Hotel," with 80% Hotwire recommendation rate across 72 reviews, and 4.5-stars on TripAdvisor with 101-300 reviews. This makes me think it's The Prince, but on Hotwire, the Prince is listed as having 3000+ reviews?

 

The Prince does have a $31.41/nt resort fee which matches the Hotwire listing.

 

The $174/nt option is more confusing, because Hotwire says it only has 5 Hotwire reviews and is 65% recommended. Yet if the $199/nt option is The Prince, the only 4-star resorts in the Ala Moana area are Hilton properties, the Hawaiian Village with 10000+ Hotwire reviews. The Hilton Hawaiian Village (and the sister Grand Waikikian and Grand Islander) all have $35/nt resort fees, not $31.42.

 

Am I missing something? Should I only go off amenity list and TripAdvisor rating/review counts?

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Best guess/comments for each:

 

4* Waikiki Marina - Ala Moana for $174.00
Resort
Beachfront
Smoke Free
Fitness
Pool
Restaurant
Business
Laundry
Hi-Speed Internet
Golf
Spa
Childrens Activities
Blind Accessible
Deaf Accessible
Travel Accessible
Room Accessible
Bathroom Accessible
Handicapped Parking
Roll-in Shower
==> best guess would be the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (but the 25% recommended by previous HOTWIRE guests is a bit concerning should it be some other property)

 

4* Waikiki Marina - Ala Moana for $199.00
Boutique
Near Beach
Oceanfront
Smoke Free
Fitness
Pool
Restaurant
Hi-Speed Internet
Blind Accessible
Deaf Accessible
Travel Accessible
Room Accessible
Bathroom Accessible
Handicapped Parking
Roll-in Shower
==> i'm going guess this is the Prince Waikiki... but i don't think there is any correlation between the number of reviews on TA and the number of reviews by previous HOTWIRE guests

 

Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

 

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

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Thank you for the quick reply!

 

The 65% recommendation does concern me, because Hotwire says the Hilton Hawaiian Village is recommended by 86% of guests. But I cannot find another 4-star property in the area and the only others listed on travel sites are the two other Hilton Vacation properties.

 

Maybe the 65% recommendation is representative of more recent reviews (e.g. past 6 months) than the entire history of the hotel?

 

Still checking out other zones, but will update when I decide when/what to book.

 

 

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HOTWIRE review % is for HOTWIRE only; the regular rate side is powered by Expedia. Thank you for keeping us updated on what you decide and let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

 

Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBAUG20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 08/31/2020)

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The 65% recommendation rating spooked me, so I ended up bidding on The Modern Honolulu on PL and got it for $167/nt: 

 

Knew this was the only 5-star (really 4.5-star) hotel in the area for PRICELINE, so started bidding at $125. Immediately received a counter offer of $192.

 

Bid ~$10 increments until it was finally accepted at $167/nt. PRICELINE EXPRESS had it for $173/nt, but now it's up to $200/nt. No resort fees, very happy with the deal!

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Congrats on your success.

 

Very nice win for this property! Hope you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay.

 

Thank you for sharing your win and please use the site's PRICELINE or HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches.

 

Enjoy your stay.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBAUG20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 08/31/2020)

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