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What rate would be realistic for a 3.5 and a 4 star in either Downtown zone?  I am looking for August 2- August 5th.  

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You're probably looking at about $225-$250... more likely on the higher end, but when bidding more than one zone and multiple re-bid zones available we can suggest a strategy that starts low and then reaches you're maximum budget.

 

If HOTWIRE is an option as well i'm also seeing:

On the low end:

3.5* HOTWIRE Downtown - Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment for $216.00
Free Internet
Pet Friendly
Smoke Free
Fitness
Restaurant
Business
Room Accessible
Bathroom Accessible
==> Century Plaza Hotel And Spa

 

On the higher end:

4* HOTWIRE Downtown - Coal Harbour, Convention Center, & Stanley Park for $235.00
Free Internet
Pet Friendly
Boutique
Smoke Free
Fitness
Pool
Restaurant
Business
==> Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

 

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Let us know how you'd like to proceed and we'll take it from there.

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I would like to be under $200. I am familiar with how to re-bid and adding zones.  That was going to be my plan.  Thank you for all your help.

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Not sure if that is going to be enough given rates, but you can certainly try using the strategy below.

Also, a reminder that we have set up a form for the quickest/easiest way to access the PRICELINE BIDDING PAGE now that priceline continues to move/hide the bidding form.

 

Using both Downtown zones i would try as follows:

Select 4* Downtown Coal Harbor
Bid $100, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $125, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $140, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $150, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $160, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $165, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $170, if rejected close browser and use this link to re-access BiddingForHotelRooms.com
Select 4* Downtown Entertainment
Bid $100, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $125, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $140, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $150, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $160, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $165, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $170, if rejected close browser and use this link to re-access BiddingForHotelRooms.com


Select 4* Downtown Coal Harbor and Downtown Entertainment
Bid $175, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $180, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $185, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $190, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $195, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $198, if rejected add re-bid zone...
Bid $200

 

Any question feel free to ask.  If rejected and you then want to try for a 3.5* hotel let us know and we will revise the strategy accordingly.

 

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.

 

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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I went up to $200 with no luck for 4 stars.  I switched to bidding on 3.5 stars.  I used all the combinations for 3.5 up to $200. I did start getting the bid again immediately page for $245 for both the 3.5 stars and 4 stars.  What is plan B?  I am thinking about getting a hotel where I can cancel.   

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21 minutes ago, Adventure44 said:

I am thinking about getting a hotel where I can cancel. 

That is a good plan, so you can hope for lower rates in the weeks ahead (but also protected from rates only going higher from here).  You can use one of our sister sites, RefundableRates.com, which will allow you to easy compare rates that have flexible cancellation policies, the majority are fully refundable up to 3 days before arrival. (use the star rating filter and/or sort by PRICE in order to see the best options... or you can zoom in on the map to the specific area you want to be near)

 

I know you're experiencing some 'sticker shock' this trip, but keep in mind the areas you're traveling to have the majority of their months very cold (or little sunshine)... so the rates do spike for most of peak season.

 

Keep us updated on your progress and what you decide or how we can be of further help.

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In addition to RefundableRates.com, you should also set up alerts at RateDrop so that if there is any price reduction for the star rating/zone combinations that you're considering, you'll be notified of it right away.

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I am tempted to go with this hotel based on the high reviews.

Downtown - Coal Harbour, Convention Center, & Stanley Park area

2.5 stars $188

 Free breakfast

 Free internet

Boutique hotel

Smoke-free rooms

Accessibility

Accessible for hearing impaired

Accessible path of travel

In-room accessibility

Accessible bathroom

I would be nervous bidding on a 2.5, but it has 90% recommendation rate.

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2.5* HOTWIRE Downtown - Coal Harbour, Convention Center, & Stanley Park for $188.00
Complimentary Breakfast
Free Internet
Boutique
Smoke Free
Deaf Accessible
Travel Accessible
Room Accessible
Bathroom Accessible
==> Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver is our best guess for this one

 

Did you find any acceptable hotel to use as a back-up?

 

Would SPLITTING YOUR PRICELINE BID be an option?

 

For Aug 3-5 i'm seeing:

4* Downtown - Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, Convention Center (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $212/nite with:
Pets Allowed
Business Center
Restaurant
Indoor Swimming Pool
Indoor or Outdoor Pool
Fitness Center
==> Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver by Marriott is my best guess here

 

And then for the first nite, Aug 2 i'm seeing multiple options:

4* Downtown - Entertainment, Shopping District (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $198/nite with:
Pets Allowed
Business Center
Restaurant
Free Internet
Indoor or Outdoor Pool
Fitness Center
Free Internet in public areas
==> The Westin Grand, Vancouver our best guess for this one

 

4* HOTWIRE Downtown - Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment for $170.00
Free Internet
Pet Friendly
Near Beach
Indoor Pool
Smoke Free
Fitness
Pool
Restaurant
Business
==> Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

 

4* HOTWIRE Downtown - Coal Harbour, Convention Center, & Stanley Park for $212.00
Free Internet
Pet Friendly
Boutique
Smoke Free
Fitness
Pool
Restaurant
Business
==> Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

 

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 how it goes or if we can be of further help.

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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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