RETIRED: New Zone Boundaries, Star Levels, Name Changes?

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In Minneapolis-St Paul Priceline finally split the way-too-large Southwest zone into two new zones: Minneapolis West and Eden Prairie.

Previously reported hotels in the Southwest zone are reassigned as follows:

Minneapolis West

3.5* Doubletree Park Place

3.5* Marriott Southwest (Opus Parkway)

3.5* Marriott West (Wayzata Blvd)

3* Sheraton West (Minnetonka)

2* Towneplace Suites (St Louis Park)

Eden Prairie

3* Courtyard by Marriott Eden Prairie

3* Hyatt Place Eden Prairie

3* Residence Inn Eden Prairie

2* Extended Stay America-Eden Prairie

2* Homestead Studio Suites

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Seattle, WA Hotwire updates:

Seattle (Airport SEA)

3.5* Radisson Gateway (previously 3*)

2.5* Red Lion South

is now the RiverSide Residences. I can't find a listing for it on VP.

2* Crossland Suites Kent

VP is also showing High-Speed Internet

Seattle (Bellevue North - Redmond)

4* Hyatt Regency Bellevue

VP is not showing High-Speed Internet

3* Doubletree

is now the Bellevue Hilton. For the sake of clarity, I suggest deleting this entry and the crossed-out Hilton entry below it.

3.5* Hilton Bellevue (previously 3*)

2.5* Paragon Hotel Bellevue Center

is now closed.

Seattle (Bothell - Kirkland)

3* Country Inn and Suites

VP is also showing Complimentary Breakfast and High-Speed Internet

Seattle (Downtown - Pike Place)

4* Grand Hyatt Seattle

VP is also showing Business

4* Vintage Park

VP is also showing Smoke Free

3* Pike Street Suites

is now the Homewood Suites Convention Center - Pike Street. I can't find a listing for it on VP.

2* Sixth Avenue Inn (listed in Space Needle zone)

VP is showing the following amenities: Smoke Free, Fitness, Restaurant, Laundry, High-speed Internet

Seattle (Downtown - Space Needle)

3* Marqueen Hotel

VP is also showing High-Speed Internet

Seattle (Northwest - Northgate)

2* Extended StayAmerica

VP is showing the following amenities: Suite, Laundry, High-speed Internet

Seattle (Renton)

3* Holiday Inn Select Seattle

is now just a Holiday Inn

2* Extended StayAmerica Tukwila

VP is also showing High-Speed Internet

Other hotels on VP:

Hotels indicated by (+) are on the current list, but the star-level and/or amenities have changed.

3* Best Western Plaza By The Green Kent, WA

Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Business, High-speed Internet, Golf

3* Best Western Executive Inn Downtown Seattle (+)

Smoke Free, Fitness, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

3* Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Kent, WA (+)

Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Bellevue

Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Homestead Seattle - Southcenter (+)

Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Homestead Seattle - Bellevue (aka Homestead Bellevue/Factoria) (+)


3* Hotel Deca (+)

Fitness, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Lynnwood


2* Extended Stay America Seattle - Bothell

Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Comfort Inn Kirkland

Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Business

3.5* Renaissance Madison Hotel

Smoke Free, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, High-speed Internet

3.5* Warwick Hotel Seattle

Boutique, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

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Washington State Priceline updates:


Olympia is now a zone in the Tacoma Area.

3* Red Lion (previously 2*)

2* Extended StayAmerica Tumwater (previously 1*)

Seattle (University of Washington - Northgate)

2.5* Holiday Inn Express (previously 2*)

Spokane (Downtown)

Westcoast Ridpath Hotel is now the Ridpath Hotel (not affiliated with Westcoast). It was rated 1* the last time I saw it on Priceline a few months ago; I have not been able to find a Priceline listing for it recently.

Spokane (Spokane Valley)

3* Mirabeau Park Hotel (previously 2.5*)


Has been split into two zones: Tacoma and Lakewood-Tacoma South. The Hotel Murano is in the Tacoma zone; the Red Lion and Shilo Inn are in Lakewood-Tacoma South.

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I was researching downtown Providence RI Hotwire hotels. I found the following Hotwire Vacation Package hotel amenities list mapped exactly to current opaque Hotwire offerings:

4* Hotel Providence - Boutique, Shuttle, Fitness, Restaurant, Business, Hi-speed Internet, Golf

3 1/2* Hotel Dolce Villa (Federal Hill) - Suite, Boutique, Hi-speed Internet, Golf, Kitchenette

3 1/2* Providence Biltmore - Fitness, Restaurant, Business, Hi-Speed Internet, Golf, Tennis

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Hotwire zone changes in Palm Springs, CA area.

Old zones: 1) Palm Springs Central, 2) Palm Desert-La Quinta, 3) Rancho Mirage-Cathedral City

New zones: 1) Palm Springs-Cathedral City, 2) Rancho Mirage-Palm Desert, 3) La Quinta-Indian Wells

Previously reported hotels break into new zones as follows:


4.5* Le Parker Meridien

4* Hotel Zoso

4* Hyatt Regency Suites (now 3* in Vacation Packages)

3.5* Wyndham Palm Springs (now 3* in Vacation Packages)

3* Riviera Resort (now 4* in Vacation Packages)

2.5* Caliente Tropics Resort

2.5* Howard Johnsons (now Ramada Palm Springs, 2000 N Palm Canyon Drive)

2.5* Quality Inn

2.5* Ramada Resort (now Holiday Inn Palm Springs, 1800 E Palm Canyon Drive, and 3* in Vacation Packages)

2* Royal Sun Inn


4* Westin Mission Hills Resort

4* Westin Mission Hills Villas

3.5* Embasssy Suites (now 3* in Vacation Packages)

3* Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert


4* Hyatt Grand Champions Resort

4* La Quinta Resort

3* Indian Wells Resort

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4 star bidding is no longer available in the Oakland/East Bay (Lafayette-Concord) zone with Priceline downgrading the Renaissance Club Sport to 3.5 stars. (Note: The 4* Lafayette Park Hotel hasn't been reported in several years).

Personally, this is a very disappointing move as I frequently used this hotel via Priceline to house guests as it's right up the street from my condo. It is a very highly-rated hotel, as evidenced by the 4.5 Tripadvisor rating and is a definite cut above the 3.5 Concord Hilton and Crowne Plaza.

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Thanks for the update... did you figure this out from the hotel offerings OR did you see this property listed as a 5* in the vacation packages? If the latter, do you recall the dates you were searching for to make this property appear?


Like Priceline, will Hotwire show ratings changes if you access a previous purchase when it was a lower rating?

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The (former) Holiday Inn Select Lakeside is now Doubletree Cleveland Downtown Lakeside. I stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms a few months ago--quite nice. Very urbane decor: I remember a lot of dark gray and burgundy. Looked more like a "W" Hotel room than a Doubletree...but you still get a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.

They are building some fancy condos and townhouses nearby--"The Avenue District"--so the neighborhood lodgings needed to go more upscale as well.

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Thanks for the update... we've made the changes to the hotel list(s).

If you've received this property since it the changeover can you please add your win to the board (available thru the MY ACCOUNT section of HOTWIRE or the MY PROFILE>>MY TRIPS section of PRICELINE) so we can confirm this property's continued participation since the change in branding.

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

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