Hotwire Hotel: 3.5* Los Angeles (Glendale-Burbank-Universal City) Sheraton Universal

By iberbi,

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First off, let me say thank you in advance.

I am looking for a 4* hotel in Universal City from July 7th through the 9th. I am willing to spend around $130 for a really nice room with a really nice view. Is that possible? And how do I go about bidding for this? Thanks again.

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Welcome to BetterBidding!

If you enter "universal city" into a priceline search box (and then select the "Name Your Own Price" option) you'll see that Unviersal City is part of the larger (Burbank - Universal City - Glendale). Since this area covers more than just Universal City, are you able to accept a hotel anywhere in the shaded region that priceline uses to define this area?

The highest star rating offered in this area is 3 stars... does that meet your criteria for this stay?

You also mention a "really nice room with a really nice view". You can only select the star class, and your 'win' entitles you to a "standard room" at the hotel. As an example, if one side of the hotel faces a beach and the other side a city... you might get a beach view based upon availability and the hotel's occupancy level, but you shouldn't expect it as a hotel would understandably want to give those rooms to their higher paying, rack rate, customers.

Based upon the above, let us know if you're able to accept the conditions of an opaque purchase and we'll proceed from there.

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

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I would really like to stay specifically at that Hilton. If there is no other way of ensuring I'd be able to bid on that specific hotel, I will just get the room through Priceline using the link offered through Savings Barn.

Thank you very much for you help.


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If you click the "Support/Travel Links" tab above you'll find a link to Hilton's website.

Booked through Hilton it looks like their best rate for your dates is $215/night though, which is quite a bit more than the $130 you said you were willing to spend. HOTWIRE has a 3.5* Customer Favorite at $158, but as with Priceline Hotwire's 3.5* could be anywhere in the Burbank/U City/Glendale zone. Might or might not be the Hilton.

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Thanks Colfax,

I was looking at the room rates there (the Hilton) and that's way more than I want to spend, so I am going to go with the Hotwire price and keep my fingers crossed, that it is the Hilton. And if not, that's OK. It does say it is a customer favorite. That's a plus.

Thanks again for all the input.

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It's possible you could win a 3* in the Burbank/Univ/Glendale zone on Priceline in the $70-100 range. But the Hilton is just one potential 3* outcome out of several.

If you haven't already purchased you can show your support for this board by using this HOTWIRE link when you do.

Please let us know which hotel you get. Fingers crossed for the Hilton.

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Congratulations on your win!

Glad to hear you found something which satisfied your needs and that you're happy with the results. Can you please add the amenities shown before your purchase... you can still view these by going to HOTWIRE and clicking the MY STUFF link near the top right of their home page.

Thanks for posting your results and for helping spread the "betterbidding word".

Enjoy your stay.

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

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Here are the amenities it showed prior to my purchase:

Fitness Center

Guests have access to exercise equipment; an additional charge may apply.


Property offers at least one pool area; hours and dates of operation may be seasonal.


Property offers at least one restaurant on the premises; hours and days of operation may vary.

Business Center

Guests have access to business equipment and services; an additional charge may apply.

High-speed Internet Access

Guestrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access; an extra charge may apply.

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