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Priceline Hotel: Seattle (Downtown or close) - 3* or up; Aug7-10, 4 adults

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Seattle (Downtown or close) - 3* or up; Aug7-10, 4 adults

New to Priceline, and looking forward to using it. Great forum here it looks like, so will definitely be linking through from here.

Looking for a few tips:

2 Beds:

There are 4 of us that would like to share a room, so any thoughts on the best way to get 2 beds? We've actually also got a 7-month old baby, but he sleeps in our bed so we don't need anything extra (crib, etc...).

Price:

Looks like Hotwire doesn't have much below $200. We'd like to stay around $150/night if we could. Minimum 3*. Preferred areas would be (in order): Downtown, Lake Union, University.

What are our chances? Asking for too much for too little?

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Welcome to BetterBidding!

PRICELINE only guarantees double occupancy so you can't guarantee a room with two beds. Is this a risk you're willing to accept? If not, HOTWIRE is your other option as they allow you to search for up to quad occupancy.

With just a few days to go before your arrival do you have a current back-up reservation anyplace? (if so, where and how much)

Let us know your thoughts regarding the occupancy issue and we'll take it from there.

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Re: the two beds: we've read on the FAQs that it helps to call the hotel after booking on PRICELINE and see if they can get us two beds. We do have a backup hotel booked - the Seattle Pacific Hotel. It's $160/night, but we've read some nasty reviews of the place, so were hoping to find something for similar price that is better quality.

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Re: the two beds: we've read on the FAQs that it helps to call the hotel after booking on priceline and see if they can get us two beds.

True, it does help... but the hotel may be unwilling to put the request on your reservation, and even if they do, it's just a request (which may or may not be able to be honored). If you arrived at the hotel and a room with only one bed was available would you be able to deal with such a situation? (for 3 nites)

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Preferred areas would be (in order): Downtown, Lake Union, University.

Your $160 limit might get you the 2.5* Residence Inn in Lake Union zone. All of the rooms there are suites with full kitchens and can accomodate four, although two adults would have to sleep on a pullout sofa/sleeper. With four adults that seems like a safer bet than bidding for one room Downtown on PRICELINE and maybe getting a room with one bed.

You could also try to $80 for TWO 2.5* or 3* rooms in the Downtown zone.

3* Hotel Deca in University zone is very nice but the rooms aren't that big there and good chance of getting a room with one bed. Again you could bid to $80 for TWO rooms though, if you think you'd like Deca better than your backup hotel.

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Judging from the TripAdvisor reviews HERE, your car might be a better place to sleep than your backup hotel.

Unfortunately, this doesn't look promising. The downtown hotels appeared to be heavily booked, and when I last checked, there were no standard rooms with two beds at the 3* downtown hotels you'd most likely get (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Renaissance). Given the alternative, however, you might want to just take your chances if you can't afford two rooms.

You have five rebid zones for a 3* bid (Bothell, Everett, Lake Union, Lynnwood-Edmonds, and North Everett - but check this before you bid!), so you might want to try this:

Bid $65 for 3* DT, two rooms

if rejected, add rebid zone 1 and bid $70

if rejected, add rebid zone 2 and bid $75

If rejected, exit and start a new bid of $65 for 3* UW-Northgate, two rooms

if rejected, add rebid zone 1 and bid $70

if rejected, add rebid zone 2 and bid $75

If rejected, exit and start a new bid of $80 for 3* DT+rebid zone 3 (one room)

if rejected, add rebid zone 1 and bid $85

if rejected, add rebid zone 2 and bid $90

If rejected, exit and start a new bid of $95 for 3* DT+rebid zone 4

if rejected, add rebid zone 1 and bid $100

if rejected, add rebid zone 2 and bid $105

if rejected, add rebid zone 3 and bid $110

If rejected, exit and start a new bid of $115 for 3* DT+rebid zone 5

if rejected, add rebid zone 1 and bid $120

if rejected, add rebid zone 2 and bid $125

if rejected, add rebid zone 3 and bid $130

If all of these bids are rejected, let us know and we can figure out what to do from there. Do you have a car for this trip? And would you be willing to stay farther from downtown than the areas you've considered to this point?

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Ended up staying in the Seattle Pacific Hotel, not actually as bad as all the reviews say. Though not in the best area of town. Wouldn't say it was worth the price at all, but our friends booked it and were paying so we couldn't really complain.

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