Priceline Hotel: FQ/CONV/Business District 4*

By twind,

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I will be travling to New Orleans Feb 20-22 and am looking for a *4 star hotel..I have been bidding for some time but never more than $90.00 and utilizing multiple re-bids. I currently have obtained a back up reservation which I can cancel at the 3* Omni Royal Cresent for $125.00 per night....

Most 4* are listed quite high on their regular sites..all between 170.00 and 350.00...

Should I continue to bid low as I have some time? When should I start being a bit more aggressive...Are rates usually this high..it is a few weeks after Mardi Gras, but I did not expect these kind of prices.

thanks for any help you can give me.

Go Washington Huskies (even though were 1-7).

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Just keeping everyone up to date...

Looking for 4* property in NO either FQ, CONV, or Bus. Dist for two nights from 2/20-22.

Started bids at 70.00 and used all free-rebids up to 88.00 with zero success. No counter offers were returned.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. I'll try weekely and reply to this post.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Here is an update on my bid attempts:

Still no luck for a 4* from 2/20-22 in NO..CV, FQ, or CB

Made 3 bids and 5 additional free rebids (total bid attempts = 8)

Started bids at 65.00 and endied at 88.00

No counter offer was made by priceline.

It is still early..I"ll keep playing the game until I win.

Happy Turkey Day! : :)

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Still no luck in my quest for a 4* hotel in NO from 2/20-22.

Today I started bidding significantly lower than I have in the past, having seen recent wins in the same time period and lower price.

First bid $40.00 CBD Rejected

2nd 42 with Conv add rejected

3rd 44 with FQ add rejected

4-8th bids were at $2.00 increments up to $54.00, using the free-rebid plan as only the CBC, CV and FQ have 4* Properties.

I'll keep you posted :)

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  • 2 months later...

Here is one final update...I tried and tried and tried to get a 4* in New Orleans for less than 100.00 for the previous mentioned dates..I would be 15-20 total attempts...Just not my luck on this one.

Ended up after a few nice emails with the folks at my backup hotel, The Omni Royan Crescent, I have been upgraded to a suite.....I guess it all worked out in the long run.

Happy bidding!

twind :)

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