Finally won this after bidding steadily from $90 over several days. I was bidding for 3.5* in any of the central Boston zones (Beacon Hill, Boston Common-Theater District, Downtown Boston-Harbor Front, and Copley Square-Back Bay). This is a free upgrade to 4* and since there are a lot more 4* than 3.5* in these zones, I figured I might get an upgrade. I might have overpaid a little since this was my first bid on a new day of bidding but probably not by much. Comparable hotels have published rates well over $200/night and the lowest PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal or Hot.wire offers over the past few days have been about $160.
Used the PRICELINE link. Thank you!
Won it on the first bid (3* in Pittsburgh East - Monroeville or West Mifflin - West Homestead). Should've gone lower than $56 since I had a lot of rebid opportunities but it is still a good deal. Used the Priceline link. I previously bid from $60 to $70 in the Shadyside, University Center, and Pittsburgh South Side zones using free rebids with no luck. Then I decided to restart with hotels a little further away and won this.
Found them: Free internet Restaurant Self service laundry Internet access Not sure why I had fitness center there before; it must have been a mistake. Getting confused from doing too much hotel searching on Hotwire!
New Priceline NYOP zone for Washington DC - "Capitol Hill South" which appears to be a split off of the Capitol Hill - Convention Center zone. Everything south of Independence Avenue is in the new zone, which would include these hotels: 3* L'Enfant Plaza Hotel 3* Holiday Inn Capitol 3* Residence Inn Capitol Hill 3* Capitol Skyline Hotel 3* Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill / Navy Yard
I just won the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott for $46 + $13.89 in taxes and fees. Total price for one night is $59.89. I started bidding at $41 and used free rebid zones to raise my bid in $1 increments. I was offered the option to extend my stay at the same rate, but I only need this one night. Used the PRICELINE link. This is my lowest-ever Priceline winning bid!
I found a couple more changes in Priceline Washington DC: 1) There is no longer a "Springfield" zone. The zone maps on Priceline now clearly exclude the Springfield area. 2) The zone named "Suburbs - Northeast" in the hotel list is now named "DC Northeast" on Priceline. Both of the hotels on the list appear to be located within the zone boundaries, so I think this is just a name change.
In Priceline Washington DC there is a new zone called "Georgetown North" that appears to be a split from the "Georgetown - Foggy Bottom" zone. Bidding is currently offered up to 3* only. Based on the Georgetown North zone boundaries, it looks like these hotels on your list (currently in the Georgetown - Foggy Bottom zone) would fall into the new Georgetown North zone: 3* Georgetown University Conference Center 3* Holiday Inn Georgetown (2101 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Using the HOTWIRE link, I found this great deal. All-in for three nights is $224 - the rack rate is $205 per night! Thank you again. Amenities were: Fitness Center, Restaurant, High-Speed Internet, Business Center, Free Internet
You might want to consider bidding 3.5* Downtown rather than 4* if you are ok with the 3.5* locations, particularly the Sheraton Station Square, which is across the Monongahela River from downtown. There are a number of zones that can be used for 3.5* rebidding. As there are only 3 reported 4* hotels Downtown, they can fill quickly if there is a major convention going on - I bid up to $115 for a recent trip before giving up and booking the special group rate for my meeting, which was going on opposite a large convention and the hockey playoffs. North Shore would be a good option as well - parking is probably cheaper there than at the downtown hotels.
I am very familiar with the location and like it a lot - I work across the street. :) You'll be several blocks north of the Renaissance and not next to the freeway. Much closer to Pike Place Market, Nordstrom, other shopping, restaurants, etc. Have a great visit to Seattle!