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  1. I was actually impressed w this place. Walked out of UA and bus was there within less than 1 minute! That has NEVER happened to me before, regardless of the price I've paid at other hotels! Check-in took less than 30 seconds, but wanted $11 to upgrade to Towers. I declined. No cc required 4 incidentals unless you want to leave it on record. Ralphs deli next door provided dinner for $6.00. B of A nearby too. Poweful musty smell, tho, which I eventually got used to. Ice machines were down on floors 2 and 3, but bar/rest. filled my bucket. $2 for 2 800 numbers to United. Bummer, they have me... for $27 plus 2 = $29 plus tax! :) DO NOT DO THIS HOTEL IF MUSTY WILL BOTHER YOU!
  2. Well... bummer. I'll just do the Furayama then. Got for $27 for 5/28.
  3. Looking to bid for tomorrow 5/28. What would be the best strategy to try here? I'm thinking that if I just go for $41 and LAX area, that I'll wind up at the Hilton...??? Anyone know if either of these properties have WYFI? Majorly interested in the wireless. Thanks for the advise.
  4. Arrived around 10AM and there was no room yet available. The front desk offered to accept my luggage - and advised that they would have a room in 30 minutes or so. I stepped across the hall and used 1 of the two FREE high speed internet cxns and by the the time I had finished checking e-mails, my room was ready. (The e-mail room also serves as the laundry... but the way the room is put together to serve a dual purpose, certainly gets the thumbs up from me). This is a relatively small hotel and there is no pool or extra ammenities, ie a restaurant, etc. I got lucky in that my room was just around the corner from the front desk (room 115) and so didn't even have to deal w the elevator, etc. The room was, however, directly across from the ice machine and so I thought that I would have to deal w 'that ice falling sound' all nite, but the room was quiet and I didn't even notice the noise. My room was small. In fact, it was very, very small. But mebbe compact would be the best way to describe it. Even so, it was equiped w a microwave, refrigerator, good TV programming, and an ironing board. And the singe double bed was very comfortable. But two people could prolly not fit in the room well. There were two 'dinning room table' type of chairs in the room, but they were not of the type that I would use while watching TV... so I just laid on the bed while watching TV. One thing that I especially LOVED about this hotel was the shower. The water came out of one of those 'free falling waterfall' nozzles - the kind that you will find in the Wing at the Cathay Pacific's Lounge in HKG. There was lots, and lots of hot water - and the water pressure was excellent. No water saving device in use here (YIPPIE!!!). Again, I really, really... really, really, really liked that! Another 'good thang' was that even on a Priceline stay, they offered breakfast4free. And the spread was fairly good... not excellent mind you, but pretty good none-the-less. Even my vegan buddy who stopped by for coffee the next morning was pleased. Lets see... they had 'make your own' waffles, all sorts of cereals and pastries, mini-omelets w cheese and/or spinach. Sausage (but no bacon) and nice big, green apples... two of which made their way to Mexico 4 use later in the day. Lets see now... what else was unique? Oh yes, the hotel has WIFI 4free!!! And I was told that it works from all first floor rooms. (See the front desk for the card/disc). I found a few little bummers w the hotel. Parking is an extra $14 per day. I dont like that, not so much because of the charge, but because you wont know about it until it's too late to to anything about it (in other words, its a separate fee from your PL bid... and so if you are on a tight budget BEWARE!!!). Another feature is that my room did not have built in air conditioning. A very small window unit was in place. While relatively quiet, it took me a day and a half to figure it out... and so the room was relatively hot. Just be advised. Crank it up to 10 (rather than 7) and IN TIME, it will freeze you out! Also, when you check in, the front desk will require a $50 cash deposit... unless you front a credit card. Caddie corner to the hotel is a Borders - should you need some reading material. Hungry? Looking for a greazy spoon w great food.... almost 4free? Out the front door. Turn right. And down the street 2-3 blocks and turn right again. And there you have it... a sleazy little place called 'The Moon' Restuarant. Asian run. Short stack for $2.10. Hamburger steak w onions and mashed taters (plus rice) and green beens, and two slices of wheat bread. $3.98 in the Gas Lamp area! Can ya believe it???? But beware.... it is sleazy and greazy! But my kind of place! Yum. But have em hold the gravy. OK? :) Undoubtedly, the Comfort Inn is a jewel... not yet well described on this board. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. I got it for $40 at 2.0* even tho rated 2.5*, but have a feeling that this can be tweaked by this crew 4 even better results.
  5. Yep, third bid was for Downtown San Diego & Harbor Island at 2*. 'Won' the 2.5* Comfort Inn at $40.
  6. Originally wanted 2* Holiday Inn Express - Old Town. Per Colfax30's suggestion in a another post, tried to underbid the previously successful $40 - so bid $36 which was rejected. Then added Coronado and upped it to $38. Was rejected too. Flipped thru 15 pages BB.com and didnt notice a successful 2* bid in Downtown area for $40. So added DT and upped it to $40. Success at a Gaslamp 2.5 property! But come to find out the Comfort Inn has a $14 per day parking fee. So the bottom line is that my $40 hotel has become $55. Called PL, and of course, they wont cancel or help to change to somewhere else ... since there's that statement on their site that parking is extra. Never mind HOW MUCH EXTRA! Needless to say, I am not a happy camper! This is the MAJOR disadvantage of using PL. Live and learn. Suffer. And then bid again. :)
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