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  1. 3* MN - Minneapolis (Bloomington East - Mall of America Area - Airport MSP) 8/25-8/26/14 $81 Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South. FULL AMENITIES: Free Breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Suite, Indoor pool(s), Airport Shuttle, Smoke Free Rooms, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, Internet access, Golf Nearby Used the Betterbidding Hot.wire & PRICELINE links to do searches and book the room. I love the Bidding.Helper tool!
  2. Yes, when I used your cool tool, I got the same list of amenities as you list. I called the hotel, and the shuttles start too late and cab is $30 for 6 miles .... Not sure what to do. Kstrom
  3. I'm looking for help IDing a 3* Lake Buena Vista Orlando hotel Dates: 10/25-10/27/2013 Price:$48 (listed as regularly $109) 85% recommend Here are the amenities Free parking Free breakfast Free internet Fitness Center Pool(s) Business Center Internet Access Also, a question: I will be car-less, and will need to get to a meeting at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel (at 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard). I gather that many hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area have shuttle busses to the Disney parks. If it doesn't or if the shuttle doesn't go anywhere nearby, how hard is it to get a cab in this area? Thanks, Kstrom Like always, I use BB links for searches and purchases.
  4. Thanks so much: After playing around about with PL, I decided to go for the 3.5* HOTWIRE hotel. You were correct on what it was, and I posted the win separately. KStrom PS: Should I post a summary of my (failed) PL bids?
  5. I tried for a while to get a cheaper rate on PRICELINE or PRICELINE EXPRESS, but after a bit it was clear that PL wasn't going to beat HOTWIRE Here's the info: The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia- 3.5-star hotel 1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, 19103 7/17/13-7/18/13 $98 Used betterbidding links for all HOTWIRE and PRICELINE searches & purchase. Kstrom
  6. I would love help ID-ing the following 2 Philadelphia hotels (for a stay from 7/17-7/18/2013) 1) 3.5-star Hotel in Center City West / University City ($99) Fitness Center Restaurant(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities (self-service) Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Accessible path of travel Handicapped parking Roll-in shower 80% approval 2) 3-star Hotel in Center City East - Old City. ($91) Fitness Center Smoke Free Rooms Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities (self-service) High-Speed Internet Access Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower 90% approval Thanks! kstrom
  7. Started at $65 for 4* in Inner Harbor-Downtown area increasing in $1 and $2 increments using rebids until got to $76. Began again at $65 for 3.5* in Inner Harbor-Downtown area increasing in $1 and $2 increments using rebids until got to $75, at which point the bid was accepted. Used betterbidding PRICELINE links throughout the process.
  8. Radisson Hotel (formerly a Sheraton) on Tara Boulevard in Nashua, NH. 12/25/11 - 12/26/11 First Bid: $43 accepted Used betterbidding PRICELINE link.
  9. I began bidding today for 4* in Bloomington West-MoFA region of MSP (2 rooms) for 8/6/11-8/7/11 I started at $45 and using free rebids went up in $1 increments to $52 without success. I then did 3.5* in Bloomington West-MoFA region of MSP (2 rooms) I started at $40 and using free rebids went up in $1 increments to $50 at which point my bid was accepted. Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-Bloomington South Check-In: Sat, Aug 6, 2011 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out: Sun, Aug 7, 2011 / 12:00 PM Rooms: 2 rooms / 1 night Room Subtotal: $100.00 Taxes & Fees: $21.48 Total: $121.48 Through doubletree's website, the advanced purchase (i.e., non-refundable) price for two rooms is $275.85 (includes tax & fees), so I am a happy camper. I used BB link to PRICELINE for all bids. - KStrom
  10. Started bidding about a week ago for a car for MSP airport for 8/6/11-8/15/11. Began bidding midsize @ $16; standard at $17, and fullsize at $18. Increased by a dollar or two each day. At $20 for the midsize, I started getting a counter offer of $25. On 7/24, I bid the following Midsize: $22. rejected Standard: $24. rejected Full-size: $26 accepted. MSP Minneapolis/StPaul Avis Full size $26/day 8/6-8/15/11 Used BB PRICELINE link. - Kstrom
  11. Target was 3.5* in Fisherman's Wharf (2 rooms) for 1/1/11-1/4/11 Today, I began bidding at $63 for 3.5* in Fisherman's Wharf area Went up in increments of $2 adding free rebid regions Accepted at $70. Your Offer Price: $70.00 Number of Rooms: 2 Number of Nights: 3 Subtotal: $420.00 Taxes and Fees: $77.22 Total Charges*: $497.22 Used BB PRICELINE link
  12. 12/25-1/1/11: San Francisco Airport (SF0) Hertz Midsize for $19/day On 11/29, bid on PRICELINE $15-18 dollars for compact, midsize, standard, full-size. All bids rejected. On 12/1, bed $19 for midsize through Hertz. Accepted. Used betterbidding PRICELINE link
  13. Bid $14 on 5/7/10 for midsize -- rejected Bid $16 on 5/8/10 for midsize - accepted Your Offer Price: $16.00 (per day) Total Rental Days: 2 days Subtotal: $32.00 Taxes and Fees: $17.39 Total Charges: $49.39
  14. In the past, we have won the 2.5 Basking Ridge Courtyard for < $50. The betterbidding priceline hotel list now has it as a 3*, but I can't see any posts that confirm the level increase. Is the info solid? Second, the priceline region also shows a 2* and a 2.5*. If the Courtyard is now a 3*, does anyone have any idea what the 2* and 2.5* might be? A quick google revealed several other hotels in the area. They seem to be too "fancy" for a 2.5*, though some got terrible reviews. Thanks, Kstrom
  15. Our 12/24-12/26/08 stay was fantastic (I posted a review). I've read on the board that sometimes resorts charge a resort fee to PRICELINE customers. We were NOT charged the resort fee.
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