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  1. My apologies. It is downtown Montreal east. Thanks for checking.
  2. This appears to be a new hotel...not on the pinned list. Hotel Amenities Free Internet Restaurant(s) Self-service laundry Internet access Used the $10 off HOTWIRE link on BB. Rate per night $45.00 Nights 4 Subtotal $180.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $51.08 Discount -$10.00 Hotwire total $221.08 Decent review from tripadvisor. Location is short walk from UQAM metro station and within a block of an airport bus stop. 10 minute walk to Old Montreal. Hopefully it will warm up at least a little in the next three weeks!
  3. Looking for the cheapest place to stay (short of couchsurfing). Started with 1* $36 and incremented $1 with each bid. With all five Spokane zones selected, Crosslands came through. I've stayed here before. Rock hard bed so I will be bringing the aerobed to put on top of the mattress but I like the fact that I'll have a kitchen as i can cheaply do breakfast in the room. Just hear to visit family so will be spending very little time in the room. Crossland Economy Studios - Spokane Valley 12803 E Sprague Spokane, WA 99216 Check-In: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 / After 03:00 PM Check-out: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 / 11:00 AM Rooms: 1 room / 4 nights Offer price: avg. per room, per night: US $40.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 4 Room Subtotal: US $160.00 Taxes & Fees: US $33.80 Total Charged to Card: US $193.80
  4. Started out with a 4* bid in San Juan and got this on first bid. So so sorry, I forgot to use the BB PRICELINE link (I bid on PL so rarely these days that I'm out of the habit). Looks like it'll meet my needs perfectly for one night, close to the airport and the beach. El San Juan Resort And Casino 6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, PR 00979 | 787-791-1000 Check-In: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 / After 04:00 PM Check-Out: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 / 12:00 PM Rooms: 1 room Offer Price: $80.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $80.00 Taxes & Fees: $16.79 Total Charged to Card: $96.79
  5. Looking for the cheapest place to stay in Spokane to visit my parents in Spokane Valley. 1* Spokane Valley $23 (rejected) Added Downtown $26 (rejected) Added North $29 (rejected) Started over. 2* Spokane Valley $31 (rejected) Added Downtown $34 (rejected) Added North $36 (accepted) Check-In Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Check-Out Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 Hotel Name: Apple Tree Inn Spokane 9508 North Division Street Spokane, Washington 99218 509-466-3020 Summary of Charges Your Offer Price: $36.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Subtotal: $72.00 Taxes and Fees: $18.32 Total Charges*: $90.32 TA reviews describe a very well run old-style motel. Used BB PRICELINE link.
  6. New PL hotel for the pinned hotel list. First checked HOTWIRE for these dates and downtown location: 2* $67; 3* $69; 3.5* $95; 4* $159; 4.5* $171 Bid 2.5* Downtown-Harbor Island $43 Rejected but counter offered $58 Free rebid: $55 Accepted TA reviews are mixed and location isn't great for attending Convention Center conference, but looks about 3-4 blocks from a trolley stop that does go to CC. Used BB PRICELINE link. Check-In Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Check-Out Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Hotel Name: The Porto Vista Hotel 1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101 619-544-0164 Your Offer Price: $55.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 6 Subtotal: $330.00 Taxes and Fees: $54.12 Total Charges: $384.12
  7. Just one night in Maui on a mileage run. Looking for cheapest place possible and this appeared to be the best I could get (started bidding at 2* $48/night and kept adding $5 to rebids). Used BB PRICELINE link. Aston Maui Lu 2 Star Kihei 575 South Kihei Road Kihei Maui, Hawaii 96753 808-879-5881 Check-In Date: Wed, Dec 1, 2010 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2010 / 12:00 PM Amenities: Remote control TV w/ premium channels, Telephone w/ messaging, Radio Alarm Clock Payment Information Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $63.00 Subtotal: $63.00 Taxes & Fees: $16.31 Total Charges*: $79.31 As others have noted, looks like the place needs a renovation, but still beat the cheapest hotel rack rate (senior) by $12 and the cheapest HOTWIRE rate by $15.
  8. Looks like this is a new entry on the priceline list. HW was showing 2* for $48, 2.5* for 59, 3* for $69 Bid $37 for 2* Portland-Portland West. Rejected Added South Portland-Scarborough. Bid $40. Rejected Added Biddeford-Saco. Bid $44. Accepted. Check-In Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010 Check-Out Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 Hotel Name: Howard Johnson Hotel Portland South Us Highway 1 - 675 Main Street South Portland, Maine 04106 207-775-5343 Summary of Charges Your Offer Price: $44.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Subtotal: $44.00 Taxes and Fees: $10.88 Total Charges*: $54.88 Used BB Prince.line link.
  9. Only amenity listed is Pool(s) This has different amenities from hotel ID'd as Quality Inn on Hawthorn, so I'm just a little confused. Provided trip details below to help with identification. Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort 2* Address:1441 S Manchester Ave, CityStateZip:Anaheim, CA, 92802 Phone:(714) 991-8100 Check-in:Thu, Sep 30, 2010 Check-out: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 Amenities Pool(s) Used BB HOTWIRE link.
  10. Trying to go really budget on this trip but still wanted to stay close to Disneyland. HOTWIRE offered 2* (both Disneyland North and Disneyland South) for $39. Tried the following PRICELINE bids just to see if I could get something cheaper. All bids rejected. 2* $26 Disneyland (Anaheim) $32 Added Disneyland (Garden Grove) 1* $26 Disneyland (Anaheim) $31 Added Disneyland (Garden Grove) 2.5* $32 Disneyland (Anaheim) $41 Added Disneyland (Garden Grove) At that point, I figured it would be cheaper for me to take the $39 2* from Hotwire (which is submitted on HW list). All bids initiated from BB PRICELINE link.
  11. Bid History $20 2* Gresham/Troutdale (rejected) $25 Added Clackamas (rejected) $30 Added PDX (accepted) Check-In Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 Check-Out Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010 Hotel Name: Extended Stay America Portland - Gresham 17777 Ne Sacramento Street Portland, Oregon 97230 503-661-0226 Your Offer Price: $30.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Subtotal: $30.00 Taxes and Fees: $11.03 Total Charges*: $41.03
  12. Before bidding checked HOTWIRE. Cheapest there was $24/day. Bid $19 economy. Rejected but with a rebid offer of $24. Didn't accept rebid. Tried again. Bid $21 and was accepted. Rental Partner: Hertz Corporation Car Type: Economy Car (Unlimited Mileage) Pick-Up Date: June 2, 2010 - 10:00 A.M. Drop-Off Date: June 7, 2010 - 7:00 A.M. Pick-Up Location: Palm Springs Airport 3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262-6966 Drop-Off Location: Palm Springs Airport 3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262-6966 Your Offer Price: $21.00 (per day) Total Rental Days: 5 days(4 days and 21 hours) Subtotal: $105.00 Taxes and Fees: $38.63 Total Charges: $143.63 Lowest Published Price: $323.51 (USD) Total Savings:* $179.88 (USD) (You saved 56%)
  13. Last minute trip up to Vancouver for the weekend to hit the Boxing Day sales. Looking at as cheap as possible (could stay with friends, but this time of year, don't want to inconvenience people). Didn't really care about location as we have a car. I was all about finding the cheapest hotel that wasn't a youth hostel (which I've done before, spouse refuses to do that again). HW was showing a 3* for $59; 2* & 2.5* for $49. Because there's 8 zones altogether and I didn't care where we were located, I just started each round of bidding with downtown zones and worked outwards. 1* started at $26 and incremented $1 with each rebid. Ended at $33. All rejected. 2.5* started at $36 and incremented $1 with each rebid. Accepted at $28 with areas Downtown, Granville, & North Vancouver selected. This hotel does not appear on the PL pinned list, so please add. TA reviews are pretty mixed, so if we don't have a good experience, I'm sending a msg to PL. Check-In Date: Friday, December 25, 2009 Check-Out Date: Monday, December 28, 2009 Hotel Name: Ramada Inn And Suites Downtown Vancouver 1221 Granville Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1M6 604-685-1111 Summary of Charges Your Offer Price: $38.00 (US dollars) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 3 Subtotal: $114.00 (US dollars) Taxes and Fees: $26.55 (US dollars) Total Charges: $140.55 (US dollars) Used BB PRICELINE link for bidding.
  14. Looks like this is new to the list. Amenities: Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Restaurant(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities Millennium Hotel Anchorage (MU) 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage,AK,99517 (907) 243-2300 Summary of charges Hotel rate per night - Hotwire hot Rate: $79.00 Nights: 5 Rooms: 1 Subtotal: $395.00 Tax recovery charges and fees: $50.83 Total price: $445.83 My unsuccesful PL bidding history is on the PL list. This hotel does appear on PL hotel list as a 3.5* but doesn't appear yet on HW list. Used BB links for both PRICELINE and HOTWIRE. Event sponsor was pleased as she knows how expensive Anchorage hotels are during the summer.
  15. I'm doing some training in Anchorage this coming June (still six months away) but I know that's high season in Anchorage so thought I would investigate hotels. Turns out HOTWIREW listed a 3* for $79 for the duration of my stay, so thought I would see if PRICELINE could offer something cheaper. Since I'm not spending my own money, not a big priority for me to save money, but saving the sponsor at least some money means more money for other things. Arrival 6/14/10 Departure 6/19/10 - 5 nights I would be happy with either Downtown or South Anchorage-ANC Intl Airport as UAA is located south of downtown. Wasilla is listed as the third area but only has 1* hotels, so basically free rebid for all but my 1* searches. Each bid series started with South Anchorage, then added Downtown, then added Wasilla. 3.5* $60, $75, $90 (all rejected, last bid elicted a free rebid, so maybe close) 3* $64, $68, $72 (all rejected) 2.5 * $60, $64, $68 (all rejected) 2* $30, $34, $38 (all rejected) 1* $24, $28 (both rejected) Ended up going with HW and ended up at the Millennium Hotel Anchorage for $79/night. I've listed the details of that win on the HW page. If I was more interested in saving money, I could have waited until closer to the date, but locking in a reasonable rate on HW now was helpful to the sponsor for planning purposes. Used BB links to both HOTWIRE and PRICELINE.
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