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.