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  1. Decided the flexibility of obtaining accommodations on arrival suits my plans best on this trip. Will not be reserving anything at this point. Thanks for the assist.
  2. Thanks for the assist. Priceline Express is not showing a map of their area either. This is worth considering, however I have found a non refundable 5* booking in HCMC, so I'll have to think about whether I want to chance it to save $15 a night.
  3. Followed up as requested. Had not entered further info on those threads because no reservation was made. Traveling Dec 2 to Dec 8, 2014. We may or may not spend all that time in HCMC, depending on what else we find nearby, but at present we plan to stay in HCMC.and certainly will be there on Dec 2 and Dec 8. Adult and 8 year child traveling together, so I think Pricelne will be safe to use on this one.
  4. Decided Hawaii was out of our price range when we totaled it all up. Maybe some other time.
  5. Planning a trip to HCMC in December, Priceline has 5* hotels in inventory, any idea what they might be? Concerned that I don't get a 4* that Priceline decides to call a 5*. Also, Priceline does not show a map for HCMC, so I can't really tell how large an area they are considering HCMC to be.
  6. This topic addresses a reason I have had for not using Priceline recently. We used to use Priceline when our only child was an infant, but now we have two children, one 7 years and one 1 year old. We travel to the Cancun area often and given our experience with establishments in Mexico being very inflexible in order to squeeze every last dime out of us, we just decided not to risk it. Now we are looking at going to Hawaii. The prices there sure make us want to use Priceline, but we won't save enough money to make it worth it if we get to our destination and the hotel tacks on who knows what to our bill. So the question is, has anyone used Priceline for accommodations in Hawaii and had one or two kids with them? Did it work out? Is there any advice we can get on using Priceline for a family of four in Hawaii?
  7. How did you see the fees for parking and Internet? I don't see them right off. (I want to learn where to look so I don't ask unneeded questions.)
  8. Amenities: Resort Beachfront hotel Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Self service laundry Internet access Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Spa Services Accessible for the blind Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower 85% Recommended 2 Adults 2 Children I suspect 4* Lihue Kappa = Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Any possibility it could be another hotel? Also, I see no mention of resort fees or parking fees, but could there be additional charges upon arrival for this?
  9. Started bidding on 2/21/12, the day before I wanted a hotel. Started at $48 in the Millennium Park and Mag Mile areas, added rebid zones in $1 increments, got the Hyatt at $55. Stayed in the East tower, very nice view from remodeled room, was told the hotel was at about 50% occupancy.
  10. All bids were for 4 stars only: started trying for Magnificent Mile, bid up to $130, moved to Millennium area, bid up to $85, moved to ORD South, first bid was accepted at $65. In retrospect we should not have bid this properly. We will not have a car and arrive in the downtown area, not O' hare. We should have bid higher in the Millennium area first since the hassle of traveling back and forth to the Hyatt ORD means that we should have bid Millennium up to a least $95 per day before offering $ 65 for ORD South. We also failed to review previous bids here before making our bid for ORD South, one had been recently successful for $50. I hope the Hyatt makes us happy guests.
  11. The listing on Hotwire has changed since I last posted. There is now only one hotel in my price range for $60 in the Asheville West hotel area. The amenities are: Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities. I am also still wondering which hotel the 4* is in Priceline's Asheville Downtown - Biltmore estate area. I am guessing the Grand Bohemian, but only because it is the only 4* listed in Pricelines list view of hotels. Just a warning to anyone reading this tread, the Grand Bohemian has a $15 parking fee that will be charged in addition to your Priceline bid. Since I was looking at both Priceline and Hotwire I did not know I should keep the two in the same thread. Sorry.
  12. I just looked at Priceline for the Asheville Downtown - Biltmore Estate area and found there is a selection for a 4* hotel in this area. Searching the Priceline forum for a 4* in Asheville gets no results. I would like help in identifying what hotel this might be.
  13. Deciding whether to stay in Asheville on these dates, found one 3* at $59 and one at $101. Can't say if I am interested in either without further identification.
  14. Very interested in getting this hotel for 8/19 - 8/21. Hoping you could tell me if the parking was extra and if so how much at this hotel. Thanks!
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