Got it, thanks! Well, I noticed today that the price booked directly for Pan Pacific has gone down to $199, so I don't know what a good price to start at now, or even if they've released rooms to PL yet.
I'm needing 2 nights in August (8/25-8/27). I know that summer months are busier and more expensive. I've tried bidding on PL a few times already (I'm anxious to get everything booked). I've gone as high as $143/night for 4* in Seattle Center (Space Needle). I'd consider 4* in Pike Place, but I saw the post about one of them being far away. I'd like the Pan Pacific, but I'm not sure when to start bidding. I'm afraid of waiting too long and then everything will be booked. Thanks for any help!