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  1. $58/night, grand total with fees $143. Amenities: Indoor pool(s), Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access Reasonably happy with the deal. It's available for $79/night plus taxes through Hilton.com. Bid and re-bid on PL using the betterbidding.com links (for both!) and up to $60 had no luck for a 4*, so this is a fine compromise for 3.5* where I want to be.
  2. 3*, $60, $71.88 grand total with taxes and fees. Amenities listed in my "my trips" in my Hotwire account: Free parking Free breakfast Free Internet Pet friendly Indoor pool(s) Airport shuttle Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Golf nearby Tennis nearby Notably I booked this almost exactly one and a half hours ago at $60 plus taxes and fees (as recorded in this post), now when I search it is (almost certainly the same hotel) at $59, listed with: Free Internet
  3. Grand total with taxes and fees was $163.96. Listed amenities: Free Internet, Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry I've been to the Benson before, and it's a perfectly nice hotel in an excellent location. I briefly considered the 4.5* for $126 (also downtown Portland), but Hotwire noted a likely resort fee of $19 for that one. I'll go WAY out of my way to not pay this ridiculous tack-on charge that supposedly pays for stuff like newspapers and swimming pools at most place
  4. Winning bid was $55/night plus taxes and fees, two nights, for a grand total of $129.38. I re-bid at the 3.5* level starting at $35, going up in $5 increments, and got it on my final bid of $55. I started at 3.5, because I didn't want to accidentally get the 4* Cheyenne Mountain Resort (which is a nice hotel, and I've enjoyed staying there, but I really want to be easy walking distance of downtown Colorado Springs.) I'm extremely happy with this win: I've stayed here before, and it's quite nice, and an ideal downtown Colorado Springs location. The cheapest rate available directly through
  5. This was the first and only bid (since there is only one zone for Juneau.) $130/night plus taxes and fees. Quite happy, as it's arguably the nicest hotel in town. Used the betterbidding.com Priceline link, as always. Thanks!
  6. WInning Priceline bid was $72, grand total of $91.91 with taxes and fees. Re-bid up from $30 (Houston has a TON of zones to re-bid from, had up to 21 re-bids) in $5 then $3 increments. Previous (non-winning) bid was $69. Hotwire 4* option was $79 + taxes and fees, total of $101.76. As always, used BetterBidding's Priceline link, and Hotwire link to compare. Thanks!
  7. March 6-15, $17/day, grand total of $231.65. Very happy with this, since cheapest on Hotwire was around $300 grand total. Used BetterBidding's PRICELINE link for the win. Thanks!
  8. Won this hotel with a $57 bid, grand total of $73.17 after taxes and fees. Hotwire was showing a 3.5* in the Seattle Airport zone for $64, grand total of $78.93, so I saved $5.76 off of that. Best available price for this hotel through their website is $96.90 + tax advance purchase, total of $108.92, so I'm quite happy with this win. My re-bid process took a long time: Seattle provided up to 11 re-bids at the 3.5* level. I only wanted a hotel very near SeaTac (preferably with an airport shuttle) so I really only wanted to be in Priceline's Zone 12, Seattle Airport (SEA). I started at $44/nig
  9. Unsuccessful first bid was $25/night in Reno Zone 1 (downtown), this was re-bid using Zone 2 at $30. Grand total for one night is $41.25. Retail is $59/night plus tax (I was actually looking at this property last night) so a good buy. It's a bit off the beaten track for Reno, but I'm flying out the next day, so it's a fine location for me. As always, used the BetterBidding PRICELINE link. Thanks!
  10. After (unsuccessfully) bidding up to $53/night on Priceline, went this route on Hotwire. Very happy with the buy. Grand total for three nights was $218.09. Used BetterBidding's HOTWIRE link. Thanks!
  11. Total with taxes and fees $77.68. Re-bid up from ridiculously cheap, since out of 19 zones in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, only downtown Minneapolis has 4* options right now. Previous bid before the $61 winning bid was $55, so if I were to do it again, I'd go in smaller increments (I was just getting a little tired of the tedious process of re-bids.) I had at least six remaining re-bids... Pretty great deal for this hotel: through the Marriott website, the cheapest for this night is $134.99 +taxes. Also notable that Hotwire has a 4* hotel in downtown Minneapolis for these dates for $73.00,
  12. $87, with all taxes and fees, a total of $107.53. Hyatt's website has $199 +taxes as the lowest rate, so a really nice buy. As always, used BetterBidding's HOTWIRE link. Thanks! Listed amenities: Indoor pool(s) Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Wheelchair accessible
  13. A good deal for a lower-end hotel; 100% smoke free. Through the hotel's website this place is $83/night plus tax for non-cancelable advance purchase, and $104/night plus tax for normal reservation. Listed price was $60, with fees and taxes it's $75.25 total. Now the down side: while both Hotwire and the hotel's website call this a "pet friendly" hotel, I only found out after booking that the non-refundable pet fee is $100/stay. Nothing especially friendly about that, and now I know better than to trust Hotwire's claim of "pet friendly." (I almost never travel with pets, but this trip is with
  14. A great buy for what used to be listed as a 3* in PL, and is now a 3.5* (which is totally reasonable.) We've stayed here before, and it was $70/night on PL. It's a classic Marriott: no boutique, but everything is clean, professional, and comfortable. As always, I used the BetterBidding PRICELINE link -- thanks! Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $55.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $110.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $22.36 (USD) Total Charged to Card: $132.36 (USD)
  15. I re-bid up from $40 to $64, using BetterBidding's PRICELINE link, with no luck. No problem, as I got the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs through Betterbidding's HOTWIRE link, for $56/night.
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