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  1. From the Vacation Package page: Milwaukee, downtown 3* Ramada Inn Downtown Fitness Center, Pool, Restaurant, Business Center, High-speed Internet Access
  2. Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport O'Hare Intl Airport - Terminal 2 AMF O'Hare (Chicago), Illinois 60666 (773) 686-8000 1 room; 1 nights Check-in: Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM Check-out: Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:00 PM 1 room(s) @ $73.00 per night x 1 nights $73.00 Taxes and Fees: $18.19 Hotel Subtotal: $91.19 Amenities: Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-speed Internet Access Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 with 80+ reviews The Trip Advisor rating confirmed to me that it was the Hilton, and not the Westin (only had 50 reviews). I wanted the Hilton because it is connected to the Airport. Otherwise, I would have bid PRICELINE and would have likely got the Hyatt (or possibly the Westin) for around $45. Sorry, I forgot to use the HOTWIRE link above.
  3. $45 first bid for 3* in Downtown Milwaukee Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 3-star Downtown Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 414-276-1234 Check-In Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2008 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2008 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $45.00 Subtotal: $270.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $49.69 Total Charges*: $319.69 Used PRICELINE link at top of page
  4. Bid History $41 3* Downtown $43 3* Downtown, Northwest $50 3* Downtown Hilton Milwaukee City Center Downtown Milwaukee 509 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 414-271-7250 Check-In Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2008 / After 04:00 PM Check-Out Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 / 11:00 AM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $50.00 Subtotal: $50.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $14.62 Total Charges*: $54.62 Used PRICELINE link at top of page
  5. $49 3* Brookfield and Waukesha, Customer Favorite Country Inn and Suites By Carlson Milwaukee West-Brookfield See details 1250 South Moorland Road Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005 (262) 782-1400 Check-in date: Sat, Mar 22, 2008 Check-out date: Mon, Mar 24, 2008 1 room(s) @ silkHotPricePerNight:$49.00 per night x 2 night(s) SubTotal:$98.00 Tax recovery charge and fees:$18.59 Total:$116.59 On the Summary Page (with all the hotels and rates), the Amenities were: Airport Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Laundry Facilities, High-speed Internet Access, Golf Nearby On the Detail page for the hotel (prior to booking), the following amenity was also listed: Children's Activity Program I think the summary page can only display 8 amenities. Used HOTWIRE link at the top of the web page. I was going to use Priceline, but saw that a lot of recent wins were for the Sheraton, which has a lot of mixed reviews. I was expecting the Doubletree, but did notice the amenities were different. At the time of reservation, hotwire did list a 3.5* hotel for $53 with the following amenities: Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities, High-speed Internet Access I'm guessing this is the Sheraton.
  6. Bid $42 and won on first try. Hilton Milwaukee City Center Downtown Milwaukee 509 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 414-271-7250 Check-In Date: Fri, Feb 29, 2008 / After 04:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2008 / 11:00 AM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $42.00 Subtotal: $42.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $13.35 Total Charges*: $55.35 Used PRICELINE link off home page.
  7. Bid: $60 for 3* - rejected. After reading reviews, I realized I did not want the 3* Holiday Inn, so.. $50 for 2.5* $55 for 2.5* $60 for 2.5* - accepted for 3 rooms Country Inn And Suites Champaign Champaign - Urbana 602 West Marketview Drive Champaign, Illinois 61822 217-355-6666 Check-In Date: Tue, Dec 25, 2007 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Wed, Dec 26, 2007 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $60.00 Subtotal: $180.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $30.27 Total Charges*: $210.27 Used Savingsbarn link
  8. tokai

    getting bumped

    Check the seating charts of the flights you want. Also check other dates of the same flight, same day of the week. You are looking for very few open seats. You might have to do this on the Airline's website. In order to check seats, start a reservation, and pick the flights you want. Most airlines will allow you to select seats before purchasing the ticket. Flights leaving on Friday at 5pm are usually good candidates for being bumped. However, Dec 27 is a holiday week, and vacation travelers mess everything up. My guess is that the Thursday before Christmas would be a busier day then the Thursday before New Years. More people are likely to skip out a day early for a week off around Christmas than to skip out a day early to make a long New Years weekend. FYI: My guess is that the airlines will not give Priceline seats on their most popular flights (most likely to be overbooked). I would rather save $ upfront through priceline, rather than buy a regular ticket on the hopes of getting bumped. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  9. Hotwire showed Doubletree for $56 ($70.05 total) so I Bid: $40 3* Brookfield - Rejected, offered free rebid if raised price by $12 $45 3* Brookfield, Milwaukee North West (no 3* in Milwaukee NW) - Rejected, free rebid for $13 raise $48 3* Brookfield - Accepted Doubletree Milwaukee Brookfield Brookfield - New Berlin 18155 Bluemound Rd Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045 262-792-1212 Check-In Date: Sat, Sep 15, 2007 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sun, Sep 16, 2007 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $48.00 Subtotal: $48.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $14.32 Total Charges*: $62.32 Used Savings Barn Link
  10. I saw that other people were getting it in the $32-34 range, with $30 being unsuccessful. So I tried $33, and got it on my first bid. Hotwire was showing $49/night for 3* at the airport, and $38 for 2.5*. Bid 2.5* (showing as Best Deal), Indianapolis Airport (IND) $33 accepted (2 rooms for 3 nights, total of 6 nights) Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport Indianapolis Airport (IND) 5500 Bradbury Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 317-227-0950 Check-In Date: Sat, Aug 4, 2007 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2007 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $33.00 Subtotal: $198.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $38.98 Total Charges*: $236.98 Used savingsbarn link
  11. The Hyatt Place seems to have good reviews (previously the Amerisuites). So I bid on Priceline and got it for $33.night.
  12. Please let us know how the hotel is. It seems to be a new Amerisuite.
  13. Yes, you are right. It is complementary breakfast. It looks like the Hyatt that emanon just won. Wow, prices have gone up in just 2 days.
  14. I'm looking at Indianapolis for 8/4-8/7 (3 nights), and find: 3* Indianapolis Airport: Airport Shuttle, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business Ctr, High Speed Internet, Golf It is the Golf item that puzzels me. Otherwise, it looks like the Holiday Inn Selects mentioned in another post. If you search on 8/4-8/5, the 3* without golf shows up. Any thoughts?
  15. The Founders Inn & Spa 5641 Indian River Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 (757) 424-5511 1 room(s) @ $139.00 per night x 1 nights $139.00 Taxes and Fees: $34.14 Hotel Subtotal: $173.14 Hotel Amenities: Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Tennis Nearby