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  1. I waited and the $159 offer was $203. I still thought it was good price. I was awarded the HIlton Beachside. Note that the Hyatt's pool may be out of service at the moment due to a remodel. Worth checking if anyone is bidding in Santa Barbara soon. The additional resort fee was disclosed by Hotwire before I purchased. The parking wasn't but I had looked that up on each potential property. Since it was a few days later, here were the specs right before I ordered: Preview: Hotwire 4-star Hotel Santa Barbara Beach Area 4.0/5 Very Good 2,050 Expedia Reviews Bed Choice When clicking the preview, I was told this would be either Hilton Santa Barbara Beach, Blue Sands Motel, Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara When opening the offer before booking: Amenities: Airport Shuttle, Business Center, Fitness Center, Internet Access, near beach, pet friendly, Pool (s) Restaurant (s) Smoke-free rooms. Guest ratings: Overall satisfaction 4 Condition of hotel 3.9 Quality of service: 4.1 Room comfort 4.1 Room cleanliness 4.1 Ratings powered by Expedia.
  2. Good thoughts. NYOP was a great gig while it lasted. Priceline and Hotwire both need to have some decent savings to make it worth not doing a cancellable reservation somewhere else. Regarding your thought about using the phone as a baseline: I was working on a Hotwire purchase on and off, the last couple of days. I was waiting for an appointment and decided to bring Hotwire up on my phone, with data. And it was different. Most importantly, it told me the Mystery Deal was one of TWO not of THREE hotels, and it showed them to me. These bids were otherwise exactly the same except the method of opening Hotwire. I don't know if the Hotwire phone app would be yet somehow different again.
  3. I would agree with Thereuare that you don't have to be right by Times Square to easily get to a show, etc., in a timely fashion. We took our family to New York several years ago. We stayed mid-town East and were happy with the location. Regarding two rooms: I presume you know that Priceline only guarantees beds for 2. You did not share details about your traveling plans. If you are a family of 4 and would normally share a room to save money, be aware that Hotwire WILL guarantee beds for up to four guests, but ONLY if you select 4 guests on your search. So again, if this is of interest to you, run a search on Hotwire for four guests to compare with the ones above.
  4. Hi, I was just curious on this for a future trip. Has anyone actually made a purchase with the Name Your Own Price on the phone app? How did it work?
  5. HI, I am pretty sure I am in US Dollars. But I am searching for a room for 3 adults. Should I try to screenshot my results?
  6. Wanted to follow up on this trip....Our room at the airport Radisson was one of the most gorgeous, high-end hotels I have ever stayed in. My friend had never booked with HOTWIRE. She was astonished.
  7. Help with a second property in the same zone, which I am deciding between. 3* Santa Barbara Beach zone, 3/1-3/3 2019 $142 Santa Barbara Beach Amenities Include: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free internet, Near beach, Pool(s) and more... (80% recommended) Upon opening Hotwire Easy View: Your hotel is guaranteed to be one of these: West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel; Mason Beach Inn; Santa Barbara House 38 percent off ($228 per night normally) Complimentary Free breakfast Free internet Free parking Amenities Near beachPool(s) Guest Ratings · Overall satisfaction 4.1 · Condition of hotel 4 · Quality of service 4.3 · Room comfort 4.1 · Room cleanliness 4.3 Room type: · Hotel chooses · 2 queen beds · suite 1 king 1 sofabed
  8. Thank you for your help identifying the following Mystery 4-star Hotel Santa Barbara Subzone: Santa Barbara Beach area March 1-3 $149 Before following link, info given was: · .9 from search location · 3.5/5 Good! · 1,999 reviews · Free Internet Bed Choice · $149/night · What hotel will I get? You’ll get one of the hotels below: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, Blue Sands Motel, or Hilton Santa Barbara Beachside After opening link, info given: · My hotel is guaranteed to be one of these: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, Harbor View Inn and Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort · Complimentary-Free Internet · Amenities—Business Center, Fitness Center, near Beach, Pet Friendly, Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free room · Guest ratings 3.5 · Condition of hotel 3.4 · Quality of service 3.9 · Room comfort 3.6 · Room cleanliness 3.9 Note: I also tried the Hotwire Easy View. The only 4* Santa Barbara Beach I could find for $149 had the same information. It also added that the property was 55 percent popular. That seemed less popular than the numbers above, but I don't know how that raw data is translated into a percentage. Thanks so much!
  9. I ended up getting the University Inn at Duke elsewhere. I decided I wanted that particular hotel's location.
  10. Preview window free breakfast, free interenet, overall satisfaction 4. We can guarantee you'll get one of the hotels below: Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center, Hyatt PLace Nashville Downtown, The Capitol Hotel Downtown. After opening page: Amenities: Free breakfast, Free internet, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Internet access Accessibility: Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower I researched this hotel and am satisfied with it. Cost with tax and fees for this room is $147/night. This is a good price for downtown. Also, this property only charges $18/day for valet parking. I used a HOTWIRE link to make this purchase.
  11. Preview menu: 1.1 miles from search location 4.2/4 Very good! Free Parking Free Internet TA 1,369 Reviews What hotel will I get? Guarantee you'll get one of the hotels below: Raddisson Hotel Nashville Airport, Hilton Nashville Airport, Embassy Suites Nashville Airport Once I clicked on the ad to buy it I saw: Free Internet Free parking Amenities: Airport shuttle, Business Center, Fitness Center, Indoor pool(s) Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms I used your HOTWIRE links to book this stay. With tax and fees, total was $105.
  12. Thank you for those guesses. I had decided the Millenium is probably correct. I had hoping for that Hilton Garden Inn or Residence Inn but neither seem likely. I studied Priceline for this zone and don't think the common wins look interesting to me. I will let you know if I bid Hotwire or not, and how it turns out.
  13. Hi, My travel dates are Oct 13-15. I would like help with identifying the following two properties: 4 star Hotel $118/night 95 percent approval rating Amazing (37 reviews), TA 500-1000 reviews Complimentary Free Internet Free parking Amenities Fitness center Indoor pool(s)Pet friendly Pool(s) Resort Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms Overall Satisfaction 5, condition of hotel, 5, quality of service, 5, Room Comfort 4.5, Cleanliness, 5, location of hotel, 5. Points of Interest · A-Duke University 1 miles · B-Northgate Mall 2.6 miles · C-Durham Performing Arts Center 2.5 miles · D-Carolina Theater 2.6 miles · E-Durham Bulls Athletic Park 2.4 miles · F-North Carolina Central University 2.9 miles · G-Durham VA Medical Center 1.2 miles · H-Durham Convention Center 2.5 miles · I-Duke University Hospital 1.2 miles · J-Cameron Indoor Stadium 0.4 miles Guaranteed to be one of these 4: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club JB Duke Hotel The Durham Hotel 21c Museum Hotel Durham -------------- 3 star Hotel --$78/night 80 percent recommended. Good. 3.5 on TA. Complimentary Free InternetFree parking Amenities Business center Fitness center Indoor pool(s) Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms Overall Satisfaction 4, Condition 4, Service, 4.5, Comfort, 4, Cleanliness, 4, Location 4. Points of Interest A-Duke University 1.2 miles B-Northgate Mall 2.3 miles C-Durham Performing Arts Center 3 miles D-Carolina Theater 2.9 miles E-Durham Bulls Athletic Park 2.9 miles F-Durham VA Medical Center 0.8 miles G-Durham Convention Center 2.8 miles H-Duke University Hospital 0.8 miles I-Cameron Indoor Stadium 1 miles J-Duke Lemur Center 1.2 miles Guaranteed to be one of these 4: Comfort Suites Durham Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint, NC Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint Millennium Hotel Durha
  14. Hello, I did take the PRICELINE EXPRESS bid for $116/night 3.5* hotel in New Haven, Connecticut, details described above. It was indeed the New Haven Hotel. Thank you for reviewing my bid. (And I was careful to use a Betterbidding.com PRICELINE link.)
  15. Seeking to stay in Zone 2 of New Haven CT for night of May 17, 2 ppl. Tried Name your own Price, starting at $80 and adding zones until $105 max, all denied. Looking at accepting one of the 2 Express Deals. Ostensibly one looks considerably less, but with a $22 fee paid at checkin to hotel, appear to be same. Not finding $22 fee on any past reviews. From reviewing this site, Priceline, Google Maps and other travel engines really only 3 hotels in this zone, the Omni, New Haven and Courtyard Marriott. The 2-3 others are independents that are full for our date. Here are details of two offers. Wondering which hotels these are as some past respondents name the New Haven as 3* and others as a 3.5*. New Haven Express Deal #1 3.5 Star Hotel Downtown New Haven Guest Favorite Fitness Center, Business Center, Bed Choice Available. Hotel Amenities Pop-up: Bed Choice, Business Center, Fitness Center, Non Smoking 8+ guest rating 300 verified guest reviews $116 Save 30 percent However, besides the taxes, there is an additional mandatory fee of $22 collected at the hotel. Priceline total w tax is $147.97 and then w $22 fee my overall total is then $169.97 New Haven Express Deal #2 3 –Star Hotel Downtown New Haven Free Internet, Fitness Center, Restaurant, Bed Choice available Hotel Amenities Popup: Free Internet, Bed Choice, Business Center, Fitness Center, Non Smoking Restaurant 8+ Guest Rating 400 verified guest reviews $139 Save 18 percent Taxes are $37.97 so total is $176.97 Thank you for any suggestions.
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