When is the best time to bid for a hotel on Priceline for a one night stay 9/7/13? I will be taking a cruise 9/8 out of Port Liberty and it was suggested that a hotel in Jersey City near the light rail line might be a good option. The light rail will take me to the port and then I will have to call a cab to take me the rest of the way. I was interested in one of the 4 star hotels listed on Priceline for Jersey City. They are all in good proximity to the light rail. I've just offered a bid of $110 (lowest listed price of $194) but was turned down. Generally speaking, are lower bids accepted closer to the date? From experience, when would be the best time to start bidding? Also, does anybody have any other suggestions for a clean, comfortable and close to light rail hotel? Thank you for you help.