Thank you for the HOTWIRE suggestion. I will use that if I can't win a bid soon. (I am so cheap! lol) Meanwhile, my parents want to come with us, so now I want two rooms. I think this is not an issue of price, but availability. I really only want to stay at the Residence Inn, although I would be ok with Courtyard too. I'm glad the Crowne Plaza closed - that was a 3* and it was a dump. Today (8/17) I bid: 2 rooms Worcester 3* $55 rejected Worcester + Auburn 3* $65 rejected BTW I always use your PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to bid.