i suspected it might be one of the chains out there, but priceline's JC zone is bounded by Marin Blvd, Exchange Place, and 16th St just north of the Holland Tunnel. i'm hoping it isn't meant to be misleading, though perhaps not worth the risk just in case. would it be worth waiting until a couple weeks out to bid 3*...as that timeframe seems to be the trend with lower bid wins in this area? what would you suggest i bid for a 1*, with rates at the Holland at $73 (just as a basis for a 1*)? thanks again for your help...and of course this great forum!