hikergirl

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  1. Hi, thank you for the advice re Hotwire. They were a little cheaper. Not sure I'm searching correctly -- the airport, even with the taxes, is still the lowest rate, but the taxes are outrageous! Instead of putting in the airport location, I just put in Las Vegas, NV -- does that give me all locations? Or should I try something different? I know about the 30 day rule -- I think my car insurance will cover me in the US, but I have to check. I'm sort of resigned to changing cars every 30 days, because it seems like the rentals are not any cheaper for > 30 days. Thank you for your help! If you have any suggestions about my search, do let me know.
  2. Hi, I need a long term rental in Las Vegas while my husband searches for a new car. Since Priceline no longer allows NYOP for rental cars, I'm trying to use express deals. When I put in various dates, I get $13/day deals -- which is great. But then the taxes and fees are almost as much as the rental itself! For a 4 week rental they basically double the price from 350 to 700! Is this a function renting at the airport -- would it be better to drive a ways and rent outside las Vegas? Yikes. Any help appreciated.
  3. And it was indeed the Eventi. Booked it through site. Thank you so much.
  4. Hello & happy holidays betterbidding community. Any guesses as to what a 5 star Chelsea hotel on priceline is -- PRICELINE EXPRESS deal listed at $177, amenities are Pets Allowed Restaurant Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities. Traveling to NYC for 1 night on Jan 27. Business meeting is in East Village but willing to stay anywhere wi/in subway ride. Any guesses? Many thanks.
  5. Hotel Indigo it is for $308. Thanks a million for all your help. PS I rechecked and the Tryp/Madison Sq Hotel Deal is no longer available. Thanks for trying. You folks are amazing.
  6. Nevermind, the 264$ for the Tryp seems to be gone already or am I not looking in the right place? Gosh, the taxes on a 250$hotel room are astounding. The Indigo is $300 with the $30 off. Yikes. Oh well. I guess that's the best we can do.
  7. As between the Tryp and the Indigo, any preference? They seem to have similar reviews on trip advisor. Many thanks.
  8. Hi, I can't find the 306$ hotel on hotwire -- maybe it disappeared. The Yotel looked great, a wee bit out of my price range but I would have considered it, though I'd prefer lower. Still thinking about Hotel Indigo, some up and down reviews on Trip Advisor, but want to consider other options to compare. 275$ before taxes is really the max end of my budget, but with the $30 coupon I'd bite the bullet on the 306$ for a great hotel. I hope I am not testing your patience. I tend to be kind of an obsessive researcher/comparer. The hotel I was looking at in my original post was Theatre District, Midtown West, 4 Stars, $248, with these amens: FULL AMENITIES: Free Internet, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower There's also a Theatre District Midtown west, 4 stars for 247$ with these amens: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Business center, Internet access But I'll take any other recommendations -- including a recommendation to ignore the iffy reviews on the Indigo. Thanks.
  9. Thank you so much. I think the variation you are seeing in my requests is that I'm very flexible about area -- I lived in NY for years and am comfortable taking the subway all over. But here's my deal if it helps narrow: I have an event at NYU the evening of Dec 6 so happy to stay anywhere near there. The next morning I am meeting a friend at Sarabeth's upper west side for breakfast so also happy to stay on upper west side or theatre district and just take subway from NYU event the night before. On balance I suppose I'd like to stay West if possible to have easy access to the 1/9 subway. I'm not fussy about star rating -- a very simple room with my own bath is fine. But 2 things are deal breakers: lots of people noise (that's what took the Jane hotel out of consideration -- car noise doesn't bother me but thin walls do) and bed bugs, so if the hotel appears on the bed bug registry it's a no go. This is one reason why I won't bid b/c even some 4 star hotels have terrible bed bug reviews and I'd rather not deal with that if I can avoid it. Does that help? I appreciate your patience!
  10. Hi, sorry forgot the rating 1. Theatre district, 4 stars, full amenities = Free Internet, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower 2. Chelsea hotel, 4 stars, full amenities = Free Internet, Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower
  11. OK, I think maybe the Chelsea hotel is Kimpton eventi? And the theatre district is Holiday Inn Express? That's my guess from looking at old posts. I think of those two the Eventi seems better, plus I'm a Kimpton rewards member. But let me know if I guessed wrong!! Or if you see better deals that I am overlooking and you would recommend. Thank you.
  12. OK, two more, my budget went up now -- both on hotwire. Thoughts? Many thanks -- Theatre district, midtown West, 248$, these amenities: Free Internet Boutique hotel Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Restaurant(s) Business center Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible path of travel Second one: Chelsea Area Boutique Hotel, 259$, following amenities: Free Internet Pet friendly Boutique hotel Fitness center Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry
  13. Thank you so much AaronJB, I'm going to keep looking. the closest thing I'd be interested in is the Holiday Inn Midtown. Astor on the Park seems to have a bed bug problem according to the internet! I'm really flexible about location -- just want it to be somewhere in Manhattan other than the upper east side. I'd just like something reasonably comfortable and not dirty/no bed bugs. I'm really not picky about size (small room fine) or amenities (I need almost none, just my own bath). Any suggestions welcome, thank you so much.
  14. Sorry to add to the confusion but I found two other deals on hotwire as follows, using the coupon on your site (30$ off 200$) these would be in my price range. Any ideas/recommendations? Many thanks. I'll shut up now. 1. $210 per night 3-star Hotel in Lower East Side - East Village area 1.7 - 3.2 mi from search center 7 out of 10 Free breakfast, Free Internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Business center Compare 2. $218 per night 3-star Hotel in Central Park South area 0.2 - 1.0 mi from search center 8 out of 10 Free Internet, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center