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  1. Here is the situation. I booked a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal that was promised to be located in Mid-Miami Beach. Once the booking was confirmed and the hotel was revealed, it turned out that it is located in Midtown Miami, so a completely different area, across Biscayne Bay. I contacted the Help Center; they even emailed me a pdf with a screenshot of what I saw while making the reservation, which clearly says Mid-Miami Beach. However, the agent insists that the hotel I got is located in the same area. I keep asking him to verify the non-opaque hotel list to see that it's in fact Midtown Miami. He replies that he did check it and this is the same area. After I talked to the agent for several minutes repeating the same information (he said that the reservation was non-refundable, cannot be changed, etc), I decided to stop the chat. I wonder if anyone of you has experienced anything similar. I am not sure how to ask them to compare maps and use some basic knowledge of geography - or even reading skills, to distinguish "Mid-Miami Beach" from "Midtown Miami". I was polite during the chat, but in the end I decided to stop. I suppose that if the website says "Your hotel will be located in Mid-Miami Beach Area," it is part of the contract. I asked the agent about what I should do in case I book a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal in Miami which in the end turns out to be located in New York. I can provide more details about the hotel, but I don't want to mislead anyone in case Priceline bothers to correct the error.
  2. Thank you for your congratulations. I checked the hotel list here, but I think it wasn't listed. 🙂
  3. Amenities Business center Fitness center Internet access Pet friendly Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms Hotel chooses bed type I guessed it could be the Westin before making the reservation, but it was a bit hard because Hotwire didn't show the exact number of hotel reviews (just "2,000+ reviews") and on the standard rate hotel list, Hotwire doesn't provide the accurate number of reviews (5,003, which changes into 2,617 on clicking the hotel name). The resort fee of USD29 was helpful for the guessing purposes, as there is only one hotel with that rate in Midtown East. By the way, this hotel is also available on Priceline as a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal for USD95 for the same date, but the additional fees and taxes charged by Priceline are higher (USD51.98 on Priceline versus 30.97 on Hotwire). On Pricline this is a 4.5 star hotel in the Grand Central Terminal - UN Area, with the following amenities: Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant The rates are as follows: $95/night1 King Bed $297/night1 King Bed + Sofabed - Deluxe Room $313/night2 Double Beds $313/night2 Double Beds - Deluxe Room $336/night1 King Bed + Sofabed - Premium Room And the following statement appears "Book soon! Someone recently got the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza." The guest rating and the number of reviews indicate it must be the Westin though.
  4. Amenities: Free Internet Available No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Free Internet Access Rooms: $93/night - 2 Double Beds $93/night - 1 King Bed There was also another express deal in the same area for the same date for USD98, with the following amenities: Free Internet Available No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Pets Allowed Fitness Center Restaurant Judging by the ranking and the number of reviews, it was Double Tree by Hilton at Wall Street, but the AC Marriott had much better reviews (and in my view, also a better location). All the NYC properties are considerably more expensive during the week, especially around Thursday and Friday (14-15 Nov), unfortunately.
  5. Amenities: Free Internet Available Pets Allowed Airport Shuttle No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Restaurant Free Internet Access Room type: Room Assigned at Check-in - Sleeps Two Adults
  6. I chose to pay in EUR and it was EUR 80 plus taxes/fees, EUR 120 in total. Amenities: Bed Choice Available Free Internet In Room Free Internet In Public Areas Free Breakfast Free Internet Access Additional amenities: Pets Allowed Indoor Swimming Pool No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Swimming Pool Business Center In a separate express deal, I booked this hotel also for two additional nights (8-10 Nov), and the rate was almost the same. A very good deal, I suppose.
  7. Amenities: Bed Choice Business Center Non Smoking Swimming Pool The hotel also offers complimentary continental breakfast, but it is not listed as an amenity.
  8. Here are all the amenities listed in my reservation confirmation: Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Internet access Accessibility: In-room accessibility, Accessible parking I have added a short note to my previous NYC Hotwire hotel thread - I chose a different hotel in the end (Iberostar) and I reported my win in a separate thread.
  9. I didn't book this property in the end; I chose a different property on Priceline (Iberostar) that I reported here in another thread.
  10. 3-star Hotel in IAH Airport West area Amenities: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s) 80% recommended Good (6 reviews) Tripadvisor (1000 - 501 reviews) The name of the hotel was hinted at - I got the note "Book soon! The last person got the Hyatt Place Bush Intercontinental Airport," but I am aware that this announcement doesn't necessarily reveal the actual hotel. In this case it did, but I also guessed the hotel earlier. I think it is a very nice win. It could be a good idea to add this property to the Hotwire hotel list; I think it's not there yet.
  11. The hotel is now a PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (also available on Hotwire), with the rate of USD 77. I have decided to bid in order to see what happens and whether the rate (which was already excellent) can be a little bit lowered. I bid EUR 62 (USD 69) and won it, and I was a bit surprised by that because I thought I would be rejected. Here are the hotel amenities: Pets Allowed Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center The room will be assigned at check-in. This property is on the Hotwire hotel list, but as far as I could determine, it hasn't been added to the Priceline hotel list yet. I think it is an excellent deal for Boston (the standard Priceline rate for this hotel on this date is USD 206, which includes a 10% discount member deal).
  12. Room type: 1 Double - Non-Smoking - Standard - City View (there are some other room types: 1 queen, 1 king deluxe, which are more expensive). I switched the currency and paid EUR 111. Hotel Amenities: Pets Allowed Business Center Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities I used the exclusive 5% BB discount to lower this rate. Initially I wanted to NYOP for this hotel, but Priceline added a hefty resort fee to my bidding amount, so I gave up. I was also hesitating about the following property for the same dates: $118 4-Star Express Deal Hotel Brooklyn Downtown Area Hotel Amenities: Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Judging by the rating and the number of reviews, I am pretty sure it is the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, which looks like an excellent hotel, but the Iberostar is in a considerably better location for my purposes. I tried bidding a few times for this hotel, with $108 as the highest amount, but all my bids were rejected. Then I thought it's not worth bidding and taking the risk given the availability of the 5% BB discount. In the end I found the offer for the Iberostar and concluded it was a more favorable option.
  13. I wonder if this property charges a resort fee. That would be my guess; the hotel is now on offer among express deals, but when I try to NYOP targeting this specific property, a hefty resort fee is added to my bid. Of course I may be wrong, but the name of the hotel chain is also quite telling, "Iberostar hotels and resorts."
  14. Yes, it is USD 112 on 4-5 August (the original rate USD 146), bed type either 1 queen or hotel chooses bed type. Thanks!
  15. Please help me identify this hotel, 4-star Boutique Hotel in Rockefeller Center area, rates vary between usd 101-112, the lower rate is available especially on weekends in July/August. At first I thought this could be W hotel, but the number of reviews doesn't match, and also W doesn't list "Children's activities" among its amenities. The list of amenities is quite detailed: Boutique hotel, Business center Children's activities Fitness center Golf nearby Internet access Pet friendly Restaurant(s) Spa services 323 total reviews on Hotwire (80% recommended) Tripadvisor ranking: 3.5 out of 5 (2001+ reviews) Thank you!
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