Helen from CA

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  1. Thanks. Hopefully it will still be available at that rate when I book later tonight or tomorrow after checking with the others. I will make sure to use you links for booking and will update once completed. Thanks again.
  2. Hi Aaron - I just tried my search again and am seeing it. So it was 2 nights, arriving Tuesday Nov 6th and checking out on Thursday Nov 8th. Under the Priceline Express tab, I selected Downtown Charleston / Historic District and then selected 4, 4.5 and 5*. For the 5* I see restaurant and fitness center as amenities and $259 per night. When I click on choose, I get the page with the bed/room selection.
  3. I'm looking for help with booking a room that will accommodate 3 adults and not sure whether to use Hotwire EasyView or Priceline Express. In the QuickQuote on the home page, I put the dates and 1 room / 3 adults. I understand that Priceline will only guarantee a room for 2 adults. However, in Priceline Express if I click on the 5* selection for $259 per night, there is an option for 2 Queen Beds for $287 per night. Does that mean that I will definitely get a room with the 2 Queens and should not have a problem at check-in? In the Hotwire Easy View, it appears that I make the selection and count on the hotel ensuring that whatever room I'm assigned will accommodate 3 adults. There is no bed/room choice. So for the 4.5*, Hotwire Easy View shows amenities as: FULL AMENITIES: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Complimentary Breakfast, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Deaf Accessible, Travel Accessible, Room Accessible, Bathroom Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Roll-in Shower. What would be your guess as to which hotel this is? My preference would be the Priceline Express but I'm concerned about the 2 person guarantee even if I select the 2 Queen beds. Any help or guidance is appreciated.
  4. I decided that with the price difference between 4 and 4.5 * that I'd take my chances with the 4* and you were correct, it was the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. I'm happy with the deal!
  5. I'm looking for helping in best guess for a couple Priceline Express Deals for 9/17 - 9/18: Times Square - Theatre District Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher) $145 per night (save 64% or more) 4 * Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Times Square - Theatre District Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher) $279 per night (save 22% or more) 4.5 * Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities What hotels would be your educated guess?
  6. Yes, both are acceptable. And I'd exclude Rock Center. Max bid would be $200 since if I got to that I'd at that point decide on one of the two Priceline Express offers.
  7. Since I'm going for 4.5* I think I'd be fine with any of the hotels with that star rating. So I'd like to bid first and if that doesn't work out then go with one of the two Priceline Express offers. What would you suggest as a bidding strategy?
  8. There will be 2 people in each of rooms. 4.5* Central Park South Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher) Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center Mandatory fee of USD 32.66 per room per stay is collected at the hotel. 4.5* Times Square - Theater District Rated 7.0 out of 10 (or higher) Business Center Restaurant Airport Shuttle Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Mandatory fee of USD 21.78 per room per stay is collected at the hotel Question on bidding vs. Priceline Express - I thought that with either you could wind up with any hotel in the * rating. Is it your experience that Priceline Express uses a subset that is easier to identify? We'll have three generations in our group and wanted a more central location that allowed to walking nearby as well as taking subway as needed. Had considered downtown but recall that there isn't as much to see on the weekend.
  9. I;'m looking to book 5 rooms. Preference is for Central Park South or Times Square - Theater District but would also consider Rockefeller Center area. In Priceline Express from Bidding Helper I see 4.5* Central Park South for $207 and Times Square for $225. My guess would be Le Parker Meridien for Central Park South - would you agree? My only concern is that some of the reviews for that hotel have it going downhill. Any ideas what the Times Square Express deal might be? If I were to try to bid before going with the Priceline Express deals, what would you suggest? Thanks! Helen
  10. Through BetterBidding link, used PRICELINE EXPRESS 4* Jersey City Hoboken Weehawken for $265 - 5% discount + taxes and fees. This is significantly less than booking directly!
  11. Just as an update - got up to $230 per night and did not get an accepted bid. Will consider the priceline express deal. If I go forward with that, I'll be sure to link thru here and let you know.
  12. Yes, that would be Zone 10 - West Orange. So those would be the 7 re-bid zones to use as I increase price of each bid. Since I started with 4* at $170, I'll increase to $185 and add Zone 1. Then if needed, continue adding the zones listed above while increasing bid price. Does this sound correct? I am a newbie and you've been a real help!
  13. Maybe I'm confusing priceline zones with re-bid zones? I checked the following zones for star ratings: Zone 1 - Downtown Newark Zone 2 - Irvington (but it's doesn't show any star ratings (greyed out) Zone 4 - Jersey City West Zone 5 - Meadowlands Rutherford Zone 6 - EWR Zone 7 - Seacaucus Zone 9 - Union Westfield Clark