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debkaps

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  1. My strategy was to bid over $100 to not stay in the Montrose or Beverly Hilton, after reading the so-so reviews on this site, so I clicked the PRICELINE link through this site, and bid $101, and got the Thompson Beverly Hills for a $101 bid, and I'm SO glad I did. Here is my quick take on the Thompson Hotel. The rooms are sexy, shiek with black wood floors and oh-so comfortable beds (I slept a solid 8 hours for the first time in YEARS!) with soft white linens, Kheils shampoo and conditioner in the room (oh-so-soft hair!), it's blocks to Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Hills shopping area, so location was fantastic. I thought the food was great--yes expensive, but $12 drinks and $14 salads are the norm in this neighborhood and class of hotel--so at least it's delicious and not just expensive! Their 2nd floor windowless lounge has most of the menu favorites on a happy hour price from 5:30 - 7:30pm, and the bar staff was nice both there and at the rooftop bar. Order the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice appetizer...it's to die for. As is the Lychee Martini. YUM! The staff is all very beautiful--just one audition away from being discovered--but I found them all to be very nice, genuine, helpful and attentive...no snooty people on staff, like I half expected after reading a couple of Yelp reviews. I'm just a has-been mom in her mid-thirty's trying to get some R&R away from the kids for a day, and they were all very warm and helpful (e.g. bellhop had my luggage in hand before I handed him my ticket when my airport car arrived!). They allowed me to check in at 9am, long before the 2pm check-in time too (granted it was a slow Monday night, I'm sure!). The biggest bonus was the AMAZINGLY zen roof deck and pool. Wonderful 4 1/2 foot pool, kept at the perfect temperature that seems cool when you first get in but feels warm once your submersed, and the rooftop location meant a steady nice breeze on a hot 95-degree day. Drinks a-flowin'. Cabanas with flat screens for rent (if that's your scene!), plenty of cushioned and pre-towel-tucked chaises. The relaxing, airy trance music drowned out any trace of busy Wilshire Blvd. below, and was kept low enough to nap or read undisturbed. This is just what mama needed!!! Super place for R & R. My last day, Vogue was doing a shoot by the pool and there was going to be a movie shot there Friday evening. How Hollywood! :) Thompson Beverly Hills 9360 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-273-1400 Check-In: Monday, April 20, 2009-02:00 PM Check-Out: Tuesday, April 21, 2009-12:00 PM Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $101.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $101.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $22.40 (USD) Total Room Cost: $123.40 (USD)
  2. I had to work fast to book a room in Beverly Hills or Hollywood before catching a cruise ship (this was the Friday before my Monday check-in date). I quickly scanned the hotel list and then read a so-so review on the Montrose Suites that people seem to be booking for under $100. In an effort to get a room elsewhere, I bid $101 for a 4* in Beverly Hills-West Hollywood and got the Thompson Hotel. Of course, I used the PRICELINE link on this site to bid--I wouldn't forget that! :) I will also add a review, but for those looking, here is my quick take on the Thompson Hotel. The rooms are sexy shiek with black wood floors and comfortable beds with soft white linens, Kheils shampoo and conditioner in the room (SOOO nice!), it's blocks to Rodeo Drive and the BH shopping area, the beds are comfortable, the food is great (yes expensive, but at least it's delicious for what you pay!). The staff is all very beautiful, but I found them all to be very nice, genuine, helpful and attentive...no snooty people on staff, like I half expected. They allowed me to check in at 9am, long before the 2pm check-in time too. The biggest bonus was the AMAZINGLY zen roof deck and pool. Perfect temperture pool, nice breeze on a hot day. Drinks a-flowin'. Cabanas with flat screens for rent (if that's your scene!), plenty of cushioned and pre-towel-tucked chaises. The quiet trance music drowned out any trace of busy Wilshire Blvd. below. This is just what mama needed!!! Super place for R & R. My last day, Vogue was doing a shoot by the pool and there was going to be a movie shot there Friday evening. How Hollywood! :) Thompson Beverly Hills 9360 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-273-1400 Check-In: Monday, April 20, 2009-02:00 PM Check-Out: Tuesday, April 21, 2009-12:00 PM Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $101.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $101.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $22.40 (USD) Total Room Cost: $123.40 (USD) Thanks to everyone who posted their wins and helped me book this stay fast!
  3. I was surprised the my first bid of $75 was accepted for this 4 star location, during a busy spring break time especially after a recent poster just reported paying $135 for a room this coming June. I wish I would have started at $60 now! I won't complain since the cheapest room I found for the Renaissance online was $239! We've already called to request our double rooms (me and 2 girlfriends are doing our pre-cruise night here!) and non-smoking rooms. We were informed that this entire hotel is smoke-free, which we love! Renaissance Long Beach Hotel (4 Star) Long Beach 111 East Ocean Blvd Long Beach, California 90802 562-437-5900 Check-In Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2009 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2009 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $75.00 Subtotal: $75.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $18.56 Total Charges*: $93.56 As a backup plan, I had a room for $150 at a 3-star hotel for the same night, but I've now cancelled it! Of course, I used the PRICELINE link from this website. Thanks!
  4. We just got a minivan rental from January 31 - February 9 2007 for $28/day plus $94 taxes/fees for a total of $374. After checking Hotwire (after taxes Hotwire was $418) and all of the other major travel and car rental sites (cheapest was National with a coupon code for $448 total after taxes and a $30 off coupon) we bid on Priceline and got this deal: Your Offer Price: $28.00 (per day) Total Rental Days: 10 days (9 days and 2 hours) Subtotal: $280.00 Taxes and Fees: $94.00 Total Charges: $374.00
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