Since registering for a conference at the Hilton Lincoln Center (also in the Galleria area) one month ago, I have been bidding on Priceline hoping to get a room for less than the $129 rate for the conference. A couple of weeks ago, I was up to $100 with no takers. Tried again on Friday starting with $74 and won this hotel. There is a long-running debate about when to bid for a room, and I know some view it bidding as far out as possible as the best strategy. In my experience, I have found that this varies. It seems like low bids greater than 6 months out often get accepted and that low bids very close in(within a week) also get accepted. It's the midrange bids (a few weeks to a few months out) that typically aren't accepted. JMO.