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  1. Started at 4* $55 French Quarter, up to $58 and down to 3* adding Downtown, Convention Center. Added 3* MSY Airport and back down to $55. Room Cost $55.00 No. of Rooms 1 No. of Nights 3 Room Subtotal $165.00 Taxes, Fees, Additional Overcharge $34.89 Total $199.89
  2. We are visiting the West Bank on business. Although YMMV, the neighborhoods I have visited appear to be safe. The hotel properties here generally offer free parking (which is maybe $30 extra in downtown or in the French Quarter). However, the properties here are significantly more expensive than in New Orleans, even if you count the cost of parking. We are surprised that there are so few hotels and motels in the West Bank area, both on PL and in general. On the other hand, we are equally surprised at the ample supply of inexpensive PL rooms in the French Quarter, as well as the general lack of crowds and traffic.
  3. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $51.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Guests Per Room: 2 Number of Nights: 5 Room Subtotal: $255.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $50.65 (USD) Priceline Hotel Coupon: -$12.75 (USD) Total Charged to Card: $292.90 (USD)
  4. Up to $55, started at 3* Downtown, added Hollywood, down to 1*, no joy anywhere. Added Inglewood at $47. At least the Tradewinds has a heated pool. Added Brentwood at $51. Probably coulda got the #%$ LAX Hilton for a couple of bucks more. This property is claimed to have Randy's Donuts for breakfast. Will report. Offer Price: $51.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $102.00 Taxes & Fees: $23.86 Total: $125.86
  5. PL now only keeps 18 months of My Trips. ======================================== Dear Mbstone, Thank you for taking the time to send us an e-mail. Accepted requests generally stay for 18 months. The exception to these time periods is when a customer contacts us. All such records remain in our database for a longer period of time to ensure that we can service subsequent customer service contacts from them. The time period for which a specific request is retained in cases where a customer contacted us depends on their issues associated with their reservation. We thank you for the opportunity to assist you and hope you find this information helpful.
  6. Just discovered that PL's "My Trips" feature, which claims to let you "See all the trips you've booked with Priceline in the past" only shows my last 20. Does anybody else here have this issue?
  7. I have the unique distinction of having died at this hotel, as well as of having lived to tell the tale. A few hours after posting the above review of the Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort, I fell ill (not the hotel's fault) and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. (Remember, from a hotel it's 9-9-1-1 not 9-1-1). My wife later called the hotel to try and find out what hospital I was taken to. The front desk clerk who answered the phone said, "Oh, Mbstone? He died." The report of my demise was of course premature, but this was small comfort to my wife at the time.
  8. After coming up empty all over the OC for up to $65 (same day bid), I used the Fullerton-Brea zone as a free rebid zone trying to get the 3.5* Sheraton Cerritos. I didn't know Fullerton-Brea had any 3.5*. Live and learn. I also thought I had stayed at every property in the L.A. basin, didn't know this Marriott was here. As it so happened, this is near where I need to be, so it worked out. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $82.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Guests Per Room: 2 Number of Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $164.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $30.10 (USD) Total Charged to Card: $194.10 (USD) Update: A post on 1/11/13 lists this property as a 2.5* won for $50, so I overbid. PL 3* is probably what this property deserves according to its amenities.
  9. Is this property in fact a PL 3* or a 3.5*? Post from 1/4/13 says 3.5*. It is a super win if you get it.
  10. Pretty certain this is Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort on Manchester
  11. Belongs in PRICELINE Hall of Fame
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