Babbish

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  1. And of course, I used BetterBiddings HOTWIRE link to make the SEARCH and PURCHASE. Thank you for helping me work this system.
  2. This resort only appeared on Hotwire 7 days before our arrival. For 4 people for 2 nights, I think the Resort fee is a total of $24 or $3 per person per night, but no guarantee my assumption is accurate. MontBleu, and Lakeside Inn Casino charge a LOT more in resort fees or EXTRA PERSON FEES (~$20/pp), so watch OUT! Amenities Free Parking Near Beach Smoke Free Rooms Fitness Center Pool(s) Laundry Facilities (self-service) High-Speed Internet Access Golf Nearby Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Forest Suites Resort Midscale One Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150 (530) 541-6655 Hotel Rate per night: $110.00 Nights: 2 Rooms: 1 Tax recovery charges & fees: $39.50 Subtotal: $259.50 Trip total: $259.50 PLUS I expect a $24 RESORT FEE on top of that for the two days
  3. Previously Unlisted Hotel on Pinned List Summerfield Inn (35 rooms total) 6309 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA, 93650 Amenities Free Parking Free Breakfast (Minimal Continental from the picture) Free Internet Pool(s) Hotel Rate per night: $67.00 Tax recovery charges & fees: $15.25 Subtotal: $82.25 I booked using your HOTWIRE link.
  4. So what is to keep a hotel from advertising a $50 and then adding a $50 resort fee after you have irrevocably contracted for the hotel? Sounds like a Deceptive Trade Practice to me. As a lawyer, I might have to do a little research to see if Hotwire has been sued before.
  5. Tax recovery charges & fees: $12.59 Subtotal: $59.59 I don't know if the price includes a $6 resort fee. Yelp Reviews complain about 3 foot shallow rooftop pool, and bad shower heads. Amenities Free Parking Casino Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Spa Services I used the HOTWIRE link from here.
  6. +$38.36 in Taxes and Fees. $169.36 total. I don't know if it includes the 6.5% "Resort fee" I used your HOTWIRE link to purchase. Thanks
  7. Here's another one for you to add to the NV list. 2* in Carson City. Amenities listed were Complimentary Breakfast & High-Speed Internet Access Days Inn 3103 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV, 89701 (775) 883-3343 Tax recovery charges & fees: $11.48 Subtotal: $66.48 Just a short drive to Lake Tahoe. Used this site's HOTWIRE link
  8. 3 stars amenities: fitness center, pool, restaurants, business center, high-speed internet access Hotel Hotel rate per night - Hotwire hot Rate: $66.00 Nights: 1 Rooms: 1 Subtotal: $66.00 Tax recovery charges and fees: $16.34 Total price: $82.34 Used your HOTWIRE link. Thanks for having this site.
  9. 1201 Race Street Smoke Free Rooms, Restaurant, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business Tax recovery charges and fees: $20.89 Total price: $122.89 Booked by clicking on your HOTWIRE link Thanks for having this site Parking may be $19-25/night http://www.philapark.org/parkinglocator/fa...tyID=29,266,112
  10. Holiday Inn Tucson-Airport, AZ Hotel Address:4550 S. Palo Verde, Hotel City State Zip:Tucson, AZ, 85714 Hotel Phone:(520) 746-1161 Check-in hot Check In Date:Sun, Jul 11, 2010 Check-out hot Check Out Date:Mon, Jul 12, 2010 Amenities Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities High-speed Internet Access Tax recovery charges and fees: Taxes And Fees:$14.94 Total price: $59.94 Used your HOTWIRE link
  11. I used this site's PRICELINE Link Jul 15 10:19pm Opening Bid Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $55.00 Travel Insurance: $5.00 Subtotal: $55.00 Taxes and Services Fees: $14.40 Total Charges*: $69.40 REJECTED Priceline responded: "Try Again Right Now We searched hundreds of options to find your hotel room, however we can't accept your offer of $55 per room, per night. Your credit card has not been charged for Request Number ###. If you are willing to raise your price by $15, you can try the same request again right now. Normally you are required to change additional items (add zones, star level, or dates) in order to try your request again. However we are able to extend this one-time opportunity to you because of the zone, quality level and dates you requested." I declined the offer, because I knew that it was $5 higher than the minimum from a previous bidding I had performed. So in order to immediately re-bid, I added Gatlinburg East to the Gatlinburg area I wanted to bid Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $65.00 Travel Insurance: $5.00 Subtotal: $65.00 Taxes and Services Fees: $15.79 Total Charges*: $80.79 Accepted. I had checked the HOTWIRE Price for this hotel. The Price was $79 at the 3* HOTWIRE-rated Park Vista Hotel Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business Center, Laundry So PRICELINE saved me $14 over HOTWIRE :)
  12. I used your PRICELINE Link Courtyard By Marriott Roanoke Airport 2
  13. You should Start your bids at $55. Do not assume that my bid is the going rate for this 2.5* Read to the end of this message to understand why. I used this site's PRICELINE Link to start. 7-6 8:20pm Bid $55 for Convention Center 2.5* July 20-23 Rejected 7-8 9:20am Bid $60 for Convention Center 2.5* July 20-23 Rejected 7-8 9:25am Re-Bid by Dropping one day from request $63 for Convention Center 2.5* July 20-22 Accepted by Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center 900 F Street NW $32/day Valet Parking :) 3 nights $189 Taxes and Service Fees $35.78 (14.5% Hotel and sales tax = $27.40 maximum Priceline Service Fee = $8.38 minimum) 7-11 7:22pm Attempt to extend stay 7/22-7/23 was rejected at $63. This counted as another bid. Can't try again until Saturday. 7-13 11:00am $65 bid was rejected 7-14 11:33am $70 bid was rejected Expanded Areas of search, to include White House - Downtown and later Arlington. But that is in another message thread. That's why I think a large booking event was taking place on 7/22-7/23. I called to request 2 double beds. They would not give that to me until I checked in. They said it would at least be a King sized bed with a Pull-out sofa. Better than sleeping on the floor. P.S. Upon further reflection, this hotel MIGHT have gone for a cheaper price than what I bid ($63). The lower bids MIGHT have been rejected, because the request included a night for which the Marriott was unwilling to sell to Priceline. So I suggest that if you are bidding a 2.5 * Hotel, go ahead and start bidding at $55.
  14. I used this site's PRICELINE link. Something event must be occurring 7/22. I had tried to extend my stay at a Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center, and was not able to, at $65/night, the rate at which I had won the previous nights. I was hoping for a 2.5* Residence Inn in either Convention Center or White House $65 Bids were rejected. I expanded, hoping for the Residence Inn in Alexandria, and rebidding by including the failed areas of the White House, Then the Convention Center. 2.5* Alexandria $55 Rejected 2.5* Alexandria + White House $60 Rejected 2.5* Alexandria + Convention Center $65 Accepted by Courtyard. Parking is $10 Daily Argh! No Nearby Metro Station! :) After the first bid, It offered to let me do an immediate re-bid, no changes for an extra $15 +55 = $70 but by Re-bidding, I was able to get it for $5 less than their "suggestion" But I wonder, if I had bid $70, would it have given me the Residence Inn? If so, it would have been worth the Extra $5. For those who like to dissect the bidding fees, here they are: Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $55.00 Travel Insurance: $5.00 Subtotal: $55.00 Taxes and Services Fees: $15.19 Total Charges*: $70.19 Try Again Right Now We searched hundreds of options to find your hotel room, however we can't accept your offer of $55 per room, per night. Your credit card has not been charged for Request Number ###. If you are willing to raise your price by $15, you can try the same request again right now. Normally you are required to change additional items (add zones, star level, or dates) in order to try your request again. However we are able to extend this one-time opportunity to you because of the zone, quality level and dates you requested. Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $60.00 Subtotal: $60.00 Taxes and Services Fees: $15.96 Total Charges*: $75.96 Rejected Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $65.00 Subtotal: $65.00 Taxes and Services Fees: $16.73 Total Charges*: $81.73 Congratulations, your price of $65 was accepted by Courtyard By Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South. :)