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  1. Just an other Priceline Coupon from Priceline, which I couldn`t resist 🙂 Booked for our one night stay at Cleveland in August 2020. With the coupon (15%) we pay 208 USD for 2 rooms/1 nite incl. taxes. So it`s about 73 USD before taxes per room and night. BiddingHelper.com was right again. The amenities were: Free Internet Available Free Breakfast No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Access We are satisfied with the win. Nothing very special, but good for one night and very central. Also including breakfast and good reviews. The normal price would be about 194 USD per room/nite before taxes, so a good bargain. Happy new year, Christian
  2. Merry Christmas everybody!🎅 Got a discount code for Priceline Express (12%). Used it for our upcoming stay in August at Detroit. I hope Downtown is a safe area. The hotel looks quite nice and I didn`t find any hotels with lower star ratings and a lower price, so I took the deal. BiddingHelper.com was right, so again very useful. Used the link provided there. Amenities were: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool The price was 132 $ per room/nite before taxes. With the coupon the price dropped to 311 $ for two rooms after tax, so about 155 $ including tax per room. Compared to the 305$/nite/room with taxes at the westin homepage it`s really a good deal. Again a very early booking for an august trip, but I couldn`t resist after receiving the Priceline Coupon. And it`s nice to stay at such a huge and luxury hotel for that price. Normally we would have taken something cheaper, but as mentioned the prices for lower star levels were equal. Best wishes, Christian
  3. Dear Aaron, thank you very much for your hint that is extremly helpful. Here in Germany the Great Lakes are not such a popular area compared to Florida, New England or the southwest area including California. So it's hard to find hints. Our next stop on the planned tour will be Green Bay for one night and afterwards two nights in Marquette area. At Marquette i'm not sure which is a good hotel, in Munising there would be a holiday Inn at the lake. Do you know this area as well? Have a good Christmas time!
  4. Thank you very much! We will take a cab especially as it will be about 2am german time when we leave the airport (Munich is 7 hours in front of Chicago) and we all will be very tired. So it`s more comfortable and I hope at about 7pm the traffic will be okay. Have a nice day, Christian
  5. Our trip is far in the future, but I wanted to have the first hotels booked, even in this area, where there are not so many hotels. I thought that maybe in August it could get full soon in Door County. Not really a big bargain, but it saved nearly 70 $ compared to a booking through Best Western directly. We booked two Queen bed rooms, so it was slighty more expensive than the room with double beds. Including taxes and after a Hotwire Coupon discount code sent by email it was 216 USD for 1 night and two rooms. The amenities are: Free Breakfast Free Internet Free Parking Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Spa Non-Smoking Handicap Accessible Thank you for the help on your website. Your BiddingHelper.com identified the hotel perfectly. Greetings from cold Munich, Germany Christian
  6. Thank you very much for your help! So we better invest the money for the cab than taking public transportation and have to change the lines with the luggage. After our stay at Chicago we rent a car at hertz. Midway would have a choiceline, but at 9.30 am it may take some time with uber or the orange line. Do you know a good hertz station in Chicago? With the reviews it's difficult as satisfied customers rarely write a review. Best wishes, Christian
  7. Thank you very much for your help. As also all AirBnBs were more expensive or far away and on the website of the Ambassador the price for one room is higher than now at priceline for two rooms, I made the booking. We took Kingbeds in the 2 rooms, so it`s a bit more expensive than the price of 99$ for the Queenbed. It is the Ambassador Chicago (surprise😉) with the already mentioned amenities (should I repeat them?) for that total: Room: 102x4x2=816 USD Taxes: 182,64 USD Coupon: -40,80 USD (of course your Priceline Coupon and booked through your site) Total: 957,84 USD We are satisfied and if necessary we will invest the saved money into Uber or Lyft. As we wanted to go to Lincoln Park anyway, the location very far north is okay. For a busy time in Chicago it seems to be a good deal. A last Question: Is it safe to go with the public transportion at about 8 pm leaving from O`Hare to the hotel or should we take an Uber (do they have larger cars at the airport as 4 trolleys have to get in the trunk/car?) Have a nice day and thank you very much!
  8. Hello, our family of 4 is travelling at the end of July 2020 to Chicago for a trip across the Great Lakes. The flight arrives at 6.30 pm at O'Hare and we plan to stay first at Chicago before going north. I know that questition isn't allowed😁 but maybe it's to early to look right now? For our last trip to the States we were later with all our hotel bookings. But in Chicago there's the Lollapalooza festival exactly at our dates and prices are high. It seems to be a big thing and we can't see the fountain at the park from Al Bundy😥 If it would be a great bargain we could change our stay in Chicago and start the roundtrip after landing and do Chicago at the end, but I would prefer the big city at the beginning. But now there's a quite good deal at priceline express, so I would be very glad, if you could give me a hint, if I should take this opportunity: Dates: 07/30/2020 - 08/03/2020, 2 Rooms Priceline Express, 99 USD/Nite before taxes = 970 USD for 2 rooms and 4 nites incl. taxes+fees Magnificant Mile / Gold Coast, 4*, 7+ guest Rating Hotel Amenities Free Internet Available Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Access I'm pretty sure it's the Ambassador. Not bad, but a bit north and needs 2 lines of L from the airport (blue/red if I see it right - not ideal after 10 h flight and being 3am at local time in Germany). But the price seems to be really good. The last days I always had the Knickerbocker as priceline deal for 1,060 USD just for 3 nites. After adding one nite the Ambassador came up with a lower price. Thank you very much for your help. If you think, I should just wait till the beginning of 2020, this would also be very helpful. On thd other hand 99 $ seems to be a good price. Greeting from Munich, Christian
  9. Just booked the Holiday Inn Paris Marne La Vallee for one nite in August for 61 $, after using the hotwire discount code provided at your site we pay now 56 $ for one room. This is okay, as on the hotel site it`s a much higher price (about 84 $ before taxes). Booked via the HOTWIRE link provided here. The hotel doesn`t seem to be a dream hotel (e.g. no pool), but perfect for visiting Disneyland by train or car within 25 minutes. We are happy. Amenities: Free internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access Greetings from Germany, Christian
  10. Just booked the Holiday Inn Express in Leland NC (Wilmington NC Area). I couldn't choose this zone at this post, so I chose a nearby zone in the post. Maybe this could be removed to the right zone. The normal price is 106 usd before or 117 usd after tax. So not a big bargain, but with the 20 $ off coupon quite interesting. Paid 94,85 $ with taxes instead of 117 $ so about 22 $ savings. As we always need two rooms, I booked for my wife also with the coupon. With my account I couldn't use it twice. So overall satisfied with the deal. What hotel it would be was mostly clear and it gets good reviews. For one night it will work good. The amenities are: Free parking, Free breakfast, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower Booked over the HOTWIRE link from your page. Thank you very much again. Best wishes from Germany, Christian
  11. Probably not a very popular deal, but we needed a hotel to stay near the south entrance of the skyline drive, which will lead us the next morning finally to Washington DC with some hiking in between. At the arrival day we will visit the Grand Caverns nearby. As the prices at Priceline Express were rising, the hotel directly would have been about 104$ (225$ incl. tax for 2 rooms), with PRICELINE EXPRESS it would have been 77 $ (189$ including tax for 2 rooms) with these amenities (listed at the winning page of PRICELINE NYOP): Free Breakfast Free Internet (in Room) Free Parking Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Business Center I started bidding 65 - 70 - 72 - 74 and finally 75$ were accepted. I waited 2 hours after the first bids were rejected. Now we pay 177 S with taxes for 2 rooms and one nite. Not a big bargain, but 48 $ to the hotel site direct are okay and the hotel get`s very good reviews. Booked through the link provided. HOTWIRE was more expensive even with the new Hotwire Discount Code as it has been for all hotels that I searched the last months. Best regards, Christian
  12. After discussing with the family we have chosen the Hyatt House because it's a new property and breakfast is included and theres a free shuttle to the Mall. Hope it will work. Thank you so much for your hints.
  13. Thank you so much for your help, although it makes the decision more difficult. I think our kids can handle a buisness hotel as well.
  14. Thank you very much. Sorry for another question: Would the Marriott at Wardman Park be more convenient? As it is mostly a business hotel, it may not be perfect for a tourist stay with a family.
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