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  1. Booked this for $65.00.....$82.19 with taxes and fees. February 18th one night Amenities....Free breakfast, Free internet, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Business center, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom. Best rate on website was $114.00
  2. Hotwire had another 3.5* for the same day at $84.00 but without the boutique designation. Since we have never been a fan of the Wyndham, I decided to go with this one. Got the Doubletree Downtown Lakeside...Amenities: Free Internet Indoor pool(s) Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility $106.91 with all fees,etc As always,used the Hotwire link here to book. Please report your wins here and don't just use the board for info. It helps all of us to get better deals!
  3. I thought I had the downtown Cleveland hotels figured out but the new boutique designation has me confused. Can you help me with this hotel? 12/12/2015 one night....amenities: Free Internet, Boutique hotel, Indoor pool(s), Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Golf nearby $91.00 plus fees
  4. Really pleased with this but, as the Renaissance is right on the Square and close to everything downtown. I'm not sure about being new to Hotwire,since it's listed in the hotel list here and I also got this a few years back. Maybe they just haven't been partnering with Hotwire for awhile. $114.00 and some change,total.I narrowed things down a bit since most of the other 4* don't have a pool,such as the Hyatt at the Arcade(personal favorite) and new Westin which used to be the Sheraton. Indoor Pool Fitness Center Pool Restaurant Business Center Internet Access Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room Accessibility Accessible bathroom Roll-in Shower
  5. Agreed, but I also know this area and pretty sure no 4* are going to be built in the areas that I selected anytime soon. In unknown areas, completely agree.
  6. Last minute trip to Cleveland with my son and wife to see the Astros vs the Indians before my son enters the Navy on the 21st. Started out bidding $70.00 for a 4*,rejected, up bid to $75.00 and added Brookpark,which has no 4* per this boards hotel list,rejected,added Elyria which also has no 4* and up bid to $80.00,rejected,added University Circle,which does have a couple of 4*,bid $85.00,and the bid was accepted as the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade 3.5 star! We have stayed at this property quite a few times and for the last year or so has been a 4* property and is listed on the Betterbidding hotel lists as a 4*. Don't know why it came up as a 3.5* when I didn't bid a 3.5*,but I'm ok with it because it is a beautiful place with a superb staff.As always, I used the links provided here and suggest you do the same. And PLEASE,take the time to post your wins and not just use the boards.....it helps all of us get the best deal possible with the most up to date information......and I'm sure,helps pay the bills for the thereuare (even though he or she is a Michigan fan) and the rest. Amenities: Free Internet (in Public Area) Pet Friendly Spa Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible
  7. Not happy at all with this one,although I'm sure it's a nice place. I feel deceived since the heading was: Tampa Airport South - Westshore area all-suites hotel and amenities were: Airport shuttle Business center Fitness center Free Internet Free breakfast Pet friendly Pool(s) Smoke-free rooms. This should have been a match for Embassy Suites,which is listed at 3.5* and the Hyatt Place is a 3*, and I know ratings can change, BUT,the Hyatt Place is NOT all suites or for that matter,any suites at all. When I took another look after booking,the price for the same listing had jumped to $97.00 plus fees with the same amenities. Not sure what happened but disappointed.
  8. No,I meant for an additional fee,I could purchase the AI when I got there or in advance. Many resorts have this option. Just looking for one room. Also, our agenda has changed....now looking at 07/28-08/04/2015.2015. Pretty much have it narrowed down to Punta Cana AI or Cabos area in Mexico,renting a condo.Will report when decision is made.
  9. I have never seen this before.....no amenities....still gather information. Any idea at all what this might be? Not all inclusive and the hotel lists do not show a 5*. The resort ,my hope, at this price, an all inclusive option would be available directly from the resort. Rate per night $85.00 Nights 7 Rooms ( 2 adults ) 1 Subtotal $595.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $227.06 Hotwire total $822.00
  10. Rate per night $54.00 Nights 1 Rooms ( 2 adults ) 1 Subtotal $54.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $15.71 Hotwire total $69.71 Pretty straight forward. Booked immediately after the NFL announced the season schedule. We have stayed here quite a few times for Browns,Indians, and Cav games. With the the opening of the casino downtown a few years back and the rebirth of the downtown area,rooms have really shot up,plus $25.00 or more to park....easily can hit $150.00 to stay there.The Metro train is across the road from the Sheraton,is safe,cheap,and only takes about twenty minutes to get downtown. Downside is there really is nothing to do in the immediate area. So party downtown and take the Metro back! As always, used the HOTWIRE links here to start.
  11. Needed a room for one night to attend the NTEA truck show at the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indianapolis. As with all conventions/shows, the hotels can be pricey and this was no exception. I tried bidding on Priceline for a 4*,stopping at $125.00 and tried a 3.5*,stopping at the same $125.00. This was over the course of a few days. I then tried a 3*,bidding it up to $100.00,but still no luck. This Priceline Express deal popped up at $122.00, so I just bought it.I did research here using previous wins and the hotel lists and was fairly certain it would be this or the Springhill Suites,due to the pool amenity.However, the Springhill was priced much higher on their website,due to the fact that it is right across the street from the convention center,while the Comfort Suites is about 1/2 mile away, so I was pretty sure it would be the Comfort Suites.Price on their website and about every other site was $189.00....total was about $152.00 with taxes/fees.As always, I started with the links provided,each and every time I checked Price.line or Hot.wire.Please!!!!! Do post your wins and just not use the boards.It helps us all get the best deals possible! The amenities before booking were: Free Breakfast Free Internet Pool Gym Restaurant Business Center
  12. Not much to go on in wins for this area lately. There are only 2 3* listed for this area,the other one being a Courtyard. Either one would have been fine. I tried three times on Priceline,with the last time being a bid of $58.00....started at $45.00,then $51.00. Today, the PRICELINE EXPRESS dropped the price to $63.00 so I just bought it. Their website had just dropped rooms to $80.00.....$93.50 with tax. I paid $63.00 plus fees for a total of $80.18. Not much difference,but it'll pay for a drink or three! As always,started with links listed here each time. Guaranteed Amenities: Restaurant Fitness Center Free Parking Free Internet Business Center Additional Amenities when hotel revealed: Free Internet (in Room) Free Parking Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center
  13. Well,I pulled the trigger and it is (drum role): Hotwire, Sirenis Resort Punta Cana Casino & Spa - All Inclusive. I did a lot of research on this and thought it was either Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort Spa & Casino or Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa.Where I made my mistake was looking on Hotwire's tab... location....distance from the airport. The Bavaro and Princess both showed 11.7 miles from the airport while on a different website, I saw the Sirenis was 23 miles from the airport.The 11.7 miles is how far the AREA is from the airport,not the resort itself. I chose Hot.wire because there will be 3 of us and Price.line only does 2. Total was $1035.00 for the week for 3 of us....not real happy getting this resort given the latest reviews,buy,hey,it's done and I'm sure we'll have a great time As always, used the HOTWIRE links provided here to start and purchase our vacation and encourage everyone to do the same....also,PLEASE post your results...it helps all of us!
  14. gsarchenko- Still working on it. I'll post it when I pull the trigger. I have my flights arranged,so booking the hotel is next!
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