Jenga

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  1. No, that was it for the amenities. Were you wanting to see accessibility info? That would be: Accessible for the deaf Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Wheelchair accessible Accessible bathroom Roll-in shower
  2. Better Bidding scores again! I was delighted to get the Sofitel -- a lovely hotel -- for about $30 less per night than the best advertised rate. And, using the BB HOTWIRE link, I also felt informed going in thanks to the good info on the site. You guys have helped me time and again. Many thanks! Sofitel Philadelphia Amenities: Free internet Pet friendly Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Restaurant(s) Business center Internet access
  3. Yes, "Internet Access" is also one of the amenities. As per above, I went ahead and booked it using the BB HOTWIRE link, and received the LHR Sofitel. Also just FYI, they offered me the option of extending my stay an additional night for US$133. Thanks again -- great to have you guys to count on even when I'm in another country!
  4. I had to jump on this (UK time difference), and I'm so pleased that it was indeed the Heathrow Sofitel! Ammenities as per my original post above. April 10-11, 2014 5* (Heathrow Airport LHR East) Sofitel London Heathrow Subtotal: $137 Tax recovery charges & fees $34.95 Total trip price $171.95 I used the BB HOTWIRE link. A great price for London and this hotel in particular. Thanks, as always!
  5. Hi, guys: I know there's no guarantee, but I was wondering about your confidence level that this is the Heathrow Sofitel and not a previously reported 4* that's been bumped up to a 5*. I have an early flight and want to avoid the Hoppa Bus if possible, so the in-airport Sofitel is my prime choice. I know that right now this is the only 5* on the BB list, but with amenities that match so many of the 4* properties as well, I'm feeling wary. April 10-11, 2014 LHR East $139 Amenities Free internet, restaurant(s), airport shuttle, business center, smoke-free rooms, self-service laundry, fitness center, spa services. Using the BB HOTWIRE links for searching, of course. With thanks, as always.
  6. Using BB's PRICELINE link, I bid: All at 3* level: $45 for Syracuse-Liverpool; rejected Added one re-bid zone at $50; rejected Added second re-bid zone at $55; rejected Added third re-bid zone at $60; accepted for Comfort Inn & Suites Syracuse airport Thanks to Better Bidding, I knew that the Comfort Inn was a 3* possibility (thank you!). So I knew and accepted that I might get this hotel. But I'm still not happy that Priceline uses the "Upscale 3*" star level -- which they advertise as including hotels like Hyatt, Four Points, Courtyard, Double Tree, and Hotel Indigo -- for a chain that they themselves identify as only a 2*. It just seems misleading. Comfort Inn's web site had this at $89, so at least I'm still saving some money.
  7. Great deal on the price (rate from hotel web site was $139). Short amenities list (initial page): Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-Speed Internet Access Long amenities list (on last page *before* reveal of hotel name): Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-Speed Internet Access, Accessible for the blind, Accessible for the deaf, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Handicapped parking, Roll-in shower. I used BB's HOTWIRE link to book, with thanks as always. :D
  8. Always a pleasure to stay at the Hotel Indigo! I used Better Bidding's HOTWIRE link: NMA - Water Tower - Gold Coast 3.5* Price: $98 Amenities: Boutique, Fitness, Restaurant(s), Business Center, High speed internet, Golf, Tennis, Spa P.S. -- Love your new format!
  9. This is definitely the most I've ever spent on Priceline -- and I wish I had grabbed the Sheraton Lincoln Harbour Hotel last week when it was rack rated at $177, since Sheraton usually upgrades my room (grr to me). But given that Hotwire has a JC 4* with a 4.5 Trip Advisor rating for $192, I definitely saved some money using Priceline instead -- using the Better Bidding PRICELINE link, of course! I also just checked Westin's own site: lowest priced room for these days is $409 -- so now I definitely feel better! :) Bidding history: $150 - rejected (I've been trying this for days, so I started higher than usual today) Added re-bid zone at $160 - rejected Added re-bid zone at $165 - rejected Added re-bid zone at $170 - ACCEPTED! Offer Price: $170.00 Nights: 4 Travel Insurance: $20.00 Room Subtotal: $700.00 Taxes & Fees: $119.28 Total Charged to Card: $819.28 Thank you, as always, Better Bidding! :)
  10. Thanks so much. I'm still looking but moving my focus to Jersey City and environs. (Just wanted to close out this thread.) I will -- of course -- use the BB PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links and do so happily! :)
  11. I'm stumped on this one. None of the currently listed hotels from previous wins would seem like a fit w/laundry. Any thoughts on a likely candidate? Also noted it was recommended in "90% of Hotwire customer reviews." And it says it received a 3.5 rating on Trip Advisor. Downtown/Soho 9/7/11-9/8/11 Amenities: Fitness, Laundry, Hi-Speed Internet $187 Thanks!
  12. Aaron, this is near Fox & Obel? Cool, now I know where it is! (Hadn't checked a map yet.) I am triply excited!
  13. 3.5 * Mag Mile - Streeterville Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront 10/2 - 10/4/09 $108/night Suite, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Biz Center, High-Speed Internet I booked this using Better Bidding's HOTWIRE link, of course :) I actually assumed this would be the other Embassy Suites property, which Expedia had at $219/night. They list the ES Lakefront at $249/night, so getting it for $108 on Hotwire looks like quite a deal! The gets a "4" rating at Trip Advisor, although the comments are decidedly mixed. Still, it's a very good rate for a weekend when the rack rates where quite a bit higher. And I've never stayed at an Embassy Suites, so I'll be interested to check them out. Thank you, as always, to Better Bidding!!
  14. Just to close this thread, we decided not to stay over and just made it a very long day trip. Thanks, as always, for the help and advice!
  15. thereuare, the convention that caught my eye is "Print 09" at McCormick Place w/75,000 attendees. No idea if this is large for Chicago or not. OK, I was hoping there was just something easy or obvious here that I was missing. I'll keep checking for this week for rooms downtown; if the airports are the only option we'll probably just drive down and back on Saturday. I'll close this one way or the other by Friday, of course using Better Bidding's HOTWIRE link if we end up finding something. Thanks, as always, for the help!