Triple B

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  1. Priceline Express Deal Room rate $104 Taxes and Fees $74.08 Room Total $490.08 Hotel fee (due at hotel) $143.36 Total Price $633.44 (4 nights) Amenities: Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Pool Casino Fitness Center Guest score 9+ Used the PRICELINE links on this site. Includes a Saturday night, so quite pleased with this win.
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    IL Chicago W City Center Loop

    Sitting in my room now as I type. I have stayed at 5 or 6 different hotels on this trip, most reviewed elsewhere in the forum, and all have been excellent, but this room takes the prize. Great large room, giant bathroom and large plasma on the wall. No view, but that is the only criticism, as small as it is. The decor in the lifts is weird. 3D panels on the side of the wall are creepy..lol Good location, close to sears, railway station and Millennium Park. A winner. Edit: One other criticism I forgot about. Internet is $14.95 a day, wired or wireless, in the room. It is free in the lobby. I'm sorry, but in this day and age, charging for internet usage is blatant price gouging....and they managed to gouge me...lol
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    LA New Orleans Sheraton Downtown

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2011. Great location on Canal St. Originally I was bidding for a hotel in the French Quarter, but in hindsight having now stayed at the Sheraton, I think it is a better location than just about any other. We were given a room on the 39th floor and never a hint of any Priceline bias. I think it can finally be put to bed about a Priceline bias. I haven't seen it in 4 years of using Priceline. It may have been a factor in the early days, but times change and I think no stigma is attached nowadays. Room was nice and roomy, bathroom adequate. Internet was free in the common areas and $6.95 in the room, wired or wireless. I chose to pay because I wanted to upload some video to a blog and wanted the security of a wired connection to get the job completed. Whilst in this day and age any charge is just a blatant price gouge, $6.95 is not outrageous so I made that decision. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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    MA Boston Park Plaza Downtown

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb, Sunday and Monday of Presidents weekend. We checked in quite late at around 11pm due to a late arrival by AMTRAK from Chicago, but we still received quite a large room (Deluxe King) with a nice view down 2 streets. Location is good, close to the hop on/hop off Trolley Tour of the City's ticket office. I wouldn't be disappointed to win this hotel again.
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    CA Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway LAX

    Stayed in mid Feb 2011 for one night. $76. This is a very nice hotel in a very good location. Check-in staff were very nice and gave me complimentary in-house internet when I mentioned that we had quite a long wait for the shuttle at LAX. Used the shuttle again 3 more times that trip without incident. Bedding is luxurious, real Sheraton 4* quality. Good win at $80 and under.
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    CA Los Angeles Hilton Airport LAX

    Stayed there for 2 nights in early Feb 2011. The hotel is showing it's age, but the rooms were clean and reasonable, the lobby nice, the bistro was very good and the price ($55) was sensational. The shuttle service to and from LAX was good as well. Probably correctly rated at 3.5*, but I've seen a lot worse 4*. Happily stay again at the same rate.
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    4* New Orleans (Downtown) Sheraton

    Isn't that Presidents Weekend??
  8. Needed just a Saturday night, so I was ready for a struggle. Started bidding for a 4* at $55 as there are 6 rebid zones which gives plenty of options. Received an 'add $25' offer at $67, so bumped it straight up to $77 after kindly declining their generous offer..lol Success at the W Hotel Chicago City Centre. I went back 12 pages and could not see where this hotel has been won before, although it is in the list. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $77.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $77.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $19.45 (USD) Total Room Cost: $96.45 (USD) Use Better Bidding PRICELINE links
  9. I used rebid zones to bid from $50 to $70 two days running without success. Started today at $65 and received an 'add $20' offer immediately. I knew I was close, so used rebid zones to bid $71, $73 and finally successful at $76. It has been 'won' cheaper, but still a bargain. Use Better Bidding PRICELINE links
  10. Wanted French Quarter. Bid for 4* up to $85 without success using 5 rebid zones. Noticed the Sheraton Downtown was being 'won' regularly at a good rate. Considering it is just about in French Quarter anyway (on Canal St) I gambled I may win it with a small bid. I bid $52 and immediately received a 'add $15' offer. I declined their kind offer and added $5 using a rebid zone and 'won' it for $57. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $57.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $114.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $26.00 (USD) Total Room Cost: $140.00 (USD) Use Better Bidding PRICELINE links.
  11. This was always going to be a tricky buy, needed Sunday and Monday nights of Presidents Weekend, so effectively splitting the long weekend. Tried 4* in both Copley Square and Quincey Market areas bidding up to $95 using 5 rebid zones available. Dropped down to 3.5* and bid to $80 without success. Next day tried 4* again. Received 'add $25' offers at $90, $97 and again at $100. Dropped down to 3.5* and 'won' the Boston Park Plaza at $99 after bidding up from about $80. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $99.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $198.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $38.34 (USD) Total Room Cost: $236.34 (USD) As I said, on face value paid top odds in a Priceline sense, but rack rate is around the $150 mark and the dates were always going to be tough. I'm pretty satisfied. Use Better Bidding PRICELINE links.
  12. Bidding for 2 rooms started at around $50 mark a few days ago. Using rebids in $3 increments I got to $62 when I was offered the room for an extra $20. I had one rebid zone left, so bid $67 and was declined. Bidding today started at $60. Again received an offer at $62, declined and used a rebid at $69 and was successful. Actually not that huge a saving, can get cheaper rooms for the weekday nights direct from the hotel website (they currently have a promo), but overall it works out slightly cheaper. I have little doubt if I split my bid I could have done better, but didn't really want to risk having to change hotels given the weekend is in the middle of our 7-day stay. If the weekend was on either end, I would have split it for sure. Please use Better Bidding PRICELINE links...
  13. Just won an unreported hotel in Rome (North). 4* Boscolo Borromini Bidding History (All bids at 4*) Bid $115 Central. (rejected but received a 'buy now' offer at $219. Um, no thx) Bid $115 Vatican City (rejected) Bid $115 North (rejected but received an 'add $22 and bid again' offer. No thx, but thx for letting me know I'm in the ballpark) Bid $120 Central/Vatican City combo (rejected) Bid $120 Central/North combo (rejected but received an 'add $22 and bid again' offer. Thx, still in the ballpark) Bid $123 Vatican City/North combo......we have a winner Rates are around the 100 Euro mark, so not a huge deal $$$$$ wise. Use the PRICELINE link on this site.
  14. Started at $75 for a WDW Resort and bid in $2 increments using the abundant rebid zones available. Successful at $97. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $97.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 2 Number of Nights: 4 Room Subtotal: $776.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $119.70 (USD) Total Room Cost: $895.70 (USD) Use the PRICELINE links on this forum !!
  15. Funny stuff :) As mentioned in my other winning bid post, 3 days ago bid to $150 in MTE, MTW and TS without luck. Two days ago snagged 2 rooms at The Benjamin for $144 for the first 5 nights of a 10 night stay. A move to a different part of the city for the second half was no problem, actually welcomed, so this morning (in Aust) I bid up to $152 in MTW and TS with no luck. After reading reviews of 'Morgans' in the Empire State area and given it appears to be the only 4* hotel won in that area for a long time, I thought I would throw in some lowballish bids. Started at $120 and increased by $2 increments using rebid zones + TS and MTW. As I wasn't prepared to go over $140, I just added the rebid zones without exiting out of my browser. This gave me 8 bids which finished at $134. I thought I would be fairly close so as a last resort I threw MTE back in the mix as I knew I wouldn't be successful at $136 for MTE. :) Yep, u guessed it, successful with The Benjamin at $136. Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $136.00 (USD) Number of Rooms: 2 Number of Nights: 5 Room Subtotal: $1360.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $257.88 (USD) Total Room Cost: $1617.88 (USD) This gives 10 nights at an average of $140 + taxes/fees. Venka, that should give u some confidence for your bidding for May. Good luck As always, use the PRICELINE links in this forum.