IMCJL

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About IMCJL

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  1. Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby AccessibilityAccessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower
  2. Free parking, Free Internet, Pet friendly, Indoor pool(s), Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby
  3. Complimentary Free Internet Free parking Amenities Airport shuttle Business center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Self-service laundry Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired
  4. Sequenced from $50, $55, $60, $65, then got it at $69. Still a great price as this is a $90 savings over all other sites for this hotel that night. Thanks Betterbidding.com!!
  5. :lol: Very happy with this deal and hotel. 62% off of Priceline's normal price and Expedia as well ($159 nite). Thanks again, Betterbidding.com!!
  6. Great hotel and a fantastic rate at $70/room per nite for 2 rooms! Best rate elsewhere was $139 plut tax, and I think Hotwire had it at $82. Thanks again to Betterbidding.com for giving me insights on the hotels and rates. :lol:
  7. Started IL-Chicago ORD North 4-star bid with $60, Priceline offered one-time up-bid of $89. I passed, and added in Franklin Park (max 2 star) and tried $70, which was rejected. Added in ORD South and re-bid at $60 and got 4-star Hyatt Regency locked in...very happy as it is a nice hotel, near the airport and where my son works, and the lowest internet price I could find on this hotel was $139 before taxes. Score! Thanks Betterbidding.com!
  8. Searched HOTWIRE through Better Bidding and found a $52/night rate. Beats all others by $13/room on their hottest deals. Good reviews, too. Thanks again for the guidance!
  9. Got this smokin deal by reading about another member's experience for this same weekend. Started at $49, Priceline came back and offered it at $61 for the same details. I passed and added in a zone 3 (Chantilly which did not have a 4 star zone) and plugged in $54, and Priceline accepted the bid. Thanks to Betterbidding.com and the members for sharing their successes...made my weekend!
  10. Just wanted to let you know that the property is fantastic. I tipped the front desk clerk $20 and got upgraded to the 18th floor in a corner room with views of the northeast (and paid $80 on priceline plus the $25 resort fee). The rooms are excellent (total electronically controlled features, super comfortable beds, a large combined shower and separate soak tub, large vanity area....a nice sized/comfortable sleeping and work area -- all very deluxe), outstanding restaurants (dined at both Julian Serrano's Tapas and Sage -- really terrific food without stupid pricing with great service), the gaming folks were all very pleasant (and not a loud or annoying casino environment, etc), the surrounding public spaces, shopping and art walk were excellent, and the comps were generous for our time in the casino. Overall, an outstanding stay and would go back again at twice the price -- a real jewel on the strip-- I will never stay at Venetian or Palazzo again...even if they begged.
  11. Based on board info., figured what Hotwire was showing at $92/nite for the amenities indicated was likely Vdara. Saw that Aria bids in the same time frame were coming up around $115/nite. Went on Priceline and figured I would start at $80/night for a 5 star in the South Strip Hotel area (location 9) to see if I could beat Howire by $12/nite (I'm a cheapskate on hotel room pricing!). Very stoked to see that Aria came up as my win for $80/nite. T :) hat is half price to any other web site I checked. DIG! Amenities: Resort, Casino, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business As always, I clicked through to both sites through your website. Thanks BB and all the posters, you've saved me a bundle again!!
  12. Clicked through BB to PRICELINE -- seems to be better by $62 from both Holiday Inn's own website and Priceline. Nice savings on $180 minimum on this 3 night stay. Great deal, nice hotel...am very happy. Thanks BB!
  13. While there was no recent comparative info on the board for this area, I compared to 3 star on Hotwire at $62 and took a chance with a $49 bid on Priceline for a 3 star in the same area. Got lucky with the Radisson...great reviews (avg 8.5 of 10) with Priceline's normal price at $139. Bid through Betterbidding.com...more wins than Vegas! Thanks BB!
  14. l,Hey Cheryl Ends up, we got a fantastic room....king bed (which is not always a sure thing here). VERY nice room, amenities are great, the front desk folks upgraded us for the 4 nights as we are celebrating our anniversary late...so we got put on the Diamond Hilton Honors Floor (20 th floor) for no extra cost. I tipped the front desk guy $60 after I went to the room and came back downstairs to thank him. He was stunned at the tip and was so appreciative. The lobby is gorgeous. In the rooms, the showers are AWESOME (tons of water from a large showerhead with endless hot, hot water--felt like I came out of a great spa! Beds are so comfortable as well. Super quiet room/floor, great thermostat. We are very happy with the hotel and the deal we got as well. Even better, the Cubs have won 7 of their last 9 games, shut out the Dodgers last night in Wrigley and are going to sweep Tony and the redbirds this weekend....can you stand it???!! Have fun and good luck with your hotel stay...!
  15. Originally bid 4* at $60 thinking I might get the Hyatt based on other postings, but was rejected up to $72 adding in River North. Added 3.5* at $55 for grins and got nothing. Logged out and immediately came back on and tried Millennium Park area again for 4* hotel at $79 and got the Palmer House. Most other travel sites have this in the $229 to $239 range for these 3 nights. Not my favorite hotel in Chicago, but also am not unhappy at all, particularly at this price during the Food Show (which I will be attending). Saved a whopping 64% or $505.00 off the prices of the other sites for the same 3 nights at this hotel which is incredible!! That savings pays for our flights from LA or dinnrs and the Cubs game on friday vs. the lowly Cardinals!! Thanks again Betterbidding for your guidance -- fantastic as always! :)