Selected South, North and north Vicinity with 5 Stars with a bid of $40...rejected added 4 stars with a bid of $45...rejected added a random region that didn't have 4 or 5 Star hotels with a bid of $50...accepted for Luxor used the PRICELINE link on top of this page too.
$85 4*USW $90 4*USE $95 3.5* accepted Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $95.00 Subtotal: $190.00 Taxes & Fees: $37.06 Total Charges*: $227.06 10 minutes ago I saw what I believed was this same hotel on HOTWIRE going for $102.
Not sure if this was a good deal, but I had to book something that guaranteed two beds that was near Chinatown for my parents and grandfather so I used HOTWIRE (clicked the link from this website but refined search to included the 3rd person). There were no amenities listed for some reason, even when i clicked the CONTINUE link to go to the actual hotel details. Ended up being Hotel Astoria 510 Bush Street Thanks!
I love this website :) Checked other winning bids. Best bid was $86 so I tried a little lower this time. Used the PRICELINE link on this website of course! USW-Nob Hill $70 ... rejected ... enabled me to rebid the same choices if I upped it an additional $22... declined added USE for $75 ... ACCEPTED! Hotel Nikko San Francisco Union Square West - Nob Hill 222 Mason Street San Francisco, California 94102 415-394-1111 See Hotel Website View Map and Directions Check-In Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: :) Sun, Dec 21, 2008 / 12:00 PM Subtotal 150.00 Taxes 29.92 TOTAL 179.92
I just stayed at the Venetian this past Sunday-Tuesday. At check in, they asked if I wanted two queens or a king. Also, in each room, there is an L shaped couch WITH a foldaway bed, so this could be an option.
From what I know, there is NO WAY to really strategize to try and get the Palazzo or Venetian and not the Trump, plus there is the possibility of being the first to win a new 5* hotel in the North Strip that wasn't reported on this board before (Wynn possibly?) It's the luck of the draw and whichever hotel's accepting price is closest to your bid.