Thanks for the quick reply, thereuare! The fact that "not all hotels that participate in Priceline also participate in the Package product" is just the info I was looking for. Rates do seem high for this period of time. But there are still some great deals out there. Travelzoo.com has $95 rates at the Clarion 5th Ave and $89 at The Bedford, Hotel Pennsylvania has a $75 weeknight deal, and The Mansfield has a $144 a night rate (Sunday-Thursday nights) including parking. I was just hoping to find something a little extra special for my parents since it's also their wedding anniversary, and they tend to be perfectly happy with a good price at the red roof inn. Club Quarters (midtown) is their old standby due to a business affiliation that usually guarantees good rates, but a reservation there is going for ~$175 a night during this period. Just to throw another wrench into the mix, I'm also looking for rooms in New Orleans for a conference in June (8-13) and the following weekend on my own dime (14-16), and noticed that rates doubled (or worse) at a lot of hotels on Thursday night (International Arts Festival is that weekend). By running separate vacation package searches I found that 20 hotels were available for 6/8 - 6/12 but only 5 hotels were available for 6/13-16. Le Pavillon (CBD), my top choice, dropped out of the options on 6/12. I was hoping that I could use the vacation package option to determine whether Le Pavillon had given priceline access to inventory as my travel dates draw closer, rather than wasting enormous amounts of time bidding and rebidding for nonexistent rooms (and possibly spending extra $$$ to stay at the Renaissance or Intercontinental). This also seems like a great tool for figuring out the best way to break up long stays for optimal bidding...but I could be wrong since I don't have any experience with it!