I don't always go out looking for a 3* in the best zones or look for the cheapest hotel I can get. I always look for what I perceive to be the best value. $45 x 3 nights x 1 room = $135 + 25.83 tax/fee = $160.83 $43 rejected Fairfield Inn Baltimore North 4 Philadelphia Court Baltimore, MD 21237 Baltimore has Gobs of free rebid zones! Before I landed that hotel, I had bid 3* 2 1/2* and 2* in the Inner Harbor and Mt. vernon zones up to $66 and was rejected Then, I tried 3* in Inner Harbor, Mt. Vernon, Columbia - Jessup, airport BWI, Hunt Valley and Towson, with the free rebid zones up to $61 and was rejected Then, I tried 2 1/2* in the Inner Harbor, Mt. vernon, Airport BWI, Columbia, Hunt Valley with the rebid zones up to $55 and was rejected. Then, I tried 2* in Inner Harbor, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore North, Airport BWI and Hunt Valley and got accepted for the bid of $45 in Baltimore North on my 114th bid attempt. I don't encourage anyone else to try this as you will waste a lot of time, fill up your email inbox, and slowly go mad :) as you watch those yellow arrows go by on the screen. On the other hand, the cheapest hotel for these days on hotwire was $55 a night for a 2* and on travelaxe (which searches Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, etc...) had a motel 6, 3 nights for $180, as the cheapest hotel in town. And I had fun.