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  1. Passing through Portland and needed a hotel for a quick overnight so checked out BB for past wins in the Moda Center area. I didn't want to be downtown and have stayed in the Moda Center area before, so targeted this location. I used the BetterBidding link and saw a Priceline Express for what seemed to be the Crown Plaza for $77. Over on Hotwire, it looked like the Crown Plaza was being offered for $79. I went into bidding mode and started at $68, was countered for $83 (like that made sense), added a couple of zones with known 3* or less, and ended up getting the hotel for $73
  2. It's apparently Parent's Weekend in DC for a few of the universities, so hotels are at a bit of a premium. I did some research and found a 4* offer on Priceline Express in the DC Convention Center area. I used the BetterBidding PRICELINE links and started bidding for 4* with a starting bid of $99. I was countered by Priceline for a $37 increase for a 4* offer, but I passed on that and decided to keep bidding. I probably used a total of 7 re-bids before getting to $120 and winning the Renaissance. There might have been a 3* offering out there, but I didn't see any, and wasn't mu
  3. Checked out the Priceline and Priceline Express sections and saw 4* downtown Vancouver for $77 and a 4.5* for $94. Based on research on Better Bidding, figured that the 4.5* was likely the Hyatt Regency, with an outside chance of it being Pan Pacific. I've stayed at both, and like both. I clicked on the PRICELINE links at betterbidding, and then used a bidding strategy for 4.5* and started at $81. I was offered a counter by Priceline at $81 to go to $99 immediately, which I rejected. I kept increasing my free bids by $1 all the way up to $88 before finally winning the Hyatt Regency. Par
  4. Used the Priceline links and took the Express Deal offer of $205. Amenities described were Outdoor Pool, SpaNon-Smoking, Gym, Restaurant, Casino, Handicap Accessible, Business Center
  5. Shoot...I wish I could figure out how to do that.....the Zone was LAX Airport. Sorry about that....out of practice.
  6. Headed for a very quick trip and need help identifying these two options on Priceline Express, which appear to be identical (even in the property description and fees), but have different prices: 4* Hotel - Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Casino, Restaurant and it has a $22pp resort fee - listed at $205/night 3.5* Hotel - Indoor or Outdoor Pool, Casino, Restaurant and it has a $22pp resort fee - listed at $175/night Both descriptions fit the Melia All-Inclusive at Cable Beach which used to be the Sheraton. I'm wondering if one price is the all-inclusive rate, and one is without. Appreciate
  7. It's been awhile since I've been on the board, so a "shout-out" to all of you. Needed a hotel for a quick trip to LA area....will be in the hotel for about 7 hours, so didn't require anything fancy. Checked Hotwire, and checked the BetterBidding board and identified one of the two 3*'s as the Holiday Inn. At this price, it worked for me. Thanks BB community. - Seattle
  8. Used the PRICELINE links from BetterBidding and scored on the first try....means I should have paid less, but a last minute business trip, so no complaint. W Hotel Chicago City Center 4 star Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park Area 172 W Adams, Chicago, IL 60603 Check-In: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 / 12:00 PM Rooms: 1 room / 1 night
  9. Used the HOTWIRE links from the board and booked 2 rooms for the night of the 28th. Lots of extra fees, so total was: Rooms - 2 Rooms (1 night) $169.00 per room Subtotal - $338.00 Taxes - $35.50 Occupancy tax - $25.54 Fees - $28.20 Total price - $427.24 Thanks BB Community....been awhile since I've booked, so glad to be back. - Seattle
  10. The American Assoc of Cancer Research is in DC the 6th - 10th and I've had the most difficulty ever finding a room(s) for my trip 6th - 9th. Rooms in the DC proper areas (Downtown, Whitehouse, Foggy Bottom etc.) are all running $300 - $600 per night. And anything near Reagan for the same time period was running $225+ for 3.5 star on both Hotwire and Priceline. Finally, at last minute while I'm sitting here in the Delta Lounge at JFK, and 4 hours before I arrive, I saw a fare on Hotwire pop-up for a 3.5* in Crystal City at $141. I quickly used PRICELINE links and started at $100 for 3.5* Cr
  11. Will be in London on a mix of pleasure and business, and need 3 Rooms for the dates above. I've noticed the great success in Westminster for the Marriott and DoubleTree and so was bidding around that...for up to $100 but no luck. I think I see the DoubleTree Westminster on Hotwire for $132. I tried to follow Valencia's strategy below, but can't figure out how she moved from 4* to 4* property in the same sessions...am I missing something? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks - Seattle
  12. Posting this post-trip. Was in a hurry so probably could have gotten this hotel for $5 - $10 less, but still happy with location. Used the PRICELINE links of course, and the Priceline Maps. A couple of notes: - self-park is $16/day and valet is $21 with unlimited in/out. - used to have a free shuttle to Disneyland but now charge $4/person. Shuttle runs twice an hour from the hotel and park with unlimited rides per day. - Hotel is 1.3 miles from Disney entrance so if you're going to be walking in Disneyland all day, plan accordingly. Hotel is a straight walk to entrance gates. - Seattle
  13. Reporting this win post my trip. Used the PRICELINE link from this board, and the new Priceline Maps and made a couple of bids. Got this wonderful property for $70 and had a terrific stay. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the area and the hotel is nice. They even bumped us up to the Executive floor. Thanks BB. - Seattle
  14. Used the PRICELINE links and started at $65 for downtown. Worked through a couple of other areas using extra bidding strategy and working up in $5 increments. Added San Diego Coastal and got Paradise Point at $80. Only thing I should have done different was to start with downtown and then added Coastal at $70 on my second bid. Might have saved $5 or $10 per night. Thanks BB...btw- I'm loving your new BB Priceline Maps...it's a fantastic visual and way easier to search for hotels and where to start bidding. Great job on those....worth a WEBBY Award in my mind. - Seattle
  15. Used the PRICELINE link off this board and started at $90 and was rejected with a counter-offer of $106. Added "Northlake" area and rebid at $95 and won the Intercontinental. It was undergoing some renovation when I was there three months ago, so we'll see things are on this trip. - Seattle
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