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  1. I booked this room for my sister, she has a very early flight from ATL tomorrow morning. Happily, my sister reports that the hotel has been renovated, and she sent photos of the room, too. Very nice clean comfortable room, big new TV, free internet, free parking, free breakfast (although she will leave to early to enjoy that perk) Usually, I try to book rooms in ATL south, but the ATL north area seems to have some great deals, such as the Red Lion.
  2. I used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link, but failed to report my winning bid last month. After going into the hotel and hearing the rates quoted, I drove to a nearby McDonalds to use the wifi, and proceeded to make a series of bids. Mercifully, I was able to secure two rooms for about the same price as the a more expensive suite. Hooray, I got Mother-in-law her own room - we did not have to share. :) Hotel is excellent, every room has a nice waterfront view, great breakfast, free guest laundry, free parking. Thanks, betterbidding!
  3. Tough day on PRICELINE for this last minute Saturday night near ATL Airport. Success on 4th Bid of $77 Red Lion Hotel Atlanta Airport 3.5 stars July 16-17, 2016 Bidding History: $63 on 2.5 Stars for ATL - South $67 added ATL - North $72 added Forest Park $77 added Morrow Prior to this winning bid, I had unsuccessfully bid up to $ 72 for 3.5 stars in ATL -South + 5 re-bids in nearby areas without 3.5 star listings) Saved about $25 vs. a direct booking I used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link :)
  4. Yes, a long term rental looks like the best option in this case. Thanks to both of you for your help! :)
  5. Yes, my friend will have a car. Parking fees are a consideration, too. Thanks so much for your response!
  6. Hello again :) A friend is being sent Las Vegas for a work assignment until mid-December, starting Tuesday, August 10, 2010. His per diem expense budget is $100 a day for food and lodging. He booked Hooters for $30 for the first 3 nights, but wants to try Priceline for portions of his time. I am certain that he will want to upgrade from Hooters. Any advice? Are certain time-frames going to be difficult due to events, conventions, etc? Since weekends tend to be more expensive, I thought he might try Sunday to Thursday for nicer hotels in town, then spend weekends further from the strip or downtown. We need to factor extra fees into the mix such as: parking, internet, resort fees, etc. Probably $60 or less per night will be the goal for most hotel stays, with occasional splurges. I am going to discuss options tomorrow. Any advice is greatly appreciated, and we will use your PRICELINE links! Thanks :)
  7. I stayed at this Hotel once on a PRICELINE bid, and was refused a non-smoking room! The Hotel itself was beautiful, and the area is scenic - just not close to Downtown SD. If I ever need to stay in Downtown SD again, I will avoid PRICELINE because the downtown zone includes Harbor Island. I hope that you enjoy your stay :)
  8. My guess is that the HOTWIRE 3 star Santa Rosa Hotel for Labor Day weekend might be the Holiday Inn Express, or some other moderately priced motel that offers a free continental breakfast. That said, if your 3.5 and 3 star bidding does not work, you might consider PRICELINE 2.5 or even 2 star hotels for this particular weekend. Either that, or keep bidding up to the day of arrival if you can wait. Good Luck :)
  9. Bidding History: $41 Zone # 5 (Disneyland) 3.5 stars - rejected $44 Zone # 5 (Disneyland) & Zone #1 (Anaheim Hills) 3.5 stars - Accepted Marriott Anaheim Suites 3
  10. 3* Santa Rosa - Rohnert Park - Petaluma, Courtyard By Marriott Santa Rosa $78/nt ($90 after taves & fees) Sept. 5&6 2 rooms, 2 nights - Labor Day weekend Bid History: Bid $55 for 3.5 stars in Santa Rosa - Rohnert Park - Petaluma Bid $60 for 3.5 and 3.0 stars in Santa Rosa - Rohnert Park - Petaluma Received Counter of $82 Added Upper Napa, Bid $65 - rejected Waited a day Bid $68 for 3.5 stars in Santa Rosa - Rohnert Park - Petaluma rejected Bid $73 for 3.5 & 3.0 stars in Santa Rosa - Rohnert Park - Petaluma Received Counter of $120 Added upper Napa, bid $78 for 3.5 &3.0 stars- Accepted I was hoping to land the Flamingo, but, I can't complain, we stayed at the Courtyard in santa rosa on a priceline trip a couple of years ago, and it was fine for our needs. Not a resort, but comfy beds and clean. Good location. For $78 a night, I am pleased (rack rate is $180 for 9/5/09, and $149 for 9/6/09). I used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link :)
  11. Update: I booked the Embassy using your link :) 2 RM SUITE-1 KING BED POOLVIEW-FL 1/2-NONSMOK Room Type: Non-Smoking Room Confirmed Rate Type: AAA RATE-ID REQUIRED Rate per Night: 236.55 USD Total for Stay per Room: Rate (USD) 473.10 Taxes 47.64 Total 520.74 Total for Stay: Includes tax and service charges described below. 520.74 USD
  12. Thanks for your reply. I am a bit leery of this particular hotel, based on the tripadvisor reviews of the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Love the location, although there are many homeless folks in that tourist area. If it was just for me, I would probably give it a try. But, the booking is for a very difficult family member. My sister thinks we should put the relatives up in the Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay I will have to discuss our options with the family, and will report back if I book the HOTWIRE option. Thanks again :)
  13. Greetings all I am looking at Hotwire for August 4 to 7, 2009. I believe this might be the Crowne Plaza Ventura Showing Traveler rating TripAdvisor 3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5 Based on 40+ customer reviews 3-star hotel in Ventura This hotel features the following amenities: Beachfront Property is located on the beach. Fitness Center Guests have access to exercise equipment; an additional charge may apply. Pool(s) Property offers at least one pool area; hours and dates of operation may be seasonal. Restaurant(s) Property offers at least one restaurant on the premises; hours and days of operation may vary. Laundry Facilities <amenity names only please... not descriptions> High-speed Internet Access Guestrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access; an extra charge may apply.
  14. Just wanted to report that the Palm Springs Riviera Resort was a very nice hotel with friendly staff, excellent rooms and beautiful pool area. We hope to return soon! Be aware of a $19.00 per day Resort Fee, and Valet Parking only.
  15. I used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link to win this 4 star hotel in the Palm Springs bidding zone. My first bid was accepted. I believe this is the same hotel I was considering on HOTWIRE at $122. The rack rate is $210 on the Palm Springs Riviera Resort website. Your Hotel Receipt Check-In Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009 Check-Out Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Hotel Name: Palm Springs Riviera Resort 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, California 92262 760-327-8311 Summary of Charges Billing Date: February 16, 2009 Your Offer Price: $83.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Subtotal: $83.00 Taxes and Service Fees: $19.30 Total Charges*: $102.30