I've used Priceline dozens of times successfully, but NYOP seems to belong to the past. I earlier shared a story of placing over 80 bids in Chicago only to decide to buy somewhere else. That has been typical of NYOP lately. The fees keep getting higher, so if you have a chance to buy something elsewhere, it will almost certainly be that way. For the past week, I have been working on a NYOP for a hotel room in the Meadowlands area. I have placed 64 bids. These have all been flat rejected. There has not been one counter-offer. The dollar amount keeps getting higher and higher. There was a time when the total would be about $10 higher than the product of your bid and nights. No more. One of my latest $65 bids for two nights has a total of $159.92, or about $15 per night premium for the stay. The savings, if any, isn't worth the trouble of placing and keeping track of dozens of bids. I have placed a cancellable reservation for a total of $110 at a national chain. I might continue to try Priceline, but my expectation is that I will drop Priceline when the total gets to about $170 and just keep the reservation I have. I don't regard $65 per night as a niggardly offer in light of the times (years ago) that I have gotten rooms for $20 per night. I know these hotels are not full. tl;dr version: NYOP is less and less likely to happen, and if it does, you can probably get a similar room the same or cheaper by some other means.