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About johnbowling

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  1. $68 + $17.97 taxes and fees = $85.97. Started with BiddingHelper.com. The amenities differed depending on which way I searched from the Bidding Helper page. Clicking on the sentence "5% off Priceline Express Deals (click here)" I got only one 3-star hotel near the airport that offered a free breakfast. It showed the area as "Sarasota Airport Area (SRQ)," and did not say "Downtown" as shown in the post title. That was the area name choice I was offered. Amenities: Free Internet Free Parking Free Breakfast Bed Choice Airport Shuttle Business Center Fitness Center Non
  2. I stayed at the above Holiday Inn 5/23 and it was a good experience on all counts except finding it. Google maps stopped directing me, declaring I had arrived when I was in front of a bank in a heavily treed area. In fact, you must turn onto a side street and drive about 100 yards to get to the hotel which is behind and hidden by the bank. I wrote to Google maps to correct the navigation error. Until it is fixed, if northbound on Carothers, turn east, right, onto Isabella, the side street, at a Shell station and drive up the hill.
  3. I edited this post to add my question at the end and I think we crossed messages. Do you know the answer?
  4. Hotwire. This win is the Holiday Inn, not the Holiday Inn Express. It is not on hotel List for Franklin-Cool Springs. Full amenities through Bidding Helper: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Business, Laundry, Golf, Free Parking $29.35 taxes and fees added to $107 = $136.35. Hampton Inn Franklin Cool Springs was sold out. Other Hamptons in the area thru the Hhonors web site were $239 at Franklin Berry Farms and $175 at Nashville/Brentwood I-65S. A regular Hotwire search page said it would be either the Aloft
  5. Two nights + $26.24 taxes and fees = $126.24, all in. Never stayed here before, but the parking and Internet are free and it's only 0.3 miles (6 minutes walk) north to the Mexican Market and another 6 or 7 minutes east to the western edge of the Riverwalk. FULL AMENITIES: Free parking Free Internet Smoke-free rooms Fitness center, Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Ac
  6. Bid for a 4*, Riverwalk area of San Antonio, Texas, starting at $50/night. Added areas without a 4* and raised bid in $5 increments. Won the Omni la Mansion del Rio at $80/night, $160 for two nights plus taxes and fees of $36.64 = $196.64 total. It is directly on the Riverwalk. I started my bidding with your PRICELINE link.
  7. As of June, 2016 this hotel is quite dated looking, both in the lobby and in our room. Definitely not up to Marriott standards. Oddest of all, the beds are hard; very un-Marriott-like. According to hotel replies to critical reviews on Marriott's web site, the hotel is scheduled to be renovated starting in August, 2016. Free parking and Internet, but one must pay Marriott prices for breakfast. Locared a short walk from SRQ airport. On pool side of hotel there was no car or airplane noise, only one elevator for three floors. Downtown Sarasota is about a ten minute drive s
  8. Started with your PRICELINE link. Bid on date of arrival. First bid accepted; $63. 2 nights, $63/night = $126 + $24.10 fees = $150.10.
  9. Sorry if I left this out. Address: 6700 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo , TX The area was Amarillo Southwest
  10. Started with your [url=http://www.betterbidding.com/clicks/click.php?afsrc=1&id=40]PRICELINE[/url] link. Bid 4-Star Riverwalk starting at $50/night. Increased in $5 increments until success at $85. Good hotel and great location right on the Riverwalk.
  11. A day or two after I checked out I noticed that this hotel had put a $19.xx charge on the credit card I gave them at check-in. I checked my memory of free breakfast being included and it was. Called the hotel for an explanation and was told only the hotel manager could see it or do anything about it. I left a msg on their voicemail asking for an explanation with my mobile nbr and days went by with no call. A week later I called back. The desk clerk said she would write a note for the manager and put it under their door right then. Another week with no call or voicemail and the charge was still
  12. Started with your Priceline link. Total price $134.63. Hotwire's best price for that night was $137 + taxes and the ever growing fees, so I bid $100. Noticed a $4 "Hotel" charge (an airport resort hotel?), so I modified my bid to $96. Rejected w/ offer to rebid for $119, so I knew I was close. It was late so I bid $110 because I was tired of messing with it (two hours due to high prices that night anywhere near Savannah). Probably could have gotten it for $110-$105. I ignored the Historic District zone because I'm tired of paying an extra $30 for parking plus a resort charge, typical
  13. Hotwire. $90.45 all together. Hotel Amenities Free Internet Boutique hotel Airport shuttle Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible for hearing impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Accessible parking Roll-in shower Sorry, I neglected to start with your link. Next time.
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