poodleone

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  1. I have been watching downtown hotels on Better Bidding for while because a friend and I are going to see "Hamilton". Today what I knew had to be the Van Zandt popped up as a deal for $185. It had the same stars (4), rating (9+) and amenities as the KHVZ so I clicked on it and- yep!- it is the Van Zandt. Excited to see it and stay there after reading about it since the opening. Top Amenities WiFi Available in All Areas Outdoor Pool Fitness Center Pets Allowed Restaurant Non-smoking Rooms Valet Parking Cable/Satellite Tv Hair Dryer Room Service Facilities Pets Allowed No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Air Conditioning Interior Corridors Pools & Wellness
  2. Ever since booking my spring training game tickets, I have been watching the Surprise/Peoria/Glendale area hotels. I played around with some Name Your Price options but mainly looked at Priceline Express. Today I saw this Holiday Inn Goodyear area for $183 non-refundable/$193 refundable and booked the refundable rate. When I checked back on the Priceline Express Deals, I recognized the amenities as this same property but for $167. I selected it (hotel name hidden) and it popped up as Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites-GoodYear West Phoenix. I cancelled the higher rate and look forward to seeing how this gamble pays off as far as 3* property and drive to Surprise for the ballgame goes. Yes, I used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link. Hotel Amenities- shown on Pricelin Express Deals Free Internet In Room Free Parking Pets Allowed Outdoor Swimming Pool No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Business Center Restaurant Free Internet In Public Areas Free Internet Access Swimming Pool
  3. I live in Georgetown but need a place to stay for a couple of nights. I knew the Sheraton was our only 4* option and have stayed there before. I used the Better Bidding Priceline Express Coupon and selected the Express Deal. The coupon was worth $8 off. Free Internet Access Free Parking Business Center Free Internet In Public Areas Free Internet In Room Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool Outdoor Swimming Pool
  4. Oops, yep- I always forget to tell you that I have used the Better Bidding PRICELINE link.
  5. The Fairmont has become my go to Priceline Express hotel. I can recognize the star rating, amenities and "you have booked here before" comment. As always, I love the location as well as the property. Although I continue to monitor options when looking to book in Dallas Downtown, it is hard to beat $78 for a great 4* hotel. Amneities listed: Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool
  6. I have been watching the PRICELINE EXPRESS boards as I planned a trip to Dallas for the State Fair. I wanted to stay downtown because a friend is coming with me who hasn't spent any time in Dallas. Of course, I am kicking myself for not jumping on the Hyatt Regency when it was showing for $145 last month. Ah, well- I really love the Fairmont and was sure to get it since it showed "you have booked here before" and the amenities matched. It will be a fun trip and well worth the extra to stay downtown and take the DART light rail to Fair Park. Yes, I used the link on Better Bidding. Here's the amenities that showed (do not scold me if I didn't do it correctly AGAIN}: Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool
  7. I stayed at the Fairmont last year (also with PRICELINE) and, despite the expensive valet parking, I love the location and really liked my room. So I jumped on $88 (could have gotten it for $87 with Express but wanted to be sure). This time I plan to use the pool :-) Amenities: Business Center Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool Outdoor Swimming Pool Yes, I booked through the Better Bidding PRICELINE link.
  8. I have been watching hotel offerings/prices in the area for a couple of months but paid closer attention this last week as my trip got closer. I decided this morning just to pick one- decent rate ($129), 4*- ended up with the Renaissance. I had been tempted to pay a little more and get a known property but I am not unhappy with this choice. Will post a review when I get back. Here are the amenities that were posted: Free Internet Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant
  9. My second time staying at this Embassy Suites was even better than my first stay (in August). I arrived in FOrt Worth around 1130 and stopped in to ask how early a check in I might be able to get- maybe 200PM? The front desk clerk said well, your room is actually ready now. I was delighted. Plus they put me on the 12th floor away from elevators (I always call ahead and ask for them to comment high floor/away from elevators). It was SO quiet, I am not sure anyone else was staying on that floor! I was pleased with the comfort of the room as well as the prompt valet service when I called down for my car before check out.
  10. I always mean to mention that, yes, I use the PRICELINE link here on Better Bidding.
  11. Since I stay in Fort Worth several times a year, I recognize the hotels offered on PRICELINE EXPRESS. They will also indicate if I have stayed there before. When I chose this Express Deal, I was fairly certain, based on 3.5* and 9+ satisfaction, that it was the Embassy Suites and it was. Can't beat the price or the location. Sundance Square is a great place to be during the holiday season- lots of lights, tree, Santa. I am looking forward to another visit. Amenities: Free Breakfast Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Swimming Pool FYI- my original choice was a PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal for 4*, 8+ rating and pet friendly, business center but no free breakfast or swimming pool. That is almost certainly the Hilton but the deal was gone when I selected it. Another favorite property- maybe next time!
  12. On any of the hotel sites for Georgetown, the Sheraton is the only 3* plus only one with restaurant so I was confident when I selected this PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal. I live in GT but a friend and I have wanted to check out the newest hotel in town. We plan to enjoy a girl's weekend. Here's the listed amenities- Free Internet Free Parking Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool
  13. I was just a little concerned with mixed reviews for the Omni Mandalay but, as usual, there turned out to be no reason to worry. From the free parking to the polite and friendly staff to the beautiful comfortable room, my stay was great. I understand the comments about the hotel needing some renovation- it kind of reminds me of the Adolphus before that renov. However, my room was large with a beautiful view- I could see the renowned Mustangs of Las Colinas- and 2 full size, comfortable beds with a variety of pillows. The bathroom, despite an older tub/shower and sink set up, was more than adequate with nice amenities and plenty of hot water and good water pressure. I was on the 18th floor, away from elevators and it was very quiet- I didn't have any problems with noise. I thought about taking the hotel shuttle over to the DART light rail station on Sunday morning (when I was heading over to meet friends in Dallas) but it was a short easy walk, despite construction along O'Connor and Lake Carolyn Boulevard. Service at the M Bar was friendly and prompt and the limited food offerings were more than enough since I didn't want a full meal in the main restaurant, Trevi's. I didn't make it to the pool area but it looked very inviting. Overall, this is an Omni property that I would recommend and would revisit.
  14. I decided to use the PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal link at the top of the Better Bidding page- 5% off- since I knew the Express Deal almost had to be the Omni Mandalay. Turned out to be the case. I have always wanted to stay there. I plan to use their shuttle to take me to the DART light rail station so I can take the train over and visit a friend in Dallas on Sunday. I look forward to filing a review on my stay. Hope these amenities are correct this time- don't want to get scolded! Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool
  15. Don't know what to tell you. I copied the list off of the screen that appeared on Priceline Express right before I purchased under Express Deals. If I made a mistake or misrepresented the amenities, I apologize profusely.