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  1. At first Priceline Express was cheaper, but then they said they didn't have inventory when I tried to click thru the lowest level. Hotwire, with the $10 off coupon was then slightly cheaper. The problem is that the next morning the price had gone down by $15, but no one at Hotwire [extremely difficult to get a person at] would help. It's not saving that much now over booking direct - and a lot more hassle and treated worse by the hotel. This is the continuing issue with both Priceline & Hotwire: because they don't show the total with all their fees, you can't easily compare prices to outside/direct sources, and by the time you get locked in you discover it's not such a great deal after all, and you usually have far fewer choices over room/bed type. Here are the ammenities listed: Free Internet, Near beach, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible for hearing impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower
  2. Hotwire often does a bait & switch - after you click on the listing, and it comes back with the full page booking - and says "the last person got____" don't believe them. Just as often as not, you don't get that hotel. in this case it said last person got Kimpton Monaco, but the bed choice didn't match - which should have been a clue. Also - the Tripadvisor rating doesn't match as they must be referring to the previous Westin - which has been refurbished and is now the Dossier. Probably as good of a deal as the Kimpton, but not what I expected despite a lot of research. Terrible to see "resort fees" - in this case $20/night - come to even places like Portland. Just ridiculous! You have to watch how much the total is with all the fees to compare booking direct. In this case, still a better rate via Hotwire, but enough to make it a great deal. 90% recommended Favorite! (236 reviews) (1000 - 501 reviews) Complimentary Free Internet Amenities Fitness centerPet friendlyRestaurant(s)Self-service laundrySmoke-free rooms Accessibility Accessible bathroomRoll-in shower
  3. PRICELINE EXPRESS didn't show any 5* in Lima. HOTWIRE changed the price from $195 to $197 once I clicked thru. Direct rate showed $326 Indoor pool(s), Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby, Tennis nearby
  4. It appeared that HOTWIRE had the same property at a higher rate [as usual] so booked via PRICELINE EXPRESS using the 5% off code as PE offered a bed choice and bidding on PRICELINE wouldn't. On the technical side, 1 room went thru ok, the 2nd never was in the hotel's system despite a confirmation number etc. Took a number of calls between Priceline and hotel to resolve. PRICELINE EXPRESS listed as rated 9 out of 10, amenities: Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  5. Was listed with PRICELINE EXPRESS for $124, due to 5% off BetterBidding coupon underbid by $10 and got it. Very nice property, good discount Rating 9 out of 10: Business Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Restaurant Swimming Pool
  6. Tried bidding 75 at Priceline but was rejected. Didn't make any sense to go higher with 5% off coupon for PE. Not much savings after fees vs direct booking with AAA or senior discount. Rated 8 our of 10: Pets Allowed Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Free Breakfast Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center
  7. Incredible difficult completing this booking - don't know what the issue was but it took 7 tries before it actually confirmed, previously just saying "Error." Hotwire "customer service" makes a mockery of that title - they are absolutely worthless and won't do anything to assist even once you've run the gauntlet to actually get a person on the phone without having a completed reservation. Property is great, and was expected as the only one that could fit the description - savings aren't anywhere near what are claimed as when booking direct it's probably $60 more/night. Like most resorts these days, the fees/taxes are staggering and I think all these sites should include them instead of just displaying the base rate. Here's the amenities: Free InternetFree parking Amenities Business centerFitness centerPet friendlyPool(s)Restaurant(s)Smoke-free rooms
  8. Saw 4* on PRICELINE EXPRESS for $131. Bid $135 for 4.5* - rejected - rebid $121 including 4* and got it.
  9. There are 2 Holiday Inns listed as OKC Airport - this is the north location 4401 Southwest 15th, Oklahoma City, OK Originally bid $65 for 3.5*, then lowered bid to $55 to include 3* [PE had it at $59]. Keep in mind their shuttle [unlike most others] doesn't start until 5am in case you have an early flight. 4401 Southwest 15th, Oklahoma City, OK Top Amenities Free Internet In Room Indoor Pool Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant Non-smoking Rooms Free parking Airport Shuttle (Free)
  10. Originally bid $70 for 3.5* at PL, rejected, added 3* reject, added Salem-Beverly for $72, reject, went back to PRICELINE EXPRESS and got what I knew would be Holiday Inn Peabody - regular king room $79 [minus 5% bb PRICELINE EXPRESS link] $89 for kitchenette, $96 for King Suite. Total was $432 including fees vs $503 prepaid direct - so not a big savings. Rating 7 out of 10 Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  11. PRICELINE EXPRESS had it for $68 - hotel is undergoing renovations, but still a good deal: Rating 7 out of 10: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities .
  12. Good price for the property/location. Once clicked thru, it indicated last person got this property so confidence was high. Total $93.11 including "resort fee" Free breakfast, Free Internet, Smoke-free rooms, Business center, Internet access
  13. Saw PE had it for $54, bid $50 and got it: Free Parking Business Center Airport Shuttle Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  14. PRICELINE EXPRESS had it for $64, so I bid $59 and got it. Amenities: Free Parking Business Center Restaurant Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  15. PRICELINE EXPRESS listed it as $189, bid $181 and accepted at Priceline. Showed 8 out of 10 rating. Will add amenities later. Lowest price listed at other sites $431