blindman

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  1. The London Marathon is taking place on the 17th April so that's why the 16th is expensive (if not fully booked) as a lot of runners will stay the night before. Can you come another weekend (or are you running!) As Theruare says splitting the bid will help.
  2. :) :o If you reverse the numbers you almost get to my age! so I'm not into the nightlife anywhere! Clubs and bars on NYE had pay on entry at really stupid prices and are usually packed (or so I've read :) ) Glad you got some accomodation booked. I only know the city as a tourist, been there only three times. Spent a while last year planning the NYE event Look at Tripadvisor for general and specific info. More recent posts PM me if you want more information.
  3. Welcome to BetterBidding. To be honest I don
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    NYC

    Welcome to Betterbidding :) Somewhat of a FAQ :) Look at this post and the link to another thread. The stock answer is bid when you have: 1. Finalised travel arrangements 2. Have done research to determine likely hotels and winning bids. Every city\hotel\ has different criteria. Sometimes you can bid up to 12 months out and get a bargain, sometimes you have to wait until a few weeks :o Put your request etc in the correct thread as to where you are actually looking at and someone will assist.
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    I've just done a search in HOTWIRE for a 4* 2A and 2C check in 18th Dec for 3 nights. I got one for the City Financial district for $49 Restaurant, Fitness, Hi-Speed Internet, Business :) Can you see that?
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    IIRC the consensus is that the HOTWIRE TA rating is usually .5 out BTW The Hoxton Hotel are having their
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    The 5* Marriott West India Quay comes up at $99 on Priceline. Good for the O2!
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    I've not used PRICELINE or HOTWIRE for a while in London but the Novotel Bloomsbury used to be a cheap option for a four star and as it's near to tube stations. I'd still wait for a while before committing, gives you more time to research (or get confused!). BTW I've edited my earlier post to include links etc.
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    Not necessarily true! Both PRICELINE and HOTWIRE sometimes book into what appears to be "full" hotels. WillTravel is probably the best guy (?) to give that answer. I've stayed at the Hilton Islington and its good for local shops\restaurants and not far from the Tube. Not sure how it fits into the O2 visit :) I've stayed at the Hoxton (for a
  10. Have a look at the reviews for this hotel. I have stayed there twice for "business" The location for a tourist is ideal. The rooms are very small The price of everything in the hotel is very large The staff are very friendly! Enjoy the stay
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    Advice for booking on Hotwire

    IMHO I'd take theruare's advise and book a cancellable backup that's at an acceptable price\location. I think you are looking too far ahead for HOTWIRE or PRICELINE at the mo as in the run up to Xmas some 3\4* hotels (around October maybe) will have some kind of deal on if they are not filling their rooms. Have you been here before? Are you flying in from somewhere? In London (as in most major cities) if you are out sight seeing then the location of the Hotel is usually more important than its facilties (IMHO)
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    CA Los Angeles Holiday Inn Airport LAX

    Won this $40 priceline bid for a one night stay at the end of the holiday. Arrived around midnight and check-in was quiet, quick and friendly. Advised to use the airport shuttle as opposed to walk back from the car rental place (only 1/2 mile) and I agreed. The surrounding area is dodgy at night (sex bars and their client
  13. Won this $45 priceline bid for a one night May 09 stay. Arrive late evening (20:00) and the shuttle took about 20 mins to arrive at the airport after I'd 'phoned. Staff very friendly, no mention of Priceline and I was soon in a comfortable room. IIRC it was a suite with kitchen,microwave, sofa etc. Breakfast was good with fruit, pancakes cereal juices etc. The airport shuttle driver offered to take us to the Dollar rental place instead of the airport-but this turned out to be a little hassle as he did not know where to go...Got there in the end though. Overall a good cheap and friendly place with an airport shuttle about 15 minutes from the airport. There is a BART station nearby and a few shops so possibly feasible to stay here for a visit into the city, though obviously I did not do this.
  14. Needed a cheap stop over on our way South to Lake Tahoe\Yosemite. Will have had a long day so just want a bed and some cheap food 24\7. Saw some good reviews of this place on Tripadvisor and the amenities matched perfectly. Amenities Near Beach. Casino, Airport Shuttle, Restaurant(s), Laundry Facilities, Golf Nearby Total was $34.87 including taxes. Cheapest on their web-site is $60 +taxes = $68/09. Previous PRICELINE wins are not this cheap. Went through the HOTWIRE link.