Took a few days bidding 4* Sonoma and Napa seperately from $90-$140 but finally got Renaissance Lodge Marriott 4* (Sonoma) Aug.19-20 for $138 plus tax. No resort fee apparently either! Rack rate is $199, AAA rate is $189 so saved a few bucks and had fun bidding... They countered at $22 more when I hit $132 so I knew I was somewhat close so I just did $2 increments from there and won at $138...interesting! Thanks for the help everybody!!
First PRICELINE win...started at $65 and finished at $96 using Soma and the rebid area combos. Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $96.00 Subtotal: $96.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $22.32 Total Charges*: $118.32
I actually did 8 bids on Napa you recommended and then a seperate 8 bids for Sonoma and then a few combinations of both of them together before I capped out my budget. No glitches, seems straight forward, I think...(-;
Hmmm...I want one of those properties and was quoted $150 government rate at the Westin so I think I'll try again tomorrow up to $130 and if nothing book through Westin. I was hoping Vino Bello would bite at $110 like a few other PL wins. Oh well...Maybe time of the year. I'm sure they are quite busy in August in Napa!! Thanks again for your advice and guiding me through my first PL bidding attempt. Now onto the next leg of the Cali road trip, San Fran.. I'll keep updates and am using forum PRICELINE links. Cheers!
Started bidding on 4* Napa (Sonoma and Napa) for Aug.19-20. Started at $80 increasing $5 for rebids and stopped at $120 with no luck. I guess try tomorrow starting at a higher level (say $100) and stop at my $130 limit?? Any thoughts/recommendations? A note to all: I phoned Vino Bello (they quoted me AAA rate at $170, rack rate $199) and they told me they do charge a $15 resort fee on top of what I might pay through PRICELINE or HOTWIRE. Keep this in mind when bidding!! PS...Posted this as a new topic using proper PL thread
Started bidding on 4* Napa (Sonoma and Napa) for Aug.19-20. Started at $80 increasing $5 for rebids and stopped at $120 with no luck. I guess try tomorrow starting at a higher level (say $100) and stop at my $130 limit?? Any thoughts/recommendations? A note to all: I phoned Vino Bello (they quoted me AAA rate at $170, rack rate $199) and they told me they do charge a $15 resort fee on top of what I might pay through PL or HW. Keep this in mind when bidding!!
Beav: Thank You so much! I will begin bidding now and keep updating. PS... I just noticed PRICELINE added Rennaisance Resort and Spa to their 4* Napa (Sonoma) under hotel listing. Are the hotels listed at a given time on PL the ONLY properties that you are bidding on?
Thanks Beav: I saw this on HOTWIRE as well but would like to give it a try with PL. Yes...3 free rebids and 9 days and I'm ready to start bidding. Just wanted info on "closing browser to rebid" and "8 bids per cycle" thereuare mentioned above before I get going.
I agree with Beav...I can't find the Meritage on this forum or mention of it anywhere on the PL site which again leads me to believe th only 4* properties that PL uses are Westin, Vino Bello and Macarthur Place. Can anyone guide me through a bidding strategy and process to attempt getting one of these for Aug.19? Can't see why I would pay more than $110 based on past Vino Bello PL wins. Cheers and thanks in advance!!!