whplanet

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  1. I used the support page to book the Embassy Suites directly.
  2. I'll do a bit more research before risking getting this hotel. I'll report back if I find out what the property is. It can't be Embassy Suites since they charge ($25/night) for parking.
  3. Wow... I totally forgot about that post. Looks like I had questions about the same property. I've added my reply to that thread. Thanks.
  4. I ended up booking directly with Hilton Garden Inn for this trip.
  5. I can't find this hotel in the forum list. Would someone help? Thanks! May 9-10 $129 3.5 Stars with the following amenities: Free Parking Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access
  6. I don't see Holiday Inn Express on the list of 2.5* hotels here on the boards. Considering there are so many flavors of Holiday Inn in the area, would you provide the address to confirm exactly which one it is? Thanks.
  7. This one doesn't look like it's the Embassy Suites mainly due to the free parking. $90 for October 20th Amenities: Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Free Parking
  8. I tried up to $90 for 3.5 star in both Downtown and Convention Center areas with no luck. Restarted my bidding at $70 in Downtown 4* and worked up to $115 until I was accepted for Le Centre Sheraton. Room Subtotal: US$345.00 ($115 x 3 nights) Taxes & Fees: US$74.13 Total Charged to Card: US$419.13 Per Night post tax: US$139.71
  9. Used the PRICELINE link: Had no luck for the previous week up through $80/night. Bid on the new dates starting at $55 for Convention Center and 4*. Was counter-offered for $64. I used a free rebid to bid at $56 and voila! Accepted. Rooms: 1 Nights: 2 Room Subtotal: $112.00 Taxes & Fees: $24.44 Total Charged to Card: $136.44 BTW, if anyone with an Amtrak Guest Rewards account would like to refer me (we both get 500 bonus points), PM me with a code.
  10. Airlines in the USA may involuntarily bump you to another flight as a result of overbooking, but they must compensate the passenger per regulation. The amount of compensation depends on the situation, but airlines prefer to find volunteers under their own terms to avoid the regulated penalties. http://airconsumer.dot.gov/publications/flyrights.htm#overbooking In general, European regulations are much more customer friendly.
  11. Thanks for the info. Of all the times I've used Priceline, it's only "almost" happened to me once. I arrived to the hotel early and got a room, but the manager was mentioning how they would have to turn many away because they were overbooked due to a college graduation that weekend. It's disappointing to hear that there is no "law" on the books, unlike the airline industry.
  12. I apologize if this has been covered previously, but nothing came up when I searched: I've heard of complaints from people who've used Priceline and been refused at the lobby due to overbooking. In these complaints, Priceline offered a refund of price paid, but the customer ended up booking at a different hotel, often at much higher rates, in order to have a place to sleep. What is Priceline's official policy and what have your experiences been?
  13. Sorry for forgetting the star level. I was bidding 4*. Can you change the thread title to reflect this? Rittenhouse and Historic are also acceptable. It's just that I saw people winning the Marriott Downtown for $60-70, so went for that.
  14. Used the PRICELINE link: Started bidding at $50 and incremented to $75 until running out of free re-bids. I've read recent wins for $60-70 ($85 for Labor Day), so that's why I started out so low. I will re-evaluate my dates or maybe try again tomorrow where I left off.
  15. I am happy to report that this property did not charge me a resort fee.