Just to finish off on the balance of my Priceline San Francsico trip, Ive changed my preferences for those days and have had the following bids accepted: 24/10/09 I couldnt find any available 4* hotels in the city, so I changed my target to an airport hotel, and figuring that the inconvienince/cost of taking the BART into the city ($5) and taxi home at night ($45) was OK given the price saving and I could apply the price saving on this night to the next night's accomodation. I bid up to $230 for 4*, and $200 for 3.5*, in the city and got nothing Win: Hyatt SFO, $60 25/10/09 4* hotels became available on this night. While not cheap, I did will save by staying out at the airport the previous night and staying at the Napa the next night. Win: Hyatt downtown, $180 26/10/09 As I planned to visit the Napa /wine country while in San Fran, I figured I may as well stay out there one night, taking advantage of much cheaper accomodation vs the city. Win: Hyatt Sonoma, $50 Wine: lots The interesting thing about the above bids were that all accepted bids were from the Hyatt. I dont know if there is anything significant about that or just pure co-incidence.