Got the Renaissance for $51 ($65 with taxes). Had tried 4, 3 and 2 days before trip all the way up to $70 and was unsuccessful. Had seen that this hotel was won for $51 and figured that was a good target. The best rate on HOTWIRE was $152. Tried a last time on the 16th (the day of the stay) and won it. My best guess why the hotel opened up is that it was a Saturday night and they did not want to give the lower rate until they knew the rooms wouldn't be booked for the whole weekend. Who knows? The hotel is very nice. It is not quite 2 years old. Room looked like noone had every stayed in it. The staff was very friendly and excellent help. The "Temple" restaurant was a little disappointing but okay. Parking is $25 high for Providence but cheap for Boston. Well worth the $51. I used the PRICELINE link on this board.