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  1. In terms of price, there are unfortunately no other options at the 3.5* or higher level under $100 in core areas. On HOTWIRE: 3.5* HOTWIRE Center City East for $112 Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Internet access Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility >>>Best guess would be the Doubletree Center City, which is less than a mile from the Philadelphia 201 above. On PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct date of travel is showing on the detail page after clicking the link below.) 4.5* Rittenhouse Square (<<<----click this link to go to the listing) for $160 Pets Allowed Fitness Center Business Center Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities >>>Best guess would be the Kimpton Palomar; while certainly more expensive, this property gets excellent reviews. Let us know if the above are of any interest. If not, let us know more about what you are looking for. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  2. Welcome to Betterbidding. 😀 We do currently have a 5% coupon for both retail and PRICELINE EXPRESS deals. All coupons can be found in our Priceline Coupon page (or the Hotwire Coupon page) Please let us know if we can be of any assistance researching your stay. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  3. Happy to help! It's definitely a nice drive up from Chicago to Door County and it's really a pretty straightforward trip. Green Bay hotel options are fairly plentiful for a mid-sized town and there are some options fairly close by in De Pere and Ashwaubenon. It depends on what you're looking for/if you need to be near a particular area. I've also stayed in Appleton near Green Bay, but if you're heading up to Marquette in Michigan then Appleton would be backtracking too much and starts to get a little too out of the way to the South. Marquette has fewer options, but depends on the day and what you are looking for in terms of location/desired budget. Please start new threads for each of those stops and we would be very happy to help suggest available options that fit what you're looking for. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  4. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this Atlantic City property! Glad you are pleased with the result and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  5. I'm quite familiar with this area and that is absolutely a good price for Door County in the Summer. Usually, decent prices are had only around late May/early June (where it can still be cold) and October if Fall colors are lesser than usual. There's a terrific Walmart across the street from this Best Western property for snacks or other needs. Additionally, since this property is at the top end of Sturgeon Bay, a bit closer/better jumping off point to explore the rest of Door County. I'm a fan of Lautenbach's Orchard (which is a little bit South of downtown Fish Creek, https://www.orchardcountry.com/), Macreadys (Egg Harbor, https://macreadys.com/breads), Wilson's Ice Cream (https://wilsonsicecream.com/, In Ephraim) and the Farm is a fun stop that has been there since I was a kid (http://www.thefarmindoorcounty.com/farm-fun/, in Sturgeon Bay not far from your hotel - that's only about 3.4mi away.) Of course, there's Al Johnsons (http://www.aljohnsons.com/) with the goats on the roof - prepare to wait to be seated if it's a busy (or sometimes even if it's a not busy) time of year. If you are driving up from Chicago to Door County, it's really pretty straightforward. You'll take 90 downtown and then get off on i-94 and head North until you reach the North suburbs. Right after the Dundee Road exit, there is a turnoff for 94 - this will take you West to where 94 continues. If you stay on the road, it turns into 41. 94 is (usually) a bit faster but you will encounter toll booths. There are no toll booths in Wisconsin. Shortly after you pass into Wisconsin, you'll see the exit for 50. 50 is a good place to stop if you want to take a quick break. There's a Starbucks, McDonalds, the Brat Stop (a Wisconsin institution) and a Woodman's grocery (a reasonably priced/employee owned Midwestern chain that has massive stores.) Back on 94 heading North, a short distance North of the 50 exit, there's the 142 exit - on the West side of the road is Mars Cheese Castle, a popular stop devoted to selling all manner of cheese - and the building is actually made to look like a castle. Keep heading North on 94 and you'll get into Milwaukee. 94 continues West, so i-41 and i-43 are your choices to go North - both end up in Green Bay, and you jump off from there to Door County. Personally, I've taken both and significantly prefer 43. Scenery a bit nicer, more places to stop if needed along the way. Just to the North of Milwaukee off 43, there's Cedarburg (http://www.cedarburg.org/), which is a very historic, charming small town. Further North - about halfway to Green Bay - there's Kohler and Sheboygan. Continuing North on 43 getting close to Green Bay, there is a somewhat hidden waterfall park not too far off the highway. Fonferek Falls (https://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/fonferek.shtml) is a bit treacherous (there are signs) but very pretty if there's been recent rain. If there hasn't been, it may be dry. There is a parking lot next to a very pretty farm owned by the most recent generation of the family that has owned the land. There is a path at the end of the parking lot that winds around and heads towards the Falls. When you're going into Green Bay, look for the exit to 57 to Sturgeon Bay. You will take that the remainder of the way. This didn't used to exist and getting up to Door County used to require a longer side road journey. Not too long after being on 57, you will get into Wequiock. Slightly off the road, there is a little park that has another small waterfall (https://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/wequiock.shtml) although again, if it's been a dry season there may not be much to see. After you get onto 57 in Green Bay and start heading North it's a straightforward and pretty quick trip the remainder of the way to Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy your stay.
  6. I'm seeing on HOTWIRE: 4* State Marina - Waterfront Walk for $91 Free parking Free internet Casino Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Golf nearby >>>Best guess would be the Golden Nugget 3.5* Playground Pier - Boardwalk for $70.76 Free internet Near beach Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center >>>Best guess would be Ballys Would either of these options be of interest? Please let us know what you decide and if we can be of any further assistance. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  7. Congrats on your success. Excellent win for this very well-reviewed Radisson! Glad you are pleased with the win and are looking forward to your stay. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  8. I'm looking at Yelp reviews for Hertz in downtown Chicago and none of them have particularly great reviews; this one at the Hyatt on Wacker is mixed but better overall than most locations - https://www.yelp.com/biz/hertz-rent-a-car-chicago-20). It would depend on which way you're heading after Chicago - if you're going that way you could either try a downtown Hertz and be on your way or it's not difficult to get to Midway on the Orange line (and is a quicker trip than from downtown to O'Hare.) Later at night coming from O'Hare, I'd definitely take a cab/uber if possible - that's a fairly long ride plus the line switch once you get downtown. The Red Line station is a few blocks West of the Ambassador. Definitely let me know if you have any other city questions at all.
  9. Congrats on your success. Good deal for this Sheraton property! I'd ask at check-in if there's any way you could get a room facing South to get a river view. Thank you using the site's PRICELINE or HOTWIRE links to start your purchase and sharing your win, helping us update the Hotwire Hotel List for Chicago Enjoy your stay.
  10. Congrats on your success. Terrific win for this newer Gold Coast property! Great location and nice Lou Malnati's a couple of doors away. Please let me know if you have any city questions. Thank you for sharing your win and using the site's PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to start your purchases and searches. Enjoy your stay.
  11. I'd consider taking a taxi or Uber at 8 if possible. The Ambassador is at the top end of the zone in the Gold Coast area - while not central in the city as a whole, it's an easy walk from here to the top end of the Michigan Ave area and on a nice day it's an also an easy walk to the North of here to Lincoln Park, as well as to Old Town. There's also a Red Line station a few blocks away, too. The Ambassador is in a residential area unlike all of the other downtown properties, so there is a little less street noise than most hotels. This is a historic property with a famed restaurant and was considerably renovated a few years ago when it became the Public Hotel. The structure still is older, but they did a very nice job giving the interior a facelift when that change occurred. I'm very familiar with the city and happy to answer any questions.
  12. That Travelodge is an old property and not a particularly good option in my opinion. On HOTWIRE, I'm seeing: 3* HOTWIRE Theater District - Loop for $124 Free Internet Smoke Free Fitness Restaurant Business ==> Best guess for this would be the Hilton Garden Inn North Loop. While unfortunately more than what you were hoping for, I think it's a better value for the money than the Travelodge for $90, plus also puts you at a better location, nicer/newer property, etc. I'm very familiar with Chicago and happy to answer any questions. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  13. Please reply in the thread linked above with what you decided to do for that stay to close that thread. Thank you. If you indicate 3 people, you should get bedding for 3 - exact bedding is going to depend on hotel and availability. May be two beds, but 1 + rollaway is also possible. Please let us know if you need help trying to ID the listing in question (please provide the information showing - price per night before taxes/fees, amenities, zone, star rating) and keep us updated on what you decide. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
  14. Wildberry (https://www.yelp.com/biz/wildberry-pancakes-and-cafe-chicago-2) is a short walk away from your hotel, although it is a popular breakfast option so there may be some wait. Fancier is Beatrix (https://www.beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/river-north/menu/breakfast/) in River North, which also has lunch/dinner and a coffee/pastry bar (https://www.beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/river-north/menu/coffee-pastry-bar/). Siena Tavern (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g35805-d3879063-Reviews-Siena_Tavern-Chicago_Illinois.html) would be another dinner option, as would be Sable (https://www.yelp.com/biz/sable-kitchen-and-bar-chicago-3) and Ema (https://www.emachicago.com/menu/dinner/.) Eataly is also a lot of fun. I'm very familiar with Chicago and happy to answer any questions.
  15. On PRICELINE EXPRESS (please confirm the correct dates of travel are showing on the detail page after clicking the links below.) 2.5* Champaign - Urbana (<<<----CLICK HERE to go direct to the listing) for $49 Free Parking Free Breakfast Fitness Center Free Internet in public areas Pets Allowed Business Center Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Free Internet in room >>>Best guess would be the La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Champaign. While a little outside the zip you're looking at, not too far and a hair under your budget plus you can use the promo code in my signature. With bidding, you have to be able to accept any hotel in the zone at the star rating picked, there is no way to know what hotel you might get when bidding. With PRICELINE EXPRESS and HOTWIRE, one can make an educated guess as to which hotels are showing. Additionally, with Champaign I'm seeing one large zone and you might wind up anywhere in that zone if you bid. I'm not seeing much that would fit on HOTWIRE, unfortunately. Would the potential La Quinta be of interest? If not, are you interested in bidding? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
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