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  1. Hotel stay was very good. An excellent deal. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a deal like this for the following weekend.
  2. Total cost $137.96. Listed price was $59/night for a king bed or standard room but used the Hotwire Coupon Getaway10 code for 10% discount making actual cost before taxes and fees of $53.10/night. Got a king bed. For $63 one could get a king with sofa bed, and for $65, two double beds Used BB HOTWIRE link. Am VERY pleased with the deal. I had booked this hotel on hotels.com last night for $105/nt plus tax so I'm saving over $100. Amenities listed were free breakfast, free internet, airport shuttle, fitness center, business center.. Hotwire listed the Trip Advisor rating as 4.5/5.
  3. After I posted my review, I noticed the hotel is listed as a LaQuinta Inn & Suites. It is just a plain LaQuinta -- not an Inn & Suites. If I initially wrote LQ Inn & Suites, it was an error. Sorry. In my experience the Inn & Suites hotels are newer and generally better.
  4. I forgot to comment on our stay. For the price and for just one night this was a good deal, but this hotel only deserves a 2-star rating. (I filled out the Priceline review and told them that.) We stay at a lot of 2.5 and 3-star hotels, and this hotel is NOT 2.5 star. Room was clean, reasonable size, and modern, but the hotel buildings are dumpy and old. We'd probably stay again for one night at this price, but I wouldn't want to stay there much longer. Front desk clerk was snippy when I called from the airport to get the shuttle, but that can happen anywhere. The breakfast was medio
  5. Total cost $54.97 with taxes and fees. Amenities listed were free internet, pets allowed, airport shuttle, free breakfast, swimming pool, non-smoking rooms available, and bedding (not sure what bedding means). Underneath it said bed choice available. I chose 2 double beds w/o microwave and fridge for $42. It was $47 if you wanted 2 doubles w/ microwave and fridge. King was $85. Guest rating was 7. Cheapest rate I could find elsewhere was $80 so I'm very pleased with the win. It is an old style La Quinta with exterior corridors, but we're only here one night. Before I clicked to buy t
  6. Hotel worked out well. We were very pleased given the price. This is the type of deal I used to get frequently on Priceline but can't find very often now. Could have paid a lot more for something no better or possibly worse. I asked for a room on the top floor that was away from the elevator (my usual request). The agent said fine and gave us a king bed, but then stated that if we wanted 2 queens, he'd change it. We didn't care so just kept the king. The room had been refurbished although I thought the LaQuinta decor was nicer (bigger desk and couch), but this is personal preference. The
  7. Free breakfast was also an amenity. Sorry I forgot this. Breakfast is important to me too!
  8. Total cost was $78.98. Amenities were free parking, free internet, non-smoking, bed choice, business center, fitness center, and pool. Showed a rating of 6+. Oddly enough, I did NOT get a bed choice for $30. A king bed was listed for $49 or 2 queens for $57. Priceline also offered this hotel on their non-express hotels for 2 nights for a non-refundable total cost of $89 ($10 more) with a 6.8/10 rating.. This tipped me off so I was fairly confident it was the Best Western when I bid. The best rate I could find on Best Western's website had a total cost of $136. This hotel used to be
  9. I forgot to review the hotel. It's quite nice -- comfortable bed, pleasant ambiance, good furniture, etc. . Rooms are large although it's a newer design, and they aren't as large as other Hyatt Places I've stayed at, eg, Baltimore, DC, Ft. Lauderdale, Lombard. The bed is not separate from the suite area, and it didn't have a wet bar or large sectional couch. Breakfast is good although we were there on a weekend, and the clientele was largely families and groups. Unfortunately, some parents did not supervise their children at breakfast. I did get Hyatt points for participating in the "Go
  10. The hotel was OK, but it is nowhere near a 4.5/5. I'd give it a 3/5 at best. I also would downgrade it to 2.5 stars from 3 stars. There were minor problems in the room (hair dryer not working properly, shower rod falling down, etc), the pillows were small and uncomfortable, the furniture is nicked, there's no full-length mirror, and the carpet needs updating. The breakfast was somewhat better than most LaQuintas (though that's a low standard) but not on the level of Hampton Inn or Hyatt Place. The breakfast tables weren't cleaned the first two days and barely cleaned the third day aft
  11. I got your first response/ message in my email. I responded with an email. No one responded to my email saying I wasn't computer savvy and didn't know what a "PM" is. I still don't know what a "PM" is or how to do it so if you want me to do that in the future, you need to tell me.
  12. Total cost with tax and fees was $164.85 since I had a $25 off coupon from HOTWIRE. This equates to a cost of $47/nt plus tax and no Hotwire fee. Amenities listed were free parking, free breakfast, free internet, fitness, pool, smoke-free, business center, and self-serve laundry. After I booked, my confirmation email also included golf nearby and repeated internet. I was fairly certain this was the LaQuinta before I booked for several reasons: 1) Hotwire said TripAdvisor rating was 4.5/5 so that matched (very few hotels get this high a rating) 2) Hotwire said last person who booked got th
  13. Thanks for the tip on the Priceline Coupon and Hotwire Coupons. I was unaware of them. I haven't been on this site for a long time. My Hotwire deal was still better than PRICELINE with the 5% discount coupon, but a coupon might make the difference for a future purchase. I don't miss the Chicago weather. I'll try to remember to use the links. I was vaguely aware of the bidding helper feature, but I used to by a lot of hotels so I was pretty confident about the Hyatt Place.
  14. Total price was $173.74 since I had a $15 off Hotwire Coupon (purchase over $100). Taxes are VERY high in Bedford Park (17.5%) so I calculated the real cost is about $74/night and no fee for Hotwire. The post said the rate was discounted from $117, but the cheapest rate I could find on the web was an advance purchase for $119. I also checked PRICELINE EXPRESS, and I'm almost positive they had the same hotel for $73/night (total cost of $184.96) which was a tad cheaper if one didn't have a Hotwire coupon. I didn't have a coupon for Priceline. Priceline did list a price of $119. I'm a for
  15. Great stay -- and they even gave us free breakfast coupons since we're gold!
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