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  1. I think you may discover that parking is considerably more than $5 per day. I was told that the Rosen Plaza charges $13 per day for self-parking and $20 per day for valet.
  2. I bit the bullet, and did get the 4* Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf 9/13 - 9/16/2014 @ $85.00 per night (plus fees of $53.13) (-$12.75 for FALL5)TOTAL $295.38 And if it's too loud....we can sleep during the cruise (since it's 24 nights onboard to Australia)! BTW - I did call the Sheraton and, of course, they said there is no construction going on. But, as you said, it's still almost a year until our stay, so no need to think about it now! Used the PRICELINE QuickQuote above - and clicked on PRICELINE EXPRESS Deals. Thanks. Do I need to enter a new topic to show the win??
  3. Haven't booked yet, but do now know that it is (or at least was yesterday) the Sheraton. A fellow cruiser had already booked it at the $86 price and did get the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf. She had posted a win on our cruisecritic roll-call, but I couldn't get a timely reply from her to find out which hotel she had purchased (did hear from her today). The reviews are not spectacular, and there is mention of a lot of noise from construction of a new subway connection there. Is anyone more familiar with SF than I am about this? I do have the Radisson reserved -- on points -- for 2 nights, but it's a LOT of points (44,000 per night!), which I'd rather not waste if this might be a decent substitute at the bargain price-point. (And at this price I can buy a bunch of earplugs!) Will post if I do book it (on the link here, naturally!) Thanks for all the help and advice. BTW - the same hotel was showing up as a Hotwire purchase at the same price -- but would end up being $10 per night more with the higher charges (and without the FALL5 discount)
  4. Thanks for the quick responses. I'm in a quandry, because it's still such a long time off for the stay. OTOH the $85 a night price for whatever 4* is pretty amazing. (I have the Radisson reserved using points, but that's a LOT of points to spend.) I hesitate to book just one night to find out the result, because then it might be possible that I wouldn't be able to get the other nights. Decisions, decisions... Thanks again. Of course, I'll use the booking boxes above (as always ) and post the results whatever I decide to do with this one.
  5. I've started looking for a pre-cruise hotel for Sept. 13 - 16, 2014 (!!)and, although I'd be very happy in a Union Square hotel, I'm seeing a 4* FW Express Deal for $85 per night (- the 5% FALL5 discount). Seems VERY cheap. Any good instincts about which hotel it might be? BW Plus Tuscan maybe? Only rated 7/10 (which really isn't high enough for the BW) and includes outdoor pool, free internet in public areas, pets allowed, restaurant, business center, fitness center. Thanks for any help.
  6. We enjoyed 3 nights at the Urbano last November (neither Priceline nor Hotwire, but purchased with a Skyauction bid). It's a nice boutique hotel with very friendly and helpful staff, and well furnished guest rooms. It's really not within walking distance - including any restaurants - to much of anything (except a visit to Vizcaya, the beautiful estate of Charles Deering), but you can get the free downtown trolley (or city bus for a dollar or so) in front of the hotel's door and go to the nearby Brickell shopping area. If you will have a rental car -- parking at the hotel is pretty expensive (almost $30 IIRC) and there is almost NO nearby street parking (unless you want to spend a lot of your one-night stay looking for an available spot). Enjoy yourself and have a great cruise. :)
  7. Extended Stay Deluxe orlando - Maitland - Pembrook Drive Price is o.k., although I had trouble identifying the hotel from the Hotwire description. This is not one that's listed on TA for Altamonte Springs, and Maitland seems to be included in the Orlando general listings. Will definitely work for us for the one-night stay. 2 1/2 * -- 4/5 rating (200 + ratings listed in description at Hotwire, but actually only a total of 33 ratings on TA ) $32.00 + $10.18 (taxes and fees) Amenities: free parking, fitness center, pool(s), laundry facilities, hi-speed internet access. Naturally, booked through the HOTWIRE link (upper left corner) :)
  8. Joao, We recently enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay at the Marriot Santiago (won on Priceline for $81 per night and posted here several months ago). The hotel is beautiful, but not very convenient to public transportation. There is an enormous mall very close by (2 minutes by foot). We were offered, and accepted, an upgrade by the Marriott -- it was $50 extra per night, but included breakfast in the executive lounge as well as cocktails and various tapas in the evening, access to free soft drinks in the lounge until midnight, and free internet. Our upgraded room was on the top floor and had the most incredible view of the mountains surrounding the area. It was definitely worth the upcharge -- at least for us. Wishing you a wonderful stay.
  9. Needed two rooms for this four-night stay, and we really enjoyed this Sheraton Suites on a previous trip. It was available on Hotwire for $85, so I was pretty sure I could get it on PL for less. Followed Kerlik's example from an earlier posting and got it with $70 on the first bid (too high? maybe, but I'm more than satisfied). 2 rooms / 4 nights @ $70 pNight, pRoom = $560.00 Taxes & Fees = $80.80 TOTAL = $640.80 Naturally, using the above PRICELINE link - as always :D
  10. Glad my information helped! Anything further worth mentioning about the hotel and your stay? Location?
  11. After searching the topic (and really not expecting to see that anyone had ever won a bid in Santiago), I tried my luck for a stay next March. Many thanks to Fermat for reporting his win from last October (for this past March). I got it on the first bid (probably overbid a bit, but still a great bargain). :) Santiago Marriott - Las Condes 3 nights at $81 . $243.00 Taxes............... 14.58 (can only be fees for Priceline, as Chile charges no taxes for non-Chileans). TOTAL.............. $257.58 Naturally, bid through the PRICELINE link above! :)
  12. If you look just a couple of postings below yours, to one posted by Pompey Fan, you will find that his 3* Maingate -- with the same amenity icons as you list, at the same $26 - is the Baymont Inn Celebration. Hope this helps.
  13. Just a heads up -- but, I remember reading that the Gaylord Palms does incur a Resort Fee (on top of the Priceline fees) for your stay. Check their website. Still a great deal!
  14. We had a fantastic time at the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui during our visit there two years ago. It was a great evening -- the show was excellent (can't remember anything about there being much, if any, fire), but the event was magical, and the food was very good. It's not cheap, (ca. $ 100 per person), but we were glad we did it. Having won the VIATOR gift certificate here on BB made it a no-brainer to use it to enjoy the luau. Thanks again, thereuare and BB!
  15. I know that it's a "done deal" and that NCHalfback's stay is already over, but why -- even if there were no other issues -- would he assume that a PL win for one room would suffice for four people, including 2 teenagers (especially in a metropolitan area hotel)?
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