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  1. Good to know! At this point, we're planning on doing the very very last minute attempt at the best pricing. As of 24 hours before check-in the pricing is not looking good for any 4 stars other than Tropicana, which (according to my research online) is pretty dumpy and has a lot of smoking complaints. Do you have any opinions about Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort or Tahiti Village? I realize they are both commutes into the strip, but both have really positive reviews consistently on several sites, and at least one of them (Westgate) has a regular shuttle to the strip, which cuts down o
  2. Still playing the waiting game, but will hopefully book in the next 24 or so. Couple of questions (if anyone happens to know): 1) I keep seeing Tuscany Suites coming up and they have very high ratings, especially for cleanliness. I usually wouldn't consider anything less than a 4 star in Vegas, but considering it's right behind the Paris and close to the monorail and has such high ratings, other than losing the glamour and fun of being in one of the big strip resorts, am I right in thinking I should seriously consider this property to get something in the low 100's (with PLE or HWH
  3. I definitely agree with that thinking. I only wish they hadn't specifically told us to hold off on booking, as that indicated to me that they were fairly confident they could do something we couldn't do as outsiders. I would have much rather been told something along the lines of "sometimes we can do something, and sometimes we can't if it's an expensive weekend, so it's totally up to you if you want to take the gamble and wait". Because at that point, I absolutely wouldn't have taken the gamble on it. The frustration you're hearing in my comments about the situation, was that the end result o
  4. All good things to keep in mind! I'm seriously kicking myself for not taking the 4.5 star that was in the low 100's a few weeks ago when the "well meaning" friend offered to hook us up with comps. Well meaning friend has now ripped our vegas trip to shreds! haha
  5. Thanks! That's all very helpful. We're grad students, so the hope is to get as low in the 100's as possible. If we get into the $150/night range (plus taxes and resort fees on top of that) we're going to have to cut our trip down to only two nights. (Although I FULLY agree with you that $146 for the Wynn IS a GREAT value for that property - it's our favorite Vegas hotel; but at this stage of our lives, we're not in the value proposition world as much as student budget world, which we then are trying to balance with our champagne tastes and an asthmatic who likes breathing in his ho
  6. I've always been SO good about closing up any threads that I started, and so I was quite surprised to see that I had left one sort of dangling (my response must not have posted, because I do remember writing one...)
  7. Seeking advice on trends in Vegas - specifically on last minute price drops using Express Deals or Hot Deals. Our plans: Vegas Strip Friday, 2/14/20 - Mon 2/17/20 (to attend a Sat 2/15 event). Prices weren't terrible a few weeks ago (using BB to query PL/HW showed some 5*'s in the mid-100's and 4/4.5*'s in low-100's), but I hesitated when someone thought they could maneuver a comp room for us. Found out Thursday that was a no go, and by then, prices had skyrocketed. (Serves me right for holding out for something free!). As of today, some seem to be coming do
  8. Just realized I had not updated my posting on this message. We ended up not booking a hotel as a friend hooked us up for something. So I have no helpful info to report. Other than BetterBidding.com is a lifesaver!!
  9. Just wanted to report that we purchased the Priceline Express Deal and got the following: 3.5 Star: French Quarter Check in: 11/26/13 (2 nights) $66 per night Indoor/Outdoor Pool Fitness Center Business Center Rated 8.0 or higher In Checking this site to cross reference, the Pinned lists showed that the only 3.5 star hotels in the French Quarter were the Bourbon Orleans (one of our favorites), or another similar charming hotel that has the same feel as the Bourbon Orelans (name is escaping me now). Anyway, we were good with either of those and were hopeful when we pulled the trigger on the Exp
  10. Just thought I'd let you all know that I just won the Spa at Norwich Inn for 10/22 on Hotwire. It was listed as a 3.5 Star for $95 per night. I felt pretty safe and sure it would be this hotel, as it seemed to be the only 3.5 star in this area. Was very glad that I was right on this. Looks like a lovely hotel, and the book rate on the hotel was over $200 per night, so I'm very pleased with this win!
  11. I wish I had a better result to report. I'm frankly beyond angry over this - which I FULLY blame on PRICELINE, not on BetterBidding.com. Here's what happened: The Express Deal on Priceline for the 3.5 Star hotel listed 6 amenities in the listing. When I went to the regular list of full priced hotels on Priceline and specified those same 6 amenities at a 3.5 star rating, the ONLY hotel that showed up was the Red Lion, which is essentially right across the street from Disneyland and an easy walk. So I decided to take the chance, since the search did not show any of the hotels that are much furth
  12. I might as well ask about two of the other deals on Express Deals for the same dates: 3 Star, Guest Rating 7.0, $75/night. Amenities: internet pool pets restaurant business center fitness center And a 2 Star for $42/night that highlights "Includes FREE breakfast and Internet". Amenities: "coffee cup" (does that mean breakfast? coffee? not sure) Internet Pool Thanks guys!!
  13. I'm getting the same one now on the search, I think. It's a Disneyland - Anaheim Convention Center - Garden Grove in a 3.5 Star for $77 a night. Amenities: Internet Pool Pets Restaurant Business Center Fitness Center Any ideas?
  14. Yeah, it's too late. That hotel is now gone. Waited too long. Huge Bummer - looked like a great deal at a great price! Back to the drawing board... Note to everyone: make absolutely dead sure that you have followed up on your postings - and that there haven't been any internet glitches that stopped your follow up from going through, or you might wind up like me and miss out on a great hotel because the owners of this site think you have failed to follow up as required. Time is often of the essence with these Express Deals and the time it takes to find out that your follow up for a previous pos
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