TheBugster

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  1. I’ll do that. Not that I’m that bothered but it seems to be a 2 double room and would prefer a king. Not too important though as I land at 7 and will most likely go to bed by the time I arrive and leave early in the morning so won’t care too much!
  2. Should be good - thank you FYI - on my itinerary this is down as a 5*
  3. Was surprised to get this one! This was a Name Your Price deal. And this is in £ just to be clear I was trying for the day before but I noticed the prices for the day before were particularly expensive and as I was travelling light and alone (i.e no kids and in particular no wife!!) I didn't mind splitting up my hotel stays. When I was trying for both nights I think I got to £150 and Priceline came back with a offer of increasing my bid to £316 ($410) which I politely declined. So I thought I'd try just for the night on the 23/10 and I was happy to accept a 4.5* which I had selected. I got up to £150 ($195) and it got accepted but also took me to a 5* which was the Viceroy which looks v nice. I realise there is always the chance of getting a higher * than you chose but as I was going up in small increments I didn't expect a 5* anyhow thought it may be of use to someone
  4. Thanks to this board (I clicked through the links) I was able to work out from the amenities what this hotel was likely to be - for some odd reason the 22 and 23 were really expensive, particularly the 22 (I have a Priceline Name Your Price for the 23 to report next) - everywhere was SO expensive but this deal on Hotwire seemed pretty good and I was able to find a post with your best guess with the amenities (It isn't in the main list of hotels). Thank you Amenities Business center Fitness center Golf nearby Indoor pool(s) Internet access Pet friendly Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms
  5. you were spot on - W Hotel!! $128 a night inc taxes - that search didn't always come up for some reason and was normally showing up at over $200 earlier! Really happy I think and used the link provided by BiddingHelper.com! Cheers
  6. For some reason your BiddingHelper.com is giving a great rate! Do you think this is the Guild Red River? (Based on the customer 9/10 rating?). Doesn’t seem as if it has been won before? HOTEL LINK
  7. thanks guys - not booked yet as trying my luck on NYOP but I am guessing these prices will be similar to the Express Deals? thanks for your help
  8. Apologies I didn't know there were other tools other than the lists - I will try those next time. . Thanks for the insight of it being the AT&T - I will take a closer look. Seems a little far from where I will be most days but could work - prefer a cheaper room thought!!
  9. Hi all, I'm trying to do a bid for a 4* in the Downtown area of Austin 21-24 Jan - as close to the convention center as possible. I've tried a few bids of $128 - $150 a night - and thought I'd check the Express deals to benchmark my pricing - this is showing up as around $200 a night. I'd prefer a 4.5* but let't not carried away as don't really want to even spend $200. Anyway I am trying to ID the hotel in the Express deal but can't match it to any of the 4*s in the Priceline List of hotels. The amenities are:- Free Internet Available Outdoor Swimming Pool Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Spa Restaurant Free Internet Access Swimming Pool Anyone with any ideas where this could be? many thanks!
  10. many thanks - hopefully a good location and some good bars. Stayed in Central Loop a few times and River North but not the best night life (important on a work trip eh?!). I'm sure I saw somewhere with the Express deal which was pretty much the same price with the discount that it would have been a King size bed....with NYOP any type of room is guaranteed isn't it so we could get the cheapest room which is 2 double beds? Are the hotels usually ok at moving someone by themself to a King room that you know of?
  11. Hopefully everything clicked through - in the end did NYOP and got it for £110 a night which I think is reasonable - and was the Westin! So £130 inc tax.... Offer price:£110.00/night Number of rooms:3 rooms Number of nights:3 nights Room subtotal:£990.00 Taxes & fees:£195.84 Total charged today:£1,185.84 Thanks for all your help and great insight into thinking it's the Westin - hopefully a good hotel
  12. Not sure if you can create a link - but can you create the same link which in GBP? It is exactly the same in USD as it is in GBP just means I wouldn't need to convert from USD to GBP - the link I have is https://www.priceline.com/stay/checkout/express/2018-11-12/2018-11-15/3/E8C13A94EA22AB5C5C65996B59B9CA161DEC127C8625261944491E3939FF753962F05912862755FF128E832A6FD63419/289A26DA827B5EC20595B748F3A506035E9F823EF88B9FE54621551369E91CDFB160BE3DB7EB0191B160BE3DB7EB01917EA3048807BEE935/?currency-code=GBP&country-code=GB&tax-display-mode=false
  13. good question - yes I have been requesting 3 rooms so all pricing is based on 3 rooms! Good to check though. I'll read through your comments now - but wanted you to know. We have a budget with the company which I think we can hit but I'd rather get the best * rating hotel we can - and not a random hotel!
  14. Just a update as I never replied to this thread - in the end the per night stay was crazy high so I got someone else to pay for it as it was circa $650 a night and only the Hyatt Place Downtown which was nothing special at all!! Thanks for all your help on this