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  1. Thanks thereuare. It is definitely good savings over the PRICELINE EXPRESS price and especially what the regular hotel booking sites are charging, all around $189 as you stated. But its a bit of a game since I've done this many times. Glad your site is still kicking!
  2. PRICELINE EXPRESS had this Sheraton for $74 ($90.97 all-in) and Hotwire was $80 ($98.16). I figured I name your own price on Priceline lower than the PRICELINE EXPRESS price to see what would happen. Sine there are 12 rebids for 3.5 stars, I figured I would start at $60 and go up $1 each time. It was accepted on the first bid - I hate it when that happens. Even though I saved $16.37, I should have started lower! 🙂 Offer price:$60.00/night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:1 night Room subtotal:$60.00 Taxes & fees:$14.60 Total charged today:$74.60
  3. Needed a two double bed room since it'll be three adults. Room $116.00 ($116.00 per night x 1 night x 1 room) Coupon applied$11.60 Taxes & fees$26.40 Promo code-$11.60 Trip total (USD)$130.80 Trip total per night (USD)$130.80 Without the promo code, it would have been better to pre-pay on the IHG/Holiday Inn website. So saved about $8.73. Not huge, but 2.5 gallons of gas for the rental car. Got to shop around with HW and PL now since the discounts don't seem to be as great consistently anymore.
  4. I called the front desk at the hotel and they said it is free for any level of Marriott Rewards member. Just have to remember to give them my number when I check in.
  5. Debated what to do in New Orleans. Ultimately, I decided to stay out near the airport since I come in very late Thursday night and I have to work from the hotel room on Friday, and will have a rental car with me all trip. Figured the hotel out and is new and great reviews on the hotel review sites. TripAdvisor lists it as 2.5 stars, but PL rates it 3 stars. This one is isn't listed on the hotel list. Amenities on Express Listing Free Parking Business Center Free Internet Free Breakfast Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Room price: $71.00 avg./night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 3 nights Room subtotal: $213.00 Taxes & fees: $45.96 Total charged today: $258.96
  6. Thank you - I need to be at a conference in downtown Houston so will have to Uber/Lyft since the rates are so high downtown.
  7. Tried bidding on name your own price until the it became cheaper to do PRICELINE EXPRESS. I had a feeling it was the DFW Airport Marriott due to the "Free Parking" amenity. No free in-room WiFi which is just ridiculous nowadays. Does anyone know if all Marriott Rewards member gets free basic WiFi? If not, I'll just be tethering to my iPhone. Amenities Free Internet Free Parking Airport Shuttle Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Restaurant Swimming Pool Room price:$75.00 avg./night Number of rooms:1 room Number of nights:2 nights Room subtotal:$150.00 Taxes & fees:$35.98 Total charged today:$185.98
  8. I cannot figure out this hotel. With the "pets allowed" amenity, it does not match any of the possibilities. With the Omni closed due to the floods, it only leaves the JW Marriott and Royal Sonesta in the Houston Galleria area. Neither of those allow pets. It has been awhile since I've been active, but this one has me stumped. The JW Marriott is cheaper right now than the Sonesta in room searching. Thanks for the help in advance! Price per night before taxes/fees: $87 Amenities listed: Pets Allowed Business Center Restaurant Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  9. I saw that The Henry was being offered as Priceline Express deal for $93. I did Name Your Own Price and started bidding at $70. Using the many rebidding zones in Detroit for a four-star hotel, I made my way $1 at a time till i was accepted at $85. I was happy to cut a bit more from the PRICELINE EXPRESS deal, which was excellent compared to Hotwire ($101) and the direct booking price of $148 plus crazy taxes/fees. It appears with Hot.wire, they have moved the so so Royal Dearborn hotel to four stars while PL has kept it at 3.5 stars. There is a large difference in quality between the two hotels - hopefully PL will not change the rating. Offer Price: $85.00/night Number of rooms: 1 Room Number of nights: 2 Nights Room Subtotal: $170.00 Taxes & Fees: $30.94 Total Charged: $200.94
  10. Selected various areas in central Boston and started bidding at $100. Used free rebid areas and went up $10 at a time until accepted at $170. I figured it would be the Sheraton since I saw it on Hotwire for $167 the previous day, but it was gone from HOTWIRE today. I wonder if I would have been accepted somewhere between $160 and $170. Tripadvisor had Sheraton at $274/$313 after taxes/fees. It definitely seems hit or miss for a four-star reviewed TripAdvisor hotel. Fortunately for only one night. Offer price: $170.00/night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 1 night Room subtotal: $170.00 Taxes & fees: $33.62 Total charged today: $203.62
  11. IThere are only two 3-star hotels in Redlands and this one was running the cheapest. $88 was the cheapest I could find all-inclusive from Orbitz. Direct from the hotel wwebsite was $92. Started bidding at $60 and got offered counter offer of $13 or greater. I declined and added a re-bid zone and upped to $63. Rejected and upped to $65 using the last re-bid zone available. Accepted at $65.00 Room subtotal: $65.00 Taxes & fees: $14.61 Total charged today: $79.61
  12. Here is all the amenities from the confirmation: Resort Free parking Free Internet Pet friendly Boutique hotel Airport shuttle Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Self-service laundry Internet access Golf nearby Tennis nearby Spa services
  13. Not a lot of choice due to limited availability due to various events like the BNP Paribas tennis going on (our reason for heading to the area). This was about $50 cheaper than the cheapest package on their website. Mixed reviews (saw a couple c-roach photos on Yelp) so hopefully will be an okay experience, but I doubt we will be at the hotel much due to tennis watching from morning through evening. Rate per night $289.00 Nights 3 Rooms ( 2 adults ) 1 Subtotal $867.00 Tax recovery charges + fees $186.53 Hotwire total $1,053.53 Estimated resort fee Pay at hotel $75.00 Trip total $1,128.53 Complimentary Free parking Free Internet Amenities Resort Pet friendly Boutique hotel Airport shuttle Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s)
  14. Room Subtotal: US$ 90.00 Taxes & Fees: US$ 17.77 Total Charged to Card: US$ 107.77 Cheapest on non-PL website was $109 ($119.91 w/taxes). I started bidding at $90 since the check-in was so close. Won on first bid, so I wonder if I should have started lower and used the four free rebids to go up in bigger increments. Well $12.14 saved is better than nothing. Will pay for a few gallons of gas. Nobody has mentioned this hotel so a first. I researched the area and this hotel gets very good reviews on TripAdvisor so glad my research panned out.
  15. $138 on Hotwire and the cheapest four star hotel in the area at $159 on travel sites. Started bidding at $110 and went up in $3 increments till accepted at $125. PL is currently offering a 5% off promo code. Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $125.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 3 + Add nights for the same rate! Room Subtotal: $375.00 Taxes & Fees: $71.52 Priceline Hotel Coupon: -$18.75 Congratulations! Your 5% coupon applied! Total Charged to Card: $427.77