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It was suggested by Kelnac that we list our winning bids at hotels. We could list them wih dates and areas. I pasted some answers from another thread so we could start out with summaries from any winning bid from any port.:D

 

 

 

 

icon1.gifFt Lauderdale Priceline "Winning Bids"

Hi Everyone,

 

I thought it may be nice to start a Priceline, Hotwire, or Easyclick winning bid thread. If everyone lists the hotels they are picking up it may be helpful to others.

 

We could use this format??

 

Date: December 31, 2006 (New Years)

Number of nights: 1 (post cruise)

Hotel: Westin Fort Lauderdale

Rating: 4 star

Area: Ft Lauderdale north

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $95

Taxes & Service Fees: $19.17

 

Maybe every so often we could but together a summary page of dates and winning bids. If this works well we could have a thread for each cruise port.

 

Enjoy!

Kel

 

 

 

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I think it's a great idea.

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Go here for winning bids and more. Because I knew hotels in each star category and winning bids on Priceline, I bid and got the wonderful Marriot for only $55 in Lisbon last month!

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2 nights, March 07, 2 rooms

Downtown Tampa

Residence Inn Marriott

$60.00

2 1/2 *

bid last week

Wasn't really expecting to get it just kind of checking it out and SURPRISE!

Even has a full size refridge, free beer and wine reception on the Thursday night, and shuttle to port. Can't beat that.

Got to love priceline.

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Radisson Tampa Bay Harbor Hotel.

 

1-night pre-cruise December 5, 2006.

 

$60 on Priceline (3-star hotel).

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Thanks everyone for posting your winning bids. It is most helpful. I have been waiting 6 days to see a posting on Bidding for Travel for the city I'm looking at.

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I just got the raddisson bay harbor in Tampa for 110. I don't know if this is a good deal or not. The date is nov.5.:confused:

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I got the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel for $75 (before hotel taxes/fees) for 11/23/06. I'm concerned because the reviews are poor.

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Date: Jan 5 2007

Number of nights: 1 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Hotel Galvez - Galveston

Rating: 3.5 star (highest available in Galveston)

Area: Galveston

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $75 (per room for two rooms)

Taxes & Service Fees: $31.70 (total)

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I got 3 rooms for 11/23 - 11/26 at the Residence Inn, 2 1/2*, Tampa downtown for $65 each day per room. This hotel has great reviews. All the rooms have a kitchenette and your stay comes with a free extended breakfast. It's a $6 cab ride to the port.

 

Being a Priceline junky, this is the best deal for Tampa if you want to be in the downtown area & not Westshore (Westshore is closer to the airport). Priceline does offer hotels that are 3* in the downtown area but unfortunately there are not that many winning bids. I think maybe because this is a cruise port, they don't have as much problem filling the hotels as other major cities might.

 

Happy Bidding!

 

Lallybrock

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Booked today - Priceline

 

New Orleans - Marriott Convention Center 3 *

 

$60.00 - 2 rooms - 148.00 total with all the taxes and fees!

 

Looks like a pretty nice hotel!

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Date: Jan 5 2007

Number of nights: 1 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Hotel Galvez - Galveston

Rating: 3.5 star (highest available in Galveston)

Area: Galveston

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $75 (per room for two rooms)

Taxes & Service Fees: $31.70 (total)

 

i am considering in doing this price line thing....did they allow you to park your vehicle at the hotel for free, and did they provide free shuttle service to the pier?

 

If anyone else has sailed out of Galveston and used this PriceLine deal....please email me so i can become a informed member....this is all new to me! thanks....

 

my email is : kcchiefsfannindy@sbcglobal.net

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Date: March 23 2007

Number of nights: 2 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Holiday Inn

Rating: 3 star

Area: Houston Hobby

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $50 (per night)

Taxes & Service Fees: $26.98 (total)

 

136.98 for 2 nights total.

 

I'm a liking it.

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Bid Date: 1/21/2007

Date: March 30 2007

Number of nights: 2 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Residence Inn Tampa Downtown Rating: 2.5 star

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $77 (per night)

Taxes & Service Fees: $28.33(total)

 

Total: 182.33

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Just got this for 1 night pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise.

 

Houston Clear Lake/Nassau Bay

Marriott Residence Inn

# of rooms: 2

# of nights: 1

$56.00 night x 2 =$112.00

Taxes and Service Fees: 27.32

Total Charges: $139.32

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Priceline bid date: 2/1/07

Reservation date: Saturday 2/17/07 (one night)

Holiday Inn Houston Hobby Airport (3 stars)

Bid: $47

Taxes + fees: $15.34

Total price: $62.34

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Priceline Bid Date - January 29th, 2007

Reservation date - February 17th, 2007 Saturday

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 4*

Winning Bid $120

 

Presidents Weekend and a lot of Hotels were already sold out. The rate is usually $250/per night. They also have a airport shuttle and a shuttle to the International mall.

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After reading the threads about hotels in Tampa and researching the prices on every travel site on-line, I decided to take a shot at priceline. I think the hotels in Tampa are pretty expensive and we needed to stay 2 nights before our cruise on April 2nd. Anyway, I bid $65.00 and got nothing, so the next night went to $70.00 and they accepted. We have 2 rooms now at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa. I've read several reviews and really don't know what to expect. Disappointed that they charge for parking and have no breakfast, but hopefully it will be worth the price. Most of the other hotels I'd checked were $140.00 and up. I'm considering waiting until I get there to look around and book one night after our cruise before we fly home, or I might try priceline again and get an airport hotel. They had better prices. Any suggestions on getting from the pier on return to a hotel? Anything would be helpful, really new to priceline and have never been to Tampa. I started to book the Hampton in Yabor, but now I will take the Hyatt in downtown. Hope I don't regret this.

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We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) and I do not want to pay for two rooms.I am afraid to bid and end up with a hotel that does not take five in one room. Any suggestion how to bid on priceline?

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I've never used Priceline before but I just got a room at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans for 4/27 for $45 !!! Waiting until the last minute to book the hotel worked out! hah.

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Staro you have reason to be warry. We used to use PL all the time. I would bok, then call hotel and request 2 doubles etc. Last time we used PL we booked in NOLA, long before katrina. They booked us in one double bed SMOKING room at the then Raddison...4 people with 1 double!

They would not move us either. Last time , no more

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Priceline,booked the hotel on 6/12/07 (will be staying on 9/27/07) 4 star downtown, Intercontinental, $60 ($74 with taxes and fees):) We also got the 9/21 holiday inn french quarter (3 star) for $49 on Hotwire a few weeks ago.

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I had never used a bidding site before, but the hotel prices in tampa were way too high for my post cruise night. (Tampa Bay home game may have been the problem).

Using Hotwire I booked this:

 

Date: Oct 14, 2007

Number of nights: 1 (post cruise)

Hotel: Wyndham Westshore (Intercontinental Tampa)

Rating: 4 star (3 1/2)

Area: Airport / Westshore

Site: Hotwire

Winning Bid: $93 ;)

Taxes & Service Fees: $18.57

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After bidding off and on for the past few weeks and being rejected (including a higher bid that I made yesterday) this is what I just got:

 

Bid: Tampa Downtown

Hotel won: Hyatt Regency Tampa

Rating: 3 stars

Date of stay: Sept 1, 2007 (1 night)

Winning Bid: $75.00

Taxes and fees: $17.19

Total: $92.19

 

I was trying to keep it at $90 total. Woo hoo!

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Winning bid Habor House Galveston

Oct 27 , 95.00 per room

 

 

2 rooms with tax and fees 228.38

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I've been bidding low for tampa downtown for quite a while with no luck. I had time on my side so it was worth the shots just incase. I finally gave in and extended my area to include Tampa airport area and it gave me a counter offer which I have never seen happen before. I bid $51 and it told me I could submit a bid with the same criteria without waiting till tomorrow if I was willing to raise my bid by $14. SO I figured if I did that it would go through and I would know where I was staying which was suddenly becoming something I wanted to know lol! Bottom line, it did go through.....

 

I just got the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel for a $65 bid for 09/08/07.

 

I hope that is good. I'm happy with it though either way and I feel good knowing where I'll be now too lol! :)

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I got the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel for $75 (before hotel taxes/fees) for 11/23/06. I'm concerned because the reviews are poor.

Can you tell me how this stay worked out for you?

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I'm also considering doing the price line things.. have not done it in the past.. but I'm looking for a hotel in Tampa near the port for 1 night 2 rooms where we can leave the car parked.??

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I'm also considering doing the price line things.. have not done it in the past.. but I'm looking for a hotel in Tampa near the port for 1 night 2 rooms where we can leave the car parked.??

I know that several of the hotels offer free parking but I'm not sure that using priceline would be a good idea since this is a specific need you are looking for (that will save you alot of money). I think you'd be better off booking a pkg deal with a hotel directly that you KNEW would have what you needed. Priceline would be a gamble in my opinion.

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.... I finally gave in and extended my area to include Tampa airport area and it gave me a counter offer which I have never seen happen before. I bid $51 and it told me I could submit a bid with the same criteria without waiting till tomorrow if I was willing to raise my bid by $14. .... Bottom line, it did go through.....

 

For future reference, when you recieve a counter offer, and you have a free rebid left, bid less than half of what the counter offer was. In most cases, it will be accepted. We have won some bids after a counter, by adding only $3. If you don't have any free rebids left, you can always take the chance that waiting 24 hours will give you a winning bid.

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For future reference, when you recieve a counter offer, and you have a free rebid left, bid less than half of what the counter offer was. In most cases, it will be accepted. We have won some bids after a counter, by adding only $3. If you don't have any free rebids left, you can always take the chance that waiting 24 hours will give you a winning bid.

Ahhhhh!!! You know I thought about countering for less to see what happened but then I was just thinking....I can know where I will be right now or I can wait another day....I guess the not knowing got the best of me! I will try and be more patient next time! I wish I would have this time now looking back lol! Thank you for the tip for next time though. If I can gain some self control before then I'll be ok lol lol!

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I know that several of the hotels offer free parking but I'm not sure that using priceline would be a good idea since this is a specific need you are looking for (that will save you alot of money). I think you'd be better off booking a pkg deal with a hotel directly that you KNEW would have what you needed. Priceline would be a gamble in my opinion.

 

Thank you for the tip I so much appreciate it.

I will keep that in mind when booking my room for January.

:)

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