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We used Priceline for the Renaissance Hotel on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Our winning bid was $97.00 for Christmas Day-12/25/09.
$60.00 Bid after taxes was $74.57 at the Renaissance Hotel on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale 10/17/09 - 10/18/09 Pre- cruise Carnival Freedom 10/18/2009 - 10/24/2009 Western Cruise. Key West, Grand Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios Jamaica.

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We used Priceline for the Renaissance Hotel on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Our winning bid was $97.00 for Christmas Day-12/25/09.

Let me get this straight .

On priceline did you actually bid for Renaissance and got it or did you bid on an area and ended up with Renaissance:confused:

 

If you were bidding on Renaissance , how do you do that ? I thought you had to bid by area and star choice.

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Let me get this straight .

On priceline did you actually bid for Renaissance and got it or did you bid on an area and ended up with Renaissance:confused:

 

If you were bidding on Renaissance , how do you do that ? I thought you had to bid by area and star choice.

 

On Priceline, as of today, if you bid 4 star downtown there are only two possible hotels. Renaissance and the Grande Hotel & Yacht Club. Most of the time you will get the Renaissance as they seem to release more rooms to Priceline.

 

Good luck and good bidding,

Kel:)

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Just bid today for a 4 star in midtown Manhattan and won the Sheraton Hotel and Towers for $115 a night!!! 1/2 off the best rate right now. I have stayed here 3 times and it's a great place. I didn't have to use any free rebids, so I probably could have gotten it for $110... but didn't care to deal with it.

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Just bid today for a 4 star in midtown Manhattan and won the Sheraton Hotel and Towers for $115 a night!!! 1/2 off the best rate right now. I have stayed here 3 times and it's a great place. I didn't have to use any free rebids, so I probably could have gotten it for $110... but didn't care to deal with it.

 

For what dates?

 

Sounds like an awesome deal!

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Tried many days for 4* hotel in Jersey City at $81. Didn't get any.Tried $85+tax=$106, got Westin Jersey City Newport at479 Washington BlvdJersey City, NJ 07310It was for July 4/09.

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Bid $60 for 3 1/2 star in Meadowlands NJ, price line came back and said if I up my bid by $17 they will accept. So I did and got Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel for $77. plus tax. and insurance cost me total of $101. :)

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For what dates?

 

Sounds like an awesome deal!

 

 

It is an awesome deal. We are staying for a full week. Aug 29th through Sept 5th. I checked on BiddingforTravel.com and noticed it was about the only 4 star hitting... we already had reservations here, so I figured "what the heck". I got it for 1/2 of what I was already booked for. YAY!:D

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Found hotels in New York very expensive still for November.

Got Park Central New York for $125 night. 2 nights Nov 12th to 14th. Taxes included total $304.54. Has good reviews (3star).

 

Also got Renaissance Newark Airport hotel for $45 taxes $14.20,total $59.90, 1 night Nov 14th, early flight on 15th (3.5 star)

 

Both on Priceline.

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Won bid for $61 for one night pre-cruise, 4 star, dntown Ft Lauderdale. Bid same last night for a second room, same criteria, won again for $61. We usually win a bid for under $80 or so for the Grand, but this will be fine. We stayed at the Renaissance 6 months ago for a pre-cruise and it was just fine, but miss the Grand's wonderful balcony overlooking the port. I like to see my ship coming in!

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Has anyone recently won one for New York City?

I'm looking in the Central Park South and Midtown (Times Square) areas only.

Thanks,

Gay

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I recently won my bid for 3 rooms, 2 nights (Oct 11 - Oct 13) for a 4* hotel (Crowne Plaza Times Square) at $135/night + taxes (about $162/night all in).

 

I was only bidding for 3.5* but my offer was accepted at $135/night and upgraded to a 4* hotel.

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I'm trying to get a room (post-cruise) on 10/11 in the Time Square zone. I bid 99% of my travel on Priceline and know that they only guarantee the room to accomodate 2 people. With that being said does anyone know if most of the hotels in that zone have double/king rooms or do some of them have only 1 bed? There will b e 3 of us (all women) traveling together. While we don't mind 2 sharing a bed we really need a 2nd bed for everyone to have a place to sleep. When needing 2 beds I've always called ahead and they've fixed us up. I have a hotel on hold for $333+ per night, 2 *. I've bid up to $175 on 4* with no luck. Any suggestions?

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I understand that most hotel rooms in NY are very small and cannot even accommodate a rollaway bed. I called Crowne Plaza if we can get King size beds and non-smoking rooms and the reservation staff said that she will put a note in our reservation files but cannot guarantee our request. I will call the hotel again in early Oct.

 

I was reading the postings in www.betterbidding.com regarding your same question and the moderators would recommend that you book your room with Hotwire because you can request a room with 2 beds.

 

www.betterbidding.com helped me with my bidding strategy.

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I understand that most hotel rooms in NY are very small and cannot even accommodate a rollaway bed. I called Crowne Plaza if we can get King size beds and non-smoking rooms and the reservation staff said that she will put a note in our reservation files but cannot guarantee our request. I will call the hotel again in early Oct.

 

I was reading the postings in www.betterbidding.com regarding your same question and the moderators would recommend that you book your room with Hotwire because you can request a room with 2 beds.

 

www.betterbidding.com helped me with my bidding strategy.

 

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm still trying to get a different hotel through Priceline. Currently I have the Marriott Courtyard on hold and can cancel if my bid gets accepted. I think it might just be an inventory thing. When looking at other online travel agency many are showing no availability for 10/10/09. If nothing changes I'll still with the Courtyard. Thanks again.

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My $55 bid for two rooms in Coral Cables for one night pre-cruise (8/19/09) was accepted by Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove. I've stayed downtown in the past and didn't really like the area much. I'm hoping based upon reviews that Coral Gables/Coconut Grove is nicer.

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I just used Priceline for the first time, and I'm quite thrilled with what we got.

Location: Florida Downtown

Date: 10/15/09 to 10/17/09

Accepted Bid: 4*, $60 = $142.47 total for the two nights

Property: Renaissance Fort Lauderdale on 17th Street

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Hello all. Just wanted to pass along this info to anyone interested in a hotel at Batimore's waterfront. I just got the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront for $85/night for a pre-cruise night. It's about 2 blocks from Little Italy and within easy walking distance of most of the Inner Harbor attractions.

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You got a great deal, Janet. Congratulations!

 

Readers might wish to know the parameters you entered: for example: number of stars, geographic location, etc.

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yes, please post dates, zone bid, number of stars and we can have this moved up to the sticky for winning PL bids.......(also if you can check the going rate for your dates on marriott.com so we can see what sort of deal you got....;))

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When I bid on the Baltimore hotel, I selected the Inner Harbor area, 4 Stars for 9/18/09. This is the 3rd year in a row that I've bid on an Inner Harbor hotel for between $80 and $85. The previous times were for mid-August and I got the Rennasance (don't think I spelled that right) right across the street from the Inner Harbor.

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Hello all. Just wanted to pass along this info to anyone interested in a hotel at Batimore's waterfront. I just got the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront for $85/night for a pre-cruise night. It's about 2 blocks from Little Italy and within easy walking distance of most of the Inner Harbor attractions.

 

 

Wow, congratulations! Fabulous price, beautiful facility, great location and no transportation needed. Good job! ;)

 

If you want a really nice dinner, I highly recommend Cinghiale. If you really want to splurge, Charleston.

Edited by madelinerose

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Newark, NJ - Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel

2 nights pre-cruise: 10/13 and 10/14

Bid: $65.00 plus taxes/fees = $158.77 for both nights

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