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On another board I saw someone got the Caribe Hilton in San Juan for Feb. 18, 07 already. I have been unsuccessfully trying for Feb. 22-25th. Going 3 days prior to cruise so maybe this is why, since trying for 3 days. I do have a backup reservation but would like a better price at a resort!!!!! I'll keep ya posted!!:)

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Date: 10/28/06

# of nights: 1 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Caribe Hilton

Rating: 3.5 stars

Area: San Juan, PR

Site: Hotwire

Winning bid: $136

Taxes & fees: $32.26

 

I booked this just about 6 months ahead.

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Date: 9/16/06

# of nights: 1 (pre cruise)

Hotel: Caribe Hilton

Resort Level

Area: San Juan, PR

Site: Priceline

Winning bid: $65 + taxes = around $80.00

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Date: 1/26/2007

# of nights 1 (precruise)

Hotel:Marriott

Resort level (bid was 3 star)

Area: San Juan

Site:Priceline

Winning bid $95.00 ++= 110 x 2 rooms = $220.

 

We stayed here in May, again through Priceline and loved the hotel for precruise.

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Caribe Hilton in San Juan

resort rating

October 7th. (1 night pre-cruise)

$65.00 + taxes and fees ($82.42)

:) :) :)

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Has anyone been successful on Priceline for hotels in SanJuan 12/14-12/16?? I've been trying for about the last month with no success. I'm bidding on resort, & so far have gone up to $140 per night. I'm afraid to go down to 3*, don't want to get stuck with Radisson, as I've read some awful reviews on that.... Last year, I think I paid $125 per night at the San Juan Marriott, but it'll still be closed for renovations when we need to go...

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Guest KimberlyB

Kelnac came up with the brilliant idea of summarizing winning bids! Thanks, Kelnac!! :)

 

Please use this suggested format for entering your winning bids:

 

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

 

Thanks!

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I got a $20.00/day for 2 days on priceline for a full size rental car June, 15th with Avis. I am trying to get a hotel for 2 nights I am presently at $60.00 for 2.5 and up. I plan to keep trying raising my bid and keep trying. Has anyone got any great rate for this month?

 

Date: 6/17/07

Number of nights: 2

Rental car company: Avis

Size: Full

Area: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

Site: Priceline

Winning Bid: $20.00/day

Taxes & Service Fees: $9.25/day

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Oh wow, I have used priceline to get great hotel prices in San Juan but I guess I never realized I could bid for a rental car. Thanks for the info!!

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Oh wow, I have used priceline to get great hotel prices in San Juan but I guess I never realized I could bid for a rental car. Thanks for the info!!

Hi Laceyjane,

 

sorry dup post

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Oh wow, I have used priceline to get great hotel prices in San Juan but I guess I never realized I could bid for a rental car. Thanks for the info!!

 

Date: March 10, 2007

Number of Nights 2

Hotel : The Normandie

Rating: 3 star

Bid $100 free rebid +$22 = $122

Taxes & fees $47.27

Total charges $291.27

 

Started bidding a resort but wanted this done so bid 3 star and took free rebid of $122. The Normandie not my preference but it will do. Now I need a one night for after cruise on Mar 23rd. I think I will stick with Resort.

 

 

Hi Laceyjane,

 

How's your year going?

Bill and I are just starting to plan our tours, and I think we will do The Silvermoon II again. We had a great time. :D

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Oh wow, I have used priceline to get great hotel prices in San Juan but I guess I never realized I could bid for a rental car. Thanks for the info!!

Sorry just saw the format requested

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May 12 / 1 night

Hotel: Marriott San Juan

I put in Resort for the area

$120.00 (accepted)

Taxes and fees $27.61

Room Total $ 147.61

I had made 2 previous bids bids, $90 (declined), $100 (declined)

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I have tried for over a week to get march 23, resort @120 and no takers. But at least your bid tells me there is hope.

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I got San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

 

Date: June 17 & 18, 2007

Number of Nights 2

Hotel : San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Rating: Resort

Bid $105 free rebid +$22 = $127

Taxes & fees $48.69

Total charges $302.69

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I went up to $140 for Resort San Juan for Jan 12/07 1 nite. No luck.

 

I got Westin Rio Mar for Jan20-23/07 for $131/nite.

 

I may just book Hotel Milano for Jan 12 at $145.

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Date: March 10, 2007

Number of Nights 2

Hotel : The Normandie

Rating: 3 star

Bid $100 free rebid +$22 = $122

Taxes & fees $47.27

Total charges $291.27

 

Started bidding a resort but wanted this done so bid 3 star and took free rebid of $122. The Normandie not my preference but it will do. Now I need a one night for after cruise on Mar 23rd. I think I will stick with Resort.

 

 

Hi Laceyjane,

 

How's your year going?

Bill and I are just starting to plan our tours, and I think we will do The Silvermoon II again. We had a great time. :D

 

I was slightly disappointed with our wining bid of the Normandie but my hopes are slightly lifted. I picked up Fodor's Caribbean 2007 and they named the Normandie as Fodor's favorite. I guess that means it can't be too bad.

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I jsut booked Ambassador Radisson 3* for Jan12/07 1 nite for $139 on Hotwire; wsn't having any luck on Priceline and feel better that I'm all booked, pre and post cruise.

 

Will book car later for post cruise.

 

Fixh

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Early morning bid got me

 

Caribe Hilton $100 bid accepted

March 23, 2007

1 night

taxes & fees 24.49

 

Total $124.49

 

I had been trying for some time starting around $90 to $100 and going up to $120 with no luck. This morning at 4:20am I got the above on first bid. Maybe I should have started lower today. Oh well I am happy:D

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I'm right there with you, CurlyD! I had been trying for MONTHS to get one night pre-cruise and two nights post-cruise. I was starting to panic thinking we were going to have to pay full price when we had been budgeting for something cheaper.

 

Six months ago I started my bidding at $65 and at one point about a month ago had gone as high as $150 with no luck. It's been about a week since I tried and regrettably I went for the two day post-cruise first and started out at $90 and was accepted. I should have then tried $65 for the pre-cruise stay, but went with $70 on that one and it was accepted also.

 

So now I'm kicking myself because I probably could have saved a total of $55 on the three nights if I had started lower, but I'm just so relieved I didn't have to pay the full price of $380 per night that I have been seeing. Hooray! :)

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Island Princess,

I have been trying for weeks also. In my haste earlier I dedicded to go 3* and got the Normandie for our 2 day pre-cruise. I paid $120, I should have known better based on last years Priceline prices. But I just couldn't wait. So at least Fodor's says the Normadie is their favorite for 2007. But just imagine how much I could have saved if I had just waited.

 

And who knew that my first bid at $100 was going to be accepted. I have been getting refused everyday for weeks and that was going from $90 to $120. Oh well live and learn. It still is cheaper than booking straight with the hotels. I am happy.

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Thanks for the news that you won the Caribe Hilton on priceline. After your post, I called my daughter and she bid for 2 nights. Started at $65.00, then free rebid to $70 and that was accepted. She has been trying every few days for weeks with no luck for a resort up to $140.

 

Priceline Bid for resort in San Juan

Date - January 4 & 5, 2007 - $70.00 plus taxes per night.

 

Thanks, you saved her a bundle.

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They must be I just got the Caribe Hilton too for $70 plus tax for the 27th April....we had tried a month or so back, went up to $100 and got nothing so I agree they must be having a sale ....:)

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