I second the vote for Hotwire. I have never been burned there. You ALWAYS want to go with the 'Customer Favorite' you still don't know the name of the hotel till you pay, but it is always a nice hotel. I get the Hyatt for $70, it's great!
It is for Bakersfield. I am going to a wedding there next weekend and a bit pressed for $$, so was going to see about bidding on Priceline. I looked at Hotwire (have used them before), but their lowest price is $85 and well, that is only about $10 off everyone else's prices.
Thanks for the help!
ok, I better get some help from you to!!
we want to go to silverwood the 1st thru the 3rd of June and want to stay at a real nice place in spokane, any thoughts ?
It is kind of early to be booking....but I looked.....you would want to click on Downtown spokane, 3* and I would suggest you bid $55. the hotels there are probably a doubletree or red lion. but like I said before, you never can guarentee where the room will be. If you wait a while there is a chance you could get a room for a bit less, but you never know..... this seems like a decent price...
They give you cities and hotel information and reviews, tell you about hidden fees (parking and refrigerator costs), room info, etc. Then they give you bidding strategies--where to start bidding and what's too high, etc. They walk you through step by step.
biddingfortravel.com gives bidder feedback on
priceline for all over the country.
I've used priceline.com for 90% of all my DL
trips over the last several years, I haven't had
to bid over $38 a night, even in the middle of
July, and New Year's eve. But I go down to
one star hotels which usually end up being an
Extended Stay Hotel, which for me, is just fine.
Sometimes Ive been within walking distance,
other times 10 miles away, but for me, It doesn't
matter. By bidding $15 to $20 more I could end up
staying at a Courtyard or Hyatt. (but with the
Hyatt on Harbor, you do pay for parking.)
If you check out biddingfortravel.com, they give
a list of the hotels and their star level, from all
over the country, that have been assigned by
When you are bidding on priceline, they will also
show you a list of hotels with the price for each
hotel, and you can choose that option if you wish,
BUT by rejecting that option, you can usually get
a lower price, you just wont know the hotel unless
your bid is accepted.
Also, the rooms on priceline are only guaranteed for
2 people with one large bed, so if you have more
than that in you party, or if there are two of you,
and you each want your own bed, you may need to
rent 2 rooms. Sometimes the hotel front desk will upgrade
your room to 2 beds in the room, if available,
upon check in, if you ask.