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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:21 PM
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Default New Years Party Century Pre Cruisers.. ATTENTION

Wanted to let you know RIGHT AWAY I tried Priceline, and just got the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami for 3 pre cruise nights for ONLY $100/night

This is a GREAT hotel... and not a 5 minute walk from Bayside Market Place!!! A BARGAIN at this price!!

If you're pre cruising, and need a hotel, I would JUMP on priceline NOW!!!

... edited to add, just bid downtown zone in Miami - 4 stars
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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Way to go------
I will only have to walk across the street to Bayside----from the Holiday Inn-----I was going to try Priceline but my rate is great--and if I need to cancel I can without penalty-----so I'm going to stick with it-----
darn I wish I was going in 3 days ahead or I would-----I could enjoy a few more mojitos------the real ones
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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:37 PM
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Wow I just check the current pricing and the Holiday Inn is going $209 and up for the 29th of Dec-----
So for those who havent booked a room yet--- I would say do it now---
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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:40 PM
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I'm also booked at the Holiday Inn..........didn't want to wait too long to get a room. When I tried to get the Intercontinental through it's website, it showed no availability for the 29th.....they must have released inventory.

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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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I just tried it on a whim, not expecting to get anything. I started at 3 stars at $85, and got rejected, so in order to rebid right away, I added 4 star and went to $100 .. and WHAMMY .. accepted!

Last time I think I had to go to $140 to get this hotel.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Kuki,

I saw your post about ten minutes after you posted and I think a three night stay may have made a difference. I went up to $125 on my bid price and 3 stars and no luck.

I have the Doubletree Grand booked for the 29th and have been trying Priceline each week with no luck. The Doubletree was booked at $170 but can be canceled.

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Old August 7th, 2006, 09:44 AM
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Mike.. that is odd. The Intercontinental is a 4 star property on Priceline. Maybe try that.
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Keith and I got Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami for $150 for two nights on Priceline. We tried 3 stars and were rejected also. I surely would recommend to all going on this cruise to book now!

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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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Kuki:

I initially did with a $105 bid and then added the 3* and raised price and then added north Miami in order to increase price. North Miami has no 3*.

I'm quite Priceline savvy.

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Mike, I used to stay at a friends house in North Miami, it was nowhere near Bayside.... I don't think you want that.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:48 AM
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Kuki - I wonder if the Intercontinental has a block against one night stays for the holiday week? I tried again on their own website to book a room and it says there is no availability for the 29th. Maybe they are open only to multiple night stays?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Congrats Kuki! That's a great rate.

We'll come down the night before if I can use hotel points to get a free room. I'm traveling a lot between now and then so I ought to build up enough points.

Can't wait to meet everyone! It's getting so close. I don't have time to be on Cruisemates very much anymore but I think about this trip all the time!

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Hi guys,,
I bid Priceline in July and got the Hyatt Regency downtown,,for $93.00 but I had to go for 2 nights. I had been trying to book my brothers room for just one night and they would not accept it. Had to change him for 2 nights and they also accepted his bid for the same amount.
So looks like they might have a 1 night lock on some of these hotels.
But I was able to get 4 rooms at this price for the 2 nights,,very happy with that.
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