need a hotel at pdx nite before fly out in early am ---booked a hotel on my own and the cheapest price i could find was 80.02-----------never used priceline before because of the unknows but i took a deep breath and i got a comprable hotel for 48.90 complete with taxes and service fees
First, I want to tell you that I have truly benefitted from your advice/suggestions. You are informative and fun to read.
My question to you, however, is can you recommend a hotel I should target for Miami. I am leaving on a 11 day cruise on Royal Caribbean out of Miami. I would like to get into the Intercon and will definitely try priceline. Also, is it close to the Port?
When using Priceline, until your bid is accepted, you don't know the exact hotel, just a location. When bidding for a hotel by the pier, make sure you have the location of downtown Miami, and I usually try 3 star....Just know what you are doing before you try this....
I used Priceline for our pre cruise hotel and got the Sofitel. I should've chosen a hotel in downtown Miami, but I didn't know, and chose a hotel in the airport area.
Paying $98.00 including taxes, and the service fee, is a bit too steep for my comfort, especially when we're only going to use the room for a couple of hours. Not only that, we have to pay a taxi to get to port.
I've used Priceline many times before, but this time I didn't use my common sense. We win some, and we lose some.
I used Priceline and got a Courtyard in downtown Miami for $38. I usually go for nicer quality hotels, but since we just needed a place to stow luggage and hang out until time for our flight, I didn't want to spend much. This will work out great!
We are sailing out of NOLA on the Sensation in May and needed 4 rooms after the cruise for 3 nights. We never used Priceline before but wanted to give it a try. Instead of trying to book all 4 rooms we booked 1 room only to see what we were up against. We started trying for a 4 star room in the FQ and CBD for $40.00 per night but were rejected so we added the CC and increased our bid to $50.00 per night. Lo and Behold we had a Marriott Renaissance accepting our bid fo $50.00. We then tried for the other 3 rooms with only the CC district and they also accepted the same bid so we got all 4 rooms at the same 4 star hotel for $50.. per night per room. Thank-you Kuki for all the info. We are now Priceaholics also!!!
A group of us stayed at the Radisson (I think it was on Collins dr/or rd?) anyway it was very reasonable and right on the beach....close to the Lincoln shopping & restaurant area....there are also shuttles that will take you down to So. Beach....not real close to the port, but still very nice.
When bidding priceline in Vancouver, BC does anyone know what a 4 star bid will get you? Also if I want to stay close to the pier what area should I try for? We are going to stay for 3 nights prior to our cruise on the Coral in July. My dh has finally recovered from a life threatening illness (almost died a number of times last year) and this is our celebration trip!