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Old October 1st, 2003, 10:43 AM
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Have you used priceline and if so were you satisfied with the room and was it cheeper
than you could have got on your own?
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Old October 1st, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Scuba,

Used Priceline once and was pleased. I prefer Hotwire, though, because you see the star rating and price ahead of time. Many times you can get a higher star rating for a cheaper price than a lower quality hotel.

I use Hotwire all the time and have never been disppointed and usually find the rates 40-50 percent below those advertised on Travelocity, for instance.

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Old October 1st, 2003, 01:47 PM
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I just recently used Priceline for the first time. I did get a hotel where I wanted to be, but was hoping for a different one, but for the price, I did well and don't see any problem. Just make sure you have the location right, good luck.

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Old October 1st, 2003, 01:56 PM
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WWW.biddingfortravel.com is a great reading web site to get you used to the idea of priceline. It lets you know which hotels are being offered in what area.

We booked using bidding for travel and got the Hyatt for 38 bucks and the Whyndham for 40. Very well worth it.
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I used Priceline, picked a 3 star hotel, downtown Miami, bid $40. I got the Marriott Bayside for the $40 plus about $12 service and taxes, total cost $52 a night. This hotel normally goes for around $200. You decide wether or not you want to try Priceline.

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Has anyone used priceline for hotel rooms?

ditto: bidding for travel, using this site you can pretty much be assured of the hotel you might get at certain star levels.

I got the embassy suites in FLL-- for maybe a third of the best online rate,

i have since used them 5 times perhaps and have been extremely happy, I never have gotten treated as if i paid a bargain rate for the room .
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Old October 27th, 2003, 04:16 PM
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I would highly recommend using the biddingfortravel website, then you can see which hotels are being received and what the prices are. One of the keys is understanding the concept of a "free zone" rebid.

We have used priceline for hotels several times and have never had any problems. We got the Hyatt in Miami for $35 last year, and got a great room on the corner of the hotel.
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Old October 28th, 2003, 11:51 AM
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I used priceline for 5 rooms in downtown miami. Got three at Doubletree Biscayne and two at Hyatt Regency for $40 each plus a few dollars each room for fees. Both hotels were excellent and convenient to the port of Miami. Would use priceline if you don't need a specific hotel.
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