1* Quality Inn, Palm Springs, 10/30 - 11/02, 3 Nights, 1-room, $46+/night

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1* Quality Inn, Palm Springs, 10/30 - 11/02, 3 Nights, 1-room, $46+/night

DanK5
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October 20th, 2014, 11:26 pm #1

Got to Priceline bidding via a link on Bidding for Travel.

I'll be in Palm Springs (PS) for a 3-day convention at the PS Convention Center, so I don't mind a 1* low-end motel since it'll just be me.

Price for Quality Inn was $46/night for three nights, plus total taxes and fees of $30.09. I don't know if I'll get hit with a resort fee at a place like this, but I probably will. Haven't called yet, but I'll check.

Since I had plenty of time, I started my bidding at $30, and raised it $1/day until $46 got the room.
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Sheryl
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October 21st, 2014, 1:29 am #2

Thank you for placing your bid through our link to Priceline. I would certainly hope that a 1* hotel wouldn't charge a resort fee.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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DanK5
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October 30th, 2014, 1:43 pm #3

Thanks, Sheryl. Checking in today, so I'll let everyone know if I get hit with a resort fee, or not. I'm betting I do, because resort fees have little to do with the quality of a hotel, and add zero value. They're just a way to mask a higher price in their advertising.
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November 3rd, 2014, 12:55 pm #4

Well, I'm happy to say I was wrong about the resort fee. None for Quality Inn Palm Springs. When I checked out, however, they tacked on a $1/day fee for the in-room safe. But they credited it out ($3 for my three days) without my asking, and gave me a separate receipt showing the charge and the credit.

Incidentally, I was very happy there. It was an excellent value, and actually deserves to be a higher rating.
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November 9th, 2014, 4:01 am #5

I'm really shocked that this property is rating a 1-star. True, it's far from luxurious, but it has pools, a (tiny) gym, and decent in-room amenities (clock radios/irons/fridges). Traditional rates are often quite low, and it can get rowdy on busier tourist weekends.

Are you sure that you didn't get one of the famous "priceline upgrades"?
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