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2.5* La Quinta Inn Urbana-Champaign, IL Aug 12-Aug 15 CAN$61 Express Deal

javaidiq
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8:01 PM - Jul 28, 2016 #1

Express deal has it C$56 for 2.5*and C$69 for 2*.  Looking at the amenities and bed choices 2.5* seems to be Extended Stay America - Champaign – Urbana  Based on the reviews I am trying to avoid that.  If I bid for 2* it can bump me to a 2.5*.  Is there a way to avoid it in “Name your own Price”?
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10:22 PM - Jul 28, 2016 #2

No, unless you bid for 3* or higher. But, really, I think you already knew that. Even if you could avoid the upgrade, bidding for a 2* would still be risky; there are 2* hotels with worse reviews from Priceline guests whose retail rates are in the same range as the 2* Express Deal. The 2* Express Deal appears to be the Baymont Inn; if that's an acceptable hotel, you can book directly using the link on the hotel list. With the 15% discount our link provides, the total price would only be about C$10 more than the Express Deal, and you'd be able to cancel anytime up to the check-in date.
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1:20 AM - Jul 29, 2016 #3

Thanks tilepusher for confirming.  Baymont inn seems better choice based on reviews.  That is why I was thinking of bidding for 2*.  But you are right bidding for 2* could still be riskier so I think I will go with Express deal.
Which 15% discount link are you referring to?
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3:50 AM - Jul 29, 2016 #4

The hotel name on the Hotel List is a link.
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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7:38 PM - Jul 31, 2016 #5

Thanks.  There is always something new to find out.  That will come in handy in the future too.  Is this BFD discount only for Wyndham properties or some selected few?  Is there a way to find out if the link has some discount?
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4:04 AM - Aug 11, 2016 #6

Used BFT link.
Saw change in hotel for 2.5* with 7/10 guest rating.  That seemed La Quinta Inn Champaign so booked it using Express deal.  2* (Baymont) was C$59
C$61/night.  Number of nights: 3 nights

Room subtotal:                 C$183.00
Taxes & fees:     C$35.82
Total charged today:       C$218.82
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6:41 AM - Aug 11, 2016 #7

Thank you for the update, and for booking through our Priceline link. I'm glad to see that your patience paid off. To answer your earlier question, the discount for Wyndham Worldwide hotels should come up automatically when you check rates using our links on the hotel list, if the hotel offers it.
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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