2.5* Ramada Galena Hotel & Day Spa, 10/3/14 Fri. $119

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2.5* Ramada Galena Hotel & Day Spa, 10/3/14 Fri. $119

pomcoach
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Joined: 14 May 2001, 09:26

27 Sep 2014, 14:33 #1

Got this bid very late last night.  We want to visit Galena, IL. and see all the shops and beautiful Fall foliage.  Often we stay in a bed & breakfast, but thought I'd try bidding and see what pops up.  The 2.5* Ramada was showing a regular rate of $150, and the 2.5* Country Inn & Suites was $195,  2.5* Best Western said they only had 1 very special suite left for $233.

I saw there was an Express Deal for a 2.5* in Galena for $124.  Galena is VERY popular and expensive this time of year.  There were other Express Deals for higher amounts also.  I had 11 free rebids.  I bid up $3 at a time.  At $107, I was rejected and offered a counter offer of $137.  So PL. wanted an increase of $30 more.  Half of that would be $15 more.  So I would have had a good chance of possibly winning a bid of 107 + 15 = $122.  But I didn't try it.  I kept thinking about the Express Deal of $124.  I wanted to get it cheaper than the $124.  So I kept bidding up $3 at a time.  I was rejected at $116, and then accepted at $119, and won the Ramada. 

Since the counter offer was for $137, do you think it was for a higher priced hotel?  We are not thrilled with paying $119 for the Ramada, but my hubby was wanting to stay at the Best Western for $233!!!  So at least it's cheaper than that!  Reviews for the Ramada are mixed.  We get in late Fri. & will sleep there, get up, and go enjoy the day in Galena.

Happy Bidding Everyone!  Be sure to post your bids!  It helps us all!  I used the link above, in the hotel keys.

(ps. As I got rejected each 2 times, the screen kept going straight to the Express Deals, and not allowing me to keep on bidding.  I had to exit and start a completely new bid, to keep on going.  I know this is in the hotel FAQ, but this is the first time it's happened to me.)
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Pomcoach from Iowa
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tilepusher
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Joined: 25 Apr 2007, 01:11

27 Sep 2014, 17:25 #2

Thank you for posting your bid, and for starting your bids from our Priceline link. There's no way to know what would have happened had you taken the $137 counteroffer. It's possible that you could have gotten the Country Inn, but there's a very good chance that you would have simply ended up paying more for the Ramada.
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pomcoach
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Joined: 14 May 2001, 09:26

28 Sep 2014, 15:49 #3

Tilepusher,

Thanks for your answer!  I'll sleep better now.  Also, thanks for all the work and organizing you do on this site.  It helps all of us bidding for travel!

Pomcoach
Be careful to pay attention to the little things in life, for some day, you may look back and realize, those were the BIG things.
Pomcoach from Iowa
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