Searched for Hotel in Santa Maria, CA.
Check-in 6/16, Check-Out 6/17.
Booked on 5/30/2013.
1. 3.5* in Santa Maria - $66 - FAILED
2. Added 3* - $76 - SUCCESS
Result: 3* Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria for $76. Regular Priceline price $97.
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