3* Magnolia Hotel -SMU/ParkCities 1/16-1/19 $55

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3* Magnolia Hotel -SMU/ParkCities 1/16-1/19 $55

KeenWink
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Joined: 05 Jun 2004, 03:48

09 Jan 2016, 06:21 #1

Bid in the SMU/Park Cities zone because I was not thrilled with the prospect of the 3.5* Crowne Plaza over in Marketplace/DAL.  And while the 4* Hilton Anatole would have been acceptable, the fact that they charge a 2% fee as well as $20 for parking was a deterrent.

So I started in the SMU/PC zone with 3.5*, eyeing the Doubletree with a list rate of $119, and I bid from $55 up to $65 but was refused.  I found that there was a very similar 3.5* Express Deal in that zone for $93 (only when viewed with the Opera Coast browser), and I am guessing that was the Doubletree, but I wasn't willing to bid that high.

I also noted the win earlier today for the 3* Magnolia (former Holiday Inn) at $61 for a stay a few days ahead of mine, and also that user readymade reported a win there almost exactly a year ago for $60.  Currently their rack rate for my dates is $130.  So I decided to lowball, given the many free-rebids available, and I offered $55.  Instantly accepted.  Wow, now I wish I'd offered $50.

Finally, I noticed that after winning my bid for the Magnolia, when I checked the Express Deals, it was now unlocked/exposed, and available for $68.

So here I am for 3 nights at the Magnolia, 6070 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206.
Check in: Jan 16, 2016 after 3:00 pm
Check out: Jan 19, 2016 before 11:00 am
Offer price: $55/night x 3 nights = $165.
Taxes and fees: $34.14
Total Charges: $199.14.

By coincidence, this turns out to be a good location for me, as it's pretty near someone I plan to visit.

And of course I started my offers by using the links to Priceline here on BFT.  Thanks for a great service and community!
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

09 Jan 2016, 06:31 #2

Thank you for placing your bid through our link to Priceline. That hotel is not real far from me either. Image
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KeenWink
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Joined: 05 Jun 2004, 03:48

16 Jun 2016, 19:00 #3

Not a formal review, but just wanted to say I was very impressed with the Magnolia. Well worth the money.
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