3* Villa Montes - SFO/San Bruno $150 10/22/2103

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3* Villa Montes - SFO/San Bruno $150 10/22/2103

silversource22
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October 13th, 2013, 5:19 am #1

Have a specific need to be at or near SFO on 10/22 and then again the morning of 10/23...plus it's a little early to bid for an airport hotel on PL, so I was lurking on Hotwire just to start seeing what was available. Never use Hotwire because of past bad experiences...but saw a 3* showing $331 retail for $150 on Hotwire in San Bruno near the airport and was 99.9% sure it would be the Staybridge, which would have been ideal.

 Of course, I was wrong...was the Clarion Villa Montes...for basically the same price as on their website...but am still happy with it anyways, it will be perfect for this particular stay. And another Hotwire lesson learned.

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October 13th, 2013, 5:29 am #2

Whatever Hotwire has, Priceline will have for less but Hotwire often rates hotels higher than Priceline does and their zones are often slightly different. The same rules apply to Hotwire that apply to Priceline as far as it being a last minute zone. They are basically the exact same product but you will always do better with Priceline unless you can positively identify a hotel that you want at their price.

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October 13th, 2013, 5:37 am #3

I just found this hotel on Priceline but I can't find a rate. It is also rated 3*.
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October 13th, 2013, 5:39 am #4

it was the $331 amt that fooled me...that's exactly what they show on their hotel list for Staybridge in their Standard Rate Column....that convinced me it was the Staybridge . Am guessing the one showing 137 on express deals is probably also the Clarion, but who knows. Could be the Best Western.  In any event, am still OK with it even though the price is almost the same as Clarion shows on their website. Just disappointing that they show a retail price that doesn't even show up on Clarion's own site.

That's the end of the drive from Dallas. You'll see Tucumcari/Santa Rosa...Flagstaff...Bakersfield show up soon.
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October 13th, 2013, 6:15 am #5

You apparently didn't notice the dagger beside the "Standard Price". According to the fine print, the "savings [are] based on median published rate we've found on leading retail travel sites in the last 24-48 hours for the same neighborhood, star rating, and stay dates." In other words, that "Standard Price" is pretty much meaningless. It would have been better to look at the amenities; Staybridge Suites hotels generally don't have on-site restaurants.
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October 14th, 2013, 2:49 am #6

You're right, I totally missed that....thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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