Wanted to be actually downtown, not get the Crowne Plaza Resort (not very customer-friendly of Priceline not to recognize the difference between walkable and not), so restricted to 4* options. There was a 4* express deal for $117 night, and Priceline had the following rates for specific 4* downtown hotels: Indigo $153, Renaissance $149, Omni Grove Park Inn $249.
Bid $95 for downtown; rejected. Think PL counter-offered $128.
Bid $105 for downtown + Biltmore Village (we wouldn't have minded staying there, but likely a throwaway as they seem to have no 4*s); rejected.
Bid $112 for downtown + Biltmore Village + Candler (throwaway); bid accepted for Hotel Indigo.
|Taxes & fees:||$24.26|
|Total charged today:||$136.26|
So, saved a measly $5 over the express deal (once taxes and fees figured in). But not bad compared to the $153+tax rate through Priceline, which was incidentally the same as the best rate available on the hotel website.