None of the other 4* hotels were anywhere near the zip code on rates.
Used permutations (search Administrator Announcements for permutations) to go from $51 up in $3 increments. There were 4 free rebid cities (Carson City, Gardnerville, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee). I must mention that very early in the bidding process I got a 'generous' offer that if I was willing to up my bid to $90 it would be 'reconsidered' -- which I politely refused, each and every time it occurred.
South Lake Tahoe (SLT) $51
SLT / Carson $55
SLT / Gardnerville $57
SLT / North Lake Tahoe (NLT) $60
SLT / Truckee $63
SLT / Carson City / Gardnerville $66
SLT / Carson City / NLT $69
SLT / Carson City/ Truckee $72
SLT / Gardnerville / NLT $75
SLT / Gardnerville / Truckee $78
SLT / NLT / Truckee $80 <-- Accepted
|Number of rooms:||1 room|
|Number of nights:||3 nights|
|Taxes & fees:||$49.56|
|Total charged today:||$289.56|
|Savings:||You saved 38%*|
All bids placed by first clicking on the Priceline link from BFT each time around -- of course.
The hotel website says they have valet and no self-parking. The valet fee is a very generous $29/night. xAgent 007x said that you can park free at Harveys, but I am preparing myself for the $29 fee in case it happens. Even with that I am still well under the advertised rate of $126/night at a very nice property with a kitchenette, so it is all good. I will report back after my stay as to if parking at Harvey's is still permitted or not. It is likely that the low rate we scored was due to it being a midweek stay, but I live locally, so midweek works fine with me and my schedule.
Thanks so much to xAgent 007x for the intel on this property and advice on where to bid. Having a kitchenette in uber-expensive Tahoe is a HUGE savings. This is my first trip to Lake Tahoe so I am very excited. Thanks to Sheryl and the team for all the work you have done to make my life and other BFT readers' lives better over the years. Blessings to all of you.