Bidding for Multiple nights

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Bidding for Multiple nights

HuskyJimC
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Joined: 14 Sep 2001, 08:44

27 Nov 2016, 22:42 #1

Is there any advantage (hotel: gets more room/nights; I: get lower rate) by bidding for multiple days?  I am going to be bidding on a 4 night stay in NYC (Fri - Tues), and am curious if anyone has seen an advantage (i.e., lower winning bid) when bidding for multiple nights.

In my experience, weekends usually cost less, so in my situation coming up, three of the nights are "weekend" (F/S/S), but the fourth is a Monday, and usually costs more.

Any insights?
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tilepusher
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Joined: 25 Apr 2007, 01:11

28 Nov 2016, 01:57 #2

You asked a similar question at about this time last year: http://biddingfortravel.yuku.com/topic/135458

Generally speaking, splitting your bid won't save you a significant amount of money unless your bids are accepted by different hotels; are you prepared to switch hotels during your stay? If the same hotel accepts your bids, it will very likely cost more than bidding for all nights at once.
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HuskyJimC
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29 Nov 2016, 18:28 #3

Sorry about repeating the question, I had done a search for that topic but could not find it.

I was wondering if I bid for 3 nights (F/S/S), will I get as lower rate/night than bidding 4 nights (F/S/S/M)?

If this is so, I could bid for 3 nights, and book the 4th night at the same hotel, depending on the winning bid and the regular rate for the Monday night.
Last edited by HuskyJimC on 29 Nov 2016, 18:43, edited 2 times in total.
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

30 Nov 2016, 03:11 #4

Checking the Express Deal prices will give you a good idea.
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tilepusher
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30 Nov 2016, 07:12 #5

If you want to stay at the same hotel for all four nights, you should just bid for all four nights at once. When you talk about bidding for three nights and booking the fourth at the same hotel, are you referring to the Add Nights option? If so, I wouldn't do that. If the hotel wants more for the fourth night than you bid for the other three, your attempt to add a night will be rejected. Then what do you do?
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HuskyJimC
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30 Nov 2016, 20:37 #6

Thanks for all of the advice - very helpful. 

This has been frustrating, I'm finding that a Monday night in NYC in December is VERY expensive.  Most hotel sites (Hilton/Marriott, etc.) are showing well north of $300/night. The F/S/S rates are under $200/night in many cases.  Hotwire is a little less, but their fees are about 40%!
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