Is there really a 3* hotel in my target zone? What is it?

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Is there really a 3* hotel in my target zone? What is it?

tormapleaf
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July 5th, 2007, 7:55 pm #1

Here's a question - if it has been answered elsewhere then I apologize, but it's the first time I've encountered this:

When you search for hotels in Sudbury, ON it shows only 1* or 2* hotels.

However, when you select the "Name Your Own Price" option, it shows 1*, 2* and 3* hotels.

How can there be any 3* hotels when they are not shown on the preceding page?
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kenll
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July 6th, 2007, 2:55 am #2

I'll take a stab at it and I'll give you my thoughts.

Priceline offers opague hotels. I plugged July 14-16/07 and the Holiday Inn came up as a 3* at $116 and as well a 3* is offered in name your own price. Perhaps there was limited availability for a 3* for your dates and Priceline was steering you to a 2*. I haven't looked at the Sudbury market to see if there are additional 3* hotels that might participate in Priceline. If I were to bid on the above dates for a 3*, I might not necessarily get the HI.

Earlier this year, I bid on a 3* in Oshawa. In the one price, a 3* Best Western or something like that came up - nice looking property; however, when I bid, I got the 3* HI as I had expected. Previous bidders for a 3* seemed to get this property.

I like to think of the systems as separate and independent, Traditional and Name Your Own Price. I might suggest that some of the properties on the Traditional system do not participate on the Name Your Own Price system.
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GeoNit
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July 6th, 2007, 4:02 pm #3

Probably the 3* wan't available on the day you selected:

travela.priceline.com/hot...60405.html
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KeenWink
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July 6th, 2007, 7:35 pm #4

tormapleaf,

as kenll suggested above, not all hotels that are available on PL opaque are available on PL retail, and vice versa. Some only participate on the NYOP, and others do not. Hotels may opt out of retail listings in order to improve opaqueness on NYOP. Sometimes, however, you can find hotels listed retail that have a whole slew of user reviews; those reviews often come from opaque wins, so that can occasionally be helpful.

It's good to use other sources such as orbitz and travelocity to get an idea of what hotels might be in the zone, and then to check the hotels own website for availability and pricing.

And as GeoNit pointed out, if a hotel is sold out on the date you checked, it won't be listed on PL retail (which is why I like orbitz, which will show the hotel anyway, and indicate n/a).
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.

Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.

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mikeandretta
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October 14th, 2009, 8:53 pm #5

As a tour freaks we are always in such kind of situation when we are constantly in search of nice deals. easyclicktravel helps me a lot in these matters. I would suggest you to give it a try.
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GeoNit
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October 16th, 2009, 8:30 pm #6

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daor79
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November 9th, 2009, 2:49 am #7

I often use expedia anh travelocity to search
You can view result of sudbury
http://travel.travelocity.com/hotel/Hot ... _FRONTDOOR
http://www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll/htwv/loid=4070/stat=1/rdct=1
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Johny12
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May 29th, 2010, 9:37 am #8

There is no difficulty to find out hotels, in fact 4 stars hotels in the specific regions. You can get views, ideas of different people & also can also detail of different hotels from Hank Freid, & also can use the facility of the online booking as well.
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