Question on Palm Desert bidding

Resort fees are prevalent in certain zones. Keep in mind that some hotels charge excessive resort fees which you may be unable to dispute as Priceline now states on their website that these fees are your responsibility.

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Question on Palm Desert bidding

spectromen
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Joined: 09 Sep 2003, 03:00

02 Nov 2015, 04:52 #1

I hadn't seen this "double fee" in the proposed bid screen before.  Should I assume the added $60 "Hotel fee" is resort fees?  I could swear that when booking Las Vegas, they don't mention them at all in the bidding process and you're responsible to pay at the front desk.  Maybe that has changed.
Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: US$ 100.00
Subtotal: US$ 200.00
Taxes and Service Fees: US$ 41.16
Total Room Charges*: US$ 241.16
Hotel Fee: US$ 60.00
Total Cost*: US$ 301.16
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tilepusher
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Joined: 25 Apr 2007, 01:11

02 Nov 2015, 07:11 #2

It has changed; Priceline has been doing this for months. The Hotel Fee is a warning from Priceline that you may have to pay up to that amount in mandatory fees to the hotel you receive. Priceline does not collect this fee; any mandatory fees are still paid directly to the hotel at check-out.
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derekall2000
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 23:34

02 Nov 2015, 23:51 #3

tilepusher, I see this "Hotel Fee" line as potentially a useful clue of which hotel is the one in play, at least as to Express Buys. For example, where there are two or three hotels that fit the description of an Express Buy, the presence or absence of a Hotel Fee (and in particular amounts) might help a prospective purchaser guess which of the 2 or 3 possible hotels it will be. Maybe it's also useful in NYOP. What do you think?
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tilepusher
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Joined: 25 Apr 2007, 01:11

03 Nov 2015, 00:15 #4

No, it's not useful with NYOP. Priceline does not know which hotel will accept your bid until you submit it. It does know which ones could accept your bid, and shows the highest fee charged amongst them. With an Express Deal, Priceline knows which hotel is associated with the listing, and can show the actual mandatory fee charged by the hotel if there is one.
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spectromen
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Joined: 09 Sep 2003, 03:00

03 Nov 2015, 03:13 #5

Great, thanks for the help.
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