by readymade
Today, 07:06
Forum: New York State - New York City
Topic: 4* GCS-UN., Hotel Boutique Grand Central, $88-10%, 1/11-16 (Exp. Deal)
Replies: 0
Views: 10

4* GCS-UN., Hotel Boutique Grand Central, $88-10%, 1/11-16 (Exp. Deal)

Tried bidding up to $75 for 4* in MTE and GCS zones.  Received counteroffer of $98.  Screw that.   I knew this was the Hotel Boutique, where I've stayed several times before.  It's a really convenient location, and I like it, but it's really not a 4*.  More of a nice 3*.   This hotel is the same pro...
by readymade
04 Dec 2017, 03:09
Forum: Georgia - Atlanta
Topic: 4* Midtown Marriott Suites $69 3/9-11
Replies: 1
Views: 37

4* Midtown Marriott Suites $69 3/9-11

There was a low rate for this property in the Express Deals, but once again, it was one of those where Priceline claimed to be out of inventory when you tried to book it.  So I undercut it with a bid, and won.  This is really one of the better deals I've gotten on PL in a while, but the $43 in taxes...
by readymade
25 Oct 2017, 03:08
Forum: Texas - San Antonio
Topic: 2.5* Riverwalk, Fairfield Inn Alamo Plaza $59 12/25-29
Replies: 0
Views: 62

2.5* Riverwalk, Fairfield Inn Alamo Plaza $59 12/25-29

Tried bidding 2.5* $55 a few days ago without success.  PL has been showing an Express Deal at $58 or $59 for these dates that I identified as being this property, but ever time I tried to book it, I received the dreaded "Hotel inventory changes constantly, and this deal is no longer available" mess...
by readymade
25 Oct 2017, 00:20
Forum: Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
Topic: 4* Mkt Ctr/Love Field, Hilton Anatole, $75, 12/22-25
Replies: 0
Views: 52

4* Mkt Ctr/Love Field, Hilton Anatole, $75, 12/22-25

$70 rejected, with a counteroffer of $115!  I knew that was preposterous, so upped $5 and re-bid.  Voila.  They're now charging a $25 resort fee here, but it includes parking and internet.  Priceline offered a conventional booking at just $89, so I knew I could get it pretty cheap. There were other ...
by readymade
18 Aug 2017, 05:15
Forum: Illinois - Chicago
Topic: 3.5* DT/RN AC Hotel $103 11/8-12 (Exp. Deal)
Replies: 0
Views: 179

3.5* DT/RN AC Hotel $103 11/8-12 (Exp. Deal)

<t>Attending a conference at the Hyatt Regency.  Took me a while to identify this Express Deal.  At first I thought it was the H.I. Merchandise Mart, but this place allowed pets.  This hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt.  Used a 7% off coupon as well.  <br/> <br/> I've never stayed at an ...
by readymade
27 May 2017, 05:56
Forum: Georgia - Atlanta
Topic: 4* Midtown Marriott Suites $82-10% (Exp Deal) 10/13-15
Replies: 0
Views: 439

4* Midtown Marriott Suites $82-10% (Exp Deal) 10/13-15

Bid of $70 was rejected.  Going up to $75 would have barely been less than the Exp Deal with the coupon. 

I've stayed here before.  Great location, huge rooms.
by readymade
02 May 2017, 03:24
Forum: Alabama
Topic: 3.5* Mobile West, Marriott, 6/13-15, $60
Replies: 0
Views: 259

3.5* Mobile West, Marriott, 6/13-15, $60

<t>Initially was looking at a 2.5* Exp Deal that appeared to be the Springhill Suites.  Didn't want to bid on that, though, because PL rates the Ext. Stay in this zone as 2.5*.  When I went to book it, PL pulled one of those "inventory is constantly changing and this is no longer available" deals on...
by readymade
27 Apr 2017, 04:05
Forum: Hotels
Topic: San Francisco 4* Parc 55 $104 7/27-31
Replies: 1
Views: 309

San Francisco 4* Parc 55 $104 7/27-31

<t>Well, here we go again.  Once again, Hotwire beats Priceline.  Parc 55 had a rate of $161 on these dates, so I figured there should be SOME kind of availability there.  PL initially had a 4* Exp. Deal for $114, but when I clicked on it, it gave me the infamous "inventory changes" message.  I chec...
by readymade
25 Apr 2017, 01:52
Forum: Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
Topic: 3.5* SMU/Park Cities Magnolia $75 6/2-6
Replies: 1
Views: 254

3.5* SMU/Park Cities Magnolia $75 6/2-6

<t>I'd tried to bid up to $70 or $75 for this a while back, and eventually booked a backup through Chase Rewards at the Doubletree.  Tonight I checked and the Express Deals was offering an "unlocked" special on this hotel of $78.  (Previously it was showing up with a "stayed here before" deal of $10...
by readymade
23 Mar 2017, 03:18
Forum: Texas - Houston/Galveston
Topic: 3* Galleria, Sheraton 4 Points Greenway Plz, $54-10% 6/10-13
Replies: 3
Views: 305

It has.  It's on the hotel list, and I remember people reporting it in the past.  But it seems strangely uncommon.