by Sean Olivas
20 Mar 2001, 04:35
Forum: California Hotels - L.A. Area and Parts South
Topic: San Diego/Downtown - Wyndham Emerald Plaza 3*
Replies: 6
Views: 1.7K

San Diego/Downtown - Wyndham Emerald Plaza 3*

<t>Hotel is a AAA 4 diamond property and is a very architecturally impressive series of green towers in downtown San Diego (broadway and Columbia). The amenities were typical of other Wyndham properties where I have stayed (although not as nice as the BelAge). I stayed here during MLK holiday, so I ...
by Sean Olivas
23 Jan 2001, 04:31
Forum: California Hotels - L.A. Area and Parts South
Topic: Los Angeles/West Hollywood - Bel Age West Hollywood 4*
Replies: 25
Views: 1.2K

Re: Los Angeles West Hollywood--Wyndham Bel Age 3*

<t>Just wound up a trip and spent two nights here (bidding $40 plus bonus). This property is rather inconspicuous from the street, but easy to find. Upon arrival, bellman and valet assisted with seamless check in, quite welcome late at night. Check in was simple and polite. No mention of priceline s...
by Sean Olivas
10 Jan 2001, 06:59
Forum: Bidding Glitches and Problems
Topic: Confirmation Glitch
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Confirmation Glitch

<t>My general approach to bidding is to try and get fast results so I can rebid ASAP. What I usually do after having bid for a hotel room, I will copy the confirmation number, go to the "check status" page, paste my confirmation number and type my e-mail address into the appropriate spaces, and will...
by Sean Olivas
08 Jan 2001, 21:41
Forum: Hotel Misratings and Quality Issues
Topic: Anyone had a bid accepted by a "Preferred Hotel"?
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Anyone had a bid accepted by a "Preferred Hotel&quo

<t>Thanks Sheryl. Supposedly, Preferred Hotels are known for consistent quality-but it looks like the Mayfair is uneven. I am quite familiar with the Halekulani, also a Preferred Hotel, in Waikiki. In fact, I am hoping that one day someone will be succesful bidding a 5* in Oahu and that they will ge...
by Sean Olivas
08 Jan 2001, 19:24
Forum: Hotel Misratings and Quality Issues
Topic: Anyone had a bid accepted by a "Preferred Hotel"?
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Anyone had a bid accepted by a "Preferred Hotel"?

<t>Part of my curiousity and part of the excitement of using Priceline is predicting what hotels might come up on a successful bid. Recently, we have seen some very nice San Francisco Hotels (Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court) come up. In that vein, has anyone ever seen a "Preferred Hotel" come up? These...
by Sean Olivas
27 Nov 2000, 02:10
Forum: California Hotels - L.A. Area and Parts South
Topic: Los Angeles/West Hollywood - Bel Age West Hollywood 4*
Replies: 25
Views: 1.2K

Re: Bel Age, WeHo, 8.26 & 27, $55 + $20 AmEx

<t>Thanks for the info Atomic50s. I am staying at this property in January and didn't want the stinky room. Called the hotel and was told that all rooms have been refurbished as of October 21. <br/> I am told by guest services that all but 4 rooms in the hotel have one bed only (plus sofa bed). Sinc...
by Sean Olivas
06 Nov 2000, 04:53
Forum: Bidding Glitches and Problems
Topic: Customer service phone #
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Customer service phone #

Try as I might, I am unable to locate Priceline's customer service telephone number either on its website or anywhere else. Can someone throw me a bone here?
thanks
by Sean Olivas
24 Oct 2000, 01:39
Forum: Hotel Misratings and Quality Issues
Topic: Priceline Basing Quality Levels on AAA Ratings???
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Priceline Basing Quality Levels on AAA Ratings???

Sheryl,
The Marriott website is not accurate. I checked the AAA site and this particular Courtyard (and all others in San Antonio) are given 3*s. I don't know if the Courtyard site is simply mistaken, is giving stale information, or just attempting to mislead.
sean
by Sean Olivas
25 Sep 2000, 01:44
Forum: Hotel Misratings and Quality Issues
Topic: Priceline Basing Quality Levels on AAA Ratings???
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Priceline Basing Quality Levels on AAA Ratings???

<t>Sheryl,<br/> I concur with your analysis. Any bid I have made or researched has started with AAA's ratings, which have always been consistent with Priceline's. Therefore, I have always assumed that Priceline's * rating system was based on AAA's. However, the "test" you outlined with Courtyard ten...
by Sean Olivas
18 Jun 2000, 02:22
Forum: Hotel Misratings and Quality Issues
Topic: Hawaii Hotel Quality Ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 60

re: Hawaii Hotel Quality Ratings

<t>Sheryl,<br/> You are right. While it is a decent property, the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is by no other standard a 5* property. The fact that expedia overrates this "hotel" as well as giving the Outrigger at Waikaloa a 4* is troublesome. The only saving grace is that expedia does let you know wha...