Wall Street financial district bidding advice

There are hotels at all quality levels in NYC that can accommodate one bed only. Very risky to bid for one room if your party consists of more than two people.
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Wall Street financial district bidding advice

kcmover
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August 24th, 2017, 4:18 am #1

Been watching and trying to bid just this zone for Thursday 9/7/2017 checking out Sunday 9/10/2017.
Have tried several time over the last two weeks to get a better rate tha PRICELINE EXPRESS Deals. Using your bidding concept of free zones I have not been close.
Trying for a 5 star went up to $160.00
Trying for 4 star went up to $140.00
using zones
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones.
Went then to 3 star up to $140.00
using the same free bid zones.
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones

I have seen express deals for about $140.00 that are for the weekend before. Do I just need to wait and bid the day before I want it. Seems that is when they drop their rates.
Wall Street on a weekend should be cheap but I know my stay begins on a Thursday so that might be why I can't hit the right rate. Any thoughts?

Staying in that zone due to son living there.
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Sheryl
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August 24th, 2017, 6:12 pm #2

It may not get any lower. You haven't posted rates for your exact dates.

Why don't you post your bids anymore?

Please place your bid through a Priceline link at BiddingForTravel.com and post all of your bids.
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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Sheryl
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August 30th, 2017, 1:04 am #3

Please respond to my post and post an update.
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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August 30th, 2017, 5:55 pm #4

But when using a smart phone its hard to cut and past all the detail.   I will try harder in the future. 
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August 31st, 2017, 12:21 am #5

There is a smartphone link near the top of the homepage on the left.
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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kcmover
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September 1st, 2017, 3:58 am #6

kcmover wrote: Been watching and trying to bid just this zone for Thursday 9/7/2017 checking out Sunday 9/10/2017.
  Have tried several time over the last two weeks to get a better rate tha PRICELINE EXPRESS Deals.  Using your bidding concept of free zones I have not been close.  
Trying for a 5 star went up to $160.00
  Trying for 4 star went up to $140.00
using zones
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones.
  Went then to 3 star up to $140.00
 using  the same free bid zones.
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones

 I have seen express deals for about $140.00 that are for the weekend before.  Do I just need to wait and bid the day before I want it. Seems that is when they drop their rates.
  Wall Street on a weekend should be cheap but I know my stay begins on a Thursday so that might be why I can't hit the right rate. Any thoughts?

 Staying in that zone due to son living there.

Bid in $7.00 increments for 4 star
$88.00 to $146.00
No bites

Wall Street,
SoHo - Tribeca,
La Guardia Airport (LGA),
Elmhurst - Corona, Kennedy Airport (JFK),
Flushing - Whitestone,
Bayside,
Coney Island,
Jamaica, Downtown -

Washington Heights,
Bronx,
Brooklyn East - Flatbush
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kcmover
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September 1st, 2017, 3:59 am #7

kcmover wrote: Been watching and trying to bid just this zone for Thursday 9/7/2017 checking out Sunday 9/10/2017.
  Have tried several time over the last two weeks to get a better rate tha PRICELINE EXPRESS Deals.  Using your bidding concept of free zones I have not been close.  
Trying for a 5 star went up to $160.00
  Trying for 4 star went up to $140.00
using zones
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones.
  Went then to 3 star up to $140.00
 using  the same free bid zones.
17,18,19,24,30,29, 28 26 as free bid zones

 I have seen express deals for about $140.00 that are for the weekend before.  Do I just need to wait and bid the day before I want it. Seems that is when they drop their rates.
  Wall Street on a weekend should be cheap but I know my stay begins on a Thursday so that might be why I can't hit the right rate. Any thoughts?

 Staying in that zone due to son living there.

Bid in $7.00 increments for 4 star
$88.00 to $146.00
No bites

Wall Street,
SoHo - Tribeca,
La Guardia Airport (LGA),
Elmhurst - Corona, Kennedy Airport (JFK),
Flushing - Whitestone,
Bayside,
Coney Island,
Jamaica, Downtown -

Washington Heights,
Bronx,
Brooklyn East - Flatbush

Counter offer $198.00
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kcmover
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September 19th, 2017, 2:22 pm #8

**** Club Quarters hotel for $176.00 per night   --- Sept 7-10, 2017

Eventually got the room in the Financial district area the winning bid was $176.00 per night + Fees of $43.00 per night.  So the total for 3 nights was $657.99
($219.00 per night). 
The winning bid was at the Club Quarters which is also part of the World Center Hotel.  Its a no frills hotel but was a great location.  Clean but very small room.   I did find watching express deals that I would have been able to perhaps gotten the deal cheaper had I waited until that day and either bid on Priceline or taken the express deal.  The rates dropped big time the night before my trip. 

One lesson that I have learned is that you have to pay attention to the fees being charged by services like Priceline or Hotwire. 
I used the bidding for travel link to obtain my room. 

If you get the Club Quarters / World Center Hotel it has a great 20th Floor Bar / Restaurant that overlooks the WTC memorial site.   Make sure you go up there and take a few pictures. 
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