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Old 04-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #196
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Well, you win some, you lose some. I got the Wyndham Orlando International Dr. for $50./night for 3 nights, April 7-10, and it, too, is a dump according to the reviews. I'll never use priceline again, and don't think we'll even go, considering the 7 hour drive. Shoot.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:21 PM   #197
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Well, you win some, you lose some. I got the Wyndham Orlando International Dr. for $50./night for 3 nights, April 7-10, and it, too, is a dump according to the reviews. I'll never use priceline again, and don't think we'll even go, considering the 7 hour drive. Shoot.
It's not so bad that I wouldn't go! Really! For that price it's very okay! The room itself has 4-star amenities. There is room service, a business center and pools...things that bring it up to the 3 1/2 star rating. My suggestion would be to ask for a room in one of the center/remodeled buildings.

If I had reservations at that price I would not hesitate to go and have a great time!
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:24 PM   #198
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p.s. Our drive was longer than that. Honestly, if I had reservations, I would so GO, before I'd pay and not get anything. You might be pleasantly surprised. Look closer on Trip Adviser.com. There are some very good reviews there.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #199
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Well, just got back from our stay at the Four Points Sheraton Studio City - got on Priceline for $40 a night. Wouldn't stay again - no refrigerator (big problem with a toddler), lots of high school groups, door lock was broken, pretty dated. Wouldn't stay gain - good thing it was only $40 a night - if I paid $115 (Priceline rate) I would have been really upset!
I just wished the whole time that I was on property - I guess I have been spoiled by Wilderness Lodge!
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:31 PM   #200
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How do you know what resort you are going to get? I don't want to bid and then hate the resort I get. We are going in september and we were going to stay onsite because of free dining but I'm not sure right now.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:00 AM   #201
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Well... with priceline.. you don't know what you get.
That is all in the priceline game... if you have particular preference
for a particular hotel or resort then maybe you should not use priceline at all.

The only thing you can choose is the area (zone) and how many star a property is. I have sofar bid for 3 stars and most hotels I get are OK but I
never get a hotel that I want to have. Sometimes I think I will get a certain
hotel (based on successes of others) but I always end up with something very different. Now I always use priceline for 1 or 2 day stay so it's not a big deal if I get something I don't really like.

If you don't mind which hotel you end up with then priceline is a great site
to get good priced hotels.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:15 AM   #202
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Clarion Maingate in Kissimmee FL - 2-1/2 Stars

http://www.clarionhotelmaingate.com/dining.php

$ 31.00 Priceline excepted bid
$ 11.20 Tax & Fee

One Night stay before our trip to WDW

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:07 AM   #203
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Not sure if it has been mentioned but Biddingfortravel.com keeps a record of bidding acceptances and rejections on their site.....They also offer strategies for "Re-bidding"

I've saved thousands of $$$ and stayed in 4 Star resorts across the USA utilizing the strategies I learned on the site.

I apologize if this has been mentioned before...Didn't read the 12 page thread.
Yep, I thought so too. But when I posted a winning bid (for the second time without using their link) they banned me from the site! Very nasty moderator. So use the site for your own purposes, but you're better off not posting it seems. Betterbidding.com is much more friendly, I used their link for bidding.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #204
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My recent Priceline wins

3* Sheraton safari on 3/6-3/8 two rooms. $45 each per night plus tax
3 1/2 * Marriott Orlando Airport 6/28 $43 plus tax
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:07 PM   #205
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Winning Priceline bid....

Royal Plaza In Walt Disney World Resort 3 1/2 *. 4 nights...6/15-6/19 $55 per night... $38.65 in Taxes for a total of $258.65. Not bad. I'm happy. Has mixed reveiws on Tripadvisor but you have to remember, most people that bother with a reveiw are not the happy ones. As long as there are no roaches crawling on me I'm happy
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:23 AM   #206
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Yep, I thought so too. But when I posted a winning bid (for the second time without using their link) they banned me from the site! Very nasty moderator. So use the site for your own purposes, but you're better off not posting it seems. Betterbidding.com is much more friendly, I used their link for bidding.
The "Witch" would rather not have data on her site. (She was banned from the DIS for her behavior on here)
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:44 AM   #207
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The "Witch" would rather not have data on her site. (She was banned from the DIS for her behavior on here)
Ahh, there is justice in the world!!

Now being banned from Disboards would be horrible!!
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #208
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3* Hyatt Place Universal 6/23 $30

I am quite happy with this price; we are arriving very late and needed a place to stay for one night before checking into the Royal pacific in Universal. This fits the bill right across the street...especially for $41 tax inclusive
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #209
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Wanted to add one more night to my stay (I posted earlier that we got the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate for $89).

Just got Gaylord Palms - a resort category - on 4/23 for $89/night. It looks great. I've never been, but we can't wait to check it out.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:35 PM   #210
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I am thrilled with my priceline results for our trip in 9 days. I got the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando Seaworld International Center for $46.86 per night including taxes. I also got our rental car from Hertz...Compact car, unlimited milage for 8 days for a total of $149 including tax. Looks good to me!
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