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Old 01-04-2010, 10:08 AM   #16
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Thank you!!!

Wow!!! What a bargain. I just booked it. It was $169 through the hotel and we got it for the $49 + tax. Going to call the hotel and add the parking and shuttle option.

Thank you so much! What a great tip.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:26 AM   #17
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I bid on Cape Canaveral, FL and 2.5 stars. Originally bid $47 and then got back an offer to rebid at $60, so I did since I saw that some others had gotten this property with a similar bid on betterbidding.com and biddingfortravel.com
When Priceline offers you a room at a particular rate, you can usually get it for less. However, if you were out of "free rebids" - then your choice would be to accept it at the offered rate, or wait a day to try again.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #18
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When Priceline offers you a room at a particular rate, you can usually get it for less. However, if you were out of "free rebids" - then your choice would be to accept it at the offered rate, or wait a day to try again.
I was getting ready to post the same thing. I am usually successful going up about 1/3 of the way to their offer with a free rebid. If I don't have any, I will wait a day. If it is a bid for the day of or day before the stay and no rebids, then taking their offer is about the only choice.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #19
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I got it too

I bid 50 and was accepted for Feb 12. I can't wait.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #20
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Got it!

Just did this dealy and got TWO rooms for less than the price we were paying for one. (We were all going to cram into one room just to save cash.) But, I just got two rooms for $49 each + tax. SO, doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all that posted this! You rock.

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:57 AM   #21
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The hotel offered the parking and shuttle for a total of $22.20 (including tax) for up to 6 people. This is definitely a steal! I asked for the 4th floor Port view. I got 4th floor, no port view rooms available as of now, but will try again.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:26 AM   #22
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I just bid $49.99 for our Oct 29th date. It was not accepted. I was offered a free rebid if I put in a minimum bid of $13.00 more. Since I've plenty of time before our travel dates, I'll wait and retry in a few days. Thanks for letting us know about this though, it sounds like a great Hotel and the location is perfect, along with the cruise package deal for just $20 more!
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #23
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Wow!!! What a bargain. I just booked it. It was $169 through the hotel and we got it for the $49 + tax. Going to call the hotel and add the parking and shuttle option.

Thank you so much! What a great tip.
I did it too!!! We should meet up before leaving for the cruise. Maybe for breakfast or something. We are arriving really late on Friday.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:55 PM   #24
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Has any one done this and put in a 2.5 star and not gotten this hotel?? Was planning on Radisson but if I can save some money thats always a plus
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Has any one done this and put in a 2.5 star and not gotten this hotel?? Was planning on Radisson but if I can save some money thats always a plus
Read my post above.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #27
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Read my post above.
I think she meant has anyone gotten another hotel? It sounds like Country Inn & Suites is the only 2.5 hotel in the area that is on Priceline. Or at least they are the lowest bidder right now for all the dates that people have submitted. That could change.

It's also interesting to note that all the dates posted here have been in Jan-Feb or next Oct (unless I missed something). I think those are probably non-peak times, and summer bids might not be accepted so low, or they may be accepted by other hotels. Just a thought.

Then again, I looked at Hotwire.com (similar site to Priceline, except they make offers for a type of hotel that you can either accept or not - probably lower prices are generally available on Priceline), and a 2.5 star hotel was available on a friday night for each month between Feb and Nov 2010 for $63. The only exception was Sep which was $62. Not sure if Hotwire uses the same hotels as Priceline, though.
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I don't know if it's off peak or not. I had trouble getting a deal on a car and was told because it was Presidents week (our school up north is off all week), it was considered a high time. I did eventually get a car at an OK price from MCO to Cape Canaveral.

I called to see if I could reserve a 4th floor port side room and was told that I would be assigned a regular priceline room, which was two bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with bunks), two TV's, pull out sofa, micro, etc. with a river view. She said if they needed a larger room, I would most likely be moved, but that that seldom happens. At check in, she said I could ask for a 4th floor portside, but for now, they were full.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:46 AM   #29
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I'm doing the happy dance!!! Just got it for $62.10 with tax for our 1/16 Magic cruise!

Thank you for posting this....I originally had this hotel reserved for $130 a night!!! We stayed there in October before our cruise and it is beautiful! Very nice breakfast and very nice shuttle driver to the port. He even picked us up earlier at the port because we got off the ship first, gave him a call and told him we were there and he was there in less than 2 minutes!

I highly recommend this hotel!

Thanks again!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #30
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Thanks for posting. Just got my room at the $49 bid.
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