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Old 09-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #631
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oct 6-11, lake buena vista, extended stay deluxe, 2*, $31 a night.

direct the best they could offer is $90... got a great deal!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #632
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Lake Buena Vista/Downtown for 3 1/2 stars $42 for 9/28/12

Started off with $39 Lake Buena Vista/Downtown for 3 1/2 stars
added Kissimmee $40 (no 3.5 star hotels)
added Winter Park $41 (no 3.5 star hotels)
added Fern Park $42 accepted (no 3.5 star hotels)

Ending up with Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista for $42. I was guessing this is the hotel I would get in the area I wanted.
I stayed here 2 years ago just after they renovated. Had no issues then, hoping for the same this time around.
We arrive in Orlando at 9pm so just needed a decent hotel for a 1 night stay before checking into Disney Property.

$42 winning bid
$12.80 tax/fees
$54.80 total
Plus resort fees charged at check out.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #633
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Has anyone bid or got results for around Christmas (12/23 thru 12/30) give or take a few days before and after... .. either near WDW or Universal area...

Thanks!!!

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #634
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Has anyone bid or got results for around Christmas (12/23 thru 12/30) give or take a few days before and after... .. either near WDW or Universal area...

Thanks!!!

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #635
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I'm always afraid to bid sometimes, not knowing what you MIGHT get!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #636
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Anyone Bid OVER Christmas time??? How about Thanksgiving?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #637
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We have used Priceline many times,and always hit a good price, beautiful hotel and lucked out with the beds -- we are a family of 5. Since Priceline doesn't guarantee the type of bed, and also says bids are for 2 people in standard room. But, like I said we lucked out and always had big room, with plenty if beds. Until this past august when we took our yearly mini vacation. Our hotel was beautiful, our room big and lavish, but only had 1 king bed -- for 5 of us -- 2 adults and 3 teenage girls.
We tried to switch rooms, but all the rooms were taken. We made the best if it -- turning a big chaise lounge into a bed and havingnmore blaanketsband pillows brought up -- im just glad it was a little long werkend 2 hours from hone getaway and not a long, important vacation.
We also found out that some hotels cannot even legally have 5 in a room. I guess for fire code too. In those hotels, a family of 5 has to book 2 rooms.
So, as much I love Priceline, saved a ton money, stayed in some lovely hotels worth way more than what we paid, I am going to be very careful next time I book that way. I guess you can request bed type ect, but we were told it isn't a guarantee and really depends on what the hotel has available. The hotel does not HAVE to put in a room that you request. And once you put in your bid you agree to pricelines policy including rooms are for 2 people. They fill up all the rooms from normal paying people, and fill the Priceline, and other related type paying customers last, with whatever is still available. So, if you go when it's not busy, your probably gong to be ok. But, if you go during a busy time, you may end up not so lucky.
If your a family of 3 or more, be careful when bidding!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #638
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We have used Priceline many times,and always hit a good price, beautiful hotel and lucked out with the beds -- we are a family of 5. Since Priceline doesn't guarantee the type of bed, and also says bids are for 2 people in standard room. But, like I said we lucked out and always had big room, with plenty if beds. Until this past august when we took our yearly mini vacation. Our hotel was beautiful, our room big and lavish, but only had 1 king bed -- for 5 of us -- 2 adults and 3 teenage girls.
We tried to switch rooms, but all the rooms were taken. We made the best if it -- turning a big chaise lounge into a bed and havingnmore blaanketsband pillows brought up -- im just glad it was a little long werkend 2 hours from hone getaway and not a long, important vacation.
We also found out that some hotels cannot even legally have 5 in a room. I guess for fire code too. In those hotels, a family of 5 has to book 2 rooms.
So, as much I love Priceline, saved a ton money, stayed in some lovely hotels worth way more than what we paid, I am going to be very careful next time I book that way. I guess you can request bed type ect, but we were told it isn't a guarantee and really depends on what the hotel has available. The hotel does not HAVE to put in a room that you request. And once you put in your bid you agree to pricelines policy including rooms are for 2 people. They fill up all the rooms from normal paying people, and fill the Priceline, and other related type paying customers last, with whatever is still available. So, if you go when it's not busy, your probably gong to be ok. But, if you go during a busy time, you may end up not so lucky.
If your a family of 3 or more, be careful when bidding!
This is exactly why I use Hotwire instead of PL. I can search for 2 adults, 2 children and get the bedding we need. Never had a problem.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #639
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10/5 - MCO- bid $40 2.5*- got the Country Inn & Suites close to the airport for one night.

10/7-10/9 - Sea World/I Drive area- got Rosen Plaza 3.5* for two nights, $42.00

Also rented a car via priceline, 11 nights, standard size, 11.00/day. That's with Avis and I felt that it was a good deal.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #640
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We always stay in Ocala the night before we check in at Disney, it's only an hours drive in the morning, and saves us an hours drive the night before. We drive from the Nashville TN area so an hours extra rest the night before is nice. Anyway, I got us a Priceline ressie at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites- 2queen beds- for $59. I never tried PL before. I wonder if I should have tried for an even lower price. It is a 3star hotel with indoor halls. Looks nice, and I'm sure cheaper than if we just reserved online. With tax it ended up $71.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:59 AM   #641
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Question: Does anyone here who has booked on Priceline care about the fact that you're only guaranteed a room that will accommodate 2 people max? I'm travelling with more than 2 and thus leery about booking on Priceline. Although I'm a big fan and use all the bidding helper sites (HotelDealsRevealed, BetterBidding), I just can't bring myself to booking on Priceline with 4 of us.

Would love to know what your thoughts are on this.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:01 AM   #642
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This is exactly why I use Hotwire instead of PL. I can search for 2 adults, 2 children and get the bedding we need. Never had a problem.
I just posted a similar question (see above post), not realizing others were having the same questions / concerns as me. This post let me know I'm not alone in my thinking. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:55 AM   #643
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I just posted a similar question (see above post), not realizing others were having the same questions / concerns as me. This post let me know I'm not alone in my thinking. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
Orlando caters to families. Most rooms, most hotels, have two beds. I only recall one "winning" bidder unable to get a room with 2 beds.

Many hotels in Orlando limit occupancy to 4. A family of 5 needs to bid on at least 2 rooms. It's not just a matter of comfort. The hotel would have been within their rights to keep the money and throw the family of 5 out. It's probably a fire code issue. PL guarantees double occupancy. In what world does a "bidder" think 5 is OK?

Many cities hotels have smaller rooms, only suitable for 1 or 2 guests, which are given to PL customers.

Hotwire won't let you request a room which sleeps 5.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #644
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Priceline's new Express Deals allows you to chose a "bed type" on some of their hotels. It's a lot like Hotwire with a list of amenities, star level and hotel location. It might work better than the Name Your Own Price method for families who want to be guaranteed 2 beds plus something specific like a free breakfast.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #645
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I booked 3 1/2 * condo, Disney Main Gate/ Celebration for $46 night on Hotwire today. Dates: Jan. 16- 21: Mystic Dunes Resort. I have stayed at this property before and was very satisfied.
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