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Old 02-01-2008, 09:52 PM   #31
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Also a Hotwire find:

I got the Extended Stay Deluxe LBV on Palm Pkwy for $32/night for 2 nights on Mother's Day weekend. This is an all-suite hotel just 2 miles away from DTD that features a free breakfast as well as a pool, exercise room, business center, full kitchens in rooms, and shuttle to the parks.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:17 AM   #32
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Just got MCO 3* Marriott for Feb. 15th - $66.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #33
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I'm also a 1st time Priceline bidder. So, I have a question or two... if ya don't mind.

My DH and I are looking for a resort in the Orlando area for this May 16-19. When I've searched for listed properties, it only lists: Gaylord, WDW Swan, & Hilton (in DWV) and JW Marriott Grand Lakes, Marriott Orlando Wolrd Center, & Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (in Universal Studio/SeaWorld).

Question 1: Any suggestion on starting price? (dates are Fri-Sun)

Question 2: What are the chances that I'm going to get stuck with something other than those 3 resorts if I bid on Resort in Universal Studio/SeaWorld area?

Basically, we don't really want the Swan or Hilton, so we are staying away from DWV... but, I would feel better knowing that I will at least probably get one of those listed 3 in the US/SW area... all of which I would be very happy with.

Question 3: Has anyone had similar circumstances (resorts A, B, & C coming up as available) and getting resort D, E, or F?

Question 4: Anyone gotten a bad resort through Priceline???

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:39 PM   #34
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Megan, you'll do better to ask your questions on www.betterbidding.com. That site is very helpful for bididng on both priceline & hotwire.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:54 AM   #35
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Interesting.

I am new and just find this interesting.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:35 PM   #36
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so worried! i bid on priceline and got the sheraton safari hotel. I have read bad reviews!

This is how I bid:
DWV
Resorts
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then came back make another choice so I had to choose
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And I got Sheraton Safari!

Hope this helps someone!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:02 PM   #37
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We stayed one night at Sheraton Safari in Aug 2006. We really liked it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:44 PM   #38
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Thanks for the info. I hope the reviews I have read are WRONG and we enjoy it too! Thanks again!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:57 PM   #39
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Won *2.5 MCO Courtyard by Marriot 4/19 at $42

This isn't the MCO Marriot but it's within 2 miles. Shuttle symbol does not appear on the amenities under the priceline win page but the hotel's own web page says it has 24 hour shuttle. I hope so as we have 9 people arriving at 11 pm!
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:08 PM   #40
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This is for cakesnjammom and anyone else new to Priceline. One of the ways to stay in any one star level is to use something called "free rebids." For example, if I am bidding on a resort level hotel in the Disney World Zone, I will put in a bid at $60 (which is often where the Hilton will hit), and if that doesn't work I increase my bid by 5 or $10, and add in an area that DOESN'T have any resorts like West Disney. That way you stay bidding on only the zone that you want at the star level you want, and can increase the number of times you bid. If I add Universal that does have a Resort, and now I could get a hotel in either Disney or Universal. Be sure to look at the hotels list on www.biddingfortravel.com or www.betterbidding.com and that will help you choose the zones for rebids without changing the star level.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:05 PM   #41
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Used Priceline for car rental Memorial Day weekend (we're going to Cocoa hoping for a shuttle launch) and got a compact car for $14 per day from Hertz. The shuttle off-site isn't a problem for us.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #42
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I don't know if this is in the thread, but for Priceline there is a dedicated website called www.biddingfortravel.com. I have used this site several times to help with getting the location that I want at the best deal.

It does require some research on your part but I like I said I have gotten good deals in the LOCATION that I have wanted.

Good luck!

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:15 AM   #43
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saved me a lot of leg work, thanks to all.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #44
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Got an Extended Stay America Orlando Convention Center (on Westwood Blvd. off I-Drive) for one night before we check into Boardwalk.

Priceline winning bid: $25.00
Total Charges with taxes/fees: $35.32

Actually here right now (March 29). The hotel is basic, but clean, and has a kitchenette with sink, apartment size fridge, cabinets and microwave. The staff thus far is nice and helpful.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:07 AM   #45
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Am I looking to soon to try price line for June? I need a room for 5 nights June 11 to 16 a wed to monday. I'd like a decent place but want to spend $50 or less. Any suggestions here. I have never used PL so type slow so I can understand.

Thanks, YO
Anyone have any luck with Priceline for June, more so the last week in June?
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