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Old 06-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #76
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Watch out for FunSpot Fountainview (used to be the Ramada Eastgate). This place is a real dump. The room smelled bad, beds so uncomfortable, bad layout of rooms, hard to find from elevator, elevator felt like it would break down any minute, horrible shuttle service once or twice in morning and once at night. I don't think the shuttle even goes to the Hollywood Studios. We won this bid for 1 night for $33. It was supposed to be a 2.5 hotel. It was very Sqeevy. No coffee machine in room but they want you to pay $1.50 for a cup from their machine in the lobby!! Also, the sign is hard to see from the road. Avoid like the plague!!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:21 PM   #77
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Today I won the Ramada Celebration for $36 for 7/25 before we check into DVC. This used to be the Orlando Hyatt, and it's a group of 4 2-story buildings just outside WDW on 192. I have stayed there once and attended several conferences. I will be interested to report back on how it is now. For $36 (and only $49 on the Ramada website) it's quite a bargain.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:04 PM   #78
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I just used Priceline for the first time to get a room for this Saturday night. I wanted something in the WDW area, but wasn't really picky so I decided to give it a try. I got the Sheraton Safari (3*) for 49/nt. It has mixed reviews but I am happy.

We have also decided to leave a day earlier than planned (yea!!!), and are planning on staying in a hotel at the halfway point for us which is Savannah, Ga. I tried bidding on PL 3 times, but all were rejected. I figure we will be better off just getting one of those travel coupon books at the rest area and just picking a hotel off I-95 somewhere.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:52 PM   #79
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I've got the both Hyatt place for $30 in the middle of July.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:45 PM   #80
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My husband uses Priceline to get this hotels for work. He's never had a problem. We've never used it for a vacation so I'm a little nervous about trying it. We are looking to stay at a 3 star in the Universal area for 2 nights prior to going to Disney.

Any thoughts on those resorts?

Has anyone bid on this star level and area that can tell me a little more?

Does anyone know what happens if you get a terrible hotel? Can anything be done or are you stuck staying there?

The reason I asked is that once I booked a resort at St. Simons Island and it had roaches. I don't want to get stuck in a situation like that.

Thanks for any feedback or advice you have. It is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:11 PM   #81
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I won this hotel for 3 nights in July for my dd for $30 per night~I think it was rated 3*~I would have to look back at all my info for sure. I was going for the Hyatt right across the street from Universal, which is what people were reporting winning, instead we got this one but I think it will be fine~especially for the price!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:39 AM   #82
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Belle loves the beast ... what are your dates?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:53 PM   #83
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oct 14-16
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:22 PM   #84
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I plugged your dates into hotwire. I myself got homewood suites- I drive south for about $46 for next march so that's pretty good. I was pretty confident that it was it because it was the only 4.5 * rating on tripadvisor. I checked to see if that came up but it didn't. However a 3* condo came up for $59. for I drive south and a 2 bedroom condo came up for $79 but it was I drive north. I have no idea what these properties are but the$59 one doesnt sound so bad as it is only a 2 day stay. Sorry I couldn't pinpoint Homewood suites because that was a real deal and a nice place to stay.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:24 AM   #85
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I just used Priceline for the first time to get a room for this Saturday night. I wanted something in the WDW area, but wasn't really picky so I decided to give it a try. I got the Sheraton Safari (3*) for 49/nt. It has mixed reviews but I am happy.

We have also decided to leave a day earlier than planned (yea!!!), and are planning on staying in a hotel at the halfway point for us which is Savannah, Ga. I tried bidding on PL 3 times, but all were rejected. I figure we will be better off just getting one of those travel coupon books at the rest area and just picking a hotel off I-95 somewhere.


We stop at Savannah. We usually PL a Gateway area hotel (right off I 95) instead of the historical district because they will not let those hotels go low in price.

Our PL bids have gotten us the Hampton Inn and the Country Inn and Suites. One time we paid for the LaQuinta. That was Ok for one night, but I wouldn't do it again type thing.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:55 PM   #86
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3* Crowne Plaza Universal Orlando 10/4-10/5 $55

Bid for 2 rooms. Got Crowne Plaza Universal Orlando on my first bid. Total for 2 rooms is $132.68.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:09 AM   #87
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Extended stay deluxe orlando...Palm Parkway won on hotwire .42.0 a nite....Oct 10 -14....Taxes and fees total 195.31....Was going to pull my camper down and stay at Fort Wilderness,but with gas prices the way that they are it was only 26 more dollars to stay in the hotel that has a kitchen and a fridge....
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:33 PM   #88
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I got the Best Western Lakeside in Kissimme for $34/night in mid-January, 2009 on Hotwire. It is listed as 2 1/2 stars, with these amenities:
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non smoking facility
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Total for 10 nights, with taxes and fees, is $389.47. There is a nightly resort fee that I will have to pay when I check out- I believe it is between $3.50 and $5 per night. Travel Advisor gives it a pretty decent rating overall (#13 out of 164 Kissimmee hotels in reader satisfaction), and the reviews are mostly good.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:36 PM   #89
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Hey everyone,

I just got Regal Sun Resort in DTD for $44 the thrid week in September.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:06 PM   #90
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Anyone have any thoughts on these prices?

While I am not a priceline user (we love our Marriott and Hilton rewards), I have definitely noticed an almost plummet in off-property hotel prices.
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Courtyard and Springhill Suites are going for $8x / nite in August when I am more used to paying $100~$130.
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Is this happening everywhere at/near LBV, on-property too?
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