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Old 08-17-2008, 10:29 PM   #106
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You can go to betterbidding dot com and get help figuring out which resort that is. My bet is that it's the Doubletree at the Entrance to Universal which charges $11.00 per day parking and another nominal fee (less than $3.00) for something else that I can't remember. Typically, once you go above 2.0 resorts charge for parking. That fee can be anywhere between $5 to $15 per day.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 AM   #107
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Resort Fees?

I am a little confused about surprise resort fees? I have been using price line for the last year or so. I recently won a bid for Hilton on WDW resort for one night on 9-11-2008 for $60.00 the after service fee it is $75. However, everytime I have used priceline, before I confirm my bid the page tells me how much the service fees and taxes would be so if I win my bid I know how much total will be charged. I do not know maybe I have been fortunate not to encounter a resort that does this. I will say I did stay at a hotel in Daytona that charged a parking fee ( do not even get me started on this, i find parking fees absurd since you are already paying to stay there. i understand valet but self parking ) however the information was disclosed on their website so I wasn't surprised when I arrived. Same with the Hilton it does say starting in Oct. they are charging for parking.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:42 PM   #108
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As a long-time Priceline user, I have to say that the resort fee is a Florida thing, not a Priceline thing. Orlando is one of those few cities where resort fees are added on when you get there. It's not any different than reserving a hotel room at regular price, than getting there and they've added a resort fee. Some hotels do it standard in Florida. That means they do it for everyone who books at their hotel, not just the Priceline customers. So you can pay full price + a resort fee. Or you can pay a Priceline price+ a resort fee. It's your choice.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:53 PM   #109
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Two Priceline Successes

Added two days before, and one day after our 7 day land and sea package.

Before got two nights at Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort - $50 per night, $64 with taxes, etc. 10/3-10/5/08.

After got one night at Holiday Inn Main Gate East - $50 per night, $64 with taxes, etc. 10/12-10/13/08.

Both bid with "Disney World Vicinity Area" & 3 stars.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:18 PM   #110
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Holiday Inn maingate East

Got it on Priceline. 2 rooms for 40.00 each, one night during the second week of Sept. They added taxes and fees, but still under $100 bucks for 2 rooms makes me happy.
I hope they don't add too many more parking, resort, and hey-we-can-charge-you-whatever-we-want fees when I get there.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:46 PM   #111
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Just a note.

I bid for a 3 star at the airport for one night 9/24. $48

Got the Shearton Suites....
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:09 AM   #112
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We just got Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in October for $136 (total) through Hotwire.

The rack rate is $236. The website says they will begin renovations Oct 8.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:34 PM   #113
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I am a little confused about surprise resort fees? I have been using price line for the last year or so. I recently won a bid for Hilton on WDW resort for one night on 9-11-2008 for $60.00 the after service fee it is $75. However, everytime I have used priceline, before I confirm my bid the page tells me how much the service fees and taxes would be so if I win my bid I know how much total will be charged.
Those are the service fees for Priceline and the taxes for the hotel room. The only way to find out if a hotel has a resort fee is to go to each hotel's website and look. If you are bidding on a resort you can guarantee to see one. The only 4 star in Orlando is the Peabody and they have exta charges. 3 Stars are hit or miss but expect to see more fees tacked on as they try to stay competitive in advertised room rates.

When the extra fees started showing up some people disputed the charges with Priceline and got refunds. Now Priceline warns you before you start bidding that hotels may charge an extra fee not included in the bidding so you will no longer get a refund if you complain about it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #114
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We just set up our fall vacation, Oct 12-19. All of our hotels were booked through priceline.

Oct. 12-13 Ramada Celebration, $31 no resort fees total with taxes $42

Oct 13-16 Holiday Inn Maingate East $45 + $5 Bonus for 2 days then added 1 day for $45, total with taxes about $52/night. No extra fees

Oct 16-19 Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration $42 + $5 Bonus total with taxes about $51/night. They have an $11/day resort fee they add on at checkout

We added on the Ramada as an afterthought, we decided to upgrade our 1-day Halloween Horrors tickets to Frequent Fear passes and go on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Friday night is also a HHN night but we will be in the Magic Kingdom that night.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:50 PM   #115
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Got it on Priceline. 2 rooms for 40.00 each, one night during the second week of Sept. They added taxes and fees, but still under $100 bucks for 2 rooms makes me happy.
I hope they don't add too many more parking, resort, and hey-we-can-charge-you-whatever-we-want fees when I get there.
You don't say which hotel you got but it's easy enough to find out if they charge extra fees. Just go to their website and look or call the hotel directly and ask. At that price it sounds like you got a 2.5 or 3 Star hotel, most don't charge resort fees.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #116
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You don't say which hotel you got but it's easy enough to find out if they charge extra fees. Just go to their website and look or call the hotel directly and ask. At that price it sounds like you got a 2.5 or 3 Star hotel, most don't charge resort fees.
I put it up in the title - Holiday Inn Maingate East. Next time I'll include it in the body of the text.
Thanks for the tip! I checked the site and didn't see any extra charges mentioned.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:02 PM   #117
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just won a bid for
Extended Stay America orlando convention center
Thursday February 5th 2009
one night stay before our TS starts for a bid of $22,
with tax, etc= $31.xx

not to bad, all we need is a place to sleep ( it will be our arrival day, and we will not land until right before dinner)

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Old 09-23-2008, 10:35 AM   #118
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Hotwire Result.

October 12 the one night Hyatt MCO. $89 a night before the fees.

Remember the TripAdvisor ranking has to be the 4.5 for it to be the Four Star Hyatt, otherwise it's another hotel. (At least thats working right NOW!)
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:00 PM   #119
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I am bidding on a hotel near MCO for our arrival night (10 pm). I was bidding on Priceline for a 3-star, but today they added a 3 1/2 star level. Does anybody have any clue what hotel that could be?
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:26 PM   #120
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Just a note.

I bid for a 3 star at the airport for one night 9/24. $48

Got the Shearton Suites....
Thanks for this info. I bid the same amount ($48) for a 3-star by the airport on 11/22 and got the Courtyard by Marriott. The rate at Marriott's website was $109.

I got the hotel on the first attempt and actually might have gotten it cheaper if I had used all of the free re-bids (add hotels in areas around Orlando that don't have 3-stars).
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