Using Priceline for Vancouver hotel

Jul 16th, 2002, 07:06 AM
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Karen
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Using Priceline for Vancouver hotel

I've been reading about the deals people have been getting on Priceline for Hyatt Regency and so I read biddingfortravel.com and I looked around some on Priceline and I see that there is not an area that says "Downtown". If I were to pick the "Vancouver" option will that limit me to hotels that are strictly Downtown? Thanks in advance.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 07:51 AM
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Simply choose "Vancouver". They seem to have highlighted all of downtown Vancouver, plus some of the surrounding areas on their map.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 09:33 AM
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If you look at biddingfortravel.com, you'll see all of the hotels that people have gotten in the "Vancouver" zone have been downtown. That doesn't mean that a different hotel couldn't come up at any time, but I looked at the Priceline map, and there certainly are no 4 star hotels in the shaded area that are outside of downtown. The only hotel that Priceline might call a 3* outside of downtown, but in the zone, is the Holiday Inn on Broadway. I think that they would probably classify that as a 2 1/2 star though. You're definately safe with a 4* and likely a 3* in term of ensuring that you are downtown.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 09:50 AM
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I just reread your post and see that the issue is that you don't necessarily want to be downtown. Still, all of what I wrote in my previous post is valid. If you use Priceline for a 3 or 4 star in the Vancouver zone, you'll likely end up being downtown.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:03 AM
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Gerry,
Thanks for the information - very helpful! I may not have phrased my question correctly, but I do want to stay downtown as you originally thought - I wanted to make sure that I wouldn't end up with a hotel somewhere else if I picked the vancouver zone. I know there is always that chance, but from what you say if I stick to 3* or $* chances are I'll be okay.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:04 AM
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Oops - $* should read 4*
 
Jul 23rd, 2002, 09:13 AM
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I used Priceline for my November trip to Vancouver and the hotel I will be staying at is the Westin Grand which is a newer hotel.
 
Jul 23rd, 2002, 02:16 PM
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Karen, can you share with me what you have been able to do on priceline? I need three fours for four nights in late August, early Sept.

Thanks
 
Jul 23rd, 2002, 02:17 PM
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opps three rooms for four nights
 
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:29 AM
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Tom - I decided not to try Priceline for this trip since my husband and I are going with my family (8 of us in all). If it was just my husband and I then I would have tried it but I didn't want to risk the uncertainty and be responsible for everyone's accomodations since my parents already have a hotel booked for us at a decent rate. Good luck to you - I would check biddingfortravel.com for recent wins.
 
Jul 24th, 2002, 01:53 PM
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My husband and I tried Priceline once and got screwed out of $700 air fare. We are in a HUGE dispute now. I would recommend NEVER using them. They are extremely unpleasant, rude, shoddy and misleading.
 
Jul 29th, 2002, 09:02 PM
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Susan, you keep posting your rant on Priceline on every thread on the Fodor's board that mentions Priceline. Despite being asked, you have never given any details on your problem. I have used Priceline for hotels in Canada and the US on numerous occasions and have never had a problem.
 

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