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# Costco Vacation Packages Maui

My husband and I would like to travel to Maui and Costco is offering packages to Maui for the Hyatt, Sheraton and The Fairmont Kea lani at an average of \$1250 PP based on double occupancy. Includes car rental but not airfare for 7 nights. I would like to ask if:
This is a fare deal for those who have traveled and stayed at any of these hotels?

And has anyone used Costco travel services?

And if I may ask as I usually travel by myself the double occupancy is the \$1250 for the both of us at no additional cost?

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\$1250 PP based on double occupancy means \$1250 per person with both people sharing one room. That means the cost for two people is \$2500. If you count the car rental as worth about \$200 that means you are paying \$2300 or about \$328 a night for the hotel. At that price whether it is a good deal depends on the class of room you would be getting. If it is for an ocean front room I would say it was a pretty decent deal. If it was for a "run of the house" or a likely garden view room I would say it was not such a great deal.

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The keys are "PP" & "double-occupancy", therefore do some math:

2500 = 1250 + 1250
2300 = 2500 - 200 (car)
~328/nt = 2300 / 7

I would say these are good-to-average rates for a standard room at the upscale hotels (accomodations vary within a hotel), and I would not consider it a "deal". But, you don't say what time of year. The \$200 I give would be a fair deal for an intermediate car, but not for a compact.

Compare rates with:
http://www.hotelonsale.com

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Theank you for the repsonses they were very helpful. As for the time of year Costco states that the current rates are until 12/20/03. And the vehicle is a midsize from Dollar

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Just curious. Do you know if a certain room category is mentioned? As I said in my earlier response if the room category is above the standard like an ocean-view then it would be a pretty good deal. Especially at the Kea Lani which is probably the priciest of the three and the one I would choose. We have stayed at the Hyatt and visited both Sheraton and Kea Lani.

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I just answered my own question. I checked Costco website and for all three hotels the room categories are the least expensive (terrace or garden view). So in my opinion, this is probably a fair deal but nothing great. You could probably do better - many hotels offer stay 4 nights get a 5th night free or other promotions.

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One thing to ALWAYS check for comparison purposes, is to go to the website of the hotel of your choice and check for their "specials" or vacation packages.

BTW -- I would be careful of the hotels on sale site, it could be a low-ball quote if you read the warning about "Hotel reserves right to modify prices."

Hey-ho
35 days to

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Did you know priceline sells the Sheraton and Hyatt @ 145/nt for 2 people? Those prices aren't too good. Not sure about the Kea Lani.... Have fun

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Also, as a side bar, many of the Hawaiian hotels charge a "resort fee". Usually about \$12-\$15 per day.

I think the price sounds alright, but...

My husband and I are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks, 3 islands, nice hotels, rental car AND airfare for under \$4000.

So, I am not sure how good of deal that is.

It depends where you are flying from too.

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cnmiranda:

When you get a hotel through priceline do you know what hotel you are buying before you make the purchase?

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No, when you bid on Priceline you bid on any hotel that meets your criteria for geographic area and for star level (as assigned by Priceline). But you can go to independent sites like www.biddingfortravel.com to get lots of helpful guidance, including bidding strategies and lists of hotels that people have won for each geographic area, and what they have paid.

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Agreed w/ Anonymous. If you check BFT's website & zone parameters, & hotel list in the Hawaii section you'll get a pretty good idea of which hotel(s) you'll most likely get. The rooms are usually standard but sometimes you can upgrade for a fee. Can't say enough about BFT, the site has saved me \$\$\$\$\$.