Priceline for San Fran 4 star hotels?

Old Jul 7th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Priceline for San Fran 4 star hotels?

Hi,
We're heading to California for the first time in February, spending a couple days in LA and a few in SF. I am thinking about trying Priceline for the first time for our hotel in San Francisco.

I have tried Hotwire but would like to take a swing at Priceline, too.(got the Maui Hyatt on Hotwire for $200/night for next month). I would bid for a 4 star hotel in Union Square, and have already checked out biddingfortravel.com for the hotel lists.

A couple questions:
1.) Any experiences with PL in SF in this area? Prices you won, good/bad rooms or tips?
2.) How far in advance should a PL bid be done?

Thanks!!
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Old Jul 7th, 2004, 03:07 PM
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I'm leaving for SF tomorrow. I bid my rooms in March. I started for 4 stars in Union Square. I didn't want to go over $80. I didn't get anything after one try. I decided to take a chance and go for boutique and I got the Harbor Court for $65 (not including taxes and fees). I'm happy. The hotel looks good. My experience w/ Priceline is the earlier the bid the better
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Old Jul 7th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Haven't stayed yet, but I was successful on a $75 night 4* in Union Square.
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Old Jul 7th, 2004, 04:56 PM
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Have you taken a look at www.biddingfortravel.com ? People regularly post bids they have won including the price, zone, hotel, and dates.
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Old Jul 7th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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Try www.BetterBidding.com

Friendlier and much more helpful.

They also cover Hotwire so you can utilize whichever service (Priceline or Hotwire) that works best for your plans.
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i have gotten the Grand Hyatt and Hilton for $60-$65 a night.
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Old Jul 7th, 2004, 06:39 PM
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I have gotten the Westin St. Francis and the Hilton for $65 on Priceline.
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Old Jul 8th, 2004, 08:24 PM
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I booked a Boutique Hotel in Union Square last week for $63. Won't be there until October to see how it works out. biddingfortravel.com was very helpful to me.
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Old Jul 9th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Hilton many times for $60-70. Beware a little of the Botique hotels in San Francisco as they can be a bit lower in quaility than you might expect.

Also check out hotelres.com I use them to keep an eye out for specials like $89 rates at the St. Francis!
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The hotel reviews on biddingfortravel.com for Priceline hotels in San Francisco were so discouraging when I was perusing them the other day. In the course of checking reviews on TripAdvisor for the same hotels, I discovered the Argonaut. Reviews for this hotel on TripAdvisor and Citysearch were so amazing I nearly booked it directly ($190/night, $170 AAA rate). However, when shopping Hotwire packages, it was the only 4.5* hotel in the FW area. Since only one 4.5* came up when I checked hotel rooms only, I took a chance. We're staying at the Argonaut for $129/night with Hotwire and we are thrilled.

I have also had excellent results with Priceline bidding far in advance.
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