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    priceline???

    i heard if you use priceline you can get cheap hotels.
    i never used priceline before.
    have any of you used it ?

    and if so, how does it work?

    do you get 5 star hotels at good prices?

    thanx

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    I have found both Priceline.com and Hotwite.com to offer good deals. For example, I have reserved the Hilton Bonavenure for 10/10-10/13 for $85 US per night. Compare that to the $158 per night on Hiltons own website. Almost half price. Check out BiddingForTravel.com to see what the hotels are accepting for bids first, then go to Priceline, pick the star hotel you would like and make a bid. Remember though, that if your bid is not accepted, you need to wait for 72 hours before plcing another bid for a like hotel, or you can change the location or stars. The 4 star hotels that Priceline is using now are the Omni, Sofitel, Loews and Bonaventure. Any one is good. Bonaventure is a few blocks more away from the downtown action. I was getting the Omni and Sofitel for $71 during the summer. Hope this helps.

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    Re: priceline???

    Originally posted by august456
    i heard if you use priceline you can get cheap hotels.
    i never used priceline before.
    have any of you used it ?

    and if so, how does it work?

    do you get 5 star hotels at good prices?

    thanx
    No 5 star properties in Montreal (at least not via Priceline).

    Yes, you can get some great deals with Priceline. The best place for you to go is www.biddingfortravel.com Checkout the FAQ and the Quebec/Montreal forum. There you will gain invaluable info on bidding for hotels on Priceline for Montreal.

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    I have used Priceline twice, and it worked out very well.

    I bid $50.00 US and got the Holiday in Select, a very nice 3 Star hotel in China Town.

    I tried for a third time, and it was labor day weekend, and it was impossible to get a room. I have not tried since, but may soon.

    There are other taxes you must pay. Came to about $56.00 US a night.

    Also, note, you get what room they give you. You can wind up in a smoking room.

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    Holiday Inn Select & Vogue

    I have it on very good authority that the Holiday Inn Select is accepting $45 bids on the 3 stars. Careful with your bidding.

    I also have it on good authority that the 4.5 star hotel being listed on Hotwire is the Vogue. It can be had for anywhere between $100-$106, depending on your dates. The rumor that it was Hotel W is not true!
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    Sorry " de vous interrompre..." but why is this thread in the outcall section???

    I know hotels and incalls go together, but still... HL

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    Do any agencies operate from Priceline? Can you get good rates?

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    I think that priceline should offer SP's services. You name the rate and whoever has the availabilty says I'll take it.

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    Regna D,

    I actually got a really nice suite at the Holiday Inn Select, on very short notice, as a result of a $60 Priceline bid last summer. The problem was there were no curtains on the windows in the bedroom, and I saw neon lights flashing all night. I need to sleep in a very dark bedroom.

    On the plus side, the suite was otherwise very nice, big and clean and otherwise was well worth it. However, a number of hobbyists don't really like this hotel as much as the other three stars. That is why I made the comment "careful" with your bidding. I know two hobbyists in particular who loathe this hotel and would probably give you their room for free if the bid was accepted by HIS.

    The Chinese restaurant at the Holiday Inn Select serves some very solid dim sum, although you will not find the selection that you would have at Le Maison Kam Fung and Ruby Rouge, which are the two most noteworthy dim sum eateries in Montreal's Chinatown (I assume you know the HIS is in Chinatown).

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    Priceline Hotels in Montreal

    My last trip to MTL (over a year ago) I stayed at the Holiday Inn Select Select in Chinatown. I paid USD35 on Priceline. The room was excellent. Only problem was that there was no hi-speed internet connection in the room. However, I was able to use the computer in the business center for free, so it was not a big deal.

    I will be in MTL early next month. I have a Priceline reservation for the Hyatt Regency Downtown for USD40. I have heard that it is a reasonable hotel, but I can provide more details after my stay.

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    Hi speed internet access is available in some rooms at Hyatt for C$10.

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    Hyatt

    The best rooms in the Hyatt are the newly renovated ones on the 12th floor, but I believe that the high speed internet access is only offered on other floors, if I am not mistaken.

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    Holiday Inn Select

    One of my informants has advised me that the Holiday Inn Select/Chinatown is accepting $40 bids on Priceline in May. I have a feeling that the Hyatt, which is in the process of renovating its rooms, will be taking higher bids than the Holiday Inn Select in the near future. Adjust your bids accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    I have a feeling that the Hyatt, which is in the process of renovating its rooms, will be taking higher bids than the Holiday Inn Select in the near future. Adjust your bids accordingly.
    Unfortunately I have a feeling that the Hyatt will soon become a 4* property on Priceline with all the renovations that they've done.

    The same thing happened with the Hilton Bonaventure a couple years back when it was going for $35/night as a 3*. They didn't even do renovations and it was upgraded to a 4*.

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    I have been wanting to try Priceline for a while, but have not gone forward because I understand one needs to use a credit card from a US-based financial institution. Canadian credit cards won't work. Can anyone confirm this?

    If I'm correct, can any US Merbite tell me if it's possible to obtain a US-based credit card without a bank account in the US?

    Thank you.

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