No, not at all. You pick the quality when you bid.
If you want first class or deluxe quality, bid for 3-star or (especially in larger cities) 3.5- or 4-star places. You’ll usually end up at a Hyatt, Marriott, Doubletree, Hilton, InterContinental, Sheraton, Crown Plaza, Wyndham, Westin, or similar hotel.
Typical 2.5- or 3-star hotels include Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, etc.
Priceline.com may rate of some of these higher or lower based on
the amenities available, but the above listings are typical. Priceline's star ratings
are very similar to AAA's auto club diamond ratings.
Easy. Check hotels Priceline features in its vacation package neighorhoods:
Enter your destination and dates of travel.
Priceline uses many of these for its "Name your own price" hotels. Your bid for a particular star rating will put you in one of these or at an equivalent hotel.
Priceline guarantees you the at least the lowest rate available to the general public.
Its rules are simple: Same hotel, same dates, same type of room, published rate that can be verified by it, etc. You must apply quickly after booking with Priceline.
Normally, you’ll receive a standard (regular) room with one or two beds.
Ocean view rooms, suites, and other special rooms cost that cost extra are not part of the Pricleine bidding process.
NOTE: Standard rooms at some hotels (especially in large cities) may not have space for more than two persons—there may not be room for a rollaway bed or cot.
Priceline requests non-smoking rooms. However, call your hotel before arrival to make sure you get room you want. Most rooms these days are non-smoking.
BidOnTravel offers helpful tips for smooth hotel stays. Check –
Where a staff is well trained, no one ever mentions that you are a Priceline customer in front of other hotel guests. They don't want guests who paid regular rates to feel they've overpaid!
Also, you’ll get the same type of standard room that most guests receive, unless the hotel upgrades you because it has run out of regular rooms.
is that you will only have to pay when you check out if you
used room service, the room's mini bar, or any other service not covered
in the basic room charge.
These charges can really add up, so think twice, for example, before you decide to park at a city center hotel or use an extraordinarily expensive mini bar.
No, but with Priceline you can pick a specific neighborhood and star-quality rating. Priceline lists the basic amenities you’ll receive with each star rating.
In larger cities, you will find a wide range of neighborhoods and quality choices.
You cannot cancel or change anything once you authorize your credit
card to be charged.
That’s the risk you take for your big discount.
Call 1 800-PRICELINE and have customer service book an alternate hotel
without extra charge. Have your Priceline transaction number handy.
Please do not wait until check in to verifly that you will be given an appropriate room. Call the hotel soon after booking.
For most hotels in North America, up to 11:00 p.m. (local hotel time) on the day of arrival—if rooms are still available.
Last-minute reservations are risky, as hotels in the area may sell out.
Nevertheless, if rooms are available, you can often get an even bigger hotel discount at the last minute.
If you’re flexible—if your heart isn’t set on just one neighborhood, if your first bid fails—a last-minute booking may be your key to maximum savings.
Hotels near many large international airports, especially
These offer significant values at the moment.
Biggest percentage discounts tend to come from 3- and 4-star
hotels. There may be little or no difference in price between these and a 2-star
Avoid this Priceline hotel bidding mistake –
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