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Hotel Bidding Tips for Priceline Hotels

Priceline hotel bidding allows you to bid on the same particulars just once every 24 hours. However BidonTravel teaches not only how to determine the lowest acceptable bid but also how to rebid immediately on Priceline hotels.

Follow these six easy steps —

Step One – Check Priceline winning bids

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Priceline star quality ratings closely track AAA auto club diamond ratings, but may differ based on customer feedback.

Step Two – Check regular rates for your dates

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Are lots of hotels are available for your desired star-quality level?

Step Three – Check best no-bidding sale rates

Both Priceline and Hotwire.com—Priceline's main competitor—offer deeply discounted hotel rates that require no bidding.

Check one or both.

Hotwire.com < < Priceline's deep discount competitor

Step Four – Determine your smartest bid

1. Figure a bid at 20 - 25% less than the best deeply discounted sale price you found above. But pick an even lower bid if you —

  • Noticed lots of hotels available in your quality range.
  • Can wait 24 hours to rebid.
  • Or, can rebid immediately at lower star-quality level.
  • Can rebid immediately by changing dates.
  • Can rebid immediately by adding a neighborhood.
  • Will accept Priceline "Express Deal" or Hotwire "Hot Rate" if bid fails.

The more of these are true, the more aggressive your hotel bidding can be.

2. Figure a higher bid if you can't rebid at all.

BoT's Best Tip: Use our strategies to rebid immediately.

Bid in a way that lets you immediately rebid, so you can be more aggressive with a low first bid. If it fails, you can bid higher. If it is accepted, you've put extra money in your pocket.

Bid one neighborhood at a time.


You can rebid immediately if you add another neighborhood. Priceline looks in both neighborhoods in your rebid so you could end up with your first choice.

Bid first for a star rating higher than you expect to get.

  • You can rebid immediately for lower star ratings. But, if you first bid for a lower star, Priceline searches every star rating above it. So, bid first for higher star ratings.

    Plus, you might get that higher Priceline hotels star quality hotel.

Step Five – Place your bid

Remember with Priceline: no refunds, no changes.

Now that you have figured your smartest bid —
  • Enter your city and dates.

  • If Priceline shows suggested bids, click on "Bid Now" for your star level in your first choice neighborhood. At that point you can adjust Priceline's suggested bid up or down prior to giving your credit card information.
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Step Six – Follow through

  • Bring your confirmation with you.
  • Later today phone hotel for any special requests.
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Priceline lowest price guarantee


If you find a lower published price than what you bid for exactly the same itinerary (hotel, date, type of room, etc.) within 24 hours of booking available to the general public, Priceline will:

  • Refund you 100% of the difference.
  • Pay you $25.
  • Give you a 50 package vacation coupon.

Enjoy your hotel bidding on Priceline Hotels stay and guaranteed savings!

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