Priceline hotel bidding allows you to bid on the same particulars just once every 24 hours. However, these Priceline hotel bidding tips teach not only how to determine the lowest acceptable bid but also how to rebid immediately on Priceline hotels.
Note if many hotels or few are are available for your desired quality level—3 star, 4-star, etc.
Keep these rates in mind in case your bid fails.
Priceline star quality ratings closely track AAA auto club diamond ratings, but may differ based on customer feedback.
Step Three — Know rules
Both Priceline Express Deals and "Name your own price" bidding rules >
No refunds at these low prices.
Step Four — Determine your smartest Priceline bid
Figure a bid at 20% less than the best price you found above. But pick an even lower bid if you —
Noticed lots of hotels available in your quality range.
Can rebid in 24 hours.
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" price if bid fails.
The more of these are true, the more aggressive you can be.
Figure a higher bid if you can't rebid at all.
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. Vital!
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 star quality hotel.
Step Five — Place your bid
Remember with Priceline "Name your own price" hotels: no refunds, no changes.
Note: Priceline frequently changes the place to bid on its homepage. As of this writing, scroll down to see it on the right side of the page..
Now that you’ve figured your smartest bid —
Go back to the "Name your own price" link..
Enter your bid amount, your city and dates + star quality level & first choice neighborhood.
Bring your printed confirmation with you or have your emailed confirmation readily available on your cell phone.
Later today, but not immediately, phone your hotel for any special requests.
Priceline hotels lowest price guarantee
If you find a lower published-price than what you bid for exactly the same hotel bidding itinerary (hotel, dates, type of room, etc.) within 24 hours of booking available to the general public, Priceline will: