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Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

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Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

We are looking for a weekend deal in AC, thinking of using Priceline. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

I'm pretty sure most book direct sites ie Harrahs site have gaurenteed lowest price. Achotelexperts is the same. Pretty sure you get best prices or they will match and give discount. (Don't quote me on that)

also if you booked through casino website and somthing goes wrong you have a chance of the hotel comping your stay. I don't believe they can do anything if you go through priceline. Not sure if there is any advantage of going through priceline or similar sites.

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2. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

I would not use Priceline for Atlantic City. Hotel.com , Expedia or any discount sight, that you will know which hotel you are getting before taking it. I know someone who did the Priceline and I would not use in AC.

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3. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

The Atlantic Club Casin/ Hotel is cheaper then other casino's on weekends.

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4. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

SamR has used it, but it's been a while tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29750-i78-k567598…

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5. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

use the site betterbidding when using priceline/hotwire so you have a better idea of what hotel you are receiving and if its a good deal.

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6. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

Once for a Saturday nght and got a great price for the Sheraton.

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7. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

I second LolF's suggestion of using Better Bidding. I've always been able to find out what hotel it is I'm looking at prior to booking by using their site. Keep in mind that it is not fool proof but you have a good chance of figuring it out.

Beltsville, Maryland
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8. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

Used it once a few years ago and got Chelsea. I didn't regret it. I also used Better Bidding and knew I'd end up with either Chelsea or Sheraton.

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9. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

If you need some help post the dates and stars and amenities and i can try to better help you.

Its pretty simple though.

The 4-5* galloway property is the country club

3.5* is sheraton if non smoking

3.5 oceanfront amenity is chelsea

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10. Re: Has anyone used Priceline for AC?

I once used Priceline for AC. I got the Chelsea, and it was a very good experience. I don't really remember the details of my bid....I remember I was just playing around with some pretty low bids not thinking I had a chance because I was bidding for a weekend 3.5 or 4-star room. Needless to say I was surprised when Chelsea accepted bid. Since Priceline requires you to pay up front once they accept your bid, we were like "well, I guess we are going to AC for a long weekend." It turned out to be a really fun time. Sometimes the best trips are those that are kind of unexpected and on a whim. Oh, and i'm no Priceline expert, but I have found that the likelihood of my bids being accepted is directly proportional to the length of stay. In my experience, it seems like I get better rates when I extend my stay into the week. AC has no problem filling rooms with paying customers on the weekends, but the weekdays are another issue. They may give you a better weekend rate if you combine it with one or two days during the work week. Which, of course, is challenging because it is, after all the work week.

Edited: 12:07 pm, March 03, 2013
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