Ok, so my husband and I are planning on going out of town on Saturday night. So I thought I would find us a nice hotel at a reasonable price. As usual, I figured Priceline was the best place to start. I have always had pretty good luck with them and have gotten great hotel rooms at great prices.
Well not tonight! I tried at least 10 different times to get the hotel room. They have the name your own price option and that is what I typically use. When you do this, you can usually get the room for 50% off (sometimes less). So the area we were going had 2 2-star hotesl, 1 1-start hotel and 1 unrated hotel. It said that the median price between the 2-start hotels was $77. And the median price for the 1-star was $68. I tried getting the 2-star hotesl for $30, $35, $40, and $45. So, I know that $30 is less than half, so I get why that didn’t go through. Half of $77 is $38.50 so I can maybe understand why $35 didn’t work although I have gotten rooms for more than 50% savings. But I don’t get why the offers for $0 and $45 didn’t go through. So then I went back and choose the 1-star and 2-star option and tried all the above prices again. Still wouldn’t accept any of them! I have never had this happen to me. I just don’t get it.
Then my husband went and found an area close to where we were going and looked at the hotels there. He then tried to get a room offering $35, 40, and 45 as well since their median prices were also around the other sites (also 1 and 2-star places). Nothing! So I am not sure what we are going to do.
The area does have some nice cabins and lodges, but not sure if I want to deal with that . The prices are pretty reasonable, I found one for $35 and one for $45. I would have to take my own bed linens, plus it is a more rural area and I am not sure of resturants and stores. Not too mention that I maybe would have to book 2 nights and we are only needing a one night. This option seems like a lot of hassle for one night. So I have no idea what we are going to do.