Has anyone used the Priceline website to bid on a hotel for 1 night before cruising? What were your opinions?
I use Priceline and Hotwire all the time in Puerto Rico. I’ve stayed at so many of the hotels and can probably figure out the option at least on Hotwire. The four star hotel in Isla Verde has always been the Intercontinental...if it says four star boutique it has been the San Juan Water Beach Hotel. 5 Star in condado is the Vanderbuilt. If you have questions about certain area let me know.
I use Priceline every time I travel domestically.
The last time I used Priceline, I got Sheraton - Old San Juan for 1 night.
It happened to me once that I placed a bid for a 3-star hotel and got Hotel La Playita, which is really a 2-star. This was the only time I was disappointed with Priceline, but it may have been a fluke because it has been great every other time.Edited: 26 July 2018, 13:07
Did you actually bid, name your own price on priceline?
If so how much did you submit your bid for? I'm not going for months to come and was wondering if prices will drop close to my stay.
"Did you actually bid, name your own price on priceline?"
Yes. For my last hotel (Sheraton OSJ), I started my bidding at $99 for a 4-star hotel in the Old San Juan area. I went up to $110, and that was accepted.
One thing to keep in mind is that you're only allowed 3 bids. But it has happened to me that if I run out of bids, Priceline emails me a week or so later asking me to bid again, and the hotel usually accepts my bid (which is often the last bid I offered, and was declined).
Thanks for all your information.