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Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

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Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

I have been looking at trying Priceline for the first time and am not sure what to bid. My wife and I are wanting to stay on the strip in a four star hotel. We are planning on staying April 22 - 27, which are weekdays. I know that you have to wait 24 hours or change credit cards to rebid. I don't want to spend to much time bidding plus we are not planning on bidding till Friday 19 due to conflicts that may occur now and the trip. We are curious on what bids we should start with. We would like to stay On the north strip which would be the Mirage or Treasure Island but not sure what to bid, but I have found through research that the south strip will accept lower bids. Most of the reviews accepted bids are weekends only. Any suggestions or Ideas for hotel bid would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

Search for the website dedicated to this topic, much better info than here.

Why not book direct with the hotel?

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2. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

Hi

I use priceline, but not in Las Vegas. There are so many deals anyway,just no need. I think you are better off using www.smartervegas.com or www.travelzoo.com

Clive

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3. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

I've used Priceline and Hotwire for Vegas. Bidding on 5* and receiving Palazzo and Wynn. My advice to you is to check betterbidding.com for guidelines on how to bid. You will be able to see what others are bidding and winning. I would agree that you may find a great deal on smartervegas.com, that would be refundable in case your trip plans change. Good luck.

Edited: April 09, 2013, 1:38 am
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I use Priceline bidding for every trip to Vegas and have found the prices far better than any I have seen directly from the hotel. With a Monday check-in you should be able to get a very good deal. There is an advantage to going up to a five star property vs. four star. You can essentially get multiple "free bids" on the same stay - what you do is start low and work your way higher adding a zone that does not contain any 5 star properties. And there are a lot of them in the Vegas area. To give you an idea...I was able to stay at both the Venetian and Palazzo hotels for $95 a night in prior years and was able to book the Cosmopolitan for $100 last year. These were all midweek stays. This year I have booked the Venetian for $110 a night in early June. If you bid low on a five star in the north strip area I think there is a good chance you would win the Venetian. Possibly for less than I did. The prices tend to drop the closer to the check-in date. I just wanted to have my plans set early this year.

Edited: April 09, 2013, 1:49 am
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5. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

Hi

If you are going to go with priceline check www.biddingfortravel.com as well as betterbidding. Dont forget you will still have to pay the resort fee on top of your winning bid.

Clive

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6. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

I would use priceline but to me I just will take a comp CET room

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I used Priceline for my April 19-22 weekend stay and bid 5*, ended up with the Venetian for $115 per night. This is far cheaper than any of the codes online or booking directly with the hotel. The current rate for the Cenetian on my travel dates is $279/night. I used better bidding to help with my selections... But just a warning the moderators on that board are very strict and specific when answering questions.

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8. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

Priceline is best used for 5 star hotels.

I used Betterbidding.com to cross reference the exact hotel I am getting.

Like post above, $115 sounds about right for winning bid, since rooms typically start just above that for the 5 star hotels.

I use Priceline for other cities, not Las Vegas, since I get comped rooms in Las Vegas, also own timeshare, but for others Priceline could be great way to go.

Las Vegas (Strip North)

5* Palazzo

5* Venetian

5* Wynn

4* Mirage

4* Treasure Island

Las Vegas (Strip North Vicinity - Condo)

5* Trump International

Las Vegas (Strip South)

5* Aria

5* Cosmopolitan

5* Vdara

4* Monte Carlo-- (previously 3.5*)

4* MGM Grand

4* NYNY

4* Paris

4* PH Towers Westgate

4* Planet Hollywood

4* TheHotel at Mandalay Bay-- (previously 5*)

4* Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

4* Tropicana (previously 3.5*)

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9. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

That is great information Jasmine. Thanks for posting it.

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10. Re: Priceline bidding tips for Vegas Strip

I usually hit up both biddingfortravel and betterbidding.

However, with all these dining credit deals, show ticket deals, and all that other crap, I find myself not even bothering with priceline or hotwire anymore.

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