Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:12 am

Priceline hotel for the San Diego Tour

Holiday Inn La Mesa - 3* $42

As Priceline shoppers know, hotel prices have crept up a bit this year. Finding a nice hotel away from Hotel Circle in the $40 range proved a bit more challenging than in the past. This Holiday Inn is just off the 8 freeway and 6 miles away from Qualcomm, a 10 minute drive. Reviews are good. Free parking and internet.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Craig Naylor » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:29 am

George,
When you stay on a Pricline bid, I assume you don't get that hotels points in their rewards programs. But... do you get the benefits of your already achieved rewards member level.... such as free internet or breakfast, if it's an otherwise charge situation without those rewards benefits at that location?

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:14 am

Craig Naylor wrote:George,
When you stay on a Pricline bid, I assume you don't get that hotels points in their rewards programs. But... do you get the benefits of your already achieved rewards member level.... such as free internet or breakfast, if it's an otherwise charge situation without those rewards benefits at that location?


I can't answer that Craig. But I would assume that since Priceline rooms are so deeply discounted that hotel rewards probably don't apply. I can tell you the American Express card I use gives me a two percent cash credit on hotels at the end of the year whether I book through Priceline, Hotwire or direct.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:58 pm

A hotel just showed up on Hotwire.com in the La Mesa area. I believe it's the same hotel I got for $42 on Priceline. If Priceline doesn't work out for you, check out the Hotwire deal. Still a great price for this hotel.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Jay Balducci » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am

For those looking for a hotel for the 4/5-7 Pro, I Priceline'd a hotel for Fri-Sun $65/night. $155.62 for 2 nights including taxes. With P/L fees, no need to go higher since booking direct is $85++/night.

3 star, Irvine Spectrum-Laguna Hills area
6 miles south of El Toro at I5/Lake Forest Drive

Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum
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Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Justin Tsang » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Has anyone tried Priceline for SD Tour or El Toro Pro?

I tried $67 for 3 stars for Hotel Circle and was rejected.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Thu May 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Crow's Landing Pro Solo 6/6-6/8 and Tour 6/13-6/15.

Booked the Best Western in Patterson for both weekends, $85 plus tax per night using the SCCA block rate. Looks like a decent enough place in a very limited market. About 5 miles North or Crow's Landing. Credit card hold required. Liberal cancellation terms.

Has anyone else booked anything via Hotwire or Priceline?
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Jeff Stuart » Fri May 09, 2014 11:58 am

I just booked there as well for both weekends.

She said they're close to full both weekends, so don't put it off for much longer.

I got a room in the reserved SCCA block for the Pro, but the block of rooms for the Tour is already used up, and they only have smoking rooms left.

I was able to get the SCCA price for both weekends, even though the block is used up.

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Fri May 09, 2014 2:04 pm

Jeff Stuart wrote:I just booked there as well for both weekends.

She said they're close to full both weekends, so don't put it off for much longer.

I got a room in the reserved SCCA block for the Pro, but the block of rooms for the Tour is already used up, and they only have smoking rooms left.

I was able to get the SCCA price for both weekends, even though the block is used up.


Supposedly, there is a wait list for a room that doesn't smoke and I'm the first one on it. If you call back, you could be number two. Between now and then, certainly they'll have some cancellations.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Jeff Stuart » Fri May 09, 2014 4:08 pm

George Schilling wrote:
Jeff Stuart wrote:I just booked there as well for both weekends.

She said they're close to full both weekends, so don't put it off for much longer.

I got a room in the reserved SCCA block for the Pro, but the block of rooms for the Tour is already used up, and they only have smoking rooms left.

I was able to get the SCCA price for both weekends, even though the block is used up.


Supposedly, there is a wait list for a room that doesn't smoke and I'm the first one on it. If you call back, you could be number two. Between now and then, certainly they'll have some cancellations.


Cool, I'm on the wait list, we'll see what happens!

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Tue May 27, 2014 7:16 am

Jeff Stuart wrote:
George Schilling wrote:
Supposedly, there is a wait list for a room that doesn't smoke and I'm the first one on it. If you call back, you could be number two. Between now and then, certainly they'll have some cancellations.


Cool, I'm on the wait list, we'll see what happens!


You are now #1 on the list Jeff.

I, on the other hand, now have a room that doesn't smoke! :P
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Craig Naylor » Tue May 27, 2014 9:58 pm

George Schilling wrote:I, on the other hand, now have a room that doesn't smoke! :P


If the room did smoke, it's probably just an e-(lectrical) one!

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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:51 pm

We won't be going to the Crow's Landing Pro Solo after all.

Before I cancel, I have a non-smoking two queen room at the nicest hotel in Patterson. Last I heard they were sold out. Anybody want it?
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