Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

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

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

Postby Jeff Stuart » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:57 pm

For this weekend's ProSolo: I bid $35 for 2 stars in the Irvine area on Priceline and got a room in Homestead Studio Suites about 2 minutes from El Toro (Friday and Saturday nights). Looks decent enough.

As a side note, anybody else notice that Google changed El Toro from gray to green on Google Maps and renamed it "Orange County Great Park"? Threw me off for a second because I'm used to looking for that large gray area.

Link to Google Map:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Orange+County+Great+Park&sll=33.656745,-117.677994&sspn=0.030828,0.057464&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Orange+County+Great+Park,+Irvine,+California,+United+States&z=13

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

Postby Mako Koiwai » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:11 pm

Your Price Was Accepted


Congratulations, your price of $47 was accepted by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport. Your Priceline Hotel Request Number is

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

Postby Jeff Stuart » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:09 pm

I just got a 3.5* room in the Crowne Plaza in Irvine for a $40 bid. It was my first bid too, now I wish I'd bid lower!

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

Postby George Schilling » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:21 pm

Jeff Stuart wrote:For this weekend's ProSolo: I bid $35 for 2 stars in the Irvine area on Priceline and got a room in Homestead Studio Suites about 2 minutes from El Toro (Friday and Saturday nights). Looks decent enough.

As a side note, anybody else notice that Google changed El Toro from gray to green on Google Maps and renamed it "Orange County Great Park"? Threw me off for a second because I'm used to looking for that large gray area.

Link to Google Map:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Orange+County+Great+Park&sll=33.656745,-117.677994&sspn=0.030828,0.057464&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Orange+County+Great+Park,+Irvine,+California,+United+States&z=13


How bad/good was this hotel Jeff? The reviews didn't look to promising.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Jeff Stuart » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:28 pm

George Schilling wrote:
Jeff Stuart wrote:For this weekend's ProSolo: I bid $35 for 2 stars in the Irvine area on Priceline and got a room in Homestead Studio Suites about 2 minutes from El Toro (Friday and Saturday nights). Looks decent enough.

As a side note, anybody else notice that Google changed El Toro from gray to green on Google Maps and renamed it "Orange County Great Park"? Threw me off for a second because I'm used to looking for that large gray area.

Link to Google Map:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Orange+County+Great+Park&sll=33.656745,-117.677994&sspn=0.030828,0.057464&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Orange+County+Great+Park,+Irvine,+California,+United+States&z=13


How bad/good was this hotel Jeff? The reviews didn't look to promising.


It wasn't horrible... but it doesn't take much to make me happy. It was really hot when I first got there because they'd turned the AC off, and there wasn't any soap/shampoo or anything like that in the shower, but everything worked, and I'd stay there again. It was nice to have a kitchen too. Nice quick drive to/from the track as well.

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

Postby Mako Koiwai » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:02 pm

$50 Priceline.com

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

Postby Craig Naylor » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:45 pm

George Schilling wrote:
Jeff Stuart wrote:For this weekend's ProSolo: I bid $35 for 2 stars in the Irvine area on Priceline and got a room in Homestead Studio Suites about 2 minutes from El Toro (Friday and Saturday nights). Looks decent enough.

As a side note, anybody else notice that Google changed El Toro from gray to green on Google Maps and renamed it "Orange County Great Park"? Threw me off for a second because I'm used to looking for that large gray area.

Link to Google Map:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Orange+County+Great+Park&sll=33.656745,-117.677994&sspn=0.030828,0.057464&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Orange+County+Great+Park,+Irvine,+California,+United+States&z=13


How bad/good was this hotel Jeff? The reviews didn't look to promising.


I stayed there back in March for a work job in OC that work wasn't picking up hotel or mileage costs, before all of the Hoopla of the chain housing Sexual predators on a semi permanent basis.

I also got it for $35.00 a night via price line. Bed was hard, pillows were rubber, kitchen was decent, it was last decorated in the mid eighties. Internet is $4.99 (flat rate) weather you stay 1 to 30 nights. After 30 nights, apparently you need to re-up your $4.99. Like Jeff mentioned, no soap, shampoo etc, but there were signs that it was all available for purchase in the lobby. Internet was slow even for email, forget anything needing more bandwidth.

I stayed for the PRO at the Candlewood Suites on Sand Canyon for $47.00 per night direct on their website (entertainment card rate, AAA rate would have been $54.) WORTH EVERY PENNY I spent over the price for the Homestead location. Nice bed, both soft and firm pillows, better kitchen. While I wouldn't equate it with a Hampton Inn, or Holiday Inn Express that I prefer when traveling on business, I would say for the price it was a better value.

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

Postby Jeff Stuart » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:02 pm

I'm not very picky when it comes to beds, but Craig's point on the internet is very true, it sucked and it cost $5. However, I don't think it was any better than the internet I've had at all the 3* places I've stayed up in Ontario, or the 3* place I stayed in Irvine in March. I just don't expect much from hotel internet, regardless of the quality of the hotel.

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

Postby Jeff Stuart » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:02 pm

I just got a room in that same place, Homestead Orange County, for $32 a night for both Friday and Saturday night this weekend on priceline.

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Postby George Schilling » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:20 am

Anybody get anything for San Bernardino? Or must we drive to Ontario or Riverside?
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby Nicole Wong » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:21 am

George Schilling wrote:Anybody get anything for San Bernardino? Or must we drive to Ontario or Riverside?


I had no luck, so I ended up doing the normal Ontario priceline. =\
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:02 am

I put in a lot of bids to find the bottom and as of Thrusday AM that bottom was $46 for a 3.5* in the Riverside - San Bermardino area. That gets you the Marriot in Riverside, about 16 minutes South. Quailty hotels are sold out in San Bernardino. While bidding I was also trying for Ontario. This is what hit. Good luck when you bid.
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Postby Mako Koiwai » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:42 am

$130 in resort Jasper, Canada ... plus probably about $20 tax ... Priceline, but no Name Your Own Price there. :(

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

Postby George Schilling » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:09 pm

For the GRA weekend, $34 Ontario east got the Hyatt Place. I like this hotel. :thumbup:

Click on the link for more details.

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=116733
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:28 pm

George Schilling wrote:For the GRA weekend, $34 Ontario east got the Hyatt Place. I like this hotel. :thumbup:

Click on the link for more details.

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=116733


Ditto for Feb 12-13. Same price, same hotel.

What'd ya get Nicole?
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Postby KJ Christopher » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:14 pm

George Schilling wrote:
George Schilling wrote:For the GRA weekend, $34 Ontario east got the Hyatt Place. I like this hotel. :thumbup:

Click on the link for more details.

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=116733


Ditto for Feb 12-13. Same price, same hotel.

What'd ya get Nicole?

I got denied at $34. I was bidding on two rooms instead of one.
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Postby Arthur Grant » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:05 pm

George how do they feel about trailers full of equipment?

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Postby KJ Christopher » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:05 pm

Arthur Grant wrote:George how do they feel about trailers full of equipment?

They don't care.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:29 am

KJ Christopher wrote:
George Schilling wrote:
George Schilling wrote:For the GRA weekend, $34 Ontario east got the Hyatt Place. I like this hotel. :thumbup:

Click on the link for more details.

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=116733


Ditto for Feb 12-13. Same price, same hotel.

What'd ya get Nicole?

I got denied at $34. I was bidding on two rooms instead of one.


If you haven't secured a room yet, you've still got plenty of time. I'd almost guarantee something will materialize in the under $40 range before next Friday. My timing just happened to be right. Diana mentioned they had tried the magic number earlier in the week with no luck. They bought yesterday also and got the same hotel as me.
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Re: Perpetual Hotel for Event Thread (priceline, etc)

Postby George Schilling » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:34 am

Arthur Grant wrote:George how do they feel about trailers full of equipment?


As KJ said, they don't care and most hotels have places that make it easy. The Hyatt Place parking lot is not one of those places. It's pretty small and cramped but I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out. Ontario has many hotels that participate with in the Priceline program so I wouldn't count on getting this one anyway.
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Postby George Schilling » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

I haven't been to San Diego since the tour last year. What prices and areas have you guys been winning with? Has the Sorrento Mesa area gone up in price or is it still around $40?
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Postby Arthur Grant » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:37 pm

George Schilling wrote:I haven't been to San Diego since the tour last year. What prices and areas have you guys been winning with? Has the Sorrento Mesa area gone up in price or is it still around $40?


I have never run San Diego, what would be a good, safe clean hotel down there with parking for my trailer.

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Postby George Schilling » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:52 pm

Arthur Grant wrote:
George Schilling wrote:I haven't been to San Diego since the tour last year. What prices and areas have you guys been winning with? Has the Sorrento Mesa area gone up in price or is it still around $40?


I have never run San Diego, what would be a good, safe clean hotel down there with parking for my trailer.


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Postby Aaron Goldsmith » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:23 am

George Schilling wrote:I haven't been to San Diego since the tour last year. What prices and areas have you guys been winning with? Has the Sorrento Mesa area gone up in price or is it still around $40?


I was trying last month and had a ton of trouble getting anything near the prices from last year, i'll have to give it a go again soon.


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