Letang Is The Truth wrote:I don't get how Priceline works
It's pretty simple.
You select the following parameters:
1) Region (There are a ton of different geographical areas in NYC you can choose....will usually be around midtown)
2) Star Level (This is how you can ensure you get a certain star level if your bid is approved. When we got the Hilton, we were on four stars)
3) Dates you want to stay.
That's it. Either your bid will get accepted or rejected. The only caveat is that you can't do the exact same region/star level combo more than once, but with a place like NYC, your options are endless. We use Priceline on just about every trip, and it's incredible how much more bang we get for our buck rather than paying full price.
And sure, if your bid is accepted, you won't know where you are staying until your credit card is charged. But that's the point of selecting a minimum star level...you can be pretty sure it will be a Marriott or nicer.