This website is just coming up on its 2-year anniversary. Many thanks to the thousands of contributors who have posted in the various Priceline and Hotwire forums, as well as the tens of thousands each month who use the site. I’m love data, and I thought it would be interesting to look at the most […]
Paris, like most European cities, can be expensive, particularly when it comes to hotel accommodations. Paris is, after all, the most visited city in the world with over 40 million visitors annually. This drives up accommodation prices. Fortunately for travellers who are prepared to do a bit of research, there are many options to get a great accommodation in a spectacular location at a great price. Priceline probably offers the lowest prices for hotels in Paris.
Priceline recently launched “Real Winning Hotel Bids”, a feature that allows you to specify a city and see successful bids. The information that Priceline provides includes city and bidding zone (e.g., Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South), price, and star level (also known as the hotel rating; e.g., 3 1/2 stars).
Priceline is a great alternative for travelers booking a hotel in Paris where the exact hotel does not matter. That’s because with Priceline’s Name Your Own Price, you bid on a hotel by specifying your hotel criteria: travel dates, vicinity, and hotel star rating. However, you do not know the exact location of your hotel until after you place a bid. If your bid is accepted, you then find out which hotel you received. Note that reservations on Priceline are non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled.
Priceline offers some great prices for travelers looking for hotels near Disneyland in Anaheim, California. However, Priceline reservations are non-refundable and extra caution should be exercised when booking Priceline hotels. This article discusses some of the ways to save money while avoiding the common pitfalls travelers make when booking their hotel on opaque bidding sites.