Better Bidding: Travel Articles

Most Popular Hotwire & Priceline Forums

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 […]

Priceline Paris Hotels

Using Priceline for Paris Hotels

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 Hotel Bidding

How Far in Advance to Bid on Priceline

Find out if it is better to book early or last minute when bidding on a hotel room on Priceline. As a general, 4-6 weeks out is best when bidding on hotels, but in some cases it may be necessary to book earlier.

Feature Hotwire Hotels Las Vegas

Hotwire Hotels In Las Vegas

Hotwire is a great way to book hotels in Las Vegas because travelers can save a lot of money on hotels. Hotwire uses a blind bidding or ‘opaque’ model, where travelers do not know the name of the hotel until after they make their hotel reservation (which is non-refundable). This can save travelers money but there are also some risks involved. Specifically, you do not know what hotel you are getting and you cannot cancel your hotel. Fortunately, there is an effective way to figure out or reveal Hotwire hotels in Las Vegas before you book. This method is explained in this article and provides some other tips and advice.

Hotwire vs Priceline: Which is cheaper for hotels?

Hotwire or Priceline: Which is Cheaper for Hotels?

This article uses data to compare which is cheaper for hotels, Hotwire or Priceline. Based on analysis, it is found that Priceline is usually cheaper by around 10%. Want tips for better bidding to get even lower prices? This article discussed how to bid low and work your way up to save even more on bidding for travel.

Priceline Hotels Midtown Manhattan

Priceline Hotels in Midtown Manhattan

There are few cities that are more expensive than New York City, and within the city, Midtown Manhattan is the most expensive and sought after area travelers want to stay. This is for good reason: Midtown is the hub of Manhattan, the center of it all with Broadway, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Times Square all within arms reach. Unfortunately, the cost of hotels is astronomical and savvy travelers should consider Priceline hotels in Midtown Manhattan.