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Priceline for San Fran Hotels?

Asked by rawpixels (2655points) August 1st, 2008

I plan on going to San Francisco for the first time in October, and I was curious if anyone has used Priceline to name their own price for a hotel there? If so, which hotels have you gotten and how much a night?

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marinelife's avatar

My own experiences with Priceline have not been that positive. As a result, I don’t use them. I have used other sites to get deals I thought were good.

I will be itnerested to follow this thread and see how others feel about Priceline and what experiences they have had.

rawpixels's avatar

@Marina
I actually used Priceline quite a few times in June of this year, and with the exception of a Holiday Inn in VA Beach (which was the hotel’s fault), my experience has been great. I actually saved quite a bit of $$.

emilyrose's avatar

I would read reviews online of hotels before you make a decision. Many hotels that say “near union sq” are in the Tenderloin which is NOT a place you want to be staying unless you have a thick city skin. Also avoid the Civic Center area. I think http://hotels.com is better. Then call the hotel and ask if they will match the rate…..

rawpixels's avatar

@emilyrose
Thanks for all the info!

babygalll's avatar

I have had problems with both hotels.com and priceline.com. I always find good deals on Expedia and never have had any problems. You can also find package deals on there too.

rawpixels's avatar

@babygalll

I actually have a free round trip ticket because of my JetBlue points on my credit card, so I’ll only need a hotel. I have used Expedia in the past, though, and was very happy. I’m just looking to save some good money on a hotel, and Priceline seems to be the way to go.

joshuaezra's avatar

Two cents of SF hotel advice: I always stay in the Dakota, which is an old rooming house coverted into a cool albeit divey place to stay. The bathrooms have claw tubs, the rickety elevator is from another century, but there’s free wifi and you can’t beat the price!

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