I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself. In a couple of weeks I am going to my state art ed. convention. When I go to these things, I like to find a good deal on a hotel. I want to feel comfortable, safe, and slightly pampered. I want to stay someplace that feels upscale, but I don't want to pay for the privilege. So, I usually bid on my rooms by using Priceline and Hotwire. Almost all the time I get really nice rooms at really good prices.
The last two weeks, I have been bidding nightly but not having my prices accepted. This morning I resigned myself to the fact that getting a hotel this time is going to cost an arm and a leg. When I went into Hotwire just now, I decided to check out their feature for "Hotwire Hot Rates." With that feature, they tell you the star rating of hotels; the special deal rate; and the general location of the hotel. The name of the hotel is not given. Under three star hotels, it gave a rate of $62 a night and said that it had been recommended by 100% of people using Hotwire. That's unheard of.
I went ahead and took the plunge and bought it. The hotel turned out to be the #1 rated hotel (according to TripAdvisor) out of 41 in town. The hotel site lists its rooms at $129 to $159 a night and here I got it for $62.
This girl is a frugal one and this deal absolutely made my day!