Priceline Hotel Deal Is No Deal!
We bid on a hotel rooms in Sonoma that Priceline said had an average rate of $450. After giving all of our credit card info, Priceline found a room on the outskirts of wine country and reserved it for a total of $295. I immediately checked the Sheraton web site and found the same room for $179!! I'm now stuck with a non-refundable, non-changeable room that is not in the area we wanted and have to pay way more! I have also found that when you get a prepaid room from Priceline at a hotel you get the worst room available and the hotel doesn't offer any upgrades.
Don't trust Priceline when they say you are bidding to save money, you are at their mercy and are stuck with what they give you. There is no guarantee that the room you get will even be less that the advertised price!!!!