If you’re a longtime reader of Carrots ”˜N’ Cake, you know that I have a small huge obsession with hotels. For some reason, I just love them. Over the years, I’ve written dozens of reviews, which you can read here: Hotel Reviews. Here’s another one to add to the list!
About a month ago, I used Priceline to score a sweet deal on a 4-star hotel in Midtown Manhattan. It’s “Name Your Own Price” option allows you to name the price you want to pay for a hotel room. You can select a general location and service level (i.e. 5-star), but the actual hotel is not disclosed until your purchase has gone through. Your credit card is charged immediately, so you can’t cancel. It sounds kind of crazy, but you can save a crapload of money on some pretty awesome hotels.
When my bid was accepted, I was psyched to learn that Mal and I would be staying at The Warwick New York Hotel for our upcoming trip. The website made it look upscale and our initial impression upon check-in was great.
The lobby was gorgeous.
The location was ideal.
And our room looked really nice.
…until we got a closer look at it.
The furniture was worn, ripped, and stained.
The rug was faded and the bed skirt was torn in multiple places.
The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean, so we didn’t have a terrible stay, but I expected a lot more from The Warwick, especially since it’s considered a 4-star hotel. Do you think we got a crappy room because we booked through Priceline?
Have you ever used Priceline? If so, how was your experience?