Priceline Express Deals Hotel Name Before Booking
While Priceline isn’t always the best way to save money, it is often a good way. For me, one of the biggest frustrations with their Express Deals is that you don’t get to know exactly which hotel you are booking. In some areas this isn’t a huge deal, but in larger cities the difference from one property to another can be significant.
For those who aren’t familiar, Express deals are hotel rates that require no bidding. Before you book you can see the price, amenities, neighborhood and star level, but not the hotel name. You can actually save a lot of money with these deals and they can be worth looking at, especially if you don’t care about points accrual or elite credit.
Of course my one reservation is not knowing the name, but fortunately that limitation seems to be a thing of the past. Today I stumbled upon two different ways to solve that problem!
Option 1 – iPhone App ExpDeals
I found out about this app today from MilesQuest who has a full write up with screenshots. The app is free today (I’m not sure the normal price) and it works quite simply. Search for a city on specific dates and it will show you the name of the hotel that Priceline is keping a secret! YAY!
Option 2 – Hotel Canary Chrome Extension
I learned about this in the comments of the MilesQuest post. It aims to do the same exact thing, but of course doesn’t require an iPhone. The reviews are a bit mixed, so there is no way to know if it will be 100%, but at least it could give you a better shot of knowing.
Other Ways & Your Experiences?
Finding these two ways that I had never heard about got me thinking that surely there are more apps/solutions that I don’t know about for Priceline and other services. Feel free to share your experiences with these two apps and any other apps that you know about that provide similar information!