So I need a hotel room at the LAX airport, on arrival from FRA in F, continuing my usual practice of getting fully relaxed on the way over and not wanting to drive immediately, as well as being pretty tired and therefore in no state to take advantage of the facilities of a luxury hotel.
So I checked rates on expedia for my preferred property, the Westin (which has the super comfy “Heavenly” beds).
Room rate 23/5: £74.95 per night
Taxes & service fees: £12.76 per night Details
Total room cost: £87.71 Expedia Special Rate
So that was my price to beat.
I have in the past bid $60 for the same hotel, this year I checked on http://www.biddingfortravel.com and saw bids at $66 accepted.
So logged on to http://www.priceline.com and bid, and won:
Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $66.00
Taxes & Service Fees: $16.89
Total Charges*: $82.89
That’s under £50 (or was until Brown’s pound crashed) all in.
As a Gold SPG member I usually get the club floor even on PL, and any extras get me starpoints, too, though obviously not the cost of the hotel itself.
Might be handy for others looking for an early night on arrival at US destinations, before checking in to a proper hotel elsewhere.