It's a lower cost function on the priceline website where you buy a motel room without knowing the exact motel until after purchase. You do know cost, rating, class, and location within a couple miles. Nonrefundable! Won't be acceptable for many folks, but if traveling solo or pairs can be good value.What's priceline express? Is it different from priceline.com?
Last year was the "happy time" motel-wise. I think a large portion (90%?) of the motels did major update and remodeling during the down time of the pandemic!Then last summer, out of dire necessity -- bike race! -- we very reluctantly checked into a Motel 6. It was managed (owned?) by a vibrant young couple and the place was so spotless and shiny it almost required indoor sunglasses.
I get to use corporate rate from work even when on non-work related travels, I never pay the "market" rates. I don't often find the "mystery rate" all that much appealing in comparison.although you don’t earn points when booking mystery deals, we think forsaking some points to save 40 percent is a great tradeoff
Whatever works for you is the way to go.I get to use corporate rate from work even when on non-work related travels, I never pay the "market" rates. I don't often find the "mystery rate" all that much appealing in comparison.
I've used it occasionally when I don't have a strong preference ("one night stand": late arrival, early departure) in out of way places without chain hotels. But for the most part, I don't waste time to do what the author did, "matching rating counts and property feature".