Priceline does not always give the best rate so why restrict yourself to only searching Priceline. The travel site and app at BestTravelCoupon.com (Free on Google Play) will search everything available on Priceline and 100 other sites for the best rates.
My top 3 apps for travel deals are:
1. BestTravelCoupon.com - Excellent "search engine" for hotel deals. 2. Kayak.com - Good with flights. 3. HotelTonight.com - Last second booking deals.
These are the only apps I need to find deals on my phone.
I was one of the early uses of Priceline, and was very enthusiastic about their services. Recently, I've been a disappointed by some of the hotels "add-ons" like $45 parking, high WiFi fees and other endless nonsense which makes for less than a bargain when added to the Priceline bargain room rate. The app works well though.
I will never do business with you again. I tore up my card and took off my shortcuts. No, I will not call your customer service ever again as all I got was a script. I asked to talk to the supervisor and was told there was no supervisor. If I want to talk to robots, I don't need a live person.
There is no better way for me to travel than Priceline. Whether I know exactly where I need to stay or randomly let Priceline pick for me. I know I am going to get a good price, a good room, and feel great that I save a few to lots of dollars. Last hotel I save $100.
Priceline CAN be a great thing. However, they definitely aren't always the best rate. If you're traveling, I would recommend downloading a few different apps to make sure you spend the least amount of money possible. Last month I booked through Priceline only to get to the hotel and find out it was A LOT cheaper to have just booked right through them. I was incredibly upset. Also, beware of additional hidden fees. Some hotels have extra fees for parking (which can be rather expensive) and WIFI. These fees aren't included in the actual price when you're searching for the best rate so they have the ability to catch you off guard after you've already booked. In order to avoid this, you have to be sure to completely read through the details of the hotel before booking.