View Full Version : Priceline Deals on Transworld.
12-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Well guys as you all know I am a huge Priceline fan and I been watching for sometime now and sadly I don't think Priceline will have anything for the Renaissance Grand as far as good deals this year. The NCCA game hitting the same time looks like what rooms we gonna be available were bought up some time ago.
As you all know my party is at the Renaissance Grand and I been talking with a few reps at the hotel and seems like this is true as those blocks have been sold out for some time now. Ok now here is the good news if you want to stay at the Renaissance Grand they do have the rooms at $139.00 I was told the regular room rate was $199.00 on Sun-Thurs and $209.00 on Fri & Sat plus tax so were still getting a good deal. Yeah I know its not the $55.00 well actually it was $69.00 with the fees but hey it is what it is. SO I ENCOURAGE YOU BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW I BOOKED MINE LAST WEEK AND JUST HAD THE TIME TO FILL YOU GUYS IN! Shane and its Hey we still gonna have fun! Shane this time.
12-17-2009, 03:01 AM
Booked it today.
Thanks for the heads up Shane!
Let the FUN begin!
12-18-2009, 12:50 PM
I went with priceline anyway and got the Crowne Plaza a few blocks away for 65. For the difference in price, I'll do a little walking.
01-10-2010, 11:44 AM
I just got a room on priceline name your own price at the Hilton at the ball park for 65.00. It appears there are rooms still available in the downtown area.
01-10-2010, 12:04 PM
We got our rooms last week at the Grand... I think it was around $160.00 a night, we got three rooms.
I suggest GET YOUR ROOMS NOW!!!! -Tyler
01-10-2010, 01:33 PM
Sad fact but if your looking for a deal at the Renaissance Grand there is no deal. Yes there are other nice hotels in the area. I spent $20.000.00 with them on the Industry Party ( Insane Shane Party) and I could not even squeeze out anything better than the $139.00 per night. They told me with the NCCA Ball game in town they expect a sell out. One would think with our second year return and knowing the Priceline deal WE GOT LAST YEAR they would work better with us!
I will say this it does piss me off that we could get deals for $55.00 per night through Priceline and they could not at least give us rooms for $100.00 bucks a night. They were happy to serve us last year but they rather squeez every dollar they can out of us then to have the support of out Industry for a second year.
I am going to personally see that I get us Haunters and our Haunt family a much better deal for 2011. I really wished I could have got on this sooner but its now to late for anything this year, but trust me guys I have not let you down yet suck it up and grit your teeth and I PROMISE YOU A BETTER DEAL DOWN TOWN. I am already in talks with a hotel that is also right there beside the Americas Mart and they said they could easily beat the $139.00 price I got a feeling were going to be looking around the $75.00 mark at the Roberts Mayfair . Again don't hold me to it but I have talked with them and I know Paul Johnson has too so I/we will get you guys something better! Even now ( they reopen next month after an extensive remodeling) their rooms are $109.00 and they are also 4 star we will go where we will be welcomed at a good price every year and not strong armed. I will fight for you guys to save every dollar as I know every dollar you save will go straight back to our Vendors and Industry! Shane and its a PRMOISE! Shane this time.
01-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Is 2011 Transworld booked for St Louis or are they looking at other cities? Either way Shane, I am sure you will help bring it up! Sure glad there is no squabling over dates and events for 2010.
01-11-2010, 09:05 AM
I just used hotels.com to book four nights at the "Roberts Mayfair - A Wyndham Historic Hotel". It is right next to the Renaissance Grand on 8th Street and only 100 feet further away from the convention center. The rate for a king was only $ 94. I booked a double queen for $ 112 ave per night (plus tax of course).
01-11-2010, 09:26 AM
01-11-2010, 09:57 AM
That was the hotel I was telling you about! Its being fully renovated to the sum of like 10 million dollars so it should be good to go. I admit I am staying at the Ren Grand mostly because thats were the party is going to be. But I am going to check this place out while in town. It looks like most of the compalints were old they are not even opening back up till Feb 18th I think so I would not put to much in to what has been said till they reopen. Shane and its a good deal! Shane this time.
01-11-2010, 12:33 PM
The hotel is being fully renovated. It will be the best hotel for a $100 you've ever stayed at... Look at the website for Roberts Mayfair in St. Louis..
01-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Here is the deal I've never understood the big deal about being right across the street from the convention center. Most of these hotels have shuttles to and from the convention center. Every single hotel in the downtown area is less than five minutes away from the convention center.
Some cool places to stay... UNION STATION that place is awesome! It has its own mall, entertainment area, Hard Rock, blah, blah and its across from the Arena about 3 minutes away.
The casino is directly across the street and they have a big hotel its on the landing lots of places to eat and so on.
Lots of places to stay and nothing is far away even if you stay in the hotels near the Arch you can walk to the convention center in like five minutes. Just a thought.
01-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Very cool ideas on hotels/ entertainment...
Just speaking for me and my group $169.00 per night (union station Marriott) just to sleep and take a shower is really very high when I can get a room next door from the convention for under $100 bucks...
Priceline has some great rates a few miles away from the convention if you don't mind a cab or renting a car
01-11-2010, 03:45 PM
I can always sleep on the Bus! Shane and its its got a bath! Shane this time.
Just a quick heads up... I just booked the Red Roof Inn for $65 a night.
Its in the Forest Park area which is about 5 miles away.
Also, if anyone were to book this place and need a ride, I will be by myself with room for 4 in my truck.
Hope this helps!!
01-11-2010, 08:42 PM
I went on priceline tonight to see what would happen. I did a name your own price for $65 31/2 stars for Wend-Sat. I got the Union station Marriot. We stayed there last year for a nite and it was a very nice hotel.
It looks like we might be scattered all over the city but as long as we set a place to get together (hopefully have a bigger bar and get together spot than the Ren Grands bar!) everything will be fine. They have free parking at the Marriot so thats a plus and they have a metrolink station right there.
See you guys at the show and see you at
The Columbia Haunt Tour Friday March 26th more info to come!
01-12-2010, 02:57 PM
We are also staying at Union Station.
See you there.
01-12-2010, 03:32 PM
Sounds good Andrew see you there. maybe we can get more haunters there! The Marriot Union station is a nice hotel and its connected to the union station mall. Plenty of food and shopping for all.
01-12-2010, 05:29 PM
I'm at union station too!!!!
01-12-2010, 06:27 PM
Has anyone stayed at the Crown Plaza? I have booked a room there. Should I book somewhere else? Just wondering.
01-12-2010, 06:34 PM
For those who are still staying there over half the rooms are gone! Shane and its better book if your staying there! Shane this time.
01-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Here is the deal I've never understood the big deal about being right across the street from the convention center.
I guess it depends on how much stuff you have to carry with you in and out of your booth each day. :)
01-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Umm... driving in unfamiliar cities... taxi fare... etc. etc. It's easier, and better, to just walk across the street! -Tyler
01-13-2010, 08:19 AM
One time in Rosemont I walked from the corner of Mannhiem and Higgins to the convention center for the show. Wasn't even bothered by the weather, but then again I am from Michigan and it was warmer in Rosemont than back home so my idea of cold is probably different than the people in the South.
01-19-2010, 10:23 PM
Word of warning - STAY AWAY FROM HOLIDAY INN SELECT. I'm sure they have good deals through priceline and such but it's not worth it.
We were there last year and stayed for free (using my Priority Club Points)... after that experience I would not stay there if you PAID me!
- Clanging and banging at 2a.m. as they did renovations down our hallway.
- Maids yelling at eachother outside our room at 6a.m.
- The fire alarm going off at 2a.m. during a snowstorm.
- Our food order (items and billing) are done wrong at the restaurant.
- Poor overall customer service.
- One of the elevator broke down
- Pool was out of commission
- Dirty - we had ants in our room and when we asked to be moved the woman rolled her eyes.
I stay in Holiday Inns over 30 nights a year all over WI and IL and have never been disappointed - this place was HORRIBLE!
Don't have to worry about where I'm staying this year - because I'm not going - we just had a our 2nd baby girl. Maybe next year!
PS: Any word on where TW 2011 will be?
01-10-2011, 07:11 PM
Has anyone tried to get a room on Priceline yet this year? If so how much did you pay and where are you staying?:D
01-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Being at the Renn is great for the networking, but if you are on a shorter budget...the Wyndam (Roberts Mayfair) right behind the Renn was very nicely priced last year and just a couple hundred foot further walk from the Convention Center...and I was able to get a room with a 2 week notice. I stayed there last year and it was very nice...got a king suite for I believe was still less than standard room rate at Renn (although I was looking after all the deals had expired). Also I seem to find better and more stable travel packages through Expedia. Im probably going to try to get in at the Renn this year, but Wyndam is definitely a formidable backup option.
Mike "Pogo" Hach
01-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Thanks Mike, I know last year they had something else going on at the Renn and there where no deals to be had, but the year before several people where getting rooms on Priceline for around $50-55 per night @ the Renn. I was just wondering if anybody had done that this year,
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