Priceline got me in trouble

A while ago I asked if anyone had never stayed at a Holiday Inn. Looks like I’ll be staying at one in Amsterdam.

My wife and i were researching hotels for Dec. 29, 2009 to Jan. 2, 2010. Naturally, New Year’s Eve is an expensive time so it looked like we’d be spending some serious money. I mentioned Priceline to my wife and I guess she was tired of looking at hotels because she told me to do it.

We picked “city center” entered a price of $120/night, and clicked go. We ended up at the holiday Inn Amsterdam. This was a bit of a shock because we had been looking at hotels in the city center forever and had never noticed it. Turns out it’s in a business district. My wife’s mad at me.

Personally, while it would be nice to stay in a cooler area, I don’t think a 10 minute subway ride to the city center is the end of the world and I like that it’s not costing a fortune. But I still told my wife to pick out a hotel she likes for the end of our trip (also in Amsterdam) so I can’t get in any more trouble.

But then we were looking at hotels in Paris (we decided to go after all) and my wife told me to use Priceline again! I’m probably lucky they rejected my offer…

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Please advise on the hotel in Amsterdam after your return. I am scheduled to stay there in March.

  2. Mia Trotta says:

    Hey, blog readers!

    FYI, I’m not as mean and crazy as my husband writes!

  3. James Trotta says:

    You’re staying at the Holiday Inn or just somewhere in Amsterdam?

  4. Dick says:

    We stayed at the “Hotel Eiffel Park” just a couple of blocks from the Eiffel Tower. I booked through We did not know it was a Best Western until we checked in. There is a walking street around the corner wirh all kinds of restaurants. The best part was the price. 73 Euros per night ! It was a nice clean 3 star hotel. When traveling from DeGualle Airport take the shuttle. Just google it. It was very inexpensive and it takes you door to door.

    Have fun !

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