How To Know If Priceline Will Accept Your Bid for a Hotel? There’s actually a very simple trick to know if your bid for a hotel will be accepted before you get charged for the hotel.
Priceline allows you to “Name Your Own Price” for hotels, where essentially you enter the area you’re looking to stay in, the number of stars for the hotel, and then what you’re willing to pay for the hotel.
You then go through the check out process, entering your information including credit card details, and then if your price is accepted, you’ll instantly be charged. However, when entering your information you’ll need to give your credit card and security code.
If you want to tell if the hotel will accept your bid, you’ll want to enter an incorrect security code to your credit card. If nothing happens, it means your bid will not be accepted, as they didn’t try to charge your card.
However, if your bid is going to be accepted by the hotel, then it will result in an error message saying you’ve entered an incorrect security code, and will need to go back and correct it.
This is a great way to tell if Priceline hotel bids will be accepted or not, before being locked in to booking the hotel, however you still won’t know what specific hotel you’re going to get.