NEW! Guaranteed Amenities
Check below for a list of guaranteed amenities for your area and star selections.
And as you click on each zone, icons appear listing amenities, such as pets allowed or swimming pool or free internet or free parking (!), for each of the quality levels. I wonder if this is a dynamic listing for which Priceline will adjust the listed amenities according to the hotels that are available at the time you are bidding, or if it is something that will be more fixed in nature. They also show a "guest review score" in some instances, and I wonder how that could be verified.
This will bear close watching, because it may offer insight into specific hotel availability, for example, if there is a hotel that does not offer free parking in the 3* category, and you want to avoid that hotel, it could be that you might infer that it is not available on your dates if the free parking guarantee appears.
ALSO, I wonder how this will affect the possibility of UPGRADES: for example, in Las Vegas, in the NW zone, 1* and 2* hotels offer free parking, but higher quality levels do not, so presumably if you are bidding for a 2* hotel, you are guaranteed free parking. An upgrade might eliminate that "guaranteed amenity". This will bear some study.