Subject: Re: Tips to avoid getting inferior rooms using Priceline-
Ziners, One way to improve your chances of getting a better room when using a discount service like Priceline or Expedia is to be a member of the hotel's preferred guest club (e.g., Hilton Hhonors). I usually call the hotel a day or two before I arrive to make sure they have my club information/number on their computer (since they wouldn't have received it when the reservation was made). However, not all of them allow you to accumulate points when the reservation is made through Priceline.

Carol in Boulder