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question about making reservations

Anonymous
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When you make a hotel reservation do they take the money right away or put a hold on it or so they wait until you actually get the room
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:08 PM
They have always put a hold on anytime I have done it ..
SlightlyPerfect
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:09 PM
You're not charged until you leave.

But there might be a cancellation fee if you cancel before your stay.
slb235
by Grammar Police on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:09 PM

Unless you're paying them upon making the reservation, they don't get the money until you pay.

MOM-RN
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:09 PM

Depends on the hotel and who you book it through. It should tell you in the fine print. Hotels.com doesn't take the money out until you check out of the room. 

djsmommy13
by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:11 PM
It depends. I like to reserve ones that take the money when u leave or get there, but there are plenty that charge when u book. Where u going? Also look on booking.com it will tell u which ones are pay later and free canceling
Hottmomma607
by Chocolate Fun on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:12 PM

You pay after your stay. You have to give them a card info. When you get there some hotels put the money on hold during your stay. Or you can pay ahead of time.

jamamama00
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:12 PM
It depends. Ask them.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Most of the time they only hold until you check out then charge. But you can ask the hotel what the policy is.
143myboys9496
by Platinum Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:13 PM

Generally yes. They either take 1 night up front or put a hold of a portion of your total stay.  You can always pay cash when you check in, just ask them if they're going to run the card and for how much.

jws120567
by Platinum Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 11:15 PM

You give them your credit card info when you make the reservation.  They usually put $1 on it just to hold the room, or they'll put a minimum on it in advance in case of using the fridge bar or room service.  They charge your card when you check out with all final charges, and return any precharges for anything that you didn't use.  Hope that helps!

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