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Why did my hotel charge me just the amount I booked?

Should I book a hotel before or after I check out?

  • When you book a hotel, it's important to pay attention to when and how much your credit or debit card will be charged. Sometimes you can save money by prepaying for all or part of a hotel stay at the time you book the room rather than paying when you arrive at the hotel or when you check out.

Can a hotel charge you if you don't show up?

  • When you are booking to pay later.. at the property… the property receives your card details. If you are a ‘no show’ the hotel can charge you. Some hotels charge you before you arrive to ‘test’ the card validity. In the worst case scenario the front desk goes shopping/lunch with the card details.

Do hotels charge you for credit card holds?

  • Credit and Debit Card Holds. You won't necessarily be charged by a hotel for the full amount of any hold on your account. Usually, you'll only be charged for the room either at check in or check out, assuming it's not prepaid, and then for any incidental charges, with the hold being released shortly after you check out.

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