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Old 02-11-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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I have a question. I am 19 and trying to rent a hotel room because the concert i am going to is 4 hours away and wont get done till midnight, i was wondering since they say you have to be 21 if there is anyway to get around it.. Its kinda ridiculous that im an adult but can not rent a hotel room. I was told going through Expedia will let me rent one rather im 21 or not.

First of all, Expedia is just a travel agent. They do NOT make the final decision. The hotel does.

Many hotels (especially those in Nevada) has strict 21 year old requirements. Having been a front desk manager, I can understand why given the damage and trouble that occurs when underage patrons use the hotel as party central (interpret that to mean proms and the like).

There is a way around it. I would call around to the property where you want to stay and talk to the front desk manager as they have the authority to make that decision. If you come across as being mature, they may be able to bend the rules a bit.

To give you an example, the hotel that I used to work at had a pretty strict 21+ rule. One night, a young couple with a small baby came in after Midnight and asked to rent a room. The guy was upfront that he was only 20 and that he knew the rules but had been on the road all day doing a Utah- Virginia drive. I asked him for his ID and miscalculated his age to be 21. Oops, boss!
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:35 AM
 
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I understand why they do that, but they should really charge you after you leave.

So many people want to get rid of thier credit cards now because of all of the interests rates, etc. What would happen if credit cards become a thing of the past? What are the hotels going to do now? I paid off my credit card and honestly have no intentions of getting another one. But I guess I'll have to (reluctantly) get another one if I intend on using it for hotels.
People who use their credit cards responsibly and pay them off every month don't pay interest. People who carry balances pay interest. If you don't want to pay interest, don't carry a balance--a hold is not considered a balance. It's not rocket science.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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So many people want to get rid of thier credit cards now because of all of the interests rates, etc. What would happen if credit cards become a thing of the past?

As far as I am concerned, that is exactly what credit cards are for: reserving motels, renting cars, and purchasing on the internet.

Pay off the balance every month and it is not any different to your budget than spending cash. One of my aunts takes out her check book register and writes in the amount of every credit card purchase and deducts it from the balance in her check book. At the end of the month, she totals up the charges and sends the money to the credit card company. By doing that, she is absolutely certain that she has not spent more money than she has.
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