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Old 09-19-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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Hi. Looking for advice. My 19 year old daughter is traveling with a friend. they need a hotel room for one night. She does not have a credit card. I have a few questions, and would like advice on how to handle this.

Can I or should I book the room with my card under my name? Book the room with my card under her name?

can she use her debit card to pay the bill? or should I just pay the bill with the credit card and let her pay me back?

This is a first for me. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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You can put different name in the reservation but if it not prepaid, they will ask for the credit card again.

The hotel usually asks for a credit card at check in for incidental as well. Some may allow debit card.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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We got our daughter a credit card when she started college for just these reasons. Seems like so many things today require one, even cash doesn't work all the time.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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It might be best if, once you decide what hotel, call them directly and ask what is best method for them. If something works, you can then make the reservation directly.

Plus, also what TNFF above said. My 21 y/o granddaughter has both just for this reason. And has been advised to ONLY use the credit card when traveling.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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How about add her name to your card? It would help building her credit. Just make sure to check the statement diligently and set the spending limit clearly.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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How about add her name to your card? It would help building her credit. Just make sure to check the statement diligently and set the spending limit clearly.
This. Call your cc company today. She will have a card by saturday.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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19 is a full grown woman. Hardly a "child".
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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19 is a full grown woman. Hardly a "child".
I agree. She should get her own credit card, and start working on her own credit history. She is old enough to handle small purchases like hotel room.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Having just done this evacuating FL: You have to show your card and identification when you check in. They freeze the funds on it until you checkout.

There are different rules for debit cards but I'm not sure what they are.

Does her card have a VISA or Mastercard logo? That would be enough I think. You select "credit" not debit. I use my bank business card all the time and it's technically a debit card too.

But call the hotel and ask the manager and get a name.

I used Comfort Suites and they have a website you can reserve and cancel on. But call the actual hotel to be safe. They were very nice AND are renovating their properties. Nice properties and large breakfast LOL. Cost ran about 80 - 100 per night.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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If or when you add her too your credit card, make sure that you can add her SSN, that would help building her credit history.
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