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Old 03-01-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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I guess that explains why some motels won't accept cash.

( as if a senior citizen couple is gonna trash the room )
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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I guess that explains why some motels won't accept cash.

( as if a senior citizen couple is gonna trash the room )
A senior citizen can be just as rough on a room as anyone else. I've met 17 year old high school kids who were more respectful of others and the property of others than some seniors I've run into.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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Put both of your names on the reservation and he should be able to check in using his own credit card--you can switch it to yours after you arrive.
And if my friend does not have a credit card to use?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This will vary by state/local ordinance and hotel policy. I quite often check in to Hilton and Marriott properties and show nothing. I'm asked "should I use the credit card on the reservation?" That's it. Perhaps because I'm Gold with Hilton and Platinum with Marriott, I don't know. Some states require photo ID to check in, not all do. Even in a few that require it I've checked in without being asked.
Never been asked for ID at any 5 star (Four Seasons, Rosewood, etc) hotel/resort I have ever stayed at. In any state or overseas.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Is showing a debit, not credit, card an issue at check in?
And what if the person doesn't have a card at all?
(some people out there don't have CC - especially foreign visitors.)
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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Is showing a debit, not credit, card an issue at check in?
And what if the person doesn't have a card at all?
(some people out there don't have CC - especially foreign visitors.)
Anyone who travels internationally without a credit card is a moron who I wouldn't want to rent a hotel room to. Seriously. Mastercard, Visa, AmeX, JCB, these are all internationally issued and accepted.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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And if my friend does not have a credit card to use?
He may or may not be allowed to check in. You'd have to check with the hotel to verify their policies.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Anyone who travels internationally without a credit card is a moron who I wouldn't want to rent a hotel room to. Seriously. Mastercard, Visa, AmeX, JCB, these are all internationally issued and accepted.
Mastercard or Visa are not necessarily credit - many countries do not have credit cards or do not issue many, debit being the norm... hence my question.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Never been asked for ID at any 5 star (Four Seasons, Rosewood, etc) hotel/resort I have ever stayed at. In any state or overseas.
That does not make sense - At most international hotels you must show your passport.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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That does not make sense - At most international hotels you must show your passport.
It depends on what country you're in. Some of the mainland European countries require it but I don't think the UK does.
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