This may sound naive but I'm not fully sure how charging items to my room works. Here's my question/situation: I'm not a comped player, so I always pay for my own hotel room and I don't tend to charge things to my room. Also, I use a debit card at check-in (please don't let this turn into one of those threads debating debit vs. credit card for incidentals), so often the hotel will reserve a certain amount on my account and then it gets released back at some later date. This isn't a big deal for me, but I will admit it is a minor annoyance. Starting tomorrow I'll be at Green Valley Ranch for two nights, and apparently their policy is to reserve $100/nt., so that means $200 will be tied up from my account for probably 7 days or so beyond our trip. So circling back to the topic, I'm wondering if I charge meals and whatnot to the room, then will they just use the $200 hold toward those charges at check out? That way, I don't have to wait for the funds to be released back into my account and it all the finances would be done with when I check out, but I'm not sure if that's how it works or not. (The alternative would be to pay for the meals as they happen, and then the hotel has that money plus they still have the hold on my bank account. My hope is that what I suggested is a way to get around that a bit.) Does this make sense? Anyone have any insight? Thanks.