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Deposits for incidentals

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by GONNAFINDER, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. GONNAFINDER

    GONNAFINDER Tourist

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    Wynn/Encore: 250.00 per night: if credit card, they lock the card for
    250.00 up front: if using a debit card they take the cash out of you checking account up front, for example, If you are staying 10 days your credit card is charged for 2500.00 if you use your debit card you pay the 2500.00 in cash up front. this is refunded to you on checkout.
    is this par for all or most vegas strip hotels.?
    i have stayed an NYY and MIRAGE and TI and were not required to give this deposit.
    when I questioned Wynn on this practice, they said well, you are saying at Vegas' only five star five diamond hotel and people do tear things up from time to time!
     
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    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Yes, thats pretty much how most (but not all) of the big resorts on The Strip do it.

    Of note: Wynn and Encore have some of the highest deposit amounts, but then it makes sense since they have no cheap dining/drinking options so it wouldn't make sense for them to have only a $50-100/day incidentals deposit like you might pay elsewhere.

    And I don't know about Wynn and Encore, but at most other resorts you can check in and just say you don't want charge to room privileges and they won't charge you any deposit.
     
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    jmiller31 Tourist

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    So this got me thinking; I always leave my card for incidentals and it's always my Discover. My online Discover account e-mails me anytime a charge over about $200 is authorized or posted and I can log in and see authorizations in pretty much real time.

    We got to Vegas at least 4 times a year and I've never seen them authorize my card until after we checkout. I read what I'm signing at check in and I see where they say their going to do the $250 or whatever a day and it never seems to get done. I wonder if it has something to do with Discover? Maybe they can't do it on their cards? BTW we stay at Aria.
     
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    zamboni VIP Whale

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    More than likely they only notify you if a CHARGE is over $200. These deposits are "holds", not charges. If you don't dip into the "hold" it will drop off after a few days.
     
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    jmiller31 Tourist

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    Yes if they only showed posted charges but I get notified on authorizations too and can see them. The holds should be authorizations so I would think I would see them. In the end it doesn't matter I just thought it was curious
     
  6. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    I've told hotels that I won't be using any in-room charges and they usually won't put s hold on the card
     
  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Vegas is full of 5-star, 5-diamond properties.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Debit cards suck for so many reasons.

    If you are using a real credit card, you probably will not see the hold. But they have it available just in case.

    After thousands of hotel stays, I do not even think about it anymore. I just give them one of my credit cards and ID and they do their thing.
     
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    I believe that the so called, incidental fee is more of a, if you trash the room hold. The reason I say that is, I've said, I don't charge anything to the room and they reply that they need the card anyway.
     
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