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Gold Spike Security Deposit

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Jimbo338, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. Jimbo338

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    About a week ago there was a discussion within someone's thread about the Security Deposit at the Gold Spike. Someone thought that it might be $100/night. I have stayed there for the last 3 years. The first 12 years I used my credit card but last year I had a Jackpot Deal from Southwest and only have a debit card now and didn't want funds frozen or taken out so I paid a Security Deposit of $100.

    This talk of $100/night got me a little nervous so I called the GS tonight and asked. The girl in reservations said that there is a $100 Security Deposit per STAY. If you pay the deposit in cash, it will be returned in cash. So there is the answer, right from the horse's mouth. This is the answer I thought I'd get but it was comforting none the less.

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    I once stayed the night on the LVA coupon for 7.77 and had to pay the 100 dollar deposit. This was one of my trips where I had come into town early and had limited funds (I only brought 150 for the trip for 3 days) I tried to explain to the front desk that I am an airline crew member and stay in hotels much nicer than this 200 days or more out of the year but she wasn't able to waive the 100 deposit. So I reluctantly gave over the cash and said well looks like I can't play blackjack tonight.

    It is 100 per stay but isn't it crazy that in my case the deposit was 13 times the room cost?

    Eitherway the GS can be a decent place to stay. But I try not to stay there unless I'm on that coupon due to the resort fee. I know it's only 10 bucks but it's the principle.
     
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    I'd never travel outside my home state if I didn't have a credit card as a safety buffer for emergencies. There are so many credit cards without annual fees. You could maintain one for situations just like this and not be charged a fee or inconvenienced in any way. My son, fresh out of high school and working part-time at Loew's, was even able to get a credit card. This is the 21st century, folks. I'm puzzled how this can be a problem.
     
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    theshaah:
    Didn't you mention in another tread that you are an airline employee? I always thought that stewards and stewardess had hotels that airlines had some sort of arrangements since there are so many layovers. Do you have an allowance for layovers and up to you to find a place? Seems crazy if you were delayed and got into an airport at 2am on a busy or holiday night (morning) and had to go find a place to stay. How does this all work?

    Seems that if you have stayed in a hotel frequently, they could check records and waive the deposit, or have a general rule for people like pilots and employees of the airlines. Then, perhaps, maybe you are wild and crazy people out of uniform, I don't know?

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    Sam: I actually have 2 credit cards and a Debit Card with a Visa Logo. But at this particular time was in between banks as I was switching to a credit union so I didn't have a card at this time. Thats why I went with cash.

    Jimbo: Yes the airline does have agreements with hotels where employees can stay at discounted rates, but you can throw that in the trash in las vegas because who wants to stay at a hotel with NO casino for MORE money than you would pay to stay at a downtown casino and on top of that have to deal with being WAYYY off The Strip. I'm strictly talking about traveling on my own time here. I'll be in town on the 7th and 8th, but will be staying where the airline puts us up at. No charge when I'm working! But if I'm on my own time which if i'm in las vegas it's 7 times out of 10 that I'm on my own time, then I stay downtown or wherever I get a great deal.
     
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