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Planet Hollywood credit card hold?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by BigDofBA, May 8, 2016.

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  1. BigDofBA

    BigDofBA Tourist

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    I placed a reservation for two adults this week at Planet Hollywood for Wednesday through thursday. I already paid for the room online; however, in the past when I have stayed in Vegas they have put a hold on my credit card for a few hundred dollars for incednetals depending on where I stay.

    Does Planet Hollywood do this?

    How much is it?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Most hotels will do this.

    Okay... I might get slammed for this, but for 90% of people, .... if a incidental hold on a credit card (not debit) is an issue, then a visit to Vegas is not the smartest thing to do.
     
  3. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    Luxor has always asked me if I'll be using incidentals and if I say no they don't place a hold on my credit card. I always prepay my room so that might have something to do with it.
     
  5. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    This is really good to know because I never use incidentals and hate the hold placed on my credit card. I know it's just a hold but I don't like the fact that $$$ is being held for nothing. When I booked the Luxor on my comp trip I asked if I could block incidentals and they told me to ask at check-in.

    So hopefully I can block it and there's no hold.
     
  6. Kolmeseiska

    Kolmeseiska Low-Roller

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    I'm going again next Saturday so I'll update you on this trip but last year I didn't even bring it up..they just asked me.
     
  8. BigDofBA

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    I get what you're saying but I'm the type of person that likes to plan everything out and know exactly what my budget is.

    My budget for two days is $1500 and I'm not using any credit cards. It's all on my debit card. I was really just trying to plan if I needed to budget for a few extra hundred for the incidentals.

    I don't like not knowing if there will be extra charges or holds if that makes sense.
     
  9. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    Any word?
     
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    Its not saturday yet
     
  11. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    It was on the East Coast and my dates are off because of some very long days visiting a family member in the hospital. I really don't know what day it is half of the time just that I know I have to work and that's about it! Hopefully there can be an update on if the Luxor did require a deposit or let him block charging things. I don't mind about the deposit I'd just like to know if I can block it if I want to.
     
  12. justdeb

    justdeb Low-Roller

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    i'm the same way. everything that can be prepaid has been taken care of for our upcoming trip. I'm anal, so i prefer to know exactly what it is that i'm putting on my card.
    it has nothing to do with how much money i have. it's just the way i like things.
     
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    They asked me if I was going to charge anything to the room. I said nope so they only charged my credit card for the resort fees. 3 times staying here and I haven't had to put a hold on my card yet. I really wouldn't have cared if they had but I don't ever charge to my room.

    Their official policy is 50 bucks a night so I wouldn't take my personal experiences as gospel though. Make sure you have the room on your card in case you get a front desk person in a bad mood lol.
     
  14. FYMYAWF

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    All the MGM props will charge incidentals if you have any kind of comped nights, too. Even if you're staying in a room that has no amenities they will still put the hold on the card, and ask all you want, they won't budge. It chapped my hide the first couple times they did it as I was using a debit card at the time, but after a while I just shrugged my shoulders, worked it into my budget and said "oh well, It'll be credited back at the end of the stay".
     
  15. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Debit cards can be an issue...which is why I would never use at a hotel. With a credit card they can charge whatever they want. I could care less.


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    Just got back, and I can confirm it is $50 per night -
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  17. Big dan

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    I agree, never use a debit card. I used mine at my local one time and they charged me for 7 nights even tho I was only there for one. It caused problems with my account over drafting and they did nothing to fix the charges. With a credit card I could have disputed the charges much easier.
     
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    I've always used my debit card instead of my credit card simply because I don't bring my C.C. with me because I don't want to get hammered and get a cash advance, etc. or make a dumb decision to buy rounds at a bar and run up a huge tab.

    With a debit card I know I'm somewhat contained and have an absolute set limit on what I can pull from per day or per trip which I should NEVER use but it's there if I need it. I don't mind the debit card hold and have used mine my previous 2 trips to Vegas for the room deposit and have not had an issue at all. When I called and asked about the hold they said it was $50 and mentioned it's up to the desk if they chose to enforce it or not.

    My trip is now a solo trip and I know in the terms it says that you authorize you or your guest to charge things to the room...since it's solo I wonder if I can play that angle as nobody else will be with me to charge things to the room and I know I won't.

    Either way I don't mind paying it but if I can avoid it I will.
     
  19. Joe

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    I guess there are people who have trouble managing money. Personally, I have five different credit cards that are paid off in full each month. I have never owned a debit card. Why not take advantage of the float with a credit card? :peace:
     
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    I can handle being home with one perfectly fine....however being in Vegas as we are all well aware is a completely different story!
     
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