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Wynn Incidental Hold

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by tacallian, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. tacallian

    tacallian Low-Roller

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    Does anyone have experience avoiding the incidentals hold at Wynn? I don't have a sizeable credit card and it would be preferable to maintain a cash budget as we don't intend to charge back anything to the room. If it matters, the room stay is a 3 night comp.

    Edit: I should also mention that I called them and was told it was mandatory even though I wouldn't be charging to the room, despite having heard rumors to the contrary. I just have no experience with Wynn on this specifically. (I know there are other threads on the topic in general, just none that specify recent experience with Wynn policy, thus why I started a new thread)
     
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  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You can give them the credit card at checkin. Then, after a few days, stop by and pay down the balance and/or expected final bill in CASH.

    Hold on credit card is normally small. And not an issue.
     
  3. Doubledown11

    Doubledown11 Tourist

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    Last year I rented 3 rooms at the Wynn and asked if the incidental hold could only be applied to one room (mine) since I didn't want the others charging up room service to my card. They told me that it was a mandatory $150 a night for each night on all rooms. I ended up with a nice $1800 hold.

    Some hotels allow you to pay cash for the total cost of the room upfront and only use your card for the incidentals, that way you don't have a big chunk taken out of your card. I'd ask Mr. Wynn if they allow that.
     
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    pompous Low-Roller

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    Same experience as DD. Also, the hold/charge doesn't seem to come off my card for close to two weeks after I checked out. This is the way its been every time I've gone. That said, I've only stayed at Encore. I don't know if that makes any difference.
     
  5. tacallian

    tacallian Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies. At other hotels, I've just always been able to refuse the ability to charge incidentals which makes it a non-issue. The CC hold isn't something that makes or breaks the trip by any stretch, it's just an inconvenience due to the low limit nature of the only card I have. Especially on an upfront marketing comp because it's not like there's the possibility of walking out without paying (the other claimed reason for incidental holds that seem to almost match the room cost per night).
     
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