This topic often comes up on VMB. Feb 10th we checked into the Cal and gave them a credit card. It was a comped room and at check out there were no charges. Anyway, that charge has been pending on my card since then. Yesterday, 3/1 it finally disappeared. That seems like a long time for a hold. It didn't matter to me and it became part of my morning ritual to log into my account and see if the charge was still pending, just out of curiosity. Well, I actually log-in to all six cards everyday and check charges. I have a macro to do it, so it's pretty quick.