Only once in the years going to National have I dealt a hotel that
required the first night paid up front. It is done by some hotels. I
don't like to have my money tied up that way!
>From: Maggie White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Miami hotel
>Date: Tue, Mar 27, 2001, 9:35 AM
>> One of the Colmans wrote:
>> Is anyone else annoyed that the Fontainbleau Hilton is charging one night
>> deposit NOW for the conference that it a year away? I have a $230 charge
>> on my credit card for something I won't utilize for a long time.
> Are. they really putting the charge on your card NOW? Or did they just
> take your card # to guarantee your room for late arrival? Many hotels
> and motels will record your card # when you make a reservation. This
> protects your reservation from being canceled if you are late arriving
> the first night. They only charge your account if you don't show up at