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Pay now vs pay later at expedia.com

So for a particular hotel on expedia.com I can "pay online now" $374 or I can "pay later" $374 (approx). The following screenshot better captures what I mean: My question is... why is pay later an ...
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What does “To book in house” mean?

A conference advertises special rates for conference guests in local hotels. On the website, they write: To book in house, email guestservices@panpacific.com or Phone 604-905-2999 or Toll Free ...
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Finding a place to stay between Czech border and Nuremberg

I'm driving from Prague to West Germany on the A6 and am looking for a nice place to stay overnight, preferably between Nuremberg and the Czech border. My wife and I want to interact with people, so a ...
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Japanese 'SU' hotel room classification - enough for two people?

My partner and I are trying to book a hotel in Japan. The room categories for the hotel we want are: SB= Single with bath SU= Single use of a twin/double with ...
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Can I change a hotel booking from free cancellation rates to pre-paid rates?

I am visiting Vienna in April next year and am thinking of booking a hotel via one of the hotel providers like booking.com. Is it all right to book at free cancellation rates now and then change to ...
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Need to catch an early morning taxi from central Paris to CDG airport!

I need to catch an early morning international flight at 08:00 am from Paris CDG, so I need a taxi at around 05:00 am to get from my hotel which is located at central Paris close to Arc de Triomphe. ...
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How effective is a valet key at a hotel parking garage?

I'm staying at an upscale hotel in the coming days and will park prior to checking in. I know a valet key should prevent an attendant from opening the glove box or trunk, but the switch to open trunk ...
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Can I have an unregistered guest come over at a hotel?

Can I let my friend come and join me in my hotel room, just for visiting? Not sleeping or eating.
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How to buy Japanese baseball tickets from the US?

What's a good way to buy Japanese baseball tickets from the US? I'm trying to get tickets to the 4/13 Tigers game at Koshien stadium in Osaka. I can read Japanese, and would love to buy from the ...
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Is it legitimate for European hotels to ask for passport numbers?

In the European Union, data protection law applies, and typically includes provisions along the lines: Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or ...
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Booking hotel in South Korea

I will be in South Korea for about 3 days on the second week of July. I will most likely stay in Seoul and see some of the sights. I was planning on not booking a hotel (I've found a list of ...
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Efficient way of travelling with a lot of coins for coin machines

What would be the most efficient way to handle traveling to a touristy place such as Disney, San Francisco, Seaworld or Knott's Berry Farms where you know you will need many rolls of coins to go ...
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Change the address of stay after receiving Schengen visa

I received a Schengen tourist visa through the embassy of France, in my itinerary I specified the hotel that I'll be staying in, now, my French friend offered me to stay at his place instead of the ...
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E-visa for 20hr layover at Istanbul airport, is hotel reservation necessary?

I am travelling from Germany to Pakistan. I have a 20hr layover at Istanbul airport. So, I want to take advantage of the free Istanbul tour provided by Turkish Airlines as I'm travelling with Turkish ...
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How big are “twin” beds in Japan?

It's been my experience that "twin" sized beds in Japanese hotels are quite a bit bigger than what we would call "twin" here in the US. How wide/long are they exactly?
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Is there a hotel search engine which allows one to exclude shared rooms?

The main big hotel search websites I know: http://www.booking.com/ http://www.hotels.com/ http://www.laterooms.com/ list many "hotels" which also sell single beds in dorm rooms. Try searching for ...
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When asking for ID checking into a Spanish hotel, what is acceptable?

Whenever I check into a hotel in Spain, they ask me for ID. A credit card and loyalty card for the hotel chain doesn't seem to be enough, it seems to need to be some sort of official ID. It seems ...
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Hotel charged for booking, despite not having checked in [closed]

I applied for UK visitor visa for tourism however did not get visa. I had booked a hotel over the internet from 18th dec to 28 dec 2015 before applying my visa. however it charged me on my card on ...
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Cheap airport hotel at Sheremetyevo International Airport

I need to stay for one night at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia and I am looking for a cheap airport hotel (30/40 $ per night), preferrably one that is located within the airport. ...
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Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at partner hotels?

Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at other hotel affiliated with Hilton? Or, put more generally, what are some strategies on making the most of Hilton HHonors points.
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What happens when my credit card does not work at a no show

I just wanted to ask what happens when I book a hotel room, don't show up but the credit card I used doesn't work and I already moved overseas, so the address isn't up to date anymore too. Does ...
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Under what circumstances are hotel room upgrades given out? [closed]

Related: What tips or tricks can you use to get "upgraded"/better hotel rooms? In the above, related, link user jpatokal wrote: First of all, it's important to understand that ...
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Do additional guest need to be present for hotel check in

Do additional guest at hotels need to be present with you in the hotel when you check in? Or can I just register them as additional guests and let them check in at a later time? My friend will be ...
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Tipping in Bucharest

While holidaying in Bucharest I wonder how and when to tip. At the hotel, there is a lady that cleans my room every day, should I tip her? How should I do this? How much should I give her? Sometimes ...
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Cheap hotels with family rooms near motorways in France

I am driving to France with my family, so we will be 2 adults, 2 children and one infant. I guess we need a family 4 person room, because the infant can either use a travel cot or share the bed with ...
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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...
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How to interpret hotels.com search?

When I search on hotels.com for one adult, one night it shows the same as with two adults, one night. What does this mean? Is the price per person? If so, does that mean a double room is twice as ...
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What is the most efficient way to use Best Western Rewards after staying at a hotel?

So I'm staying in a Best Western Hotel for around 7 nights and would like to use my rewards for either United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta (or maybe for additional Best Western Hotel stays, ...
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Collecting hotels.com rewards points for a third-party booking

I'll be staying in a hotel in NYC next week, and the reservation was made by a third party via hotels.com. The email confirmation, which they forwarded to me, included this little snippet: I ...
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How to find hotels filtered by a specific keyword?

I'm planning a winter vacation somewhere in Central Europe and would like to find a hotel with a fireplace somewhere in the mountains. Surprisingly though I haven't been able to find a search engine ...
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Business Trip Lodging in Manila?

I'm in the process of booking a 5-week business trip to the Legaspi area of Makati City in Manila. Given the length of stay, a standard hotel is not only expensive but also lacks necessities such as ...
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Is there a hotel aggregation site that can sort by TripAdvisor rating?

Is there a hotel aggregation site that can sort by TripAdvisor rating? I find TripAdvisor lacks the filtering options available on most aggregation sites, but hotel aggregation sites generally lack ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

I am looking for a site or service that allows me to search a hotel (or hotels, or a specific beach/location) for the cheapest date. Most sites want you to tell them when you plan to visit. I WANT ...
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Pay 16% tax at hotels for tourists?

As a tourist in Colombia, do I need to pay the 16% hotel tax? If not, how do I get this money back?
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Hotel Reservation for Germany

I am brazilian, and I will be in Germany for holydays for about 22 days. I already know as Brazilian, I don't need a visa to enter Germany, but there still are some requirements such as proof of ...
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I am 17 looking to travel within florida, what kind of places can I stay as an unaccompanied minor? [closed]

Any places I could stay safely, bed and breakfasts, inns, in daytona beach.
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Hong Kong airport transit hotel

I am going to be flying via Hong Kong with ~9 hours layover between the flights. Usually I would leave the airport and explore the city during that time but since both flights are really long and we ...
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Why has it become a formidable task to book an affordable hotel in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance? [closed]

I have been trying to find a hotel online in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance (for July 17), and web sites are showing 85% of rooms are taken, leaving only rooms in the $240-$550 per night range, ...
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Why do some hotels in Mexico charge more when there's a child? [closed]

Why do hotel charge more when there is one adult and a child, than a double adult occupancy when you are traveling to Mexico.
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Family Hotels in Ireland? [closed]

My family and I are traveling to Meath in May 2013 and would like advice on a list of great hotels specifically 4 star range close to tourist attractions. Can anyone help us? So far I looked at ...
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Small Mexican hotel would not take credit card to book room

I called a small hotel in Mexico and tried to book a room. They didn't speak English, and I don't speak Spanish that well but I had Google Translate open. Everything went fine until I tried to pay the ...
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Canadian Expedia refund possibility for missed hotel

I booked a hotel with Expedia for the day before I was supposed to be in town. When I arrived, obviously there was no reservation under my name, and I had to book a new room with the hotel itself. Is ...
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Swiss Airlines long layover (10+ hours) in Zurich Airport - Eligible for hotel accommodation?

I'm traveling with my family (with kids), from Frankfurt to US on Swiss Airlines. The trip will have long layover in Zurich Airport for more than 10 hours! Are we eligible for hotel room ...
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Time of checkout and payment at hotels [duplicate]

This is a very generic question regarding hotel checkout times and rent payment. Hotel websites usually list their rooms' price range based on how many nights the guest will be staying there. So if I ...
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Post paid cancelable hotel in Paris?

Is there a hotel in Paris (preferably close to La-Defense) that allows reservations without payment and does not charge a fee for cancellation or change of dates? I need to get a hotel reservation ...
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Cancel a Hotel Room After Checking in Online

I'm asking specifically about Hilton properties, but you can answer generally too. Once I check in to a hotel room online or in the hotel app, can I still cancel my reservation, for instance, if my ...
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When to count children as guests?

While searching for hotels, the major sites such as Expedia, explicitly as the number of adults and children, including their age or age-range, but many minor sites just as for number of guests. Does ...
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How to book a hotel in Havana? [closed]

I have difficulty booking a hotel in Havana from Feb 1 - Feb 4 in 2016. What would be the best way to book hotels in Cuba?
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How free nights are redeemed at hotels.com?

Once you stay for 10 nights with hotels.com you get 1 free night. However, how exactly does it work? Do you just pay for taxes? Or does redeemable value covers just part of the price? Or have limits ...
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How do I evaluate the HHonors “Earning Style” options?

Hilton gives one the option to earn points and points; fixed or variable miles with airline partners. How can I decide which one is better for me? I have Delta as airline provider.