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Recycle the card however you wish. Those things are ephemeral and can't be used anyway after you check out1 and the hotel probably buys them in bulk. 1. And by "can't be used" I mean that your checkout date is encoded onto the card key and the room locks will reject any attempt to open the door past an expired checkout date in the same manner that you can'...


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Other businesses use such cards for employee access and I have known some impose quite hefty charges to replace lost cards (say $20). However this may be more to discourage the security breaches and administration involved than to cover the cost of the card alone, which for bank cards is under a couple of dollars (and bank cards are likely more expensive ...


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Hotel keys are coded for the length of your stay, they will usually expire around check-out time on the last day of your stay. Some hotels will ask you to return them because even keys which no longer open a particular room may still be used to access other key-card secure areas like the pool, business center, or gym. Basically though, the hotel buys keys ...



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