Booking a hotel in USA


#1

I’ll be travelling to NYC next year and have been looking at various hotels and was thinking of using my Revolut card to pay for the room in advance as, with the £ strengthening a bit more recently against the $, I’ve seen hotels rooms cheaper if you book direct with the hotel than through travel agents (online and offline)

Can I use my Revolut card to pay for the hotel in full in advance and then use a different card for any security deposit the hotel will want to put a hold on?? Has anyone had any experience with hotel bookings with the Revolut card??


#2

No experience in the US. But I recently managed to use a normal credit card for guarantee and Revolut for payment in China. Just be more than clear when checking in.


#3

I would advise against it. When you guarantee with a Revolut card, your money is blocked and then you get charged for the second time on check-out. The authorisation transaction gets reversed within the next 10 days but that may leave you short of cash during this time. I always authorise with a credit card and then settle with Revolut on check-out (unless the check-out is on a weekend in which case I prefer to pay with my Halifax card)


#4

As I’m not going until next year, and will be paying in full on the website a few months prior to going, I wouldn’t be guaranteeing or reserving the room (I’m assuming that’s what you meant??) so the 10 day reversing/settling of the costs wouldn’t come into play as it will be done and paid for well before I leave

That’s why I asked if people have had any problems with paying for the room in full in advance with the card online or wherever before they go


#5

Sorry, misread your post. Yes, I meant pre-authorisation at a hotel. There shouldn’t be any problems with booking online with Revolut and using your credit card to pre-authorise any incidental costs (snacks at a bar, etc.) when checking in and then settle the actual cost with Revolut on the check-out. At least, I didn’t have any in the states last year.


#6

Sweet. Thanks Ratamon