Recently I stayed at the HIlton Garden Inn and even though my room was prepaid through Hotwire it was their policy to get a credit card for incidentals. The authorized the card for .00 to be released when I checked out. I know that a credit card for incidentals is common. What is not common however is for them to hold the funds for 30 days after check out. Not only have I been in the hotel business for over 20 years I travel once a month and I have never encountered this. I have used the same credit card at every other hotel I have stayed at and have always had the hold released back to my card (and available for use) with in 2 calender days. I have called my bank to see why after 2 weeks the money is still being held. The bank told me that the hotel has a 30 day hold. Sorry I am rambling but I am angry. Anyone else experience this?
The hotel doesn’t pay Hotwire. Hotwire is paid in full at the time of booking. The only reason the hotel touched my credit card was for the incidentals. Which there were none in my case.

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