Do I have to use my credit card to reserve a room?
Yes, you need a credit card to make a reservation. But you won't be charged until check out. This hotel also honors discount programs such as AARP and AAA, discounts applied at check out.
You would have to secure your reservation with a credit card unless you were just lucky enough to show up and they had a room available. You could still pay cash at check out and they will not charge your card.
Yes. This is pretty standard at all hotels. They won't charge you unless you say to do so.
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