Question of the Week Week of February 2, 2015

Book a Hotel Without a Credit Card: Hotel Policies & Tips

You can generally book a hotel room with either a credit card or a debit card. Many hotel chains will also accept prepaid cards, though they are more likely to do so at check-in or check-out than the time of booking.

In rare cases, you can even make a reservation with cash, a personal check or a money order, depending on the hotel. But these payment options are also typically reserved for paying your final bill, as hotels generally require a deposit to secure your reservation.

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