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Old 01-05-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Room only on-line check-in question.

I have a room only reservation and have paid my required deposit. If I do on-line check-in will I be required at that time to give a credit card number to pay for what I owe on the room? I would prefer not to do this.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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I have a room only reservation and have paid my required deposit. If I do on-line check-in will I be required at that time to give a credit card number to pay for what I owe on the room? I would prefer not to do this.
OLCI will require a credit card number, and if your balance isn't PIF before you arrive, they will charge that card on your check in day.

I normally PIF about a month ahead when traveling with my family but my trip in September was with my friend and we were going to pay with gift cards upon arrival, only to find that my debit card had been charged already...

FWIW, they did offer to refund it and then take the gift cards, but I declined.
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As the pp said, giving a cc is required when doing OCI and your card will automatically be charged for any balance due on your check in day. With that said, if you weren't planning to use a cc at check in to pay the balance, I would wait to check in at the resort and not do OCI (just my opinion).

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I don't want to give you bad information but we have frequently done room only reservations. I didn't realize that checking in online forced one to put down a cc....whether a package or room only reservation. I know it asks for one and I have always given one because that was what I wanted to do. I thought you could pass on it though.

I would assume that if you do put a cc down that it will most likely be charged the balance you owe on or about check in day. So if you don't want that to happen and online check in does require a cc I would skip online check in. have a fun trip

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When I do online check in I too don't want to give a CC so I use a old closed CC number that I have memorized and it let me complete the check in
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skip it

If you are worried about it, I would just skip it. I have found that depending on the Resort and time of day that you arrive lines at check-in can be short or none at all. I have often seen that it takes no longer to do Regular check-in than using the Online check-in lines.

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Well this is a shock to me, because I did online check in last week for a RO stay in March and I did not give them a CC number, mostly because I was too lazy to get up and get it from my wallet at the time.
I was able to complete the process, check off my requests, etc.
Last night I had my CC handy and went back in and selected modify check in and added in the number.
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We just did a room only and they didn't...

Last month my mother was part of our group she had a room only and we all had packages. We did put a CC in for the online check in, they did not charge it and the online check in went through, my mother received all of her requests too.
When you check in you can pay in cash or use a CC for the remainder of the balance.
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