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At most hotels, not only in Vegas but worldwide, a credit or debit card is required to allow incidentals (like restaurants, spa service, movies and room service) to be charged to the room.
Listed below are the amounts that the hotel will hold at check-in. Keep in mind that there may be different options depending on the hotel; some may allow a (typically smaller) cash deposit or the option to disable incidentals entirely. Also remember that the hotel will also take the remaining amount of the stay in addition to the incidental hold. Any unused portion of the hold will be released upon check-out.
Incidental charging is typically allowed at any property under the same ownership. Mirage, Bellagio, Vdara, Aria, New York-New York, Excalibur, MGM Grand, and the Luxor are owned by MGM Resorts, while Harrah's, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Bally's, Paris, Planet Hollywood, and Ceasars Palace are owned by Ceasars Entertainment. Incidental charging is also allowed between Wynn and Encore as well as between The Venetian and Palazzo.
Policies vary and this list is based on current information available online or by phone. It is certainly best to use this list as a general guideline. If a particular hotel of interest does not have an amount listed, feel free to contact them directly and then edit this article with any new information.
Prepaid Reservations: Some hotels may not require the hold if the room has been prepaid. Be sure to check with the particular hotel of interest for further details.
Cash users: While most hotels will take the amounts listed in cash, there are a few that may not. Be sure to double check with the particular hotel. Also, verify at check-in how the unused portion will be returned. Some hotels may return the cash immediately upon check-out while others may send a check that may take 2 or 3 weeks to receive.
Debit card users: Please remember that an authorization will usually immediately deduct funds from a bank account. Any unused portion of the hold is released immediately upon check-out but may take an additional 2 to 7 days for the amount to be credited back to the account. Check with the debit card issuer for further details.
|Main Street Station||$50/stay|
$100/night--150 night for Rush tower
|The D Las Vegas||$50/stay card or $100/stay cash|
|El Cortez||$50/stay card or $100/stay cash|
|Rio||$100/night (card only) or $200/stay cash for phone and movies only - Required|
|The Palms/Palms Place||$50/night, $100/night if a local|
|South Point||$100 per stay|
|Westgate Las Vegas (fka LVH and Las Vegas Hilton)||$50/night card|
|Hard Rock Hotel and HRH Towers||$100/night|
|Silver Sevens fka Terrible's||$100/stay|
|| Amount Held
|Caesars Palace||$100/night (card only) or $200/stay cash for phone and movies only|
|Bellagio||$200/night - can decline if room is prepaid|
|Vdara||$100/night or $200/night cash (not sure)|
|Aria||$130/night or $200/night cash (may submit a $200 damage deposit to disable room charging privledges)|
|Monte Carlo||$50/night or $100/night cash|
|New York-New York||$50/night credit or $100/night debit/cash|
|Excalibur||$20/night - can disable incidentals at check in|
|Mandalay Bay and Delano||$100/night and $300 max per stay|
|Riviera (CLOSED)||$100 per stay|
|Wynn and Encore||$150/night or $250/stay cash or card...will not allow charges to the room|
|The Palazzo and The Venetian||$150/night|
|Harrah's||$100/night or $200/stay cash for phone and movies - Optional|
|Flamingo||$50/night or $200/stay cash for phone and movies - Currently listed as required|
|The Cromwell||$100/night or $100/stay cash for phone and movies - Optional|
|Bally's||$100/night or $200/stay cash for phone and movies - Optional|
|Paris||$100/night or $100/stay cash for phone and movies - Optional UPDATE 01/28/16 had a mini suite for 5 nights - deposit hold was $250|
|Planet Hollywood||$100/night (card only) or $100/stay cash for phone and movies -Required|
|Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club||$100/night|
|MGM Grand and Signature||
$100 per night/$300 max per stay. Credit or Debit
|SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand||$500/night|