PRE-AUTH PAYMENT TERMS

What is Pre-authorization ?

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card at time of booking.  St. Peters Bayview Suites reserves the right to either charge or pre-authorize the provided credit cards up to the full reservation amount at point of reservation.  Non-valid credit cards will result in automatic cancellation of the reservation.    St. Peters Bayview Suites also reserves the right to collect, through pre-authorization, at least $ 150 per room as deposit for incidentals or damage.        


To adhere to proper card acceptance and validation norms defined by credit card associations, all hotels are required to pre-authorize - or separately, charge - all provided credit cards.  A pre-authorization will place the pre-authorized amount in a holding-state and temporarily reduce one's credit card limit, but it is NOT a transaction charge and will not be reflected in one's credit card statement.  Depending on one's credit card bank's set up, the pre-authorized amount will drop off typically after 7 days.      For assurance, Guests whose credit cards have been pre-authorized are encouraged to check with their respective credit card bank to:   - Confirm the above understanding of pre-authorization;   - Confirm that a pre-authorization - and NOT a charge - has been performed; and   - Affirm the pre-authorized amount and when it will drop off as scheduled.