Is there a difference between Hotels and Motels?

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Postby Z06Biker » Thu May 16, 2013 6:39 pm

Awesome! I just got a new wrinkle in my brain.

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Postby Z06Biker » Thu May 16, 2013 6:41 pm

hematino wrote:Same here, have done it quite a few times with my Cash+ and my Sapphire Preferred MC, and in both scenarios motels counted for the bonus.


Makes perfect sense. If a hotel is categorized as "travel," then why wouldn't a motel be also? Whether it's thousands of miles away or just down the block because your husband/wife kicked you out for the night cause you were flirting with the server at Applebees...
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Postby nishant » Thu May 16, 2013 8:49 pm

Main difference between Motel and Hotel is that first letter is different between the two words

Just kidding.

Chase Saphhire gives you bonus points for both.

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Postby Calipso » Mon May 20, 2013 2:34 pm

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Postby s.jessica » Mon May 20, 2013 4:04 pm

I always thought Hotels were for the upper class and Motels is where the people of WalMart stayed when in town. Kind of like the trailer trash but only for short term stays. I was almost temped to pay in cash so the credit card company wouldn't see I was staying at a Motel and cancel my card on me thinking I lost my home.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:13 pm

I kinda always thought the same. Hotels seem like normal places to stay while you are out of town while motels are those sleazy dives where people sneak around on their significant other and you can see the hookers and drug dealers hanging out nearby.

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Postby rockyrock » Wed May 29, 2013 8:01 am

On a somewhat related note; while in Rome a few weeks ago I purchased several train tickets from various terminals. None of the tickets showed up on my CSP statement as being travel related so I didn't get 2x points. We're only talking 200-300 additional points but it all adds up.

I understand everything is coded and that is how point categories are determined but I feel train travel should have counted.
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