Greetings: I am planning a stay from June 28 - July 3, 2017 (5 nights). I am wondering how much deposit you will require from my credit card. I want to make sure I pay my credit card balance down enough to have room for hotel charges and deposit.
The hotel does not charge you ahead of time. They take your card only to secure your booking. They charge you only when you check out.
Every Hilton property I've ever stayed at runs the entire amount on the cc at check-in plus 'holds' an additional deposit for incidentals, often $50 a day. It is usually refunded within a day or two of checkout. Perhaps not having a minibar makes a difference with that.
I agree with Jax answer, they may ask for your card as a security when you book (but not run it) and there could be a charge if you don't show or cancel. It's always best to ask about the cancellation policy ahead of time just in case your plans change. Enjoy NYC!
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