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Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

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Toronto, Canada
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Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

If you have large US Dollars, such as $100 or $50 that you need change for smaller amounts for tips etc.

Will they do this at the hotel and give you back US Money?

Will they charge for this service?.

Thanks for your help.


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1. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

Whenever we needed to break a larger bill, we would just go to the bartenders, they helped us out everytime. But we never tried to break anything larger than a fifty.

I've heard that the hotels themselves have limited abilities to break larger bills, but we didnt personally try.

Halifax, Canada
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2. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

Get all the lower denominations that you need at home before you leave.

Resorts typically will not be able to help with exchange to smaller bills.

Happy travels.

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3. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

Agree with fan - do it before hand. I even had a hard time getting a $20 changed some days at the front desk. It's all inclusive so they don't have a lot of money around!

Gatineau, Canada
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4. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

I'm also with Fan1080 on this one.

before leaving I get at least 50 - $1 bills and a mix of the rest... If I pay for an excursion, I use my credit card. But I do call VISA to advise before leaving.

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5. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

Small bills here are next to non existent when requesting them from a resort. Not too many people pay cash upon arrival for their room. Those who do pay in larger denominations.



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6. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

so true Mike! again bring from home, banking on asking the bartenders could be risky if they pool their tips

Belleville, Canada
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7. Re: Money Exchange At Hotels US Dollars

If your resort is close to one of the casinos, they will also change your money into smaller bills.

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