I've finally decided where we want to go and which hotels (after weeks of research).I booked one with Expedia and got the reservation confirmation immediately and charged immediately. I was happy one of the other hotels that I contacted directly said they did not charge until our arrival in 7 months, but needed a charge authorization form filled out and emailed back.I would be sending them a cc# before any contract of what type room I want reserved.This is a very popular hotel, but seems kind of odd the way of reserving it. There is no phone # anywhere on their web sight or email correspondence. I will contact them again, just wondered if that is the normal way of doing things?
Hotel #3 is asking for the same thing only they charge immediately and not saying type of room,only price(cheap, one night by the airport, but still)
I think I know the answer, but any experience or input appreciated.