Below are some of the more frequently asked questions.
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When is my reservation confirmed?
Immediately after you complete the reservation process, you will receive a confirmation page (on screen) and a copy will be sent to you via e-mail. If you don't believe you received the e-mail, be sure to check your email filter settings and any mailboxes that hold filtered mail. Your confirmation page will include your confirmation number, dates, room rate, and all other necessary details. Although you do not need this page to check-in, we encourage you to print it out for your own reference. Back to top ↑
How can I view my confirmed reservation?
You can check your reservation online by clicking on "My Account", located on the right side of our homepage, and securely logging in with your email address and password. Also, when viewing the details of your "Current Reservation", you can email a copy of your confirmation page to the address of your choice. Back to top ↑
How do I cancel a reservation?
Sign in to your account and click on "View all Current Reservations". Then, click on "Cancel" under the reservation of your choice. Please note that hotels have different cancellation policies, and some rates carry special rate rules, so please read them carefully before canceling. If you cannot cancel your reservation online, please email . Back to top ↑
How do I change a reservation?
If you would like to change a current reservation, you need to rebook it as a new reservation and then cancel the original. This will guarantee that there is a record of the change in your account. Follow this procedure: Back to top ↑
- Check the "Cancellation Policy" and "Rate Rules" of your original reservation, to ensure that you are not within the penalty time period indicated.
- Make a new reservation - be sure to sign in during the process in order to access your previously saved profiles.
- Upon receiving confirmation of your new reservation, proceed to cancel your original reservation.
Be sure to make your new reservation first and then cancel your original, so that you don't lose your space in the hotel. If you have trouble finding availability or the same rate for your new dates, please contact for assistance. Back to top ↑
Cannot find record of my reservation
If you cannot find record of your reservation in your Tablet account, you may have confirmed it under a different username (email address). Or, you may have used a different website. If you are sure you booked your reservation through Tablet and are experiencing difficulty locating it, please email . Back to top ↑
Do I need to register?
During the process of confirming your first reservation on Tablet, you are asked to register. This means is that you are required to enter a username (your e-mail address) and choose a password, so you can conveniently access your reservation and profiles in the future. Registration is for your benefit only. It protects your reservations and information by only allowing access to it with the username and password you select. Registering to receive our Newsletter. This is optional. Back to top ↑
What are profiles and how do I use them?
Profiles are information you have saved for future use. They can be named whatever you want and accessed quickly after logging in. Profiles contain either guest information or billing information. Examples of uses for profiles are storing different credit cards or maintaining multiple guest lists (if you are booking for several people often, or separating business and leisure identities). Upon confirmation of a new reservation, your profiles are created and saved from the information you entered. When returning and logging in, you can edit, delete or add additional profiles as your needs fit. All of these profiles will be accessible from the guest and billing information pages in the "My Account" section. Back to top ↑
What happens to my personal information?
How do I make a reservation for someone else?
The reservation process has an area for guest information and another area for billing information. This allows for the guest and the billing contact to be different people (similar to shipping and billing addresses). Therefore, a guest can use a different billing reference or identity and a single billing identity can make reservations for several guests. These identities are saved as "profiles" for later use. Back to top ↑
How do I book multiple rooms?
Once you complete the reservation for your first room, on the page with your confirmation number, you can click on either of these two links:
- Reserve another room just like this one, with the same information - with just 2 clicks!
- Reserve another room but change the room type, guest and/or billing information.
Your guest and billing profiles will have been saved, making booking the next room(s) very easy. Also, if clicking the latter of the two, you have the option to enter a different guest name for each room, while guaranteeing all of the reservations with the same credit card. Back to top ↑
What forms of payment can be used?
In order to confirm a reservation on Tablet, a valid credit card is required. The type of credit card(s) accepted is dependent on the hotel and rate you are interested in. To clarify, please read the room description and "Forms of Payment Accepted" of the rate in question. Back to top ↑
What happens to my reservation? Is my credit card charged?
Reservations are sent immediately to the hotel and into the hotel's reservation system. Each hotel has different policies regarding when and how much your credit card may be charged: some hotels take a deposit at the time of booking, while hotels simply use your credit card as a guarantee. Please read the room description, "Rate Rules", and the "Hotel Policy" carefully, so that you understand the terms of your reservation. Back to top ↑
What do I do if my credit card is rejected
Please make sure to use a valid credit card. You credit card number must be entered in consecutive numerals; do not include "spaces" or "-". Also, be sure to check that there are no blank spaces at the end of the credit card number. Finally, make sure that the expiration date of your credit card is after the departure date which you are attempting to book. Back to top ↑
What does it mean when I get a Technical Error message?
This message means that there was an error in the reservation procedure. This is usually caused by trying to bookmark a page in the process, but can also occur if there is a disconnection to the hotel's reservation system. Please try again, but if you continue to experience difficulties, let us know by e-mailing . Back to top ↑
What if there is No Availability?
The hotels featured on Tablet are special and, as a result, fill up quickly. To help you get into the hotel you desire, we have supplied two alternatives that appear on the "Sorry, No Availability" page during the booking process. The first, "View available dates at the hotel", allows you to check availability for the length of your stay within the upcoming weeks. This is very useful if you have flexibility in your dates and truly wish to stay at a particular hotel. The second option is an alternate list of hotels. This list, which appears on the bottom of the screen, is based on your search results or hotels with the same characteristics and/or location. Back to top ↑
Why are some hotels offered only "on request"?
Hotels that are offered only "on request" do not have the technology to provide real-time rate and availability details. If you are interested in staying at an "on request" hotel, once searching for the hotel, click "Rooms available only on request" located on the right side of the screen (directly above "View Hotel"). Complete the brief form and our Customer Service department will respond immediately. Back to top ↑
Why is a promotion not available?
Promotional rates are offered for a limited number of rooms each night. As these rates sell out rapidly, this may be the case with your stay dates. If your plans are flexible, we suggest you search for an alternative travel period. Back to top ↑
Do you offer Corporate/AAA/AARP Rates?
Many hotels offer corporate, AAA, and AARP rates to Tablet users. In order to book them, search for available rooms on your requested dates to see if they are offered. The rate type is usually indicated in the room description and/or the "Rate Rules" (located under "Cancellation & Hotel Policies"). In addition, Tablet offers companies Corporate Plans (cash back), which are applicable to reservations at all hotels on Tablet. Please click here for more details. Back to top ↑
Do you have a Rewards Program?
Our Tablet Plus Benefits Program is free of charge for individual users of Tablet making more than US$10,000 in hotel bookings in any given 12 month period. The minimum needs to be maintained each subsequent year for the renewal to be free of charge. Please register for our Newsletter to be informed about the exciting changes at Tablet. Also, we also offer Corporate Plans for employees of companies. (see FAQ directly above) Back to top ↑
Do you offer Travel Agent/Industry Rates?
Tablet does not share commissions with travel agents, unless they become affiliates. If you are a travel agent and require commission for a future reservation, we suggest that you contact the hotel directly. If you do not require a commission, please feel free to use Tablet to make your bookings. For industry rates, please contact the hotel directly. Back to top ↑
Are group rates offered?
If you are booking a stay for more than 10 people, or more than 5 rooms, you may qualify for a deeper discount than the ones we normally offer, dependent on the hotel. In the search criteria area, click on "Need to book a group?", complete the brief form, and our Customer Service department will respond immediately. Back to top ↑
About Booking Children
Some hotels may charge extra for a rollaway bed or a crib (depending upon age) available for children. This possible extra charge is not always displayed by the hotel to appear with the list of available rates offered. In order to make sure that you see the exact rate that you will be charged for an accommodation for more than 2 adults, it is best to email us at with your dates and the ages of your children. We will be happy to confirm rates and availability for you. Back to top ↑
Tablet does not publish a brochure or a catalogue with all of the selected hotels at this time. However, we are proud to offer our newest book, "Top Ten New Hotels: Volume 5: The Americas". It features detailed descriptions and original photographs of the ten most innovative new hotels between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Please click here for more information. Back to top ↑
Are online bookings reliable and secure?
Absolutely: the reservations you make here are just like talking to the hotel, but better because you are in control. Your reservation is immediately sent to the hotel and into the hotel's reservation system; the confirmation number you receive is proof that your reservation has been placed. We make every effort to keep all of your personal information, including your credit card number, secure. We only allow your credit card number to be transmitted to us over the Internet, if your browser supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption (almost all browsers support this technology). Before you send your card information to us, SSL encodes it so it is transmitted in a format that prevents eavesdropping or data theft. Back to top ↑
What are Tablet Credits?
Tablet Credits are Tablet's way of rewarding our clients that book reservations on our website and invite their friends to book reservations on our website. Please see the rules for earning & redeeming Back to top ↑
How do I earn Tablet Credits?
- You will earn 25 Tablet Credits when an invited friend confirms their very first reservation on Tablet and completes their stay. Keep in mind that the friend must be a new Tablet user, with no existing reservations.
- You will earn 25 Tablet Credits for every reservation confirmed on Tablet and completed. Consecutive reservations at the same hotel will be considered one reservation.
When can I redeem my Tablet Credits?
When an eligible reservation is confirmed, Tablet Credits will be placed in a "pending" status in the "Rewards" section of your Tablet account. On the departure date of each reservation, the status of your Tablet Credits will change to "earned" and will become available to redeem. Back to top ↑
How do I redeem my earned Tablet Credits?
Tablet Credits can be redeemed to purchase Private Sale Reservations and for the Tablet Plus Program. Tablet Credits cannot be redeemed towards an already existing Tablet Plus account or reservation. Tablet Credits cannot be redeemed for cash.
- Private Sale Reservations: When purchasing a Private Sale reservation, if you have "earned" Tablet Credits, these will be listed and redeemable on the Purchase page of the confirmation process.
- Tablet Plus: When purchasing an account, if you have "earned" Tablet Credits, these will be listed and redeemable on the Join Tablet Plus page. If purchasing an account while confirming a reservation at a Tablet Plus Participating Hotel, if you have "earned" Tablet Credits, these will be listed and redeemable on the Review page of the confirmation process.
What if I do not have enough Tablet Credits to purchase Tablet Plus account or Private Sale reservation?
Tablet Credits can be redeemed in conjunction with a credit card payment. On the applicable page, your Tablet Credits will be converted into the currency of your purchase. You may choose the amount of Tablet Credits to be redeemed, and pay for the remainder of the account or reservation with a credit card. Back to top ↑
Can I purchase Tablet Credits?
At this time, Tablet Credits are not available for purchase. Back to top ↑
Do I have to redeem all of my Tablet Credits on one transaction?
No, you have complete control of the number of Tablet Credits you would like to redeem while purchasing a Private Sale Reservation and/or for the Tablet Plus Program. Back to top ↑
Are Tablet Credits refundable?
No. If a purchase with Tablet Credits is canceled, the Tablet Credits will not be credited. Back to top ↑
Do Tablet Credits Expire?
Yes, Tablet Credits expire 12 months after the earned date. Back to top ↑
Can I Transfer Tablet Credits To Another Tablet Account?
No, Tablet Credits are not transferable. Back to top ↑
How can I monitor my Tablet Credit activity?
Your Tablet account has a section titled "Rewards". There, you will find a summary of your Tablet Credits activity, a transaction log of earned, redeemed, and expired Tablet Credits, and a list of the program rules. Back to top ↑
Earning Tablet Credits
- Inviting a Friend: You will earn 25 Tablet Credits when an invited friend confirms their very first reservation on Tablet and completes their stay. Keep in mind that the friend must be a new Tablet user, with no existing reservations.
Reservations: You will earn 25 Tablet Credits for every reservation confirmed on Tablet and completed.
- Upon confirming a reservation, the Tablet Credits will be placed in a "pending" status.
- On the departure date of the reservation, the Tablet Credits will change to an "earned" status and will become available to redeem.
- Consecutive reservations at the same hotel will be considered one reservation.
Redeeming Tablet Credits
- Tablet Credits can be redeemed to purchase Private Sale reservations and for the Tablet Plus Program.
- Tablet Credits cannot be redeemed towards an already existing reservation or for the Tablet Plus Program.
- At the time of confirming a Private Sale reservation or purchasing a Tablet Plus account, Tablet Credits will be converted to the applicable currency.
- Tablet Credits can be redeemed in conjunction with a credit card payment.
- Tablet Credits are non-refundable. If a reservation or purchase with Tablet Credits is canceled, Tablet Credits will not be credited.
- Tablet Credits expire 12 months after the earned date.
- Tablet Credits are not available for purchase, are not transferable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
- Tablet Credits are currently equivalent to USD.