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Government Rate At Hotels


georgiapapa

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Is it permissible for 100% P&T veterans to use their DD 2765 government identification card to obtain a government rate at off base hotels?

I travel to a cancer center in Little Rock, Arkansas every six months and we usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express. I currently get a patient discount but the government rate is $13.00 per night cheaper than the patient rate. I believe the hotel would give me the government rate but I do not want to use the DD 2765 improperly and risk losing my privileges.

If anyone can direct me to a government web site showing where using the DD 2765 for government rates at civilian hotels is permissible or prohibited, please let me know.

Thanks,

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georgiapapa,

I have no direct comment on your specific question

BUT

can advise that booking the room on line through

booking.com

OR

hotel.com

will usually provide a better price, than either avenue you asked about.

carlie

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Thanks Carlie.

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Yes, use your ID for a discount. I always request the gov't rate and show them my DoD, disabled vet ID, which is honored. If they ask which dept, I tell them DoD, as that's who issued the card. They don't really care, as long as you show ID. Most give 10%, however some major hotel chains could go as low as half.

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Papa,

Absolutely use it for every discount you can get. It's not a legality issue- strictly hotel policy like how late the pool is open, so subject to worker's discretion.

I have AARP ($16 a year and you can opt out of mail/email barrage) strictly for hotel discounts.

I ask at check in which discount is best: AARP, Government, extended stay....

And I ask for discounts many places where they're not advertised- auto mechanics, stores- some managers will give you an on the spot discount.

Never hurts to ask!

More discount and benefit information here: http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory.html

and

here: http://www.military.com/discounts/

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Thanks for the info guys. I will definitely ask for the government rate when I make my next trip.

Georgiapapa...

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Georgia

I called little rock scheduler for my appointment told them I could not drive to and from the medical center (170 miles) in the same day for the 2 appointments that were scheduled over a period of the day. The VA gave hotel voucher for the La Quinta inn just a few miles away from the Medical Center there in Little Rock. Check-in time is 4:00PM though. That Little Rock VA medical center is probably the best in the country.

If you check out the senior discount it is usually more than Military discount anyway.

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Georgia

Check out 38 C.F.R. 60.5 Travel

Basically, it says that if you travel 50 miles or more or at least two hours from your home then you would be entitled to overnight lodging paid by the VA. I ve used this benefit and the VA does honor it.

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