Check Into Hotels That Accept Apple Pay for a Seamless Experience

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Apple Pay has become one of the most convenient and secure ways to make purchases and payments. With just a quick double click of the side button on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you can checkout quickly and easily at participating stores.

But did you know that Apple Pay is also accepted at many hotel chains and independent hotels around the world 

Check Into Hotels That Accept Apple Pay for a Seamless Experience

What is Apple Pay and How Does it Work?

For those unfamiliar, Apple Pay is a mobile payment service that allows you to use your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac to make purchases in stores, apps or on the web.

It uses NFC (near field communication) technology to securely transmit payment information when you hold your device near a compatible payment terminal. 

To set up Apple Pay, you just add your credit, debit or prepaid cards to the Wallet app. When you go to checkout, you simply hold your device near the contactless reader with your finger on the side or top button.

Your default card will be charged and you’ll get transaction notifications right on your device. It’s that easy!

Apple Pay is accepted in many major stores, but also at a growing number of hotels. Here’s what to know about using Apple Pay when checking in and during your hotel stay.

Booking a Hotel Room with Apple Pay

The first step is booking your hotel reservation. Many major hotel chains and booking sites now allow you to check out with Apple Pay when reserving a room online. 

For example, you can use Apple Pay on:

  • Direct booking websites like,,, and more
  • Major booking sites like Expedia,,, and Kayak
  • Airbnb for booking home rentals

When you get to the checkout or payment page, simply look for the Apple Pay logo or option to pay with your iPhone, Apple Watch or other Apple device.

Complete the payment as you normally would with Apple Pay and your room will be reserved instantly.

Checking In With Apple Pay

Once you arrive at the hotel, you can also use Apple Pay when checking in at the front desk. Many hotels now have contactless payment terminals that allow instant checkout with just a quick tap.

Brands that accept Apple Pay for check-in include:

  • Marriott 
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt 
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • Four Seasons
  • Ritz-Carlton 
  • Walt Disney World Resorts
  • And many more!

Instead of pulling out your credit card, you can hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the payment terminal to transmit your card details via Apple Pay. Some hotels may also utilize iPads with Apple Pay set up for even more convenient checkout.

Using Apple Pay Throughout Your Hotel Stay

Apple Pay doesn’t stop working once you check into your hotel. You can also use it anytime you need to make a payment during your stay. Here are some examples:

At the Hotel Restaurant or Bar: Order drinks, meals or room service and checkout right from your table with Apple Pay.

In the Gift Shop: Forgot your toothbrush or want a snack? Many hotel gift shops now accept mobile payments.

At the Spa: Schedule a massage or treatment and pay with just a tap of your Apple Watch. 

For Incidentals: If you need to pay for movies, room damages or other incidentals, Apple Pay can come in handy.

Hotel Extras: Pay for valet, luggage storage, hotel tours or other add-ons with Apple Pay.

Hotel WiFi: Some hotels even allow you to connect to WiFi through Apple Pay in just seconds.

Checkout: Finally, when it’s time to checkout, you can settle your final bill with Apple Pay in one easy step. No need to wait in line at the front desk.

As you can see, Apple Pay can make the entire hotel experience smoother, from reserving your room to settling the bill. Just look for the Apple Pay logo or contactless payment options wherever you need to make a payment.

Top Hotel Chains That Accept Apple Pay

All major hotel brands accept Apple Pay in some capacity, but here are some of the top chains to look out for:

Marriott – Marriott properties including Courtyard, Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, and more take Apple Pay at checkout, for incidentals and in-hotel payments. 

Hilton – Book or pay at Hilton, Hampton Inn, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and Waldorf Astoria hotels with Apple Pay.

Hyatt – Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Miraval, Alila, Destination Hotels and more accept Apple Pay for bookings, check-in and stays.

InterContinental Hotels – IHG hotels like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Regent and Kimpton Hotels take Apple Pay.

Accor Hotels – Leading brands under Accor hotels including Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Mercure and Novotel accept Apple Pay.

Radisson Hotel Group – Radisson, Radisson Blu and Park Plaza locations accept contactless Apple Pay.  

Best Western – Book direct and check in with Apple Pay at Best Western hotels worldwide.

Wyndham – Major Wyndham hotel brands take Apple Pay including La Quinta, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, and Days Inn. 

Disney World Resorts – All Disney-owned and operated hotels at Walt Disney World take Apple Pay.

Four Seasons – Luxury Four Seasons hotels accept Apple Pay for bookings and payments. 

No matter where you’re staying, remember to look for the Apple Pay logo when making hotel reservations or checking in to tap and go faster.

Tips for Using Apple Pay at Hotels

Here are some tips to ensure smooth sailing when using Apple Pay at hotels:

  • Add Cards Beforehand – Save time by adding your credit, debit or prepaid cards to your Apple Pay Wallet before your trip. 
  • Bring a Backup Card – It never hurts to have a physical credit card handy as backup just in case.
  • Enable Express Transit – Turn on Express Transit in your Apple Pay settings for the fastest checkout without authentication.
  • Check for Logos – Look for Apple Pay or contactless payment logos to ensure it’s accepted before trying to pay.
  • Charge Apple Devices – Make sure your iPhone has sufficient battery life or bring your Apple Watch or iPad charger.
  • Understand Policies – Check the hotel website or call to understand their specific Apple Pay policies if you have questions.
  • Ask at Check In – Don’t see Apple Pay logos? Inquire at check-in how you can use Apple Pay during your stay.
  • Hold Near Reader – Hold your device right up against the payment terminal for a couple seconds until you feel a vibration or see a checkmark. 

With a few easy setup steps and a tap against the reader, Apple Pay can help streamline hotel stays through quick, secure contactless payments. Check for Apple Pay acceptance next time you book a hotel reservation or head to the front desk on arrival.

Jennifer Tuffen
Jennifer Tuffen

I'm Jennifer Tuffen, a travel enthusiast and storyteller, six years and 10+ countries deep into a journey of discovery and cultural immersion.