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Can AAA member get Canadian AAA Rate?

Old Jul 1, 16, 12:56 am
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Can AAA member get Canadian AAA Rate?

I am an AAA member and I booked a local hotel through aaa.com. It is an independent hotel, not a chain. When I got my confirmation email, it said this:

CANADIAN AAA MEMBERSHIP RATE VALID AAA ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN. VALID AAA ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN. MAX. OF TWO ROOMS PER STAY.

Uh oh, I am not a Canadian AAA member, I am an AAA member in California! Do you think I will have any problems at check-in? Also I thought "Canadian AAA" was actually called CAA - not sure why they aren't calling it that. Wondering if they will honor the rate? I noticed on the hotel website, the AAA rate was about $20 more than the rate on the AAA site, which is why I booked it on the AAA site. So it seems the "Canadian AAA" rate is $20 cheaper.
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Old Jul 1, 16, 8:32 am
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I doubt you will have any problems. I think maybe once out of 50 stays using AAA rates at various hotels have I ever been asked to produce a card. You have to figure these hotels have different corporate, executive, promo, etc rates, for the most part they aren't going to give you the 3rd degree over the rate you booked. And even if they do ask I doubt the front desk clerk will make a distinction over where your AAA card was issued.
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Old Jul 1, 16, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by dixie626 View Post
I noticed on the hotel website, the AAA rate was about $20 more than the rate on the AAA site, which is why I booked it on the AAA site. So it seems the "Canadian AAA" rate is $20 cheaper.
Exchange rate perhaps?
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Old Jul 1, 16, 11:46 am
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Most chains have a universal rate for all North American clubs. I don't see why an žndependent company would be anyp different.
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Old Jul 1, 16, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by dixie626 View Post
I am an AAA member and I booked a local hotel through aaa.com. It is an independent hotel, not a chain. When I got my confirmation email, it said this:

CANADIAN AAA MEMBERSHIP RATE VALID AAA ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN. VALID AAA ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN. MAX. OF TWO ROOMS PER STAY.

Uh oh, I am not a Canadian AAA member, I am an AAA member in California! Do you think I will have any problems at check-in? Also I thought "Canadian AAA" was actually called CAA - not sure why they aren't calling it that. Wondering if they will honor the rate? I noticed on the hotel website, the AAA rate was about $20 more than the rate on the AAA site, which is why I booked it on the AAA site. So it seems the "Canadian AAA" rate is $20 cheaper.
It's actually AAA and CAA. There is no such thing as the Canadian AAA. http://www.caa.ca AAA and CAA are affiliated with each other and you get the CAA/AAA rate regardless of which of their clubs you belong to.

I imagine the Canadian hotel website quoted in Canadian dollars. What about the AAA website? US or Canadian dollars?
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Old Jul 1, 16, 2:37 pm
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It's actually AAA and CAA. There is no such thing as the Canadian AAA. http://www.caa.ca AAA and CAA are affiliated with each other and you get the CAA/AAA rate regardless of which of their clubs you belong to.

I imagine the Canadian hotel website quoted in Canadian dollars. What about the AAA website? US or Canadian dollars?
I booked through the US AAA website. The hotel is a California hotel and I live in California too. Strange!
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Old Jul 1, 16, 3:05 pm
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Thanks All. Everything was in US dollars because I was just using US websites - and the hotel is a US hotel. Nothing "Canadian" at all about it, until I saw the confirmation email!
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Old Jul 3, 16, 8:44 pm
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Worth a try
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Old Jul 5, 16, 6:28 pm
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No problem whatsoever....have used my CAA card in both countries....

....and my folks have used their AAA card in both. Totally interchangeable.
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Old Jul 5, 16, 6:43 pm
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You will have zero problems, and as others stated there actually is no Canadian AAA. It is CAA only, but they are all affiliated and you can use your US AAA card to get the discount.

(and in fact you could get discounts overseas as well via affiliated clubs)
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Old Jul 7, 16, 10:32 am
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IIRC we had Alberta Automobile Association, don't recall if it just used CAA emblem.
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I've never had anyone check and since you do have a AAA card the odds of the staff insisting on a Canadian AAA card is really low.
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I've never had anyone check and since you do have a AAA card the odds of the staff insisting on a Canadian AAA card is really low.
It would be zero.
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Old Jul 7, 16, 5:28 pm
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Yes Yes Yes

Here are three chain's policies

http://www3.hilton.com/en/portals/aaa/index.html

http://m.hyatt.com/mt/www.hyatt.com/hyatt/help.jsp

http://deals.lemeridien.com/Le-Parke...S&categoryId=6
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Old Jul 7, 16, 8:25 pm
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I was able to use my AAA card in Australia a few years ago to get Australian Auto Assoc rates. I called the hotel in advance, asked their policy, got an e-mail confirming that they accept the US card, and bingo! Rarely hurts to ask (if it doesn't spoil it for others).

Have a great time in Canada.
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