There are two types of reservations which include:
Guaranteed reservation – you confirm the booking by paying a conformational charge and on another hand the hotel or lodge also holds the room request until specific due dates and time of arrival. This is done to protect hotel or lodge’s revenue in case of no show until cancellation is done as per hotel rules.
Non–guaranteed reservation - A simple agreement between a guest and the hotel in which the hotel or lodge agrees to hold the room until 6 pm on the date of arrival. If the guest fails to attain within cancellation hours, the room will be released for resale.