We've managed to secure 2 nights at the Disneyland Ambassador hotel with a park view room and also 2 nights at MiraCosta with a harbor view room. Thank goodness for the Disboards and folks sharing directions on how to do this. We are also staying at the HKDL hotel and Shanghai DL hotel in a few months. I am hoping to be able to wipe out the hotel charges with points I have accumulated on various credit cards if possible. I did this with DCL and was able to get $3,000 between DH and I in excursions during the Norway, Iceland, Scotland cruise back in 2015 for free. Anyhow, as far as I know the hotels cannot be paid with Disney gift cards. I know the MiraCosta booking system will only take certain cards. I don't know if that is also true when one is physically at the hotel. I also don't know if I would be allowed to pay with a different credit card than the one used for the bookings at the hotels. Lastly, would I be allowed to do split payments with different credit cards at the hotels? If anyone has any advice or has done this I appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.