What hotel chains allow 18 year olds to check in?

Not Legal Advice: Young adults, particularly those 18 to 21 years old, sometimes run into difficulty with travel in the United States. Booking a hotel room may be particularly challenging, since many hotels set a minimum age requirement for guests.

This is because hotels do not want to take legal responsibility for minors. If something should happen to a minor during the stay, the hotel could be held liable.

You might want to try at Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, as their minimum age to register is 18 years old.

You can also try Motel 6. Based on their reservation policy: Number of Adults should include all occupants 18 years of age and older. All guests registering should be 18 years of age (19-21 years of age required at some locations) and must present photo identification upon check-in.

According to USA Today, some hotels are willing to relax their rules for guests with a major credit card. You might be able to negotiate a stay in exchange for a hefty, refundable security deposit. If you are under 18, you might also be required to present notarized permission to travel signed by one or both parents.

So make sure to call the hotel or other establishment before your trip and discuss your situation with a front desk agent.

Few things can ruin a trip more than a bad lodging experience. Luckily, with a little planning, you can ensure that your choice of hotel is the best one for you—and that you remain happy throughout your stay. Check out some essential tips for a great hotel stay at Reader's Digest.

Updated on Friday, June 12 2015 at 12:47PM EDT