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.
According to Firstquarterfinance.com, here are some hotels that allow 18 year olds to check in:
Marriott (Brands include Marriott Hotels, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn & Suites)
Choice Hotels (Brands include Comfort Inns, Econo Lodge, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban, Rodeway Inn)
Wyndham Worldwide (Brands include Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Ramada, Baymont, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn)
Drury Inn and Suites
Hilton Hotels (Brands include Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Doubletree Inn, Embassy Suites)
Intercontinental Hotels Group (Brands include Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites)
To view the complete list visit Firstquarterfinance.com.
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.