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Are there hotels in LA that let 18 year olds rent rooms and can you rent one with a debit card?

Asked by Truet (21points) April 2nd, 2008 from iPhone
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kevbo's avatar

If you have a debit card, you can probably book a room through Their terms of use stipulate that you must be at least 18.

blippio's avatar

or you could use a telephone

Emilyy's avatar


chad's avatar

I doubt you’re going to find a large number of hotels to choose from. When I was in high school in Raleigh, NC all of the hotels would only let persons over the age of 21 rent a room. And thus, motels began to do the same thing shortly after. Kevbo answered that the website states you must be at least 18, but that does not mean that if you are 18, then you are automatically allowed to book a room from any given hotel. As for the debit card thing, I’m sure that a large majority of hotels would be happy to take your money, no mater what form you’re giving it to them in ;-)

srmorgan's avatar

There could be an issue with renting a room with a debit card because when you make a reservation and give the number of the card to a reservations clerk or on the internet, the hotel will “block’ part of your credit limit on the card in order to make sure that there are funds available on the card when the actual charge is put through. In other words, and this is usually true for credit cards, the hotel estimates your total bill at say $200, and their computer system will put a block on or “reserve” $300 of your funds in order to guarantee that the account is not drained during your stay.

Debit card procedures are not quite the same as credit card procedures so there is a good chance that my comments are not spot on, but I should be in the ballpark on what might happen.

cheebdragon's avatar

Just go to a sleazy hotel, they will give you a room, you might even get a hooker with the room!

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m sure there might be some that would allow it. Just get on the phone and call around.

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