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Will I run into any problems getting Honeymoon Hotel rooms?

Asked by patg7590 (4608points) May 4th, 2009

As I will only be 19…Do the laws governing this vary by state? I’m in Michigan…I remember my 20 yr old friend having issues getting hotel rooms in Missouri and maybe one other state…He had to get a 21yr old to book the room for us.

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Judi's avatar

If you use a credit card they probably won’t even ask your age.

patg7590's avatar

how about a debit card?

Judi's avatar

I’m not sure. I just know that with the exception of Vegas, no one has ever asked for my ID at a hotel, but I have always had a credit card. You could also use a travel agent and pay in advance. It doesn’t cost any more to use a travel agent. The hotels pay them a commission.

fundevogel's avatar

I wouldn’t think you’d have a problem getting the room because of your age, but you’ll probably have trouble if you try to rent a car.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I lived in Missouri, and my boyfriend and I managed to get hotel rooms when we were 16 and 17, and we always used cash. I can’t see any reason that a state would pass laws governing that kind of thing, I would assume that it’s up to the individual hotel. I have, when I’ve been 17, 18, and 19, stayed at hotels by myself, paying with a credit card, and I don’t think anyone’s ever asked for ID either. You’re legally an adult, and it’s not really a liability/insurance thing like it is when you’re renting a car, so I would just call and ask. If they have a problem with it, just look somewhere else.

casheroo's avatar

When we went to Vegas, there was a minimum age limit on being able to book a hotel. Most were 18 years old. We didn’t have any problems, since I was 22 and my husband was 25. Only issue we had, I wasn’t allowed to drive the rental car at all because I was not 25…we stuck to the rule, since we didn’t want something happening.
You need to check out the websites of the hotels you are looking into. Just having a debit card does not make you 18.

Judi's avatar

The question is probably more about the credit card than the age. If you have a credit card and you trash the room or break something they have a way to charge you.

arnbev959's avatar

I wasn’t aware that there was an age requirement for booking hotels. (I’ve never had a reason to I guess.) But why would there be a limit for someone over 18?

YARNLADY's avatar

@petethepothead Oddly enough, a lot of hotels in our area won’t rent to under 21 or even 25 because the younger crowd allows underage kids to drink and stay over. Here, they actually pool money and rent to as many street kids as they can fit in. Many hotels have also passed rules that forbid people in the room overnight that aren’t registered at the hotel.

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