Right to Evict Persons Admitted as Guests

Hotels may generally evict a guest and keep the room rental payment, despite the eviction, for the following reasons:

  • disorderly conduct
  • nonpayment
  • using the premises for an unlawful purpose or act
  • bringing property onto the premises that may be dangerous to others
  • failing to register as a guest
  • using false pretenses to obtain accommodations
  • being a minor unaccompanied by an adult registered guest
  • violating federal, state, or local hotel laws or regulations
  • violating a conspicuously posted hotel or motel rule
  • failing to vacate a room at the agreed checkout time

Generally speaking, to avoid liability for evicting a guest, the guest must have refused to pay; or the innkeeper must reasonably have believed that the person used the room or premises for an unlawful purpose or brought a potentially dangerous object onto the premises.


Inside Right to Evict Persons Admitted as Guests