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Technically, no. A hotel agreement is a contract, and only an adult can enter into a contract.
You may contact the hotel and ask about their specific policy. Some may be willing to waive that requirement for a 17 year old, and may want you to give them a credit card before your son checks in.
ok thank you so the law states that a minor being 17 may not check in to a hotel by himself is that correct?
That is technically correct, but, as I said, some hotels may be willing to work with you. But, under the law, they have no obligation to do so and could refuse to allow a 17 year old to stay.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
thank you sir