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In Ohio, can a hotel evict a guest who is able to pay for ...

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In Ohio, can a hotel evict a guest who is able to pay for their room beyond their original checkout date?

Yes a hotel is allowed to evict a guest even if they have the ability to pay.

Hotels may generally evict a guest and keep the room rental payment 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.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
"Failing to vacate a room at the agreed checkout time" is the part my question related to. If a guest comes to the desk the day they are to check out and needs to stay over and they have a proven form of payment to pay for the extra days, then can a hotel refuse to let them stay longer?
I was told by a college instructor that as long as a guest can prove ability to pay in ohio that a guest has the right to a room. It falls under the same rules as apartments, etc.
Could you please clarify for me based on this extra information?

That is not entirely correct.

The stay at a hotel is based on Contract law, The hotel is under no obligation to extend the contracted agreement, despite the agreement to pay.

Hotel regulations are covered by Title 37 Chapter 3731 Ohio Code. HERE

There are issues such as illness, which the hotel may be liable for if they physically throw someone out, from a civil perspective. The law, from a State perspective, does not require a hotel to extend a contract to stay, at its own discretion

The issue here is that a NEW contract of service is being entered into to stay additional nights. In most circumstances that cannot be enforced at law.

A hotel can refuse to extend the stay of someone without cause.

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