37 P.S. § 103 - Innkeepers' rights

Cite as:37 P.S. § 103
Currency:Current through P.A. Acts 2020-13
 
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(a) Refusal of accommodations.--An innkeeper shall have the right to refuse or deny any accommodations, facilities or privileges of a lodging establishment to:

(1) Any person who is unwilling or unable to pay for accommodations and services of the lodging establishment. The innkeeper shall have the right to require that prospective guests demonstrate their ability to pay by cash, valid credit card or a certified or cashier's check. When a minor is unaccompanied by the parent or legal guardian of that minor, the innkeeper may require the minor's parent or legal guardian:

(i) to accept in writing liability for the guest room cost, taxes, all charges by the minor and any damages in excess of normal wear and tear to the guest room or its furnishings caused by the minor while a guest at the lodging establishment; such damages shall be calculated at the cost of labor and materials for repair by the lodging establishment;

(ii) to provide the innkeeper with a valid credit card number and authorization to cover the guest room cost, taxes, charges by the minor and any damages to the guest room or its furnishings caused by the minor; or

(iii) if a credit card authorization is not provided, the innkeeper may require:

(A) an advanced cash payment to cover the guest room cost and taxes for all room nights reserved for the minor; and

(B) a cash damage deposit in an amount not to exceed the cost of one night's guest room accommodations, including taxes, for payment of any additional charges by the minor or for any damages to the guest room or its furniture or furnishings. The innkeeper shall refund the cash deposit to the extent that it is not used to cover any reasonable charges or damages, as determined by the innkeeper following room inspection at checkout.

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