How old do you have to be to rent a Hotel? I know that renting a car is usually 21, but im not sure about a hotel. Specifically one in the Sandusky/ Cedar Point area. Does it vary from hotel to hotel? Im 18, and I was thinking about going this summer with a friend or 2. Any information would be appreciated, thanks.
I've been in your shoes. Choice Hotels usually only requires someone to be 18, along with the majority of your hole in the walls. I stayed in the Red Roof Inn straight south of CP two years ago and had a pleasant stay. You can get a decent rate online and the rooms aren't bad at all. However, it isn't a four star joint.
My advice is to get a Getaway Guide and start calling places or checking them out online to see what their standards are.
One final piece of information: age standards don't apply chain wide. It varies between establishments.
Last May some friends and I made an overnight trip to Sandusky. Most of the hotels around Cedar Point require you to be age 21 to rent, but we found a Howard Johnson right at the entrance to the causeway that allowed us to stay. It wasn't the nicest place, but it seemed to be the only in the area that allowed 18 year olds to rent.
In regards to the RRI, the indoor pool was "in" one of the legs of the "L" shaped hotel.
You shouldn't have a problem finding a place, just make sure you call and ask for sure. The last thing anyone under 21 wants is having to spend an hour or two scouring the countryside for a place to crash. *** Edited 4/11/2005 2:26:34 AM UTC by Neuski***
I check into hotels all the time and I'm 16. I've been doing since I was 15 and probably do it about four times a year. It probably helps that I have an extension of my mom's credit card, but it has my name on it. I book online with that credit card, then check in with it.
There always is the slight risk you'll be turned down and have to sleep in a car or something. Heh. :)
UBRhino said: We stayed in a place in Aurora, OH on our way to PKI. It's about and hour east of CP. The minimum age was 18. It was called the Knights Inn. It was dirt cheap and AMAZING. The room was absolutely huge and so was the bed. You could have fit an army in there. We couldn't have been happier. I highly recommend.
When I went to SFO the year X-Flight was built, I stayed at that same hotel. It was a little ways away from the park, but you're right, the room was huge. The only problem was, their wasnt enough lighting to light the whole room. Still for like ~20-25 bucks, I had nothing to complain about.