When looking to book a hotel in California as an 18-year-old, your options are limited. Luckily you do have a few options across various price ranges.
In this guide, we’ll take a look through some of the more popular hotels. We’ve also included a section looking at alternatives to hotels for 18-year-olds before finishing off with some FAQs.
On This Page:
- How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Hotel Room in California?
- Hotels in California with 18+ Check-In
- Alternatives to Hotels for 18-Year-Olds
Important: Hotels may change their policy before we have a chance to update our website. Be sure to double-check the minimum age to check in before booking.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Hotel Room in California?
Legally, you can get a hotel room from the age of 18 in California. However, hotels can set their own policy and most have a minimum check-in age of 21. On this page, you can find a list of California hotels that allow 18 years olds to check in.
Hotels in California with 18+ Check-In
Below you can find a list of hotels with 18+ check-in for the different cities within California. We have also provided links to our full guides to each city where you can find more information about each hotel.
Important: You will likely be required to provide I.D. and a credit card when checking in.
- LUMA Hotel San Francisco
- Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf
- Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
- The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
- Hilton San Francisco Union Square
- Stanford Court San Francisco
- Hilton San Francisco Financial District
- San Francisco Marriott Marquis Union Square
- InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Union Square
- Hotel De Anza, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel
- Hyatt House San Jose Airport
- Aloft San Jose Cupertino
- Wingate by Wyndham San Jose
- Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
- Signia by Hilton San Jose
- Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley, an IHG Hotel
- Aloft Santa Clara – San Jose North
- Americas Best Value Inn San Jose
- DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
- Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
- Hilton San Diego Bayfront
- Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
- DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego-Mission Valley
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
- Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
- Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego – La Jolla
- Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Airport – Old Town, an IHG Hotel
- San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
- Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
- The Westin Los Angeles Airport
- Best Western Plus Commerce Hotel
- 1 Hotel West Hollywood
- Hollywood Inn Suites Hotel
- The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
- InterContinental – Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
- Montrose at Beverly Hills
- Thompson Hollywood
- Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, an IHG Hotel