Hotels that take cash are out there. In our research, we found that the following hotels accept cash at most locations: Extended Stay, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Radisson Red, Park Inn, and Country Inn & Suites.

These hotels accept cash as payment at some of their locations: Hyatt Park, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Andaz.

Last, but not least, the following hotels accept cash as payment with credit card verification: Drury Plaza Hotel, Drury Suites, Drury Inn and Suites, Pear Tree Inn, Motel 6, Studio 6, and Shilo Inns.

Hotels that accept cash have some restrictions. We have the specifics on each establishment. However, our list doesn’t include many franchised hotels because they are individually owned and operated, meaning their rules and regulations vary by location.

Have a hotel in mind that’s not on our list? We recommend calling the specific location to see if it would be willing to accept a cash payment. While credit card payments are convenient for hotels, they still want your business! If it’s a slow season, a hotel might even be willing to bend the rules. Hotels that take cash are out there.

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Why Hotels Typically Require Credit Card Payments

Many hotels require a credit card because it helps guarantee that they will receive payment. If you go to pay at the end of your stay and don’t have enough cash on hand, there’s not much the hotel can do. This goes for debit cards too — if you have insufficient funds, the hotel can’t get its money. Having a credit card on file also allows hotels to charge guests after their stay if there is any damage or stolen items. And, finally, requiring a credit card at the time of booking helps prevent last-minute cancellations, as hotels are able to charge a fee for this.

Hotels That Take Cash at Most Locations

Listed below are hotels which accept cash as payment. We’ve also listed the steps you’ll need to take to make cash payments at each establishment.

Note that you must have a credit card to make online reservations. That means that if you’re going completely card-free, you won’t be able to book your room ahead of time. We recommend calling ahead to see what availability is like. If you explain your situation, the hotel may be willing to hold a room for you for a short amount of time.

1. Country Inns & Suites

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • Find a Country Inns & Suites near you

2. Extended Stay

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Cash payments can be made at check-in at all hotel locations. Guests are required to provide a $100 deposit if paying with cash.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards
  • Find an Extended Stay near you

3. Park Plaza

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • Find a Raddison Blu near you

4. Park Inn

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • Find a Park Inn near you

5. Radisson

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • Find a Raddison near you

6. Radisson Blu

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • Find Radisson Blu near you

7. Radisson Red

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Most but not all locations accept cash. When paying with cash you must pay at check-in. An additional cash deposit is required to cover room charges or damages.
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards
  • There are Raddison Red locations in Brussels, CampinasCape Town, Glasglow, and Minneapolis.

Hotels That Take Cash at Some Locations

If the hotels on our list won’t work for you, you may not be out of luck. Through scouring their websites and calling customer service, we discovered the following hotels accept cash at some locations but their policies vary greatly from location to location. This list should act as a good guide but we do recommend calling your desired location to see if it accepts cash payments.

1. Andaz

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Andaz near you

2. Grand Hyatt

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Grand Hyatt near you

3. Hyatt

  • When they’ll take cash payments:  Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt near you

4. Hyatt Centric

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt Hotels location near you

5. Hyatt House

  • When they’ll take cash payments:  Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt House near you

6. Hyatt Park

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt Park near you

7. Hyatt Place

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt Place near you

8. Hyatt Regency

  • When they’ll take cash payments: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Find a Hyatt Regency near you

Hotels That Allow Cash Payments with Credit Card Verification

Hotels that accept cash payment with credit card verification are by far the most common. If you’re okay booking your hotel with a credit card or leaving a credit card on file with your hotel, you’ll be left with more options. The following hotels allow you to put down a credit card and change your method of payment to cash when you pay for your stay.

1. Drury Inn and Suites

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept American Express, Diners, Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, Drury Hotels gift certificates, and cash with credit card verification.
  • Find a Drury Inn and Suites near you

2. Drury Plaza Hotel

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept American Express, Diners, Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, Drury Hotels gift certificates, and cash with credit card verification.
  • Find a Drury Plaza Hotel near you

3. Drury Suites

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept American Express, Diners, Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, Drury Hotels gift certificates, and cash with credit card verification.
  • Find a Drury Suites near you

4. Motel 6

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
  • Find a Motel 6 near you

5. Pear Tree Inn

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept American Express, Diners, Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, Drury Hotels gift certificates, and cash with credit card verification.
  • Find a Pear Tree Inn near you

6. Shilo Inns

  • When they’ll take cash payments: According to a customer service representative, you will need a credit card to check in but you can then pay with cash at check out.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
  • Find Shilo Inns near you

7. Studio 6

  • When they’ll take cash payments: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
  • Find Studio 6 near you

In Summary

Hotels that accept cash are out there. In our research, we found that the following hotels accept cash at most locations: Extended Stay, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Radisson Red, Park Inn, and Country Inn & Suites. Hyatt Park, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Andaz accept cash at some locations. Last but not least, the following hotels accept cash as payment with credit card verification: Drury Plaza Hotel, Drury Suites, Drury Inn and Suites, Pear Tree Inn, Motel 6, Studio 6 and Shilo Inns. If you have a hotel in mind that’s not on our list, we recommend calling the specific location you wish to stay at to see what their policy is. Here’s to an enjoyable and credit card-free stay!

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