Hotels That Take Cash Deposits & Payments: 20+ Hotel Policies Listed

While cash is not a universally accepted payment method at hotels, there are some hotels that take it. 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.

Hotels that accept cash have some restrictions — we list these below. 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.

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. 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

Below, we list the hotels that 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.

Country Inns & Suites

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online

Extended Stay

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online (paid partner link)

Park Plaza

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online

Park Inn

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online

Radisson

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online (paid partner link)

Radisson Blu

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online

Radisson Red

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.

Andaz

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Grand Hyatt

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Hyatt

  • Cash payment acceptance:  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.
  • Book online

Hyatt Centric

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Hyatt House

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Hyatt Park

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Hyatt Place

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Hyatt Regency

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

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 don’t mind 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.

Drury Inn and Suites

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Drury Plaza Hotel

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Drury Suites

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Motel 6

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online (paid partner link)

Pear Tree Inn

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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.
  • Book online

Shilo Inns

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online

Studio 6

  • Cash payment acceptance: 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
  • Book online (paid partner link)

In Summary

There are a few hotels that accept cash at some or most of their locations, such as Radisson Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, and Country Inn & Suites. There are even more that allow cash payments with credit card verification, including Drury Plaza Hotels and Drury Inn & Suites, as well as Motel 6 and Studio 6. Keep in mind that even if the hotel accepts cash, you will still need a credit card to book a reservation online.

For more about reserving a hotel, check out our articles on how to pay for a hotel for someone else and the list of hotels that accept PayPal, PayPal Credit, etc.