Hotels That Take Cash Deposits & Payments: 22 Policies Listed

While cash is not a universally accepted payment method at hotels, there are some hotels that take it. Hotels that accept cash have some restrictions — we list these hotels and explain their individual policies below. Note that our list doesn’t include many franchised hotels because these are individually owned and operated, meaning their rules and regulations vary by location.

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 in your account, the hotel has no way of ensuring payment. Having a credit card on file allows hotels to charge guests after their stay and even add charges for any damage or stolen items, if necessary. 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.

If you 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 and may be willing to work with you.

Comparison Table

You can use the table below for a quick comparison of the cash acceptance policies at most major U.S. hotels, then click any hotel or scroll for more information.

Hotel Cash Acceptance Policy
Country Inns & Suites Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Extended Stay America All locations; $100 deposit required
Park Plaza Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Park Inn Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Radisson Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Radisson Blu Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Radisson Red Most locations; must pay at check-in and pay an additional deposit
Andaz Some locations
Grand Hyatt Some locations
Hyatt Some locations
Hyatt Centric Some locations
Hyatt House Some locations
Hyatt Park Some locations
Hyatt Place Some locations
Hyatt Regency Some locations
Drury Inn & Suites Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Drury Plaza Hotel Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Drury Suites Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Motel 6 Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Pear Tree Inn Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Shilo Inns Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in
Studio 6 Can pay in cash, but a credit card is required for check-in

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 determine availability. If you explain your situation, the hotel may be willing to hold a room for you on short notice.

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.[1]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards[2]
  • Book online

Extended Stay America

  • 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.[3]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards[3]
  • Book online

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.[4]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards[2]
  • 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.[5]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards[2]
  • 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.[6]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards[2]
  • Book online

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.[7]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards[2]
  • 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.[8]
  • Other accepted payment types: Credit cards and debit cards.[2]
  • There are Raddison Red locations in Brussels, Campinas, Cape Town, Glasglow, and Minneapolis.

Hotels That Take Cash at Some Locations

If the hotels listed above won’t work for you, you may still have some options. Through researching 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. We 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.[9]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Grand Hyatt

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[11]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[12]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt Centric

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[13]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt House

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[14]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt Park

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[15]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt Place

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[16]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • Book online

Hyatt Regency

  • Cash payment acceptance: Only at some locations. Call the location you’re interested in staying at to confirm.[17]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept Hyatt Visa Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card, Japan Credit Bureau, Mastercard, and Visa.[10]
  • 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 & Suites

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[18]
  • 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.[18]
  • Book online

Drury Plaza Hotel

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[18]
  • 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.[18]
  • Book online

Drury Suites

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[18]
  • 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.[18]
  • Book online

Motel 6

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[19]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash.[19]
  • Book online

Pear Tree Inn

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[18]
  • 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.[18]
  • Book online

Shilo Inns

  • Cash payment acceptance: You will need a credit card to check in but you can then pay with cash at check out.[20]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash[20]
  • Book online

Studio 6

  • Cash payment acceptance: When paying with cash, you will need a photo ID and a credit card at check-in.[21]
  • Other accepted payment types: All locations accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash[21]
  • Book 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.

  1. Country Inns & Suites by Radisson customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  2. https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/faq[][][][][][]
  3. http://extendedstayamerica.com/about/faq.html[][]
  4. Park Plaza by Radisson customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  5. Park Inn by Radisson customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  6. Radisson customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  7. Radisson Blu customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  8. Radisson Red customer service (800) 333-3333[]
  9. Andaz by Hyatt customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  10. https://help.hyatt.com/en/faqs/payment-and-cancellation.html[][][][][][][][]
  11. Grand Hyatt customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  12. Hyatt customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  13. Hyatt Centric customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  14. Hyatt House customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  15. Hyatt Park customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  16. Hyatt Place customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  17. Hyatt Regency customer service (800) 323-7249[]
  18. https://www.druryhotels.com/content/faqs[][][][][][][][]
  19. https://www.motel6.com/content/g6/en/gemini/policies/about.html[][]
  20. Shilo Inns customer service (800) 222-2244[][]
  21. https://www.motel6.com/en/faq.html[][]