Hotels in Houston That Allow 18-Year-Olds to Check-In

By: Alexander Backus
Updated: January 8, 2023

You've made it to eighteen and are choosing to celebrate in Houston and perhaps take in a game watching the Houston Texans. Before you rush off and book that dream weekend, check if the hotel you choose is one of the several that allows eighteen-year-olds to do so.

While there is no statute requiring the primary hotel guest to be 21 years or older, many hotels have an internal policy requiring this. Don't panic! Many hotels do allow 18 years old's to book accommodation. I have identified the best in this article.

Hotels in Houston With 18+ Check-in

Sleep Inn & Suites Near Westchase

This hotel is positioned in the heart of Houston and advertises itself as a home away from home. The reviews from most guests compliment the facility and staff for achieving just that.

Address 3850 Wilcrest Drive, Westchase, Houston, 77042

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children's Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
  • Airconditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness center with gym and workout room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Cons 

  • Some guests have complained that the air conditioners in their rooms did not work.

Price $

TripAdvisor 4.5/49 reviews

Club Quarters Hotel In Houston

The hotel is located in the middle of Houston, and the newly extended light rail system is very close. For the businessman looking for a conveniently located hotel that offers all of the necessary amenities to do business, this is the perfect facility.

Address 720 Fannin Street, Downtown Houston, Houston

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smart Tv
  • Parking Available
  • Unlimited Bottled Water
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
  • Airconditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping available on request
  • 24-hour fitness center

Cons 

  • The rooms are a little small

Price $

TripAdvisor 4/2,716 reviews

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn

The Best Western Plus Heritage Inn is conveniently located just outside Houston, and local attractions are all close by. If you are driving in, Interstate 10 is close by.

Address 10521 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77029

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A flat-screen TV with access to children's television networks
  • Free Parking
  • Free breakfast featuring freshly made Belgian waffles
  • Ironing facilities
  • Swimming pool with a sun deck
  • City View
  • Airconditioning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Secure safe
  • Heating
  • Good Fitness Center

Cons 

  • The elevator has a dubious record of being unreliable.
  • The staircase has unpleasant smells

Price $

TripAdvisor 3.5/187 reviews

Quality Inn & Suites West Chase

Although a little dated, this friendly and well-run establishment receives positive reviews.

Situated with easy access to Highway 6, Beltway 8, I-59, and I-10, makes this the perfect location if you need to move in and around Houston.

Address 2930 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South, Westchase, Houston, TX 77042

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Private Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fitness Center

Cons 

  • Although clean, the décor needs updating

Price $

TripAdvisor 3.5/81reviews

How Old Do You Have To Be To Rent A Hotel Room in Houston?

Most hotels in Houston require the principal guest to be at least 21 years old. This is not a legal restriction but an internal policy imposed by the hotel.

Despite this, several Houston hotels are very happy to welcome 18 years old's into their establishments.

Alternatives To Hotels For 18-Year-Olds

If you are looking for slightly more affordable accommodation that allows you greater freedom, look at the options below.

Airbnb

Top-rated Airbnb provides an excellent alternative.

Uptown Highrise Balcony / Skyline view / Parking

This excellent facility receives nothing but rave reviews. It includes the following amenities.

  • A 625 sq ft Studio apartment located in a high-rise building.
  • 75" HDTV with HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Roku
  • A Shared outdoor pool that is open the whole year round.
  • A walk-on balcony gives a wonderful view of  the Houston skyline
  • The Gated parking provides great security.
  • Only residents have access to floors.
  • Gym.
  • Conference center
  • 24 security and concierge
  • A Fully stocked kitchen and bathroom provide guests with all necessary amenities.
  • The apartment is a short walk from the Galleria.

MedCenter Palace

This townhouse is situated in the heart of Houston and accommodates 10 guests. It has 3.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms with the following sleeping arrangements.

  • Bedroom- 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom – 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom - 2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 crib

The townhouse offers the following facilities.

  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
  • Board Games
  • Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Free parking on the premises
  • Pets allowed
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Security cameras on the property

Youth Hostels

Youth hostels offer convenient, lower-cost accommodation for eighteen-year-old adults.

Wanderstay Houston

Each one of the bedrooms has themed décor in this upmarket youth hostel.

  • Facilities in the Wanderstay youth hostel include
  • Full Sized Beds
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Street Parking (Secured Gated Parking for $10/night)
  • Free Outdoor Hammocks
  • Free Games
  • Free Linens and Towels
  • Bike Rentals Available (small fee)
  • Full Guest Kitchen
  • Security Storage Lockers
  • Free Coffee/Tea

FAQs

Will I Need an ID To Check In As An 18-Year-Old?

In all hotels, you will be required to show an ID and credit card when you check-in.

Will I Need A Credit Card To Check In?

Yes, you will need a credit card to check-in.

Is It Legal For An 18-Year Old To Check In To A Hotel in Houston?

It is legal for 18 years old adults to check in as long as the hotel's rules permit it.

Why Do Some Hotels in Houston Have An Age Requirement Of 21?

Texas does not have any statute referencing the renting of rooms to minors.

If the hotel has valid fears of rooms being damaged by persons under 21, they are permitted to deny entry. Some hotels enforce this as a standard policy. The only duty placed on the hotel is that they enforce the same rule, irrespective of race, creed, gender, disability, or any other demographic.

Hotels are not allowed to serve alcohol to persons under 21. In hotels where the rooms have a minibar, this can become problematic.

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