Here are the steps you need to take to get a hotel or motel room that you can’t afford to rent in Hawaii: 1.
Make a reservation for a room with a roommate, or find one on the street.
Hawaii law says that you have to make a reservation with your hotel before you can stay in the room, even if it’s not a room you have reserved.
You’ll need to bring your credit card and proof of income, like a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, tax forms, and proof that you’re not a repeat offender.
You can’t leave the room if the roommate or a third party is there.
The hotel or motels have to keep your hotel ID card and your reservation number, even though the room is on a short-term stay.
If you don’t like the roommate, you’ll need proof of residency.
The guest has to check in to the room within 30 days of the date of the reservation.
If a roommate is staying in the hotel, you can only stay in one room.
The room has to be at least 18 square feet.
If the roommate stays in the same room, the roommate has to bring the ID card of the room.
You have to pay the room deposit.
If it’s a hotel with an occupancy limit, you have until the end of the week to pay it, and the money has to show up at the next available check.
If your room is in the wrong area, you may have to leave the hotel and reschedule your trip.
You must check in at least 30 days in advance to reserve a room.
If someone has a bad attitude, the hotel may try to evict you.
You’re not allowed to take pictures of the hotel room, or video it, or share it with anyone.
You may not share your hotel room with others.
You cannot use your cell phone while you’re in the hallways of a motel or hotel room.
If there’s a large number of guests, you might have to share the room with the first person who comes to check out.
If guests complain, the room might be broken or you may be charged for extra fees.
You might have a physical or emotional health condition that would make you uncomfortable if you were staying in a hotel.
You could get kicked out of a guest room, because the room doesn’t have a shower or toilet.
You will be charged more for hotel rooms.
If hotel rooms are overcrowded, you could have to spend more money than you normally would on a room, which could lead to a dispute over your room.
If anyone is using your hotel name, they could get in trouble.
You won’t be able to go into the hotel lobby without being escorted by police.
You don’t have to sign a contract to stay in a room in Hawaii.
If any of these points sounds like something you’re worried about, you should call Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources at 951-835-8686 or 1-800-HORDE.