Can I sue a hotel for giving my hotel room key to my boyfriend if I was the only one checked into the room?

His name was not on the hotel agreement.

Asked on January 22, 2013 under Personal Injury, Missouri


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It is my understanding that if a hotel employee gives a card key to someone who is not a registered guest, without the authorization of the registered guest, the hotel has absolute liability.  So that means that yes, you can sue them but remember that you need to have had damages that are quantifiable to collect.  Seek legal help.  Good luck. 

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