It can be frustrating trying to find a place to stay when you’re a college student under 25 years of age. Many times hotels and other places of lodging can be hesitant to rent a room to the younger crowd for fear of partying, damages, and other liability. But spring break vacations and other weekend getaways are still possible for college students under 25. These young travelers may just need to get a little more creative in their search for a place to stay!
Students seeking lodging for spring break or other weekend getaways may wish to consider a few different choices of lodging if they are unable to find a desirable hotel accommodation for their vacation. Camping can be lots of fun for a group of students traveling together or even for a smaller group of only a few friends. Renting a cottage or renting a room in a Bed & Breakfast is another accommodation option that may offer freedom and excitement for student vacations. Still, some hotels and condos may rent to visitors younger than 25 – it’s all a matter of finding the right accommodations for your group.
Rough it and Go Camping / Stay at a Campground
Camping is often a very affordable travel style, especially if you already own a tent, sleeping bags, a cooler, lantern, and other various camping supplies. You can have lots of fun at a campground, as many campgrounds offer fun activities for their campers, such as sports fields and equipment, games and contests, dances, and much more. Many times you can enjoy activities like boating and fishing as well.
Staying at a campground for spring break or another student vacation can be a blast, particularly if you plan a few additional activities or excursions outside of the campground. As one example, finding a campground near the beach or a lake automatically offers countless opportunities for fun and excitement, while a campsite near a theme park (like Disney World or Busch Gardens) offers another option. Your expenses should be low if staying in a tent at a campground, so you may have a bit of extra expendable cash on hand to enjoy some of the other fun excursions in the area.
To find a campground in or near your desired vacation destination, check out: http://www.gocampingamerica.com or http://www.reserveamerica.com.
Stay at a Vacation Cottage or a Bed & Breakfast
Staying at a Bed & Breakfast can be an especially romantic experience for students who wish to go on spring break or a special vacation with their sweetheart. Many Bed & Breakfasts feature soaking tubs and fireplaces, which offer a romantic ambiance for couples to enjoy. The Bed & Breakfasts may offer their own quaint charm for a relaxing getaway, but often they are close enough to various attractions that visitors can also enjoy a neat excursion while visiting.
For students wishing to travel with a group of friends, Bed & Breakfasts may still offer a great option for those under 25. Exciting travel destinations such as New Orleans and Las Vegas both feature Bed & Breakfasts that will rent to students and travelers under 25 years of age.
Here are a few examples of Bed & Breakfasts featured on BnBFinder.com that rent to college students:
Cottage Inn at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, CA accepts college kids, just no children under 12 years of age. They offer double occupancy and discount on ski lift tickets.
Jewel Manor in Las Vegas, NV gets a lot of the college crowd and even has an onsite guest coordinator for guests who want to know about the happening bars on the strip, rent a limo or eat at a trendy restaurant.
Hotel St. Pierre in New Orleans, LA, Must be at least 21 years of age and can check for any specials on their website.
Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, LA: as long as one person in the group is at least 21 years of age, no other restrictions.
Sunburst Inn in New Orleans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
La Maison Marigny B&B on Bourbon in New Orleans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast in New Olreans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
Creole Gardens in New Orleans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
Block-Keller House in New Orleans, LA, must be at least 18 years of age.
Staying at a Condo or Hotel that Caters to Student Travelers…