Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Licensing Authority of the Town of Barnstable 10-17-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing Authority jurisdiction — See Ch. 121, § 121-6F.

§ 505-1 Definitions.

A "hotel" shall mean a hotel, motel, resort, or inn, which is kept, used or advertised as, or held out to the public to be, a place where sleeping or housekeeping accommodations are supplied for pay to guests for transient occupancy. Further:
A. 
An "innholder," "hotel" or "resort" shall mean a commercial building or part of a building owned or leased and operated by a person holding a duly issued and valid license as an innholder, under the provisions of MGL. c. 140, supervised by a person in charge at all hours, offering overnight lodging accessed through interior hallways to the public on a daily rate for compensation and provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity for preparing, cooking and serving suitable food for its transient guests, including travelers and strangers and its other patrons and customers, may include additional accessory uses such as conference center facilities, meeting rooms, health clubs or other customary uses, and in addition meeting and complying with all the requirements imposed upon innholders under said Chapter 140.
B. 
"Motel" shall mean one or more detached buildings providing residential room accommodations intended primarily for sleeping which are rented out to the public on a daily rate, where each room has a separate entrance leading directly outside the building.
C. 
"Transient" shall mean a period of 14 consecutive calendar days or less for the purposes of this section only.

§ 505-2 Kitchen facilities.

A. 
All innholders, hotels or resorts must have kitchen facilities at a standard determined by the Board of Health and Health Department.

§ 505-3 Provisions for strangers and travelers.

A. 
Every innholder/hotel shall at all times provide suitable food for strangers and travelers.
B. 
Every innholder/hotel shall also have upon its premises suitable rooms, with beds and bedding, for the lodging of guests.
C. 
An innholder/hotel who upon request refuses to receive and to make suitable provision for a stranger or traveler shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 and shall be subject to proceedings for suspension, modification or revocation of its license.

§ 505-4 General provisions.

A. 
Every innholder/hotel shall maintain a permanent register in which shall be recorded the name and residence of every person engaging or occupying a private room. Such register shall be retained by the holder of the license for a period of at least one year after the date of the last entry therein and shall be open to the inspection of the licensing authorities, their agents, and the police.
B. 
Whoever being licensed as an innholder, or being in actual charge, management or control of the premises for which the license is issued, knowingly permits the premises under his or her control to be used for the purpose of immoral solicitation, immoral bargaining or immoral conduct, including prostitution, drugs or gambling, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment and shall be subject to disciplinary proceedings against the license.