3731.04 Types of accommodations offered by hotels.

(A) Transient hotels may offer extended stay temporary residence guest accommodations within any dwelling units or transient sleeping room with dwelling unit features within the structure if such units or sleeping rooms are specifically constructed and approved as also being dwelling units with provisions for living, eating, cooking, sanitation, and sleeping. A transient or extended stay guestroom shall be approved through a valid certificate of occupancy issued by the building official having jurisdiction. The certificate shall indicate the specific guestrooms within the structure that can be used as dwelling units and such dwelling units shall be approved by the state fire marshal for extended stay temporary residence purposes. A transient hotel also may allow a guest to stay in a transient sleeping room for a continuous period of two hundred seventy days or less if the transient hotel satisfies the requirements specified in section 3731.041 of the Revised Code.

(B) Extended stay hotels may offer transient guest accommodations for less than thirty days within any dwelling units or other rooms within the structure if such dwelling units or rooms are specifically constructed and approved as also being transient sleeping rooms. Such transient sleeping rooms shall be approved, through a valid certificate of occupancy issued by the building official having jurisdiction, that indicates the specific rooms within the structure that can be used as transient sleeping rooms and such transient sleeping rooms shall be approved by the state fire marshal for transient stay purposes.

(C) All of the requirements for the construction and operation of transient hotels and extended stay hotels, including the provisions applicable to transient sleeping rooms and temporary residence dwelling units, apply to hotels as defined in division (A)(1) of section 3731.01 of the Revised Code with a total number of guestrooms, including transient sleeping rooms or extended stay dwelling units, that is greater than five, but do not apply to residential hotels as defined in division (A)(4) of that section.

Cite as R.C. § 3731.04

History. Effective Date: 04-04-2007; 2008 SB237 09-12-2008