Greenville, SC asked in Contracts for South Carolina

Q: We made a reservation at a hotel in Panama City Beach, Florida for mid April. Covid19 virus has closed the beach, bars.

The owner says we cannot get a refund because we did not purchase insurance. Our reply was that it's not our fault that everything has closed down and we intended on being there until the virus pandemic hit. We are not at fault neither is the hotel but what kind of vacation would it be when you can't go on to the beach out to eat at a restaurant or to a bar?! The hotel shouldnt be able to profit from this kind of uncontrolable event.

Can we sue the hotel to get our money back?

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A: Unless the hotel itself closes or otherwise does something that makes it impossible for you to stay there you will be unsuccessful suing the hotel. The room rate you paid is not contingent on the beaches in the area being open.

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