A person receiving lodging for pay at an inn, motel, or hotel on general undertaking of keeper thereof. A traveler who lodges with the consent of the keeper or owner. Guest is a person who is received and entertained at one's home, club, etc., and who is not a regular member. Stadelmann v. Glen Falls Ins. Co. of Glen Falls, 5 Mich.App. 536, 147 N.W.2d 460, 463.
See also social guest.
A "guest" in an automobile is one who takes ride in automobile driven by another person, merely for his own pleasure or on his own business, and without making any return or conferring any benefit on automobile driver. Guest is used to denote one whom owner or possessor of vehicle invites or permits to ride with him as gratuity, without any financial return except such slight benefits as are customarily extended as part of ordinary courtesies of road. Rothwell v. Transmeier, 206 Kan. 199, 477 P.2d 960, 963, 966.
See guest statute.
- business guest
@ guest statute
Many states have statutes referred to as "automobile guest statutes," which provide that operators of automobiles shall only be liable for injuries to guests carried gratuitously for gross or willful negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or the like, with a further provision in some statutes continuing liability for want of ordinary care in case of hosts operating automobiles while intoxicated.
In recent years however there has been a trend towards repealing or delimiting such statutes. While a typical guest statute excludes all non-paying guests from suing the host-driver or owner for damages arising out of the host-driver's ordinary negligence, certain statutes are more narrow in their scope; e.g. precluding only those guests without payment who are related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to the owner or operator from suing.
A "guest," under provisions of guest statute, is a recipient of the voluntary hospitality of the driver or owner, that is, one who is invited or permitted by owner or possessor of automobile to ride with owner-possessor as a gratuity. Walker v. Bounds, Tex.Civ.App., 510 S.W.2d 392, 394

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