About the List

This page is provided for U.S. Federal Government travelers required to stay in properties listed on the Hotel-Motel National Master List when on official travel. Approved properties may be found by selecting the Search link. Property owners who would like to register their property on the list may do so by selecting the Register link.

The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (PL101-391) was passed into law by Congress to save lives and protect property by promoting fire and life safety in hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation. The law mandates that federal employees on travel must stay in public accommodations that adhere to the life safety requirements in the legislation guidelines. PL101-391 also states that federally funded meetings and conferences cannot be held in properties that do not comply with the law. PL101-391 is applicable to all places of public accommodation, and requires that such properties are equipped with:

USFA has been charged with carrying out responsibilities related to the National Master List under the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. In addition to compiling, maintaining and publishing the National Master List, USFA is also responsible for taking steps to encourage states to promote the use of automatic sprinkler systems and automatic smoke detection systems.

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