Hoquiam motel must be vacated by midnight on December 16; owner may contest charges

The alleged conditions in the motel rooms included: electrical wiring that had been charred by a recent fire at the facility; a fire extinguisher that no longer held a charge; mold and water damage to some units; and other unsanitary conditions. The motel owner has 10 days to request a prompt hearing and 28 days to contest these charges.

Motels offering three or more units to guests for less than 30 days must be licensed by the state’s Facilities and Services Licensing Program. The program licenses about 1,700 motels, hotels, inns, resorts, and bed and breakfast facilities in the state. It enforces health and safety standards for those establishments.