Inn Law and Legal Definition

An inn has been variously defined as "a house which is held out to the public by the proprietor thereof as a place where transient persons who come in a fit condition will be received and entertained as guests for compensation; as a public house of entertainment for all who choose to visit it; as a house where a traveler is furnished with everything which he has occasion for while on his way; and as a place where all who come are received as guests without any previous agreement as to the duration of their stay or as to the terms of their entertainment." [Creedon v. Lunde, 90 F. Supp. 119, 120 (D. Wash. 1947)]