Can you still book a hotel room?

If you’re planning a California trip, your hotel reservation might have been canceled. California’s latest regional stay-home

If you’re planning a California trip, your hotel reservation might have been canceled.

California’s latest regional stay-home orders restrict hotels and other lodging establishments — including vacation rentals — from honoring reservations from out-of-town guests traveling for nonessential reasons.

And buyer beware: If you’re booking online, you may not get a warning before you place your reservation.

The new restrictions make exceptions for essential workers and those who plan to quarantine for the 14 days required by the state’s travel advisory.

During a press conference on Dec. 8, California State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly urged Californians to discourage people from coming to visit them.

“We know that’s hard. We know these are difficult choices to make, especially eight or nine months into our response, but we believe these are important decisions to make to keep our community safe,” Ghaly said.