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    This season, a hotel has refused

    I am wondering if my sentences are correct. Is it correct to say "refused booking for"?

    This season, a hotel has refused bookings for teenage guests because of the problems they caused the previous years. Their behaviour was unacceptable. They listened to the loud music deep in the night, shouted in the corridors, insulted other guests, drank alcohol in the lobby and threw up in the dining room.

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    Re: This season, a hotel has refused

    Your use of "refused bookings for" is fine. I would change "in" to "into" and remove "the" as shown below:

    They listened to the loud music deep into the night...........


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    Re: This season, a hotel has refused

    I'd probably say "... has refused to take/to accept ​bookings for/from ..." but your original is OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This season, a hotel has refused

    I don't think the comma after "season" is necessary.

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    Re: This season, a hotel has refused

    How about they played loud music, which sounds more like a complaint to me?

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