How to Make Your Hotel Check-In Quick and Easy

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 12:27 PM

Are you excited about an upcoming staycation with your family and friends or a business trip stay at a luxurious hotel? It’s almost time to check-in at the reception! Most hotels have a check-in time of 3PM. If you arrive earlier, you can request an early check-in (you may be charged a fee though). Below are the documents you’ll need to present at the time of check-in. Have these documents ready for a seamless hotel check-in experience - you’ll be on your way to your hotel room in no time!


What do I need to bring?

Booking Confirmation. Whether you booked through a travel agency or directly with the hotel, always have a copy of the booking confirmation just in case. If your phone has internet on-the-go, just simply open the confirmation email, otherwise, it is a good idea to bring a printed copy.


Government-issued photo ID. Hotels require their guests to present a form of identification, generally a government-issued photo ID, for security reasons. You wouldn’t want to find out that a stranger was able to check into your own hotel room or was able to pay for a room using your credit card! IDs accepted are your driver’s license, passport, or voter’s card. Also, hotels may check your age since the minimum age requirement to reserve a room is generally 18, though some hotels require guests to be at least 21. You can always check with the hotel beforehand in case!

Credit/debit card. Regardless if your room is prepaid, it is a common practice for hotels to secure a valid credit card upon arrival. This is to cover any breakages or incidental charges. Though some hotels might still accept cash deposit, a credit card is most common. You can’t just get away if you break anything at the property!


Wait! Before you go to your room, make sure to ask about any additional charges. Are you planning to have a dip in their pool or have a quick gym session? Ask the receptionist if they charge extra for those amenities, though they may already be included in a mandatory resort fee. We’ve also shared some tips on unwanted charges so you’re not surprised when you receive the final bill at check-out.

The hotel receptionists are generally friendly and ready to help. Feel free to ask any questions if you need assistance, whether it be directions or available amenities. We want you to enjoy your travel and we hope this blog helps with your travel experience. If you need assistance with an existing reservation, we are here for you any time of the day.


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