English for the Hotel Industry – Front Office – Reception

Check In

Example Conversation – tasks / question can be substituted with further examples added beyond. 

Front Desk: Welcome to the Wyatt Hotel. How may I help you?

Traveler: I’d like a room please?

Front Desk: Would you like a single or a double?

Traveler: I’d like a double, please?

Front Desk: May I have your name, please?

Traveler: Timothy Findley.

Front Desk: Could you spell that please?

Traveler: F-I-N-D-L-E-Y.

Front Desk: How many are in your party?

Traveler: Just two.

Front Desk: How many nights would you like to stay?

Traveler: Just tonight.

Front Desk: How will you be paying?

Traveler: Is Visa OK?

Front Desk: That’ll be fine. Would you like a wake-up call?

Traveler: Yes, I’d like a wake-up call for 6:30. Do you have a pool?

Front desk: Yes, we do. On the 2nd floor. Here’s your key. That’s room 405 on the fourth floor.

Example 2:

A: Hi, my name is Suzuki and I have a reservation for tonight.

B: Let me check. OK, yes. A twin room for one night.

A: That’s right.

B: You are in room 408. How would you like to pay for the room?

A: Do you take American Express Travelers Checks?

B: Certainly, are they in American funds?

A: No, in Canadian. Is that OK?

B: Yes, no problem. With the exchange, that comes to 83.76 dollars Canadian.

A: Do I pay now or when I check out.

B: In advance, please.

A: Here you go.

B: The elevator is just around the corner. Do you need any help with your bags?

A: No thanks. I can manage myself.

B: Is there anything else we can do to help you enjoy your stay?

A: Can you give me a wake-up call at 7:00?

B: We don’t do that from here. You can use the clock radio in the room, or you can program the telephone in your room to ring at 7:00.

A: Oh, yes. I have a meeting downtown tomorrow. Does this hotel have a shuttle bus?

B: No, I’m afraid we don’t, but we will be happy to call a taxi for you if you provide us with the details.

A: No, that won’t be necessary. I can call from my room.

B: There are no charges for local calls.

 

More Examples for: Front Desk Receptionist

  • What name is the reservation under?
  • How long will you be staying?
  • Are you planning on checking out tomorrow?
  • I’m afraid you can’t check in until after 4:00 pm.
  • What type of vehicle are you driving?
  • Do you know the license plate number of your vehicle?
  • Complimentary breakfast is served in the lobby between 8 and 10 am.
  • I’ll give you two room keys.
  • The dining room is on the main floor at the end of the hall.
  • The weight room and sauna are on the top floor.
  • Just call the front desk if you need any extra towels or pillows.

More Examples for the guest

  • We have a reservation under Jill McMann.
  • Do you have any vacancies?
  • Is the hotel booked, or can we get a room for tonight?
  • How do we get to our room from here?
  • Is it okay to park out front?
  • What time is the pool open until?
  • What time is breakfast served at?
  • Is it too early to check in?
  • Can we get a wake-up call?
  • When is check out time?

Check Out

Example Conversation – tasks / question can be substituted with further examples added beyond.

Receptionist: Hi there. Are you checking out now?
Guest: Yes, sorry. I know we’re a few minutes late.
Receptionist: That’s no problem. It’s always really busy at check out time anyway.
Guest: Oh, really. The last hotel we stayed in charged us for a late check out.
Receptionist: The hotel isn’t booked this week, so it’s not a problem. How was everything?
Guest: The room was great. The beds were really comfortable, and we weren’t expecting our own fridge.
Receptionist: I’m glad you liked it.
Guest: The kids were disappointed that the pool wasn’t open this morning, though.
Receptionist: I apologize for that. We can’t get a cleaner in any earlier than 10 am.
Guest: Well we had a nice swim last night anyhow.
Receptionist: Will you be putting this on your credit card?
Guest: No. I’ll pay cash.
Receptionist: OK. So the total comes to $123.67, including tax.
Guest: I thought it was $115 even. That’s what they said yesterday when we checked in.
Receptionist: Yes, but there is an extra room charge on your bill.
Guest: Oh, I forgot. My husband ordered a plate of nachos. Sorry.
Receptionist: No problem. So…from $140, here’s your change. Now, I’ll just need to ask you for your room keys.

 

More Examples for the Front Desk Receptionist

  • Are you ready to check out?
  • What room were you in?
  • How was your stay?
  • Was everything satisfactory?
  • Will you be putting this on your card?
  • And how will you be paying for this?
  • Would you like to speak to the hotel manager on duty?
  • I’ll just need your room keys, please.
  • Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
  • Have a safe trip home.

 

 

More Examples for the guest

  • We’re checking out of room 401.
  • Sorry we’re a bit late checking-out.
  • I’m afraid we overslept/slept in.
  • We really enjoyed our stay.
  • We have a few complaints.
  • We’ll be back next time we’re in town.