ホテル チェックイン 会話
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Travel English – ESL Dialogue
ホテルや旅館のチェックイン – At the Hotel Check-in Counter
チェックイン – Check-in
Questions you may be asked during check-in.
For how many people?
When would you like to stay?
May I see your passport?
May I have your name please?
May I see some photo id and how will you be paying?
How many keys would you like?
The most common questions asked in a hotel
While you are checking in, there are a number of questions that you may want to ask the receptionist. Here are the most common questions that are asked in a hotel (one of them isn’t that common – can you find it?). Have you ever needed to ask any of these questions?
- What time is breakfast?
- Is breakfast included?
- Is there free WiFi?
- Do I need a WiFi password?
- What time do I need to check out?
- Is there any chance I could get a late checkout?
- Do I need to pay now or should I pay when I check out?
- Do you have any vegetarian options on the menu?
- Is the meat halal/kosher/organic?
- What time does room service finish?
- Is there somewhere I can park my car?
- How much does the parking cost?
- Do you need to wear a swimming cap in the pool?
- Is there somewhere I can leave my luggage?
- I think the TV is broken. Can someone please come and check?
- Could you change my room, please? The one I got smells of smoke.
- We have a baby. Do you have a travel cot that we could use?
- Could you book me a taxi for 8 o’clock tomorrow morning?
- Could you bring a couple of extra towels to my room, please?
- What floor is the restaurant/hot spring/gym on?
ホテルでの会話 – Hotel Conversation
At a Hotel
Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)
Students learn how to book a room, check in and check out of a hotel.
Listening comprehension, vocabulary development and role-play.
How may I help you?
I’d like to check in please.
Certainly. May I have your last name please?
Tanaka. First name Rie.
Right, Mrs. Tanaka. We have you staying for two nights. In a room with one king bed. And the rate is 139 per night.
Yep, that sounds right.
May I see some photo ID and how will you be paying Mrs. Tanaka?
By credit card please. Here you are.
Okay. I’ll just check you in.
How many keys would you like Mrs. Tanaka?
Have you stayed with us at this hotel before?
A few things to know about this hotel. The restaurants are to the right down this hall. Elevators will be down this way to the right. Parking is best along the side of the building. Would you like luggage assistance?
We’ll send a bellman right out for ya.
And if you need help with anything else during your stay please let us know. You’ll be on the 5th floor and that’s your room number.
Have you stayed with us at this hotel before? → ”Welcome back Mrs. Tanaka, it’s nice to have you staying with us again”.
ホテル 単語リスト Vocabulary
Types of Beds
Mattress and bed sizes vary from country to country, and from manufacturer to manufacturer (the company who makes the mattresses). Below are the standard U.S. bed sizes:
single bed / twin bed
(around 39 x 74 inches)
— A twin bed is the smallest type of bed, where one person can sleep. It’s also sometimes called a single bed.
(around 54 x 74 inches)
— Nowadays, a full-size bed is usually for one person, but two people could sleep in it (very close together). These are also called double beds.
(around 60 x 80 inches)
— A queen-size bed is bigger than a full bed, and usually shared by two adults.
(around 76 x 80 inches)
— A king-size bed is the largest size of standard beds, and can comfortably sleep two people.
Now that we know the bed sizes, let’s take a look at standard hotel room types. Be careful though, because these terms are used differently by different hotels. Check at your hotel to see what each type of room contains.
Types of Rooms
— Rooms that are next to each other but not connected by a door.
— This means that two rooms are connected together by a door going from one room directly into the other. Large groups of people or families might ask to be put in connecting rooms.
— A single room is for one person, and usually has a full-size bed (double bed).
— A double room usually has space for two guests, with a double bed (full-size) or queen-size bed.
— A twin room usually has space for two guests, but in two separate beds (twin/single beds).
— A triple room can sleep three guests, either in one double bed and a single bed, or a different combination of three.
— A suite is bigger than your normal hotel room. In fancy hotels, suites could even have multiple rooms. You might also see an executive suite or a family suite.
Here is a list of various features that hotel rooms might offer.
— Air conditioning (usually shortened to “AC”) keeps rooms cool when the weather is hot.
— Amenities is just another way of saying “features”, often used in the hotel business.
— This is the room where you’ll find a toilet, sink and shower. Most hotel rooms have their own bathroom attached.
— A balcony is a platform outside that’s enclosed by some type of railing, connected to the hotel room. Balconies are on floors higher than the ground level (second floor and higher).
— Some rooms might have ceiling fans or electric fans to move air around in a breeze and stay cool.
— When the weather is cold, heating will keep the rooms and hotel warm.
— A patio is a paved area outside (on ground level) that usually has an outdoor table and chairs.
— If rooms are smoke-free, it means that smoking is not allowed. Smoking and non-smoking are two other terms used to describe if smoking is allowed or not.
— If a hotel has internet access, it means guests can use the internet somewhere inside. They might have Wi-Fi (wireless internet), which could be free, require a password to access or cost money to use.
— This allows guests to print from their own computers to a printer somewhere else in the hotel (without being connected to the printer with a wire).
ホテル 単語リスト Inside a Hotel Room
Here are some words that you might need to use when talking about the inside of a hotel room.
— A bathtub is in the bathroom, where people can clean themselves by taking a bath.
— Most hotels will have an electric hair dryer for guests to use to dry their wet hair after washing it. In standard hotels, hair dryers are attached to the walls with a cord. These are also called blow dryers.
— Some hotels provide robes for guests to wear after they shower. They are also called bathrobes.
— Showers allow people to wash themselves while standing up. The shower head is the part that sprays water, and the drain is on the floor, where the water leaves. Most bathtubs have showers in them, but a standing shower is in a smaller space by itself (without a bathtub).
— The sink is where people wash their hands. It has a faucet, where the water comes out, and a drain, where the water leaves.
— Soap is used to kill germs and bacteria when you wash your hands. It can be either liquid (stored in a soap dispenser) or a solid bar. Some hotels have both hand soap and body soap.
— Toiletries are small personal items you might use in the bathroom, such as shampoo/conditioner (for washing hair), soap, toothbrush and toothpaste (for brushing teeth).
— People use towels to dry themselves off after taking a shower or a bath. There are also hand towels, which are smaller, and a bath mat—a towel you put on the floor to stand on.
— Some rooms might come with a desk to sit and write or work. These are sometimes called executive desks (just a fancier name, often used in business suites).
— Lamps provide extra light somewhere in the room. Guests might tell you that a light burned out in their lamp, meaning it needs a new light bulb.
— This is a small box locked with a combination or key where guests can keep valuable items locked and secure.
— These usually hang from a curtain rod to cover a window. Curtains can be pulled open or closed to let sunlight in or keep it out.
— This is a mini-kitchen where people can prepare basic food, usually with a microwave and sink. Most hotel rooms have a mini-fridge (small refrigerator) that has some beverages and snacks inside. If guests eat the snacks and beverages, they have to pay for them when they check out.
— Coffee machines in hotel rooms allow guests to make their own coffee in the morning. Guests might need more filters or coffee grounds when they run out.
— This is a service that lets guests order food or drinks and have it delivered to their hotel room.
— This is a service that has housekeepers go into the room and remake the beds. They might put a mint or chocolate on the pillow to show the bed has been “turned down”.
— This is a small bed that folds up and rolls on wheels, so it can be moved into rooms when an extra bed is needed.
— These are cloths such as sheets on the bed, pillow cases to cover the pillows, a blanket to keep warm or a comforter (the thick blanket on top of a bed). Sheets have a thread count, which tells their quality/smoothness.
— This is a couch that can pull out into a sofa-bed.
iron and ironing board
— When clothes are wrinkled, guests can get rid of the wrinkles by using an iron with an ironing board.
— This is a more comfortable chair with rests for both of your arms.
— This is a hot tub somewhere inside or attached to the room. “Private” is the opposite of “public”, and means that this jacuzzi is just for the people in that room.
— This is a long upholstered seat with a back and arms, for two or more people.
— Most rooms have a TV with a remote control (small hand-held device used to change the channel or volume). The TV remote might need new batteries from time to time. Some hotels have a listing of the local TV channels. There are also often pay-per-view channels or movies, that guests are later charged for.
ホテル Hotel Features
— These are small pieces of paper that advertise local attractions, such as water parks and museums.
— This means that pets are allowed in the hotel. If pets are not allowed, most hotels will still allow service animals (used to help blind people).
— This means that people in wheelchairs can get around the hotel, usually with elevators and ramps (inclined/tilted ground instead of stairs).
— Some hotels have shuttles, or large vans that give guests free rides to and from the airport.
— Guests will want to know if there’s a parking lot where they can park their car, and whether or not it’s free. Fancy hotels might have valet parking, where guests drive up and get out of the car, and a hotel worker parks it for them.
Food & Drinks
— Here’s where you can order drinks and sometimes food. Some hotels have their own restaurant where guests can order full meals.
— A buffet consists of many different kinds of food, and guests serve themselves. For example, your hotel might offer a breakfast buffet or a dinner buffet.
— Some hotels offer catering services, meaning they can be hired to cook and serve food for events.
— This is a light breakfast, usually included with the cost of the room, and served in a common area like a dining room.
— Family-friendly hotels will have these for toddlers (very young children) to sit at tables. Booster seats are set on top of chairs/benches so younger children can sit higher up and reach their plate easier.
— This is a machine where guests can get ice to use as they need. They’re usually in the hallways on each floor.
— These are machines where guests can purchase candy, snacks or beverages with coins.
— This service cleans clothes that can’t be washed. They’re marked as dry clean only.
— Hotels might offer laundry service, meaning they will wash guests’ clothes (for a fee). There could also be coin-operated laundry machines, where guests can wash their clothes themselves by putting coins into the machines.
— This is a place where guests might be able to use computers, make telephone calls, send faxes or make photocopies.
— This is a small, very hot “pool” of water with bubbles or “jets” that adults sit in to relax.
— A spa for relaxation might offer massages or a sauna (small room filled with hot steam).
— This might also be called a gym, and is a place for guests to exercise. There might be treadmills or free weights in the room.
— Hotels near ski resorts might offer a room or place for guests to safely store their ski equipment.
— This is a place for guests to swim, and could be indoor (inside the hotel building) or outdoor (outside).
Getting Around the Hotel
banquet / meeting room
— This is a large room used for big events, such as conferences or weddings.
— This is a small space that raises and lowers guests between floors once the doors close and they press a button. It’s called a lift in British English.
— In case of fire, or another emergency, some doors will be marked “emergency exit”, which lets you leave (exit) the hotel quickly.
hall / hallway
— This is a long passageway with doors on either side, which open into rooms. Also called a corridor.
— This is an area shared by all guests of the hotel, usually on the ground floor near reception. It’s a common meeting place (“Let’s meet in the lobby at 5:00”), so there are often chairs/sofas and a bathroom.
— These are the principal (main) doors to enter the hotel.
— This is where guests are greeted, which comes from the verb “to receive”. It’s often called the front desk.
stairs / stairway
— These are steps so guests can walk up to higher floors in the hotel, or down to lower floors. In an emergency, everyone should use stairs instead of elevators.
bellboy / bellhop / porter
— These are all names for the person who helps guests carry their suitcases/luggage up to the room.
— A concierge assists (helps) guests with needs such as arranging travel, booking local tours, calling taxis, etc. In this well-known scene from the movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, you’ll hear the line, “This is the concierge, sir!”
— These are the people who clean the hotel and its rooms.
— The manager is in charge of many people who work in hotels. Guests don’t usually interact with the manager unless there is a severe problem.
— This person is found at the front desk/reception. They answer the phones and greet the guests.
— When staff meets at a certain time and place to talk about certain topics, this is a staff meeting.
— This is a small amount of money (in cash) given to bellboys or left in the room for housekeepers at the end of your stay to thank them for their service.
— Most hotels will require workers to wear special clothes, which is your uniform.
booking a room
— This is the same thing as reserving a room.
— Most hotels will ask for the guest’s credit card number to reserve the room. They may also need to provide the card’s expiration date and security code (3 digits on the back of the card).
— Often hotels host conferences or conventions, which are large meetings a day or several days long with people from all over the state, country or even world. Conferences usually include a banquet, a formal evening meal with speeches.
making a reservation
— Guests will ask to make a reservation (book a room) when they’d like to stay in the hotel.
— This means space is available. Hotels might have a “No Vacancy” sign when they’re full, and a “Vacancy” sign when rooms are still available.
— When people get married and their guests travel for the wedding, they can usually reserve many rooms for a special deal (lower price). When the wedding guests call the hotel, they should mention that they’re with the [Names] wedding party to get the lower price (and be put in the correct room).
Arrival / Check-in
— This word means “free”. Often hotels will serve a complimentary breakfast (included in the cost of your room), or have complimentary shampoos and soaps in the bathroom.
— When guests arrive at the hotel, they check in to get their room key. On their last morning, they check out to pay their bill.
— This is money that guests pay before actually staying in the hotel. People often use it to reserve (hold/save) their place, and there are policies (rules) about what happens to the money if they cancel their reservation.
— Most hotels use key cards (that look like credit cards) instead of an actual key to get into the room. Sometimes, the card’s magnetic strip deactivates, causing it to fail when trying to open the door correctly.
morning call/wake-up call
— At many hotels, guests can ask that hotel staff call them at a certain time to wake them up, instead of relying on an alarm clock.
— You might get complaints from guests that a room near theirs is being too loud, or noisy.
— Guests need to know the number of the room where they’re staying.
— Satisfied customers with high customer satisfaction are those who had a great stay and were happy with the service.
— If guests break or ruin something in the room, they might need to pay a damage charge. If you made a deposit, you might use it to cover expenses of this type.
— This is the piece of paper with a guest’s total charges (expenses) that they need to pay when they check out.
— If guests check out later than the check-out time, they could have to pay a late charge.
— Sometimes guests need to sign their name on an invoice or credit card receipt. Ask for their signature.
— One line on the invoice will be for tax, a percent of the total expenses that goes to local/national government. In the USA, state tax is different from state to state.
Basic Hotel Training: Checking in at a hotel
Checking in at a hotel
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