Spanish phrasebook: At the hotel

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At the hotel

Contents: Spanish phrases with audio to use at the hotel.

In this section, you will find the most useful phrases that will help you during your stay at the hotel. You will learn how to ask and answer the most useful questions when checking into a hotel, ask about the restaurant opening hours and additional hotel services. Learn a few Spanish phrases and try them out during your next vacation!

Section arival at the hotel

Arrival at the hotel

The first day at the hotel and the first contact with its employees. First, let’s ask if the hotel has free rooms and find out their cost. If you have already booked a room, the phrases from this section will also help you:

¿Tienen habitaciones libres?
Do you have rooms available?
Literal translation: Do you have free rooms?

¿Tiene habitación reservada?
Have you made a reservation?
Literal translation: Do you have a room reserved?
Remember that all Spanish words ending in -ción are feminine nouns: habitación (room), información (information), opción (option). The adjective that refers to this word must also have a feminine ending: habitación reservada.

Tengo una reserva a nombre de…
I have a reservation under the name of …

¿Cuántas noches (se quedará)?
How many nights (will you be staying)?
The word “cuanto” (how much) in Spanish has several forms depending on the noun which it is used with. In the case of the word “noches”, we use the feminine plural: cuantas noches (how many nights). With masculine nouns, we must use a different ending: cuantos días (how many days).

¿Cuánto es por noche?
How much is it per night?

Esta es su llave.
Here is your key.
The expressions “Here is…” and “This is/These are” in Spanish also depend on the gender of the word following them. Esta es su llave – Here is your key (the word “llave” is feminine). Este es su coche – Here is your car (the word “coche” is masculine).

¿En la habitación hay Internet?
Is there Internet in the room?
Remember the word “hay” (there is/there are). It will be very useful to you. This word is a form of the verb “haber”, which plays an important role in the Spanish language. We use “hay” in order to say that “there is” something and “no hay” in order to say “there is no…”: No hay internet (There is no Internet).

Sí, en la habitación hay Internet.
Yes, there is Internet in the room.

Section Car rental

Car rental and parking

It is possible that during your stay in Spain you will need to rent a car so that you do not depend on the bus schedule and have more freedom of movement. Many hotels offer a parking service, which can be paid or free.

¿Tiene coche en el parking?
Do you have a car in the parking lot?/ Did you leave your car in the parking lot?

La matrícula es …
The license plate number is …
Literal translation: the word “matrícula” means “registration number”.

¿En el precio está incluido el parking?
Is the parking included in the price?
The word “incluido” comes from the verb “incluir” (to include).

Section schedule and opening hours

Schedule and opening hours

Do you want to know what time the check-out is or what time breakfast starts at the hotel? Memorize a few useful phrases and you will always be everywhere on time. Let’s listen to the phrases related to the hotel schedule.

¿A qué hora es… el desayuno / la comida / la cena?
What time is… breakfast / lunch / dinner?
The word “hora” literally means “hour”.

Estas son las horas… del desayuno / de la comida / de la cena.
These are the … breakfast / lunch / dinner hours.

¿A qué hora es la entrada (el check-in)?
What time is the check-in?
The word “entrada” literally translates to “entrance”. You will see this word in supermarkets and other public places.

La entrada (el check-in) es a esta hora.
The check-in will be at this time.
As you can see, in Spanish you can use the word “entrada” or the English word “check-in”, which everyone understands and uses as often as the Spanish version.

¿A qué hora es la salida (el check-out)?
What time is the check-out?
The word “salida” literally means “exit”. So remember: “entrada” is the “entrance”, “salida” is the “exit”.

La salida (el check-out) es a esta hora.
The check-out is at this time.

¿Quiere que le despertemos? ¿A qué hora?
Would you like us to wake you up? What time?
As you know, many hotels have a wake-up call service when you request a telephone call at a certain time. Remember the verb “despertar” – to wake up.

Despiértenme a esta hora, por favor.
Wake me up at this time, please.
The form “despiérten” is the imperative mood of the verb “despertar” – to wake up.

Section May I help you

How can I help you?

And now, let’s learn a few phrases which might be useful for hotel routine. Besides, make sure you have a look at the “Numbers” section of our phrasebook, because in many situations you will have to use numbers in a hotel: room number, license plate number in the parking lot, number of days of stay, amount to be paid (it is important not to be mistaken here!), etc.:

¿Le puedo ayudar?
Can I help you?

¿Сuál es su habitación?
What’s your room?
The pronoun “cuál” is usually used in the questions “Which?” and “What kind of?”. This pronoun has two forms – the singular (¿Cuál es su habitación?) and the plural (¿Cuales son sus maletas? What are your suitcases?/Which suitcases are yours?)

Un minuto, por favor.
One minute, please.
Apart from the word “minuto”, the word “momento” can be used in the same meaning: Un momento, por favor (One moment please).

Limpien mi habitación, por favor.
Clean my room, please.
The form “limpien” is the imperative mood of the verb “limpiar” – to clean, to do the cleaning.

¿Puedo pedir comida a la habitación?
Can I order room service (in-room dining)?
Literal translation: Can I order food to my room?

Section I've lost my keys

I’ve lost my keys

While you are enjoying sightseeing or sunbathing, it is very easy to forget where you put your room keys… If this happens to you, admit this to the hotel staff and resolve the problem as soon as possible:

¿Ha perdido la llave?
Have you lost your keys?
In this sentence, we see the verb “perder” (to lose) in the present perfect tense. If you are interested in how this tense is formed in Spanish, take a look at the “Grammar” section on our website.

He perdido la llave.
I’ve lost my keys.

¿Hay algún problema en su habitación?
Is there anything wrong in your room?
Literal translation: is there any problem in your room?
In Spanish, nouns ending in “-ma” have Greek roots and are masculine nouns – el problema (problem), el sistema (system), el clima (climate), el diploma (diploma).

Tengo un problema con la habitación.
I have a problem with the room.

¿Quiere cambiar de habitación?
Would you like to change the room?

¿Puedo cambiar de habitación?
Could I change the room?

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