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Checking out time on holiday

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Hello, just another query. Looking at flights at the moment, I know how booking out works at a holiday park, but a query about checking out. If we stay at a hotel in Spain and say the flight back is at 22.20 pm, I assume I would pay for that day's accommodation as well if the check-in/out time is in the morning. However, would the hotel try to make us book out in the morning even if we have paid for the day's accommodation, seeing that we would want to check out at night? Sorry, have never stayed in a hotel abroad before and don't know their policy - if the reception desk is shut in the evening, say at 8 pm, what would we do about checking out and the key(s)? Thank you for any advice.
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
each hotel will have a different policy
if you are wanting a use for the day, you usually pay locally and are subject to availability, some will let you use the room your in, however some may require you to move to another smaller room for the day if yours has guests arriving in to during the day and they need to get it cleaned

at high season however you may find the hotel fully booked so you would not be able to pay a "day rate" locally and instead if you wanted guaranteed use of a room you would have to book and pay for an full extra night, which may limit your options of where you stay.

most places will have a luggage room however, where you can store bags during the day after checkout, and you can go to the beach etc and then return to collect your luggage later.

if its a hotel, by definition of law it should have a 24 reception or night porter, so i wouldnt worry to much about that
checking out you normally just leave the key in a check out box or slot on the counter.
if its an apartment or b & b, there may be a different set up, which will be explained to you on arrival


hope that makes sense

Edited By: mrwhitelabel on Jul 21, 2014 18:43
#2
I have found that you usually book for a specific number of nights. Check out time will vary but is usually after the last night booked.(often 10am or 12midday).This is usually displayed at the reception desk. Most hotels as said by mrwhitelabel will provide luggage storage and sometimes a small room to shower/freshen up in.
The best thing is to ask if there is somewhere you can store your luggage on the day of departure.
keys are usually returned via reception by hand or a box may be provided if the reception desk is busy.
#3
Thank you all for your help and advice, much appreciated.
#4
mrwhitelabel
each hotel will have a different policy
if you are wanting a use for the day, you usually pay locally and are subject to availability, some will let you use the room your in, however some may require you to move to another smaller room for the day if yours has guests arriving in to during the day and they need to get it cleaned

at high season however you may find the hotel fully booked so you would not be able to pay a "day rate" locally and instead if you wanted guaranteed use of a room you would have to book and pay for an full extra night, which may limit your options of where you stay.

most places will have a luggage room however, where you can store bags during the day after checkout, and you can go to the beach etc and then return to collect your luggage later.

if its a hotel, by definition of law it should have a 24 reception or night porter, so i wouldnt worry to much about that
checking out you normally just leave the key in a check out box or slot on the counter.
if its an apartment or b & b, there may be a different set up, which will be explained to you on arrival


hope that makes sense

Not too bothered about the checking out process now if you can leave the keys in a box. However, final question, what happens if a hotel specifies that the checking-in time is between 9-11 am and the flight you want gets in at around 10 pm, will there be somebody there at that time to check you in? Just looking at hotels and trying to get the cheapest deal with flights, but can't even find a flight that would get us there by check-in time? Thank you.
#5
have you found a hotel that specifies that they are the only check in times?

Ive never come across such restrictive checkins in all my years of worldly travel to be honest

they are usually checkout times
#6
As above! Check in times are usually stated and are 'from' a stated time.
#7
mrwhitelabel
have you found a hotel that specifies that they are the only check in times?

Ive never come across such restrictive checkins in all my years of worldly travel to be honest

they are usually checkout times
so you have checked in at 2am and not been charged for that nights accommodation?
#8
chocci
mrwhitelabel
have you found a hotel that specifies that they are the only check in times?

Ive never come across such restrictive checkins in all my years of worldly travel to be honest

they are usually checkout times
so you have checked in at 2am and not been charged for that nights accommodation?

Haven't booked yet, but the hotel policies state that booking in is from 4 pm - 8 pm and checking out is from 9 am - 11 am, so I don't know if they would let us book in if we turned up later in the evening/early morning? Also, if I was going to check in at 2 am, I would be paying for that night's accommodation. Thank you.

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