Make sure to understand the use of the verb 'like' when checking-in to a hotel, as well as how to ask polite questions with the modal verbs 'can' and 'may'. Understanding vocabulary related to travel will help you communicate when you are in a motel or a hotel.
Getting a Room for the Night
Desk clerk: Good evening. Can I help you?
Guest: Yes, please. I'd like a room for the night.
Desk clerk: Would you like a single room, or a double room?
Guest: A single room, please. How much is the room?
Desk clerk: It's $55 per night.
Guest: Can I pay by credit card?
Desk clerk: Certainly. We take Visa, Master Card and American Express. Could you fill in this form, please?
Guest: Do you need my passport number?
Desk clerk: No, just an address and your signature.
Guest: (fills out the form) Here you are.
Desk clerk: Here's your key. Your room number is 212.
Guest: Thank you.
Desk clerk: Thank you. If you need anything, dial 0 for the reception area. Have a good stay!
- Can I help you?
- I'd like a room
- Single, double room
- Can I pay by credit card?
- Fill in this form
- Passport number
- Room number
- Where is the…
- Is breakfast included?
- Do you offer room service?