[Tip #6] – Panic at Hotel Check-In

Panic at Hotel Check-In

Avoid panic & prepare for a smooth check-in/out

Want a smooth check-in?

Before you go:

  • Call or email the Hotel to confirm your reservation a few days before you leave.
  • Make a copy of your reservation (& send a copy to your smartphone).
  • Book a flight that arrives early in the morning…..the Early Bird gets the room.

When you arrive – what to do if they don’t have your reservation?

  • Hit record on your smartphone.
  • Show your copy of your reservation.
  • Politely ask to speak to the Front Desk Manager.
  • Do not get cranky or abrupt. Just be politely firm.
  • The Front Desk Manager can solve your situation.

What if your room is not ready?

  • Use this time to book tours, have a bite to eat, or grab your swimsuit & hit the pool or beach.

At check-out, avoid panic, and watch for:

  • Fees that are not yours (they put a charge on the wrong room number at the Spa or gift shop).
  • Misc Resort fees – these are dangerous and you should know that in advance.
  • Applying any Resort Credit discounts.

Hope this helps…..

» ~Jake

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