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Checking into a Hotel in Spanish

If you're traveling abroad, knowing a few Spanish hotel words and phrases can help you find good hotel accommodations in a Spanish-speaking area. The following dialogue shows what could be a common dialogue between a traveler and a hotel receptionist.

Anita has just arrived in town, and she’s at the front desk of a large hotel. She asks for a room for the night.

Anita:

Necesito una habitación, con baño.
neh-seh-see-toh oo-nah ah-bvee-tah-seeohn kohn bvah-nyoh
I need a room, with bath.

Receptionist:

¿Le gusta hacia la calle o hacia el patio?
leh goos-tah ah-seeah lah kah-yeh oh ah-seeah ehl pah-teeoh
Do you prefer a room facing the street or the patio?

Anita:

Prefiero hacia el patio.
preh-feeeh-roh ah-seeah ehl pah-teeoh
I prefer it toward the patio.

Receptionist:

Las del patio son muy tranquilas. Las habitaciones hacia el patio cuestan cuarenta pesos, sin desayuno.
lahs dehl pah-teeoh sohn mooy trahn-kee-lahs lahs ah-bvee-tah-seeoh-nehs ah-seeah ehl pah-teeoh kooehs-tahn kooah-rehn-tah peh-sohs seen deh-sah-yoo-noh
The patio rooms are very quiet. The rooms facing the patio cost forty pesos, without breakfast.

Anita:

En el primer piso?
ehn ehl pree-mehr pee-soh
On the first floor?

Receptionist:

No, las del segundo piso. Las del primero son a cincuenta pesos.
noh lahs dehl seh-goon-doh pee-soh lahs dehl pree-meh-roh sohn a seen-kooehn-tah peh-sohs
No, the second floor ones. The first floor rooms are priced at fifty pesos.

Anita:

Prefiero una en el primer piso.
preh-feeeh-roh oo-nah ehn ehl pree-mehr pee-soh
I prefer one on the first floor.

Receptionist:

Muy bien, señora.
mooy bveeehn sey-nyoh-rah
Very well.

Receptionist:

¿Prefiere con cama matrimonial o con dos camas?
preh-feeeh-reh kohn kah-mah mah-tree-moh-neeahl oh kohn dohs kah-mahs
Do you prefer a double bed or two beds?

Anita:

Prefiero con dos camas.
preh-feeeh-roh kohn dohs kah-mahs
I prefer two beds.

Receptionist:

Tengo disponible en el primer piso la habitación número ciento diecinueve. Quiere verla?
tehn-goh dees-poh-nee-bvleh ehn ehl pree-mehr pee-soh lah ah-bvee-tah-seeohn noo-meh-roh seeehn-toh-deeeh-see-nooeh-bveh keeeh-reh bvehr-lah
Room 119 is available on the first floor. Do you want to see it?

Anita:

Sí, quiero verla.
see keeeh-roh bvehr-lah
Yes, I want to see it.

Receptionist:

Pedro, acompañe a la señora a la habitación ciento diecinueve. Aquí está la llave.
peh-droh ah-kohm-pah-nyeh ah lah seh-nyoh-rah ah lah ah-bvee-tah-seeohn seeehn-toh-deeeh-see-nooeh-bveh. ah-kee ehs-tah lah yah-bveh
Pedro, take the lady to room 119. Here’s the key.

Anita likes the room. Now she needs to take care of the arrangements and check in.

Anita:

Me gusta la habitación ciento diecinueve. La voy a tomar.
meh goos-tah lah ah-bvee-tah-seeohn seeehn-toh-deeeh-see-nooeh-bveh lah bvohy ah toh-mahr
I like room 119. I’m going to take it.

Receptionist:

¿Cuántos días desea quedarse?
koo-ahn-tohs deeahs deh-seh-ah keh-dahr-she
How many days do you want to stay?

Anita:

Me quedo por tres dias.
meh keh-doh pohr trehs deeahs
I’m staying three days.

Receptionist:

Haga el favor de registrarse. El desayuno no está incluído en el precio. ¿Va a hacer un depósito por la primera noche?
ah-gah ehl fah-bvohr deh reh-Hees-trahr-she ehl deh-sah-yoo-noh noh ehs-tah een-klooee-doh ehn ehl preh-seeoh bvah ah ah-sehr oon deh-poh-see-toh pohr lah pree-meh-rah noh-cheh
Please check in. Breakfast is not included in the price. Are you going to make a deposit for the first night?

Anita:

Sí, lo voy a hacer. ¿Con tarjeta o efectivo?
see loh bvohy ah ah-sehr kohn tahr-Heh-tah oh eh-fehk-tee-bvoh
Yes, I’ll make it. Cash or credit card?

Receptionist:

Como usted guste.
koh-moh oos-tehd goos-the
Whichever you like.

Anita:

¿Me pueden despertar a las siete de la mañana?
meh pooeh-dehn dehs-pehr-tahr ah lahs seeeh-teh deh lah mah-nyah-nah
Can you wake me at seven in the morning?

Receptionist:

Como no. Que pase buenas noches.
koh-moh noh keh pah-seh bvooeh-nahs noh-chehs
Of course. Have a good night.
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