Booking a hotel in French

How do you book a hotel in French? Start with Est-ce que vous avez une chambre disponible ? In this free French vocabulary lesson you’ll learn this phrase and how to make a hotel reservation in French like a pro and impress your travel companions!

By the end of the lesson you’ll be able to say how many people and nights you’re booking for, ask how much it costs, and understand the answers in French as well.

Booking a hotel in French

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Est-ce que vous avez une chambre disponible ?

Do you have a room available?

Two useful words to know at this point are “Une chambre”, a room, and “Disponible”, available. The receptionist may respond…

Oui, nous avons des chambres disponibles.

Yes, we still have rooms available.

Non, Malheureusement nous n'avons pas de chambre disponible.

No, unfortunately we have no rooms available.

Non, nous sommes complets.

No, we are booked out.

When asking for the price the receptionist at the hotel will need to know for how many people and for how many nights you want the room.

Pour combien de personnes ?

For how many people?

Pour combien de nuits ?

For how many nights?

You might answer:

Pour deux personnes.

For two people

Pour une nuit.

For one night.

The receptionist may also ask whether you want a single or a double room.

Une chambre simple

A single room

Une chambre double

A double room

Your answer may look like this…

Une chambre simple pour deux nuits, s'il vous plaît.

A single room for two nights, please

Une chambre double pour une nuit, s'il vous plaît.

A double room for one night, please.

When asking for the price simply say “Combien coûte …” - "how much is it for…", and add the type of room and number of nights you want. For example:

Combien coûte une chambre simple pour deux nuits ?

How much is it for a single room for two nights ?

Combien coûte une chambre double pour une nuit ?

How much is it for a double room for one night ?

Some hotels charge per room, others per person. Here are some possible answers you might get to hear…

La chambre coûte soixante-dix Euros par nuit.

That costs 70 euros per night.

La chambre coûte quarante-cinq Euros par personne.

That costs 45 euros per person

La chambre double coûte quarante-cinq Euros par personne.

The double room costs 45 euros per person.

Une chambre simple coûte cinquante Euros par nuit.

A single room costs 50 euros per night

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it.

Now you are on your way out in France, why not learn some more French vocabulary with these free lessons on Famous French foods and dining in French?

À bientôt !

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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