Hotel in Spanish

Need to know what to say at a hotel in Spanish? This free audio lesson is for you! Whether you’re making a hotel reservation over the phone, or you’re face to face with a Spanish-speaking receptionist, the Rocket Spanish team will walk you through the kind of simple Spanish conversation you need to understand.

Listen carefully to the Spanish pronunciation of the native Spanish speakers and then try saying the Spanish words and phrases aloud. After this lesson you’ll feel more confident with questions in Spanish like “how much?” and “how many?”. Vamoslet’s go!

How to say hotel in Spanish

Here are some of the most basic Spanish phrases to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Spanish phrases.
 

  • ¿En que le puedo ayudar? - How can I help you?
  • tengo / no tengo - I have / I don’t have
  • una reservación - a reservation
  • para - for
  • me llamo… - my name is…
  • hoy - today
  • el nombre - the name
  • su - yours, his, hers
  • bajo de - under, beneath
  • la esposa - the wife

At the hotel in Spanish

Carlos and Carmona have been planning this trip to Ecuador for ages and are hoping see many new things. Last time you saw them, in the Taxi in Spanish lesson, they'd found their way through the airport and were headed to their hotel in a rickety taxi. Now, they discover that their reservations have been lost.

The taxi drops Carlos and Carmona off on a bustling avenue with wide streets and buses zipping crazily back and forth. They lug their suitcases through the entrance of a tall, dark building. The receptionist looks up as they enter.

Follow along with their conversation by playing the audio.

Here are some of the important words and phrases that you should be able to pick out of this conversation about hotels in Spanish.

Carlos looks back at Carmona grimly. She looks tired. It was a long flight, and both of them just want a shower and a nap. Carlos turns back to the receptionist.

Here are some of the important words and phrases that you should be able to pick out of the conversation.

Carmona watches gratefully as the receptionist starts writing their details in the book. “We can change hotels tomorrow,” she tells Carlos. The receptionist hands Carlos a sheet of paper to fill in.

Here are some of the important words and phrases that you should be able to pick out of the conversation.

Wearily, Carlos and Carmona carry their bags up to their room. “After a nap,” Carlos promises, “we’re going to explore the city!”

I hope that this lesson has given you lots of useful words and phrases. Getting a hotel room can be a difficult and scary task in a Latin American country … especially if the receptionist doesn’t know any English!

From my experience, most major hotels either have someone who knows a little English or can offer you a printed list of their rooms and services in English. However, be warned: sometimes the person who knows a little English can be worse than the person who knows no English. My friend Amy says that she's been in hostels where the receptionist was certain that he was speaking English to her, but she found it completely incomprehensible!

For more lessons on Spanish vocabulary I recommend these!​

See you soon!  ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
Rocket Spanish


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