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?”. Vamos – let’s go!
How to say hotel in Spanish
- ¿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
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.
Tengo una reservación para dos. Me llamo Carlos Morales.
I have a reservation for two. My name is Carlos Morales.
Lo siento, señor. No tengo su nombre en el libro.
I'm sorry, sir. I don't have your name in the book.
¿No está bajo del nombre de mi esposa, Carmona Morales?
It's not under the name of my wife, Carmona Morales?
¿Cómo desea pagar? ¿Por crédito, por cheque, o en efectivo?
How would you like to pay? By credit, check, or cash?
Ustedes estarán en la habitación número cinco. Aquí está la llave. Las puertas al edificio se cierran a las once de la noche. Después de eso hay que timbrar para entrar. Tienen que salir a las diez de la mañana
You will be in room number five. Here is the key. The doors to the building close at eleven o'clock at night. After that you'll have to ring the bell to enter. You have to leave at ten o'clock in the morning.
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!