Can you check into a hotel using only Chinese? In this lesson, we will learn some words and phrases which come in handy when traveling in China.
Check in is called 入住 [rù zhù] in Chinese, so when you enter a hotel you can tell the 前台接待员 [qián tái jiē dài yuán]（front desk receptionist）this:
1. Hello, I want to check in.
2. Hello, I want to check into the guesthouse.
宾馆 [bīn guǎn] here means guesthouse. Let’s have a look at some related words:
If you have booked a room you just need to inform the receptionist and everything will go smoothly. Here's an example of what you might say:
I booked a room. My name is Paul.
叫 (jiào) means ”to call” or ”to be called”. You can use like this:
If you don't have a reservation on the other hand, you can ask the 前台接待员 [qián tái jiē dài yuán] for a room like this:
Excuse me, do you have any vacant rooms? I want a room with a large bed.
Next you better learn what to say when you want to check out, right?
1. I want to check out tomorrow.
2. I want to check out on March 18th.
3. I want to check out.
When you check into a hotel in China, you should show your passport.
This is my passport.
However, some hotels cannot accommodate foreigner guests because they do not have the machine for scanning passports, so you must be careful.
Now that the check in is done, you might want 叫醒服务 [jiào xǐng fú wù]（wake-up call service）.
Please wake me up tomorrow morning at 6.
请 + time + 叫醒我, means “I would like a wake-up call for (time)”.
Finally, let’s see some other words you may come across while staying at a hotel.
Ok, now you can go relax in your room! Please enjoy!