(Closed) Early check-in at hotel

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It depends on the hotel but sometimes they do have early check-in rates. If they don’t, they might actually charge you for the night before.

The hotel I’m having my wedding at is giving us two nights, and the bridal party and I are using it the night before and then FH and I will use it the night of. Have you considered something like that? Since usually you aren’t supposed to stay in the same bed as your FH the night  before anyway 😉

Post # 4
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You might have to rent it for 2 nights…the night before the wedding and the wedding night.  I think they would probably charge you anyways to use it that early, since they would be losing revenue on renting that room out to someone else who wouldn’t have to check out until 11 or noon.

Post # 5
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In my area, only one had a “day rate” but every other ones were saying either book two nights, or come in early the day of and HOPE you can. My girls ended up pitching in and paid for the night before (half at lest) Because the day rate place ended up being too far from the venue

I dont think though many would let you for no charge for sure check in early. You would probably have better luck with bigger hotels

Post # 7
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would say 9am is a little earlier than “early check in.” On a Saturday morning especially, the people who used the room the night before are VERY unlikely to have checked out by then.

Are either of your parents (or you or your FI) frequent guests at the hotel chain? If so, they may honor that early of a check it because of the loyatly/status.

My hotel told me that they could *try* to get me in early, but couldn’t promise anything.

Post # 8
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Its worth a shot if to ask. They will most probably say yes if you have a hotel block there or any of your wedding events.  We requested early check-in in our contract and they gave us noon though check-in time is at 3pm.  9am is pushing it.   You may be better off just booking it for the two nights. 

Post # 9
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree 9 am to Noon to me is an extra night. I’ve never checked in before noon and was able to access the room.

Post # 10
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I worked in the hotel biz or several years, for Marriott, Hyatt, and Radisson in reservations and customer service.  Regular check in time is normally 3 or 4 PM. Early check in, is usally by 1 PM. However, it is at each hotels discretion if they will allow an early check in. If the hotel was not sold out the night before, they may allow it. However, if the room is part of a group block, they may refuse, because if one person in a group is allowed to check in early, what happens is everyone in that block will assume they are allowed the same privaledge, and that causes alot of chaos.(Something I have had to deal with many times.)

Talk to the reservations manager at the hotel. Just explain your situation, and ask if, the hotel is not sold out the night before, if you can get into your room by 9. They may allow it, or may be able to charge you a “day” rate, which is a half price rate for early access. IF they say they have to charge you for the extra time, don’t take it personally. The reservations manager usually has to account for time the room is occupied. A hotel day does not go from midnight to midnight, it goes from noon to noon. Check in times before noon cause major problems with auditing. Charging a day rate for the early check in is just an accounting thing that needs to be done so the audit comes out right, and the room is properly taken out of inventory, and keeps the room from being double booked.

So after that long explanation, the answer is maybe. I don’t think I helped here. sorry.



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