Maximize Your Stay: Insider Tips for Early Hotel Check-In and Late Hotel Check-Out

Aug 24, 2023 | Tips & Resources

Picture this: You’ve just spent 10 hours on the road, and when you get to your hotel, you’re told that it’s still too early to check in. Alternatively, you might have checked into the hotel at 11 p.m. after a long day outside on a project site. Hotel check out is at 10 a.m., which doesn’t leave you enough time to rest and recharge before heading back out to work. Is it possible to check out late?

When a team member arrives at their destination early — or needs some extra time to rest in their hotel room during the day — they might want to request an early check-in or late check-out. When it comes to workforce travel, especially for employees who are spending long days driving or outside on project sites, getting enough rest is crucial to staying healthy on the job.

While hotels do their best to meet guests’ needs, they also need to consider their staff’s schedules. Hotels need designated times for check in and check out to make sure that there’s enough time for their staff to clean rooms and prepare for the next guests.

There are a few things to keep in mind before you request an early check-in or late check-out. Take a look at the most frequently asked questions. 

FAQ Questions: Hotel Check-in and Check-out Times


What is the standard hotel check-in time?

Most hotels’ standard check-in time is between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. If you arrive at the hotel a little bit earlier than their standard check-in time, you may be able to access your room early just by asking at the front desk. 


What time is a typical hotel check-out time?

At most hotels, check-out is at 11 a.m. Hotel check-out times usually range from 10-12 p.m. 


What can I do to secure early check-in or late check-out?

Our best advice for getting an early check-in or late check-out? It never hurts to ask. The easiest way to get an earlier check-in time or later check-out is to call ahead and ask the hotel about their early check-in and late check-out policies. Other ways to secure early check-in or late check-out include having elite hotel status or by being a repeat customer.

How CLC Lodging Can Help Maximize Your Stay

In addition to helping companies find and book hotels across North America, CLC Lodging offers solutions to help you get the most out of your hotel stay and travel.

● 24-hour length of stay: Depending on your work requirements, you may need to work throughout the night and sleep during the day, which is why our CLC Network hotel contracts are pre-negotiated for a 24-hour length of stay. For rail, truck drivers, and crews who arrive at varying hours throughout the night, this allows them to continue sleeping through what would be a normal check-out time.

● NEW Late arrival notifications: To prevent hotels from giving rooms away or overbooking, when you make a reservation through CLC Lodging, you can now add a note for your hotel to let them know you will be arriving late. Our customers have mentioned they love this new feature because it also helps prevent no-show fees from the hotel.

●  24/7/365 Traveler Support: Our experts are always available for reservation changes and traveler support. CLC is here to help travelers find accommodations. 

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