How To Make a Reservation in English

How to Make a Reservation in English

If you have to travel to another country in which English is spoken, you need to know how to make a reservation in English.

To make a reservation, you have to be familiar with:

  • The alphabet so you can spell your name if necessary.
  • Numbers to give your credit card information.
  • Basic questions and commons answers used when making a reservation.

Make a Reservation in English: Vocabulary

These are some key questions that will help you make a reservation in English:

  • How can I help you?
  • I would like to make a reservation
  • How much is a single room?
  • A single room cost around $20 a night
  • Is there a pool?
  • Yes, there are three swimming pools
  • What time is the checkout?
  • The check out is before noon
  • Do you accept VISA/Mastercard?
  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Can I have your name please?
  • I am Joseph Smith
  • How do you spell that?
  • Brigham – B.R.I.G.H.A.M
  • Would you like a single or a double?
  • I would like a single room
  • How many people are you traveling with?
  • I am traveling with my wife and my two daughters
  • How many nights will you be staying?
  • We will stay for 3 nights
  • How will you be paying?
  • I will be paying in cash
  • Would you like a wake-up call?
  • Sure
  • Is there anything else you would like to know?
  • Yes, Do the rooms have cable and air conditioning?

Restaurant Reservation

These are some questions that can help you make a restaurant reservation

  • How can I help you?
  • I would like to make a reservation for two
  • How many people is the booking for?
  • It is for two small families
  • How would you like to pay?
  • I will pay with credit card
  • What day would you like the reservation?
  • For tomorrow at night
  • For which day and for what time?
  • It’s for Friday, the 24th, at 7 o’clock.
  • Can we have a table by the window?
  • I am afraid we can’t?
  • Can we have a table in a non-smoking section?
  • Sure
  • Can I have your telephone number?
  • Yes, it is 5698-5474

Type of Hotel Rooms

These are some types of hotel rooms that can help you understand more about reservation conversations

  • Single: A room assigned to one person. May have one or more beds.
  • Double: A room assigned to two people. May have one or more beds.
  • Triple: A room assigned to three people. May have two or more beds.
  • Quad: A room assigned to four people. May have two or more beds

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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