Languages › English as a Second Language Beginner English Language Practice: In a Motel / Hotel Share Flipboard Email Print Basic Conversations for English Language Learners Introduction Asking and Answering Questions How to Ask and Answer Simple Questions How to Ask Polite Questions How to Ask for Permission Giving and Requesting Personal Information Check Your Knowledge: Basic English Questions Greetings and Introductions Formal and Informal Greetings How to Introduce Yourself and Others Check Your Knowledge: Introductions and Greetings Numbers and Time Talking About Numbers How to Tell Time Using "How Much" and "How Many" Check Your Knowledge: "How Much" and "How Many" Telephone Conversations Important Phrases for Phone Calls Making Telephone Calls Eating Out and Shopping Eating at a Restaurant Going to a Bar Going Shopping Check Your Knowledge: Eating at a Restaurant Traveling At the Airport Asking for and Giving Directions Staying at a Hotel or Motel Check Your Knowledge: Taking a Trip Going to the Doctor Making a Doctor's Appointment Talking About Joint Pain Check Your Knowledge: Going to the Doctor Steve Lewis/ Photographer's Choice/ Getty Images By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated July 22, 2018 Make sure to understand the use of the verb 'like' when checking-in to a hotel, as well as how to ask polite questions with the modal verbs 'can' and 'may'. Understanding vocabulary related to travel will help you communicate when you are in a motel or a hotel. Getting a Room for the Night Desk clerk: Good evening. Can I help you?Guest: Yes, please. I'd like a room for the night.Desk clerk: Would you like a single room, or a double room?Guest: A single room, please. How much is the room?Desk clerk: It's $55 per night.Guest: Can I pay by credit card?Desk clerk: Certainly. We take Visa, Master Card and American Express. Could you fill in this form, please?Guest: Do you need my passport number?Desk clerk: No, just an address and your signature.Guest: (fills out the form) Here you are.Desk clerk: Here's your key. Your room number is 212.Guest: Thank you.Desk clerk: Thank you. If you need anything, dial 0 for the reception area. Have a good stay! Key Vocabulary Can I help you?I'd like a roomSingle, double roomCan I pay by credit card?Fill in this formPassport numberRoom numberReceptionWhere is the...ElevatorLobbyIs breakfast included?Do you offer room service?