Mandarin Chinese Hotel Vocabulary

Businesswoman check in at reception desk, Beijing, China
Businesswoman check in at reception desk, Beijing, China. BJI/Blue Jean Images/Getty Images

Major Chinese and Taiwanese hotels almost always have the English-speaking staff to assist travelers from Western countries. Hotels in out-of-the-way tourist destinations, however, may not have anyone available who speaks English, so this list of common hotel vocabulary will help you.

Be sure to practice these words and phrases well before your departure date. The hardest part about Mandarin vocabulary is the tones, which can give a word different meanings.

The proper use of tones will make your Mandarin easy to understand.

Click on the links in the Pinyin column to hear the audio files.

EnglishPinyinChinese Characters
hotellǚ guǎn旅館
roomfáng jiān房間
room with shared bathpǔtōng fáng普通房
suitetào fang套房
single roomdān rén fáng單人房
double roomshuāng rén fáng雙人房
deposityā jīn押金
check inbào dào報到
stay in a hotelzhù lǚ guǎn住旅館
reserve a roomdìng fángjiān訂房間
luggagexíng li行李
parking lottíngchē chǎng停車場
front deskfú wù tái服務臺
wake-up calljiào xǐng叫醒
bathmù yù沐浴
showerlín yù淋浴
televisiondiàn shì電視
telephonediàn huà電話
elevatordiàn tī電梯
I have a reservation.Wǒ yùdìng le.我預定了。
I would like a double room.Wǒ yào shuāng rén fang.我要雙人房。
I would like a room with a…Wǒ xiǎng yào yǒu… de fángjiān.我想要有…的房間。
Where is the elevator?Diàn tī zài nǎli?電梯在哪裡?
I would like a wake-up call for (time).Qǐng (time) jiào xǐng wǒ.請 (time) 叫醒我。
I would like to check out.Wǒ yào tuì fang.我要退房。
The bill is incorrect.Zhàng dān bú duì.帳單不對。