Learn spanish, useful words and phrases

When are looking for a hotel room for your trip—or if you just stepped off the plane and are looking for somewhere cheap—you will need to know the words to get you what you would like. Do you want a room with a balcony? Do you need air conditioning? Has your doctor forbidden you from climbing staircases? Then you need to make sure you get a hotel with an elevator! Do many residents have to share a bathroom, or is there one in every room?

Here is a list of some helpful Spanish words that may save you quite a bit of trouble when you are looking for a place to lay your head:


English Spanish
air-conditioned aire acondicionado
balcony el balcón
bathroom el cuarto de baño
bed la cama
bed & breakfast cuarto con desayuno
bellhop el botones
double bed la cama matrimonial
double room el cuarto doble
elevator el ascensor
guest el huésped
key la llave
king size bed cama tamaño “king size”
lobby la entrada
manager el/la gerente
porter el portero
receipt el recibo, nota de venta
room un cuarto
room service servicio de cuarto
shower la ducha
waterbed cama de agua
alarm clock el despertador
blanket la cobija
chair la silla
lamp la lámpara
mattress el colchón
pillow la almohada
rug la alfombra
sheet la sábana
shelf la repisa

If you arrive in country without a place to stay, you will need to ask around. Below are some useful phrases to help you find the right hotel at the right price.

Can you recommend a cheap hotel? – ¿Puede recomendarme un hotel barato?
What’s the cost per night? – ¿Cuánto cuesta por noche?
What’s the weekly rate? – ¿Cuánto cuesta por semana?
Is there anything cheaper? – ¿Hay algo más barato?
Do you have any vacancies? – ¿Tiene cuartos libres?
I want a single room. – Quiero un cuarto sencillo.
May I see the room? – ¿Me permite ver el cuarto?
Are meals included? – ¿Están las comidas incluidas?
Do you have bottled water? – ¿Tiene agua embotellada?
Do you have ice? – ¿Tiene hielo?

For more phrases, and instructions on how to complain about your room, just go to https://www.duolingo.com/


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