Early-in /Late-out

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This was in the iLoveInns newsletter from a survey by hotel-online.com:

I've noticed a few inns offering noon check out lately, but not many.
What if Free Late Check Out showed up in your Google listing - and extending check out to 1. Has anyone tried this?

Really? Just when are the rooms to be magically cleaned?

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This was so silly, i skipped over it in the email!

We just got a reservation for Saturday that said they might need an early check in. Until there was a price attached.

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Amazing how they decide it isn't really important if they have to pay for the convenience.

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Morticia wrote:

We just got a reservation for Saturday that said they might need an early check in. Until there was a price attached.

It's always that way for us. 

Do some weddings. Brides ask for the moon -- horse-drawn carriages, fireworks, etc. -- until there's a price attached to it.

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Just my off the wall view, probably depends on who you want to attract as a guest. Don't see it working for everyone, but if starting late and finishing late suited the schedule of the innkeeper, one may find a following of folks that liked that schedule.

Just me, and I don't serve breakfast so that's a help, many guests depart prior to our somewhat early check out time, we can't clean all the rooms at once so if a guest or two desire to leave later it really doesn't cause me a problem, of course our rooms are arranged so that I'm not stumbling over those folks while cleaning other rooms.

I generally ask guests in what time range they expect to arrive, it helps me target which rooms to clean first or allows me to see windows of time where I would be safe to run an errand, now true, I'm not likely as busy as some folks on the forum, while busy is good on "payday" there are times that I see not being busy as a blessing.

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gillumhouse wrote:

Really? Just when are the rooms to be magically cleaned?

 "...when you have a maid for each room."   Which means its not happening.  Late check out at noon is pushing it.

    "Or when you have check in at five or six..."  Wasn't this place run/bought by people who knew B&Bs?  

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gillumhouse wrote:

Really? Just when are the rooms to be magically cleaned?

Exactly! Might work for a big hotel with rooms to spare, but not at a small place, and especially not for free.

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