Definition of check in in US English:

check in

phrasal verb

  • Arrive and register at a hotel or airport.

    ‘you must check in at least one hour before take-off’
    • ‘And since check-out time is usually around noon, the tour agencies can actually save a day's room rate by checking them in after noontime.’
    • ‘We stopped at the main desk of the dingy motel and waited while Jimmy registered and checked us in.’
    • ‘After checking us in, he motions for me to follow him.’
    • ‘The guys took care of checking us in while I said goodbye to my aunt.’
    • ‘Within no time we were checked in, unpacked and ready to hit the town.’
    • ‘Doyle will learn the ropes in the reservations and reception departments of Lancaster House, answering the telephone and checking guests in and out.’
    • ‘After checking us in, she gave us directions to local refuges like Red Sand Beach and the Venus Pool.’
    • ‘He then led us to a very nice hotel where we were checked in and shown to our rooms.’
    • ‘Sarah, one of the delightful reception staff, will check you in and whisk you off by hotel buggy to your room.’
    • ‘She took him to the service elevator that opened up just a few doors down from the room he and Jim were checked in to.’
    report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register
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