One special feature of staying at a Hilton hotel is the ability to do Hilton online check in before you arrive with the Hilton Honors app.
Did you know you can also choose your own room location when you check-in with the app, too?
In this post, I’ll walk you through how the Hilton early check in process works and what to expect when you use the app to select your room.
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How To Use Hilton Early Check In
At 6 am the day before you arrive for your stay you can begin the Hilton online check in process in the Hilton Honors app or online at the Hilton site.
You will need to login with your Hilton Honors account information to see your stay to start Hilton online check in.
I assume this only works with stays booked through Hilton.
You’ll enter your estimated arrival time when you check-in.
Though check-in wasn’t until 4 pm, our room was ready closer to 1 pm which was fantastic!
We were allowed Hilton early check in and got into our room as soon as it was ready (at no charge).
How To Choose Your Own Room
You’ll be given a pre-assigned room, which you can choose to keep or change when using Hilton early check in.
We wanted to be on a lower floor and close to the pool, so I opted to pick another room.
You’ll be able to see how many rooms are available on each floor and select a floor to see the room locations.
Since we wanted a room that overlooked the pool (instead of the parking lot), I consulted a Google Earth map of the hotel to determine which side faced the pool.
That really helped me pick the best room for us using Hilton early check in!
We loved our room location and I was glad I spent a few minutes doing Hilton online check in and selecting our room.
I would NOT have liked to be on one of the top floors of this huge hotel!
I found that I could not change my room selection once I had committed to it in the app, so I suggest doing all of your research ahead of time.
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I hope this helps anyone wondering how to do Hilton early check in and choose your own room in the Hilton Honors app.
Since I am a frequent traveler to Disney World, I would love to see Disney get on board with this technology. How cool would it be to choose your room before you arrive?
Would you like the ability to select your room before your hotel stays? Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think about Hilton early check in!
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