Planning to take the Miracle on 6/7 to Canada. I'd like to arrive a day early to tour N.Y- Since most hotels require that you check out by noonish, I'm not sure what to do between noon and 7pm. I'm traveling with 2 small kids so i'll have lots of luggage to carry around. Are there any hotels that will allow a late check out for a small fee ?
Most hotels will allow this, but wont let you know if they will grant your request until the morning you are supposed to check out. I stayed at the Hotel 30 30 the last time I was in NY and we were allowed to check out 2 hours late for no charge, but it totally depends on the folks coming into the hotel that day. If they need your room - no late check outs will be granted.
Some hotels will also give you an extra half day for a fee, but again it all depends on their circumstances.
As far as what to do with your bags, you do not need a late check out to leave your bags at your hotel. In all of my experiences, they will hold them for you even after you have checked out. You may also be able to leave them at the pier and then run around the city for a bit.
Hope that helps
Victory, here I come!! - October 2, 2004
Even if hoyels may not allow you to check out late, a lot of NYC hotels will keep your luggage in their storage room for the afternoon while you sightsee. I live on Long Island, but had this problem when I took the bar exam and had to check out of my hotel early in the morning (before the second day of the exam). I think we wound up paying like $2 a bag (as a tip for the bellhops).
FYI- I'll be on the June 7 Carnival Miracle ship as well!!!
Most hotels, regardless of check out time, will hold your luggage for you - securely. Depending on the time of checkout, when you request a late checkout - you may or may not experience a charge - typically it ranges from nothing/nominal -to a "day rate" or 1/2 day's charge.
Don't fret - just enjoy! (and I do hope you like Canada)