When traveling to a destination in a different time zone, it sometimes happens that your flight might arrive earlier than you had anticipated and you might find yourself at the hotel lobby hours before the time you are booked in. Since you do not want to pay extra, you should ask if it is possible to be given access to your room. While some establishments will let you go into your room right away, most will offer to provide storage for your luggage until the time you are supposed to check in.

Also, in the event that you cannot leave your room at the designated time at the end of your stay (probably because of flight delays) many establishments will allow you to check out late without any extra charges.