What does a Front Desk Agent do?

A front desk agent is responsible for checking hotel guests in and out of their rooms. They are responsible for ensuring that every single guest has an enjoyable experience at the hotel. A few of the main duties of a front desk agent are greeting guests at the front desk, answering any questions, recommending activities and restaurants to guests, and answering any phone calls. They also have to store any luggage as needed by guests. Some of the jobs titles that a front desk agent could grow into are hotel manager and general manager.

A front desk agent does not need any experience but should have a high school degree or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a front desk agent will have is attention to detail. Another skill is organization as the front desk agent will have to keep track of guests and their requests.

  • Check guests in and out of their rooms
  • Answer any questions guests have
  • Make recommendations for activities and restaurants
  • Store any luggage guests have
  • Answer the phone and direct the call
  • Take reservations on the phone
  • Arrange transportation for guests
  • Maintain the record of guests that have checked in and out
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Amazing interpersonal abilities
  • Top-of-the-line organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Amazing time management skills
  • A degree in hotel management is preferred
  • Incredibly detail oriented
  • Able to work nights and weekends
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Front Desk Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

£21,055 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £21K
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“Terrible pay but if you're a college student with little to no bills it's perfect.”

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“work and home balance is nice but i would like to work more than 40 hours.”

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24 Jul 2020

“This was my first job right out of high school and it was a great working experience.”

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13 Jul 2019

“Mandatory training and professional development meetings do nothing for workers and seem to only exist to appear professional.”

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8 Jun 2021

“Management choice wasn’t the best and some of the guests were rude for no reason.”

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26 Jul 2021

“No nights no weekends is nice but the stress here for little pay is not worth it.”

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15 Jun 2020

“It was great working for Eden during my time in college as it gave me the flexibility I needed.”

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