As soon as you get to Rome, you’ll notice the leisurely pace of life here, which extends to hotel check-in times. If you arrive early in the morning (as is often the case with North American flights), you may find that your room is not ready yet (after 2 pm is pretty standard for hotels both big and small). In this case, most hotels will store your luggage and encourage you to go out sightseeing. If you think you’ll arrive later in the day, mention this before booking to make sure someone will be on hand to check you in. Some smaller hotels don’t have a round-the-clock staff, and it’s best to avoid unpleasant surprises. Check-out times are a little stricter, between 10 am and noon. If you need more time that day, the hotel may try to charge you for an extra night; however, if you just want to store your luggage for a few hours on your last day, most hotels will accommodate this request.