What does an Associate 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.

What responsibilities are common for Associate Front Desk Agent jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Associate Front Desk Agent jobs?
  • 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
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

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Country Inn & Suites by RadissonCountry Inn & Suites by Radisson
Front Desk Agent
25 Mar 2021

“Terrible pay but if you're a college student with little to no bills it's perfect.”

Hotel Clermont
Front Desk Agent
13 Jul 2022

“Every day at the property is different and I enjoyed that there was something new to do every day.”

North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina State University
Front Desk Attendant
10 Mar 2021

“Working at the front desk is not strenuous and I enjoy my time helping people in their studios.”

Planet FitnessPlanet Fitness
Front Desk Associate
2 Jun 2022

“My coworkers are great and we have a good time while we’re getting things done.”

Hagie ManufacturingHagie Manufacturing
Front Desk
24 Jul 2020

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

Night Auditor
16 Jul 2022

“All and all the job was good but management made the job not worth doing.”

Omni HotelsOmni Hotels
Front Desk Agent
8 Jun 2021

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

Sage HospitalitySage Hospitality
Front Desk Agent
11 Feb 2022

“employee receives praise from GM for going above and beyond yet receives no actual incentive for doing well).”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Associate Front Desk Agent

When working as an Associate Front Desk Agent, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Computer Literate, Problem Resolution, Strong WORK Ethic, Excellent Communication and Excellent Customer Service.

The most similar professions to Associate Front Desk Agent are:
  • Receptionist
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant

The most common qualifications to become an Associate Front Desk Agent is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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