Request a late checkout if there’s no charge

As a courtesy, many hotels will grant you an extra hour or two to leave your room, especially if it isn’t booked for the upcoming evening. Call the front desk in advance and request a late checkout. If not, you’ll likely be billed for the extra hours you spend in the room. If late checkout isn’t available and you don’t want to deal with your bags, ask to leave your bags with the bellhop.