Summer Hotel Job Letter Example

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When applying for a seasonal hotel position, include in your cover letter any previous experience you have in the fields of hospitality and customer service. Also, because it's likely there will be times you will have to deal with guest concerns on your own, be sure to provide the hiring manager with two or three examples of your communication and problem-solving skills.

In addition, if you have non-hospitality experience (such as volunteer or team sports experience) that highlight your interpersonal skills, you should include those in your cover letter as well.

Below is a sample cover letter for a seasonal hotel position that you can use as a guide. Make the necessary adjustments to fit your experience and training as well as the position you're applying for. 

Summer Hotel Cover Letter Example

This is an example of a cover letter for a summer hotel position. Download the hotel cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Summer Hotel Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Min Chen
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

September 1, 2018

Neil Fowler
Director, Human Resources
Moose Lake Lodge
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Fowler,

Please accept my application for the position of front desk assistant at the Moose Lake Lodge. I believe that my hospitality and front-of-store experience as a cashier at the Bob's Discount Dollar store make me an excellent candidate for the desk assistant position. While working at Bob's I had the opportunity to greet and interact with people of all ages on a daily basis.

I also have experience handling a variety of customer payment systems. My cashier experience made me comfortable handling cash, checks, and debit and credit cards. Additionally, as a math major, I can assure you that all my customer transactions will be accurate.

Additionally, as an administrative assistant in my school's registrar's office, I was constantly interacting with young students as well as older staff and faculty. I found the work rewarding and was able to answer student questions and address their concerns with confidence and ease.

As a camp counselor, I gained valuable experience working with children and parents. I feel I have the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and that my friendly and helpful demeanor would put Moose Lake Lodge guests at ease and feel welcome at your establishment.

I am confident that my hospitality skills and ability to handle a variety of payment types make me an ideal candidate for the front desk assistant position. I have enclosed my resume and will call within the next week to see if we can arrange a time to speak.

In the meantime, thank you for your time and consideration.


Min Chen

If you're unsure exactly what to put into your letter (and how to adapt the above letter to your background) you can review a hotel resume example. Also, you'll want to be prepared for the interview with a few letters of recommendation from people you've worked for including teachers and other adults that can vouch for your character.