I am looking for adjective (if exists) for paying for hotel stay prior to arrival or if possible word that would describe paying upon checking-out ?

If there is no such word, then is there any neat expression for this type?


Prepaid would probably fit your needs.


  1. prepay (third-person singular simple present prepays, present participle prepaying, simple past prepaid, past participle prepayed)

--To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.


Deposit is a payment made in advance, to secure a reservation, or as surety against (e.g.) damage or default.

The Balance would be paid to settle the final amount owing (for example on checking out).

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    A deposit would imply a payment of less than the full amount. Pre-paid would imply payment of the full amount up front. – Jim Sep 12 '13 at 14:56
  • @Jim, I slightly misread the question, taking into account the request for both advance payment and paying on checking out. So Prepaid as in the other answer fits properly. – Chris H Sep 12 '13 at 15:00

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