I don’t check out of hotels when I travel. It’s pointless.
If they want their money, or I need a receipt, the matter can be settled later. Card’s already on file either way.
I already checked in. They know I’m there.
And they have an expectation of me leaving.
Taking the extra step of handing back keycards, printing receipts, and engaging in small talk that leads to nowhere and isn’t worth anyone’s time.
Checkout is automated. It’s 11 AM. I’m gone. I met your expectation. Stay’s over. Done. I’m moving on.