We will be staying off-site for the first part of our trip. Then, we plan on visiting AK on the day that we decide to check in at the AKL. We plan to be at AK before opening, staying a few hours, then checking into AKL. Should be check in first (which would be around 8am)? Is there an advantage to getting our keys early (like where we will be placed or can request)? Thanks for the help.