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Old 03-29-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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For you information in top end hotels you tip housekeeping by putting the bill inside the edge of the sheet.
A thorough and good room attendant will find it!!!!
That's if you tip. This thread must be full of fellow Canadians. Americans are great tippers.

IF I get above and beyond I tip well.
No, you don't play little "hide the tip" games at high end hotels, or anywhere else for that matter.

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I tip housekeeping. They are cleaning toilets, changing beds and who knows what other nastiness daily. I can spare a few bucks and maybe that makes someone's day a little better.
Exactly.

And I've had housekeeping leave me extra bottles of water or other little things that I appreciate in return. In my experience, respect and courtesy is a two way street, and when I make the effort, I so often see it reciprocated.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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No, you don't play little "hide the tip" games at high end hotels, or anywhere else for that matter.



Exactly.

And I've had housekeeping leave me extra bottles of water or other little things that I appreciate in return. In my experience, respect and courtesy is a two way street, and when I make the effort, I so often see it reciprocated.
Exactly.. I know when we have stayed at resorts, I have left a tip with a note of appreciation, and I come back with the entire fridge full of beer and some extra ones on the table for the rest of my stay.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I always tip housekeeping along with a little note that says " Thank You ".

Some places I leave $5.00 others $10.00 per day.

I leave the tip everyday and not just one big one at the end, since of course it could be a different cleaner each day.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Exactly.. I know when we have stayed at resorts, I have left a tip with a note of appreciation, and I come back with the entire fridge full of beer and some extra ones on the table for the rest of my stay.
I think by leaving a note, and a bit of money, it humanizes it more. They know they aren't just cleaning a room, but a room where someone seems to care a bit.

I have often found " little extra's " as a way of saying " thank you " back. Even if sometimes it's just a genuine smile.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Resort fees.. Oh, that'll get me going. Those are nothing more than a legal way for hotels to falsely state their rates.



Vegas is the worst. Many MGM properties are charging $35 a day AT LEAST for access to the weight room, wi-fi and a newspaper.


I can get a monthly gym membership, pay data charges and buy a $2.00 USA Today for much less than that.

and the charges are mandatory. You can't say "I didn't use/don't want to use any of those" and have the charges taken off.
I visited Las Vegas in the past few months, and yeah, things have changed. Nearly all the hotels on the Strip charge for parking. Rates are $4 to $18 max for the whole day. They put up an electronic system to track and display how many empty parking spots are on each floor, and individual lights above the spaces so you can see what's filled and what's not from a distance. A parking garage with a capacity of 400 spots is most definitely ranking in the dough. People who have them M-Life rewards cards get free parking, but you'd need to take into account all the money they had to gamble and otherwise spend in the first place.

Someone had free hotel stays as part of her perks, but it became a "shipping kills the deal" type moment when we realized we still get charged a resort fee to stay in those rooms.


Last but not least many of the casinos/hotels/resorts off the strip have distinguished themselves by posting on billboards that they do NOT charge resort fees, and offer free parking.


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I look at it this way, if tips are included in the price of your room, I wonder what pittance each maid gets out of that price?

Probably not much, but meanwhile the huge hotel chains make a killing.
I hate to dig a rabbit hole and go down that, but I'm more inclined to tip FF employees, and those who work in retail. I'm aware that folks have posted negative experiences with those groups, but most of the ones I've encountered were courteous enough (if not straight up courteous), and Walmart employees have saved me a lot of time from wandering around the store, looking for specific items.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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My wife and I have this conversation every time we travel.

I always leave a buck or two a day and if it's a week long stay, a $5 on day one. She thinks I'm crazy.

As noted above, that usually results in a few extras.

I'm always as polite as possible to housekeeping.

After all, they are alone in my room with all my stuff!
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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I've never tipped a maid in a hotel and I never will. I think all tipping should be abolished but that's another story. In CA where I live, servers all get at least min wage ($11/hr) so I find it ridiculous that I still have to tip here and don't have to tip say the cashier at Walmart who makes the same money
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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If the OP is asking if the housekeeper's tip is included in the hotel charge, the answer is normally no. I'd check with the front desk to be sure, but usually it's not.

And yes, it is considered customary to give such folks a tip. And don't hide it, either; leaving the money with a piece of paper saying "Thank you" is reasonable. The amounts mentioned on this thread are about right.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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We always tip the housekeeper, kidding me?

Working women ,hard work,labor!
Why we tip, that's someone's mom that has to work cleaning people's daily nastiness. We also get hooked up with extras.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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So I was speaking on a popular Disney website and a poster said that they don't tip housekeeping because housekeeping is included in the price of the room.

Is this new? I've never heard this?
No. You tip housekeeping daily. I leave at least $10.
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