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Old 03-29-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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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.

I'm going out in October.. I booked Excalibur because I've stayed there before.,. It's decently cheap, convenient and known to me.

I seriously considered staying down at fremont simply to avoid the resort fees.. And next time I go, I just might. The concern I have about Fremont is the noise level down there. But, you get a pass for The Duece.. That's pretty cheap. Unlimited rides for 3 days isn't much and the buses run very often and run between Fremont all the way down the strip.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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It is hard for people who travel for work to tip. They don't get receipt for it and so cannot get it reimbursed by employer. It is unfair to expect them to tip in cash because they are not traveling and staying in hotels for fun.
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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I leave a $5 tip each morning of my stay. It's my way of helping out those who are in low-paying jobs. I feel fortunate to be in a position to tip various people whom I feel could use a little extra.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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I keep my room neat and normally use my own bag for trash. If I left the room a mess, I'd MAYBE tip.
Go above and beyond - I'll tip ya.
With servers at restaurants I'll normally leave 20%. I'm not stingy. I'm just not ever overjoyed with condition of the rooms where I stay.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I always leave something for the housekeepers if the room is clean when I check in. Being in the industry myself, I know how awful it is to clean up after other people who are pigs. And believe me there are plenty out there. It's a hard job and doesn't pay that well. Just spreading a little cheer. $5 is not very much.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Go on a cruise......

Everybody that works on the ship has their hands out for a tip. (probably paradise for all the folks that like to tip a lot)
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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Tip or not, but I don't get the argument to not tip because the hotel is charging a lot for the room already. By that logic, you wouldn't tip at a restaurant for an expensive entree.

I always tip a few bucks per night, a few more if I made a mess or had a special request. But it's not percentage based on room rate.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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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.
I leave the Thank You notes as well. Good use of the hotel stationary. :-)
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:37 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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What do Australians and certain visitors from Asia due in these situations as tipping is not the common practice there?
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:39 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default Are gratuities included in the price of the hotel room charge?

What do people from Australia and certain East Asian countries do as tipping is not common there?
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