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Old 03-28-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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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?
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Well common sense tells me that housekeeping is included in the price of every hotel room, that's how they keep renting the rooms out.


Now, gratuities are likely not included, and that's really the thread. Does a $200 a night room, with resort fees, etc. etc. tacked on really merit having to pay out of pocket for the "standards"?
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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Of course, hotel maids don't work for free - the hotel pays them a salary which is funded by the cost of the room that you pay. That's news to you?

Weather you tip or not is up to you, I never do and don't consider it a standard tipping service like waitressing. It's probably a good idea to tip if you request extra service however.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Of course, hotel maids don't work for free - the hotel pays them a salary which is funded by the cost of the room that you pay. That's news to you?

Weather you tip or not is up to you, I never do and don't consider it a standard tipping service like waitressing. It's probably a good idea to tip if you request extra service however.
Lol of course people getting a salary for working is not new. Not tipping housekeeping is new.

I always thought in the states certain jobs always got tipped. Hair dressers, housekeepers and waitstaff among them.

Even in Vegas, the land of resort fees I've left something for housekeeping.

Hey Works for me. Ill keep the dough
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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It's a personal choice on whether to tip hotel housekeepers. Some people choose not to, but it's not something new that it's no longer a thing to do. There have been threads about this before.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Leave $1/day per person, it's hard work & they aren't paid much for the work they do. A certain kind of person will always look for some excuse to not tip waiters, maids, bartenders, skycaps, etc... Don't be one of them please.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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I also fall in the "leave a tip" category. Usually a couple of bucks a day, espcially at Disney where the service is higher caliber and they tend to go above-and-beyond more often. Disney housekeeping almost always makes towel animals during your stay which the kids enjoy, as an example.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Being a maid is a low paying job that doesn't require schooling or training. I think many of the women who are maids are living at the poverty level or close to it. They work HARD for minimum wages.

The way I look at it, if I can afford to stay in a motel room, then I can certainly afford a small tip of appreciation and so can every person.

We ALWAYS leave a tip. It could mean the difference between a maid's kids getting a sandwich at lunch or nothing at all. The same thing goes with a waiter or waitress.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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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?
AFAIK, all the expenses they need to cover are included are part of the room rate. I've never looked into stuff like resort fees. Always thought that was a CA or NV thing that goes to the state. Whether or not they make profit depends on management, business, and employees' actual performance.

Since you did bring it up, I do cruises with the family every now and then (e.g. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Carnival), and they have mentioned as part of the price you pay that they'll add automatic gratuity for their staff. Last I checked, it's $11 to $14 per day, per passenger, although this could vary.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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It is, of course a personal choice, I always tip the housekeeping maids.
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