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Old 08-11-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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We do if she is good. We have been in Florida and maids never cleaned rooms til 5p!every day!!
This is a 5 star hotel too.....

What do you tip maid service? 10 percent?15? 20?
Does anyone not tip them?
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Stanwood, Washington
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If I meet her upon arrival, explain my expectations of her, and she delivers, I tip. If I am someplace cheap where housekeeping comes only in afternoons, they generally have no idea what I expect, so no.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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we usually tip $1.50 per person per night. i read somewhere that was the rate.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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Never. I think it's a silly concept - there are no varying degrees of clean. I expect my room to be clean and if it's not then then the job hasn't been done properly. Hotels need to allocate the correct number of rooms to each maid so that they can clean them properly without cutting corners - no amount of tips will solve this issue if the hotels are not managed properly.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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I do. Usually two or three dollars per night. I don't think it's mandatory but it doesn't hurt to give a few bucks to thank them for clean towels and a tucked bed.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If we stay in a hotel, it is usually for one night. We don't tip since we expect the room to be clean and ready when we arrive and don't use the maid service while there.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Well, my job sent me to Germany for 2 months and the accommodations were paid for by my company. I asked one of my supervisor's whether or not we are supposed to tip the maid for cleaning the room, or if we tip for when the guy brings up my luggage, but I was told "No". So, my answer is no, I don't tip them...although there were times that I felt bad about it, but then again, the other thoughts going through my head if I did tip would be if I'd be insulting them by giving a tip.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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Well, my job sent me to Germany for 2 months and the accommodations were paid for by my company. I asked one of my supervisor's whether or not we are supposed to tip the maid for cleaning the room, or if we tip for when the guy brings up my luggage, but I was told "No". So, my answer is no, I don't tip them...although there were times that I felt bad about it, but then again, the other thoughts going through my head if I did tip would be if I'd be insulting them by giving a tip.
In many European countries tipping is less prevalent that in the U.S.

In Germany for example if you left a cash tip on the nightstand it would probably still be there when you got back to your room as they'd have assumed you left some money there by mistake.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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If you knew how little money chambermaids in hotels and resorts usually make, you might realize how much they depends on tips from customers. I always tip a minimum of $2.00 per day when I travel alone and don't request any extras. I usually leave it on or just under the pillow which better indicates that it's for them. I also try to tip on a daily basis versus at the end of the week if I've there for that long, as I want to make sure the person cleaning my room gets the tip and not the weekend maid who filled in on the weekly one's off day.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I tip too. I'm especially aware of low wages given to women who need jobs, a concept taught to me by my mother who's an advocate.

I don't have any particular amount I leave, sometimes it's two or three dollars which I don't put out till we're leaving.
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