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Old 08-11-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Another thread made me think, "How early should one expect maid service in the morning?". We don't stay in hotels often, but on our last trip the maid came to our door, knocked, saying "Housekeeping" at about 7:50 a.m. Woke me, my wife and son up. My wife got up and the maid said "I'll come back later." I didn't put out the "Privacy" card because I didn't think they would come around that early, plus I figured they would know who had already checked out. I guess we could have put out the privacy card just to be safe, just wondering if that is what others do.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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I always just put it out to be safe, but I have also gotten the occasional 7AM wakeup from the maid, which can be aggravating on vacation.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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ALWAYS put on the do not disturb sign! I never had a problem with early maid service if I remembered to do this. If maid service comes to your area of the hotel while you have the sign up you can always call housekeeping and they'll send them back to you later.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I hang that card out if we're sleeping in, and take it off when we want the housekeeper to come in. I like my room done early, so that I can use the room without interuption later! If we're leaving that day, then the card stays on the door until we depart!
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: mass
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WOW! 7:50. I would have been pissed! But I guess they have to start somewhere. Yikes.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'll put the card out.
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