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Old 10-31-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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We always leave a cash tip for the housekeeper....especially when we're staying multiple days!
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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We tip housekeeping. I used to tip for room service, until I actually took the time to read the receipt one day and saw the 18% gratuity already added. If the servers aren't getting it, then I consider that a scam, but I see no reason to protect the hotel from the wrath of their employees by double-tipping.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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Many hotels include gratuity via a service charge or mandatory gratuity, so its not always necessary to tip.

I manage a hotel and cannot tell you how horribly people tip bellmen (or don't tip). I tip the housekeepers but I am kind of the fence about doing it. Room cleaning is a basic service that you pay for, so I feel kind of ambivalent about gratuity. But because I work so closely with the housekeeping department and understand how hard the associates work, I always do leave a tip.
How about paying them a living wage instead of expecting the customer to subsidize their wages for you on top of the pricey hotel rates. Let alone the fact that some even charge you for WIFI and other things that should have been included in the price. What a rip off.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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The problem I have with tipping hotel housekeeping is that, on your first morning, you are pre-tipping the person who hasn't done your room yet. Of course, if it's the SAME housekeeper that prepared it for you then that's fine ~ it makes sense.

But I don't believe in "pre-tipping".
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Ontario, NY
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We always leave a cash tip for the housekeeper....especially when we're staying multiple days!
And how much is that? I'm certainly not going to tip 15 or 20% on a $100 a night room. I think last time I traveled, I tipped $20 for a 8 day stay.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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There is a special section of Hell reserved for non-tippers. Even in a Motel 6 you leave $3 for the help. Case closed.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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I always tip a hotel staff person who carries my luggage to my room.

But I will not tip maids/housekeeping. Depending on hotel/motel/inn and it's level of upkeep, maids can spend as little as 15 minutes cleaning up a room. Instead, if I ask a maid directly for something extra, then I tip her. Have done that a couple of times.
I tip the maids in Europe if I stay in the room for more than a night. The maids there seem to be so much more thorough overseas. I usually isn't that much and of course it depends on how well they do their job. I can't imagine not tipping the bellhop.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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There is a special section of Hell reserved for non-tippers. Even in a Motel 6 you leave $3 for the help. Case closed.
If I check into a room and there is any debris on the floor, soap scum or pubes in the toilet, or not sufficient towells and wash cloths, not tip from me. Of course the only time I come across such things are the occasional Hotwire.com reservation.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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And how much is that? I'm certainly not going to tip 15 or 20% on a $100 a night room. I think last time I traveled, I tipped $20 for a 8 day stay.
I think that is fair unless you are talking about Europe. But, since this is the Charlotte thread, I suppose it isn't.
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