Do you tip housekeeping?
September 13, 2017 6:52am CST
Day 3 of 5 here complete in Duluth. Sadly I havent frlt much like exploring, just more so deflated after 9 hours of sittig in a classroom listening to instructors drone on and on and reading my current Grisham book in the hotel (The Confession, so far so good!) Since I was staying longer than just a couple days I thought Id leave a couple bucks for the housekeeper just because. I do that sometimes even though I am not sure what the standard practice is. In hotels do you tip housekeeping?
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@maezee Yeah, we had a really bad experience last summer. We contacted the manager on duty who sent the housekeeping manager to our room-it was a mess, and they cleaned it up, after we had already spent a night there, and then still charged us for that night. After that I have lost a lot of respect for that industry-they really inconvenienced us by taking about an hour (for the 2nd time that day) to clean our room, and it was necessary, but it should have been a time that we approved.
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That would be my rule of thumb. If I have the room tossed, yes I will leave a tip. If I am only staying one night, or don't have the room tossed after a couple nights, I consider the price of my room enough. When we traveled to Cancun a couple of years ago I left very generous tips for the maids who took great care of our room. Considering what I left and the exchange rate, I probably provided groceries for a month for them.