The vacation season is almost upon us, so let’s talk about tipping. Do we need to tip or not? Let me list some of “my rules”.
You know what they do right? They take your luggage from the vehicle, hails a cab and as the name implies, open and close the door. My rule? I sure do give them a tip on all the above tasks except for opening the door.
I sure DO, and I do it everyday!!!!! Why? Because I want to have a clean and freshened up room every single day of my stay, and ensures that the tip goes to the specific housekeeper doing the room for the day. And, oh, not to forget the turn down service which I love a lot. I normally give $6 per day in a deluxe hotel.
I do not tip them.
I don’t want to lug my luggage from the front desk to the room. My standard for this is at least $5 and not less than $3.
Nah… They provide services which range from giving directions to making reservations. If they do a big effort though, like moving heaven and hell to get that much coveted seat on a show, I would give $8 or $10.
$2 to $3 every handoff.
Room service waiter
Tip is a must for me, and it can be between 15 to 20% of the total charges.
Oh my, I think I feel the urge to go on vacation. I just hope, that penchant for travel will hit me soon.