Do you always leave a tip for your hotel maid?

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  1. MomsTreasureChest profile image92
    MomsTreasureChestposted 6 years ago

  2. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    No...sorry to say.  I do when I am in a room more than overnight, otherwise, no.

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      why not?

  3. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago


  4. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    Yes of course. Do you know how hard they work, and for minimum wage?

    Leave a tip.

    1. WriteAngled profile image78
      WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As long as the custom of tipping persists, they will continue to get minimum wages!

      I do not see why their income should depend on charity.

      I also do not see why I should be subjected to further expense when hotel rates are already so extortionate.

  5. ritsukakunx profile image51
    ritsukakunxposted 6 years ago

    The only time I stayed I did!

  6. ftclick profile image55
    ftclickposted 6 years ago

    when did this start? at 4 or 5 start hotels?
    I guess being in the 47% or 99% I am not used to that. Even other well-paid friends I know don't do this.

    1. kathleenkat profile image79
      kathleenkatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is not very common in the States, I'll tell you that.

      I have travelled a lot, and I will say that it is bad practice not to in Europe and Mexico. Kind of like we tip at restaurants and hair salons, they tip other services like cab rides and room service. In Mexico, they even left little envelopes labeled "Punta" in the rooms. In the States the maids (that I know of) don't expect a tip, but always appreciate it.

  7. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Yes, always. 

    I see no reason to tip a guy who whistles for a cab or carried a bag 20 feet, and not a women on an even lower wage who breaks her back changing linens and cleaning toilets all day.

    If the current system is unfair to me, why pass that on to the person who the system treats worst of all: the cleaner?

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You make a great point - we can flag our own cabs (if we can elbow past the doorman trying to get a tip), and I don't mind taking my own bags to the room, especially on wheels.  But I'm not about to clean the bathroom or change the sheets.

      I usually leave my tip at the end of a stay, but it occurs to me there might be different people on duty each day.  Gotta rethink that.

      1. kellyteam profile image61
        kellyteamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        wow, you're right. I usually leave my tip at the end as well. Thanks for bringing that up.

  8. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I avoid bell/door staff, but they can be very pushy. I had one who made the cabbie give him the tip even though I hailed the cab myself!

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are kidding! That's pretty nervy!  Years ago, I had a bellhop chase me down after I'd already tipped him and badger me in front of others (intimidating me to give him another tip) - I 'reminded' him I'd tipped him already and he shut up and left me alone.

  9. cryptid profile image97
    cryptidposted 6 years ago

    Of course, unless there is already a fine or repair bill for what I have done to the hotel room.

  10. S G Hupp profile image70
    S G Huppposted 6 years ago

    Yes. Always-regardless of how many stars the hotel has, or doesn't have for that matter.  I do agree, that hotel rates are steep--but they are also negotiable...

  11. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes I do. It depends if he/she  has done something for me like binging me a cup of tea in the hotel room and whether I´m in the mood to give a tip.

  12. afmolinajr profile image43
    afmolinajrposted 6 years ago

    sometimes we do leave a tip. a good service deserves an extra reward.


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