Reply To: Hotel Cleaning Staff – To Tip or Not?

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I travel once or twice a month and stay at hotels anywhere from overnight to two weeks. I do give a small amount of tips to housekeeping everyday I stay (as they work on a roaster) at a hotel – probably US$1, EUR1 or a similar amount in a local currency – unless the room is cleaning is really poorly executed (fortunately not yet occurred).

A hotel room is where one spends plenty of time after work in a trip so it makes perfect sense to make a little appreciation to ensure it’s kept clean and comfortable. If one can tip a witty taxi driver after a 15-min ride, why can’t she/he tip a housekeeper who spends half-an-hour cleaning your mess?

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