Just daily life stuff from a hotel housekeeper's point of veiw.
Your hotel housekeeper.
Published on May 28, 2008 By Mighty Maid In Work
A tip is not included in the price of your room at most hotels. I was just wondering if you tip your hotel housekeeper. If you do, how much do you leave? When I go in to clean a room I am happy with 2 dollars or more. I think the 2 dollar tips are usually from a one night stay. The most I have recieved is like a 10 dollar tip in a room. I think as those as at least a 3 night stay.

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on May 28, 2008

I'll leave 2 or 3 bucks, plus another 3 to 6 in pocket change I've accumulated per night. I know change is a pain but moneys money and I like to travel light.

on May 28, 2008
I agree with you about the change. It all adds up. I save my up my change, take it in when my change cup is full. Lo and behold you have 10 to 20 more dollars.   
on May 28, 2008

To be honest, I don't usually tip although I have done so before.  What would you say is the percentage of those who tip vs those who don't? 

I usually always help the maid out tho.  I bundle the trash, throw out the used soap in the shower, put all the used towels together, wipe down the bathroom sink area with a used cloth or towel and pick up stray hairs even on the floor.  I've even wiped down the toilet quite often with whatever's available even just tp.   

I guess I just thought they get an hourly wage unlike waitresses who depend on their tips for pay and don't really think about it much. 

 

on May 28, 2008
I have never tipped a maid. Ever. I didn't realize it was necessary or appropriate.

I think it's nice and considerate to tip, and I might consider doing it in the future now that I know, but honestly, it's getting to where if someone so little as smiles at you you're expected to tip them.

on May 29, 2008

Honestly, I have never tipped a maid.  Maybe it's something I should consider next time I stay at a hotel (which hasn't been very much).

We are pretty good at tipping at restaurants, though.  UDigIt is my tipping calculator...lol.  He can figure out tips in a matter of seconds.

on May 29, 2008

I tip. Also, if the room service has been extra good or if I asked for something that was a hassle I will leave a bigger tip.  I usually leave it on the day I check out though.

on May 29, 2008

Actually, there is no tipping in Japan but I don't usually stay in a hotel here.

on May 29, 2008
On a good day maybe 2 out of 10 rooms tip a really good day would be 5 out of 10 rooms!
When I come into a room where a guest has tidied up for me, I don't worry about a tip. That shows me they either have been a housekeeper and the job is not as easy as some people think or they are very thoughtful and making my day a little easier. As to the hourly wage for housekeepers, it depends on the hotel you work at. I have learned that some hotels pay you a set amount for each room but I don't know how much that would be.

I never really thought about leaving maids tip myself until I became one. lol I can understand for the rare hotel guest not leaving tips though. Alot of people don't think to tip the maid. They don't show that in Hollywood movies, it is always the bell boy holding out his and and doing the throat clearing cough that gets it. Curses to the bell boys!

All in all I look at tips as happy little surprises in my day.
on May 29, 2008
I never thought of it. But I will in the future.
on May 29, 2008
Can't help it. You're talking tips, it must be posted. And viewed.



I know you're talking about another type of tipping, but still . . . classic Steve Buscemi.
on May 29, 2008
I love this scene in Resevoir Dogs. I love Steve Buscemi as an actor too. He is great in every thing he does in my opinion.
on May 29, 2008
He is great in every thing he does in my opinion.


Ew!
on May 29, 2008
Ew!


I know he is not much to look at. He is not just another Hollywood pretty face. He actually has to work at his craft to get the parts he does get. He is in alot of movies, but almost always as a supporting character. Yet some of those characters are more memorable than the leading character. He also does voices for animated feature length movies too such as "Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within" and "Monsters INc."

oh yes we are suppose to be talking about tipping your hotel housekeeper. Sorry I get distracted sometimes and go off on tangents as my husband says. Thanks for the distaraction SanChonino and DR. Guy.   
on May 30, 2008
Years back when I played in team pool tournaments my team and I would play poker in our hotel rooms. Not for big money the most you could bet or raise was a dollar. There would be a lot of change and most guys would hate pennies so they would just leave them on the table when we were finished. I'm now wondering if housekeeping thought they were tips when all they were was penny bigotry.
on May 30, 2008
Sorry I get distracted sometimes and go off on tangents as my husband says. Thanks for the distaraction SanChonino


The more you hang out around here, Mighty Maid, you'll realize that if you want a topic derailed, I'm your guy.

I'll take the comments section of an article off on a tangent faster than anyone. It's my specialty.
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