November 15, 2012

Tip #184 - Tipping Etiquette #5: Hotel

If the bellman helps you with your bags, you should tip him/her $1 to $2 per bag. You should do this at check-in and if he/she assists you with your bags at check out, you should tip him/her again. If you use the concierge to acquire dinner reservations, show tickets, etc., tip him/her $5 to $10. If you order room service, tip them 15% of the bill unless it is already added. If you ask for fresh towels or a forgotten item to be brought to your room, tip the person bringing it $1 per item. Make sure and leave a tip for the maid. This can be done each day or a total sum for each day stayed at the end of your trip. The standard rate is $2 per day.