MrRalph
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May 22nd, 2012 at 6:32:48 PM permalink
If the service is good I tip housekeeping $10 per day minimum. If the service is bad I do not tip. I am not that picky but I do not believe poor service should be rewarded.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:01:35 PM permalink
I tip housekeeping daily. $5 at nicer hotels/resorts, a couple bucks at lower star place.
Restaurants I tip 20% if paying via card, 15% if by cash.
Cabs I tip 15%
Valets, I tip $1 if there is a charge to valet the car, more if it is complimentary.
At a bar, I tip 15%. I don't think it should be necessary to tip a full dollar for a $3 beer, in the casino, $1 per comped drink.
Bell persons I tip $1 per bag.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:22:03 PM permalink
Yes, Reno is cheaper than Vegas...and the fact that I'm there 3/7d days of the week..
Yes, we play video poker and there are no waitresses at JANugget, only beverage servers, who are very happy to get $1 per tray of drinks they bring to us...
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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:43:48 PM permalink
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Still, I wonder, when did it start to be expected to tip housekeeping? I donít think it was expected just 20 years ago.

I wasn't even aware that you were expected to tip the bouncers at a night club if you were throwing a party there. That one still has me scratching my head.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:45:57 PM permalink
In Vegas and everywhere else, I typically tip as follows:

Valet = $3 in and out I grease them coming in and I grease them going out. Believe me, i get taken care of, this is at the hotels, resturaunts anywhere where there is valet.
Bellman = $2 per piece of luggage, $5 minimum, same as the Wiz
Cocktails = $1 a drink again Same as the Wiz, but I usually will pound down many many beers in an evening, I mean so many like she probably easily makes $20 off of just me. But I will also tip that buck for a water. A drink is a drink right? And at a lot of casino's I dont have to ask anymore, they remember me and take care of me, waitresses usually know who tips and will take care of them IMO.
Restaurants = at least 20% usually more pre-comp bill.
Housekeeping = $5 a day, they dont mess with your shit and are happy to leave extra's on request. Plus a lot of the time it is a different girl everyday, so why should the lady working the last day get the benifit?

Im not a high roller either, but I will pay for service that I want.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 8:00:42 PM permalink
I must admit that I never knew it was expected to tip housekeeping for most of my life. Perhaps it wasn't until recently. Then again, I never ask for anything extra. What are these special requests everyone else is making? If I asked for something extra to be delivered, like an extra bet, I tipped the person who delivered it.

Again, in Vegas housekeeping is a union job, so the person doing it should be making a good wage with good benefits. I'll try to find out what they are paid, but I'm pretty sure it is a very good wage for fairly menial labor.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 8:12:16 PM permalink
When I stayed at Sunset Station last weekend, there was a small envelope on the counter. The front said "your room is thoroughly and professionally cleaned by (forgotten)." I thought that was both pushy and clever at the same time.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 8:30:36 PM permalink
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When I stayed at Sunset Station last weekend, there was a small envelope on the counter. The front said "your room is thoroughly and professionally cleaned by (forgotten)." I thought that was both pushy and clever at the same time.



Yeah, I've seen variations of that at lots of hotels. While it does seem like a hustle, you can't blame them, because they're not supposed to take money just sitting out there that may or may not be intended as a tip.

By the way, when I stayed at the hotel in Saint George for the eclipse the smallest bill in my wallet was a $20. So I just left about 50 cents of loose change in my pocket. I still feel a little badly about it.
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Mission146
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May 22nd, 2012 at 9:12:17 PM permalink
Housekeeping Stuff:

Wizard-"Special Requests?"

There are any number of special requests that people make of housekeeping.

The most common, almost to such an extent as to not be considered, "Special Request," is that they leave extra towels.

Here are some less common ones, at least in the Economy hotels I have managed:

1.) Sheets Changed, Daily. (For people staying 4+ days, the general rule of thumb is every three days, unless stained)

2.) All Bedding Changed, Daily. (We usually wouldn't change a comforter for the same occupant more than weekly, unless stained or by request)

3.) Feed the Pets. (We accept pets here. You'd be surprised how often there are little notes asking the HK's to feed/water the pet if the bowl(s) is empty!

4.) Wash dishes. (Some people will ask the housekeepers to wash THEIR dishes. (I tell the housekeepers not to do so UNLESS they have tipped.)

5.) Extra Coffee/Condiment Packs.

I'd say that's about it for the somewhat common (but relatively uncommon) ones.

Wizard-"Expected to tip?"

I'd say that it probably depends upon the hotel chain. At the hotels I have managed, I would say tipping is about 1/5 guest rooms, usually people who are staying for awhile, and usually not more than $5.00. $5.00 would be pretty good, actually.

According to the HK's, the best tippers to ever stay at this hotel were here for a Jehovah Witness convention. I wouldn't have expected that. One of the HK's said she did not leave here with less than $50, cash, any day of that four-day event. She probably had an average of 12 rooms/day to clean.

RDW4POTUS-"Envelope"

I'm not convinced she was trying to be pushy. My guess is that she knew that she was off the next day or would have a different floor, so she was hoping you'd turn in the tip to the desk. (Either that, or she REALLY trusts her co-workers.)

Wizard-"Not supposed to take money."

I guess I can only respond to that by saying that's not the policy, here. The policy here is that any $5.00 or less that is left in plain view can be assumed to be a tip, and any amount over $5.00 must be reported to the front desk, whereupon the front desk will hold it in an envelope with the room number until the following day.

I don't know anything about the Saint George, but I wouldn't feel too badly. $0.50 is better than no tip at all, and I imagine that's exactly what she got from a few of her rooms.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 9:20:01 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

3.) Feed the Pets. (We accept pets here. You'd be surprised how often there are little notes asking the HK's to feed/water the pet if the bowl(s) is empty!



I'm surprised at that. I never leave a pet without enough food and plenty of water.

Don't you get requests for extra toiletries?

BTW, when I leave a housekeeping tip, I always leave a note with it in order to avoid misunderstandings.
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