Like many of these Demeter Clarc Manners Moments, some of you will be like, “duh”, and some of you will claim you’ve never heard of the custom before. Let’s talk about tipping housekeeping when you stay at a hotel. We all know that for the most part, cleaning up after others is a boring, thankless, and often disgusting job. Why not express gratitude for your housekeeper’s service with a tip?
There are different schools of thought on the best way to tip your housekeeper. I like a daily tip rather than a lump sum offering at the end of the stay. Tipping daily ensures that even if different folks clean my room, each will get a little thank you gratuity. Also, a daily tip ensures no shortage of fresh towels and sample size toiletries, while encouraging staff to sniff the other way if clouds of cannabis start wafting from my room.So how much is right? Well it is all up to what you feel comfortable with, but I would say certainly no less than $1-2 per day and no more than $5 a day, unless the service is nothing short of spectacular and then the sky is the limit. Frankly, in this age of dismally mediocre service, exemplary conduct should be profusely rewarded. What wouldn’t I tip to avoid an encounter with a dubious pube? Don’t even start with the “I don’t have cash” bullshit. It is your OBLIGATION to carry cash while traveling for this very purpose. It is just as important as your ID and suitcase.
For those cheap motherfuckers who never tip, I’m just going to say it straight up – you are showing your ass. Not a good look. Take care of your housekeeper and they will take care of you. Mahalo bitches!