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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by Canarsie, May 5, 2012.
I have never heard of that one. Has anyone else?!?
Maybe if you are DSK?
I cannot imagine that the maids care as long as it's obvious it's meant for them.
The concept of tipping can amaze me at times...the connotation referenced is a new one..
What annoys me is that the doorman is supposed to get he same tip ($2-5) as the maid... for hailing a cab.
It's these tipping guides that continue to perpetuate all these "tipping customs". It's ridiculous to have to individually tip each staff doing the slightest thing at a major event.
I wonder what he has to say...
I usually leave a tip on the bed...is that even more suggestive?
I have always wondered about the sliding scales people profess for etiquette rules. I don't have a general trend for where I leave the gratuity, but most times, I will attach a note saying "thank you" -- would this be too suggestive?
Further, should a 5 * hotel pay their staff more to correlate with the higher $$ room rate (and not need to rely on tipping)? IF so, why should the consumer continue to foot the bill? If it were truly a class operation, the staff should not be needing hotel residents to continue coughing up $$!
I leave it on a corner of the bed with a post-it that says "tip" so there's no confusion.
I usually leave the tip on the desk with a note "thank you". I've not ever considered leaving it on the bed, only very seldom leave it on the night stand. And I leave the same amount (right or wrong) whether it's 5* or 3* hotel.
I tend to leave the same amount as well. The work is roughly comparable.
They suggest an additional tip for room service of $2 even when the gratuity is included in the bill. Why? They have already included the tip.
I would think that someone as savvy as you would be up on these things.
FYI, it's news to me.
That's the way I do it, usually with 'Housekeeping tip' on the post it. There is no confusion or connotation.
I've found that if I leave money on the dresser or the desk, it's there when I come back, but not if I leave it on the pillow.
Can't remember the last time I used a cab, probably at least a year ago... bellmen even longer.
Shuttle vans are a different story -- I use a dollar a bag rule there.
When I do leave a tip on the nightstand, I also include a quick, brief "thank you" note with the money.
Only if your tip is in the form of a Victoria Secrets gift card
Mrs Perryplatypus likes to leave a tip everyday when we stay at the nicer properties. Especially if it's a Disney property as they tend to leave us more goodies! She typically leaves it in the bathroom with a note.
Years ago when I learned that the tip is included in the room service prices, I stopped tipping. Just to make sure, the next time the gentleman delivering room service arrived, I asked him if the tip is included in the bill and he said yes. So since then I've not felt bad in the least about no longer tipping room service. I always leave a tip for the maid however. Usually the nicer the hotel and the bigger the room, the more I tip.
Maybe it's because you're leaving it on one nightstand...
Thanks folks, I'm here all week!
That's seriously groan-worthy.
I think it's a bit ridiculous to suggest there's any sort of hidden meaning to where you leave your tip. I've never heard of anything like this before. Bed, desk, nightstand, bathroom counter... how is any of these locations different from another?
I've never heard of that either. To me the most interesting thing on this thread is learning the different places people put tips. I most always put it on the desk, near the phone for example, but never thought about the bathroom, bed, etc...
...by that logic, does that mean that leaving a tip near the telephone implies that the housekeeper is a phony?
Would leaving a tip under the duvet be an undercover operation?
Would leaving a tip on the sheet imply that the housekeeper is full of sheet?
May be location also suggests the preferred furniture to do it on?! :O
I think we just learned more about the places the "expert" stays at than the actual etiquette rules.