How Much You Should Tip Hotel Housekeeping
For years I never tipped housekeeping in the
According to an etiquette expert that
Travel + Leisure
, the right amount to tip is "a few dollars a day." The money should be left along with a note to the housekeeper, so they know the cash is for them and not something you just left out. So I've been sort of doing it right all along.
T&L actually spoke to a ton of different people about what the "right" amount is, but the general consensus was in the few dollar a day range. If you're particularly messy, or housekeeping went above and beyond for you for some reason, then dial that up a bit.
For instance, when I
Much like restaurants, I also scale what I tip based on the cost of my hotel stay. While I might leave a few dollars a day in my $75/night hotel room, if I'm staying in a $350/night establishment I might dial that up to $5/night.
Unlike restaurants, there's no specific percentage that's the "right" amount to tip. As long as you're leaving something that you're comfortable with and reflects the amount of work someone has to put into cleaning up your room, then you're going it right.