Is it proper etiquette to leave a tip in a hotel room for the housekeeper?

We stayed 2 nights, also if it is what is the percent u should leave? I know they work hard so I want to do the right thing for them.

Asked By: - 3/27/2011
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I have worked as a housekeeper in a 5-star resort in a tourist town in Australia. Tourists from all over the world, not everyone tipped but when they did it varied from $2 to $20, but usually $2 (those from U.S were the most generous). We housekeepers really appreciated the tips, it made a very physically demanding and... More
Answered By: Mungo Jerry - 3/27/2011
Additional Answers (10)
Yes, the % should be between 10 & 15.
Answered By: Leon - 3/27/2011
yes it is proper etiquette, but put it somewhere to draw attention to it so she sees it, like maybe on one of those tables with a note "for the maid... More
Answered By: Ulterior A - 3/27/2011
Yes it is customary to tip but I would question the 10-15% of the bill. If you pay $125-$150 per night then that would equate to $12-15/day and I think that's too much. $5 per day is what I normally tip.
Answered By: the DT - 3/27/2011
I guess it depends where you are staying. If its in Australia then you don't need to leave a tip.
Answered By: G B - 3/27/2011
A few dollars a night is sufficient. If you are particularly messy or need extra services (extra towels or what not) from them you should increase the amount accordingly.
Answered By: tetlitea - 3/27/2011
It's always proper etiquette to tip.
Answered By: Purpleflower - 3/27/2011
We usually do. If it's just one night, just a few bucks, but if it's for several nights, a bit more. I would only leave $10 or more for an extended stay (more than a week).
Answered By: average jane - 3/27/2011
you don't need to, nor is it customary (sad to say). most housekeepers make minimum wage. leaving a tip is one of the nicest things a person can do - especially if you are a little messy ;) i recommend leaving it in an envelope in the room OR at the front desk at check out with your room number and the... More
Answered By: Marysia - 3/27/2011
Leaving a tip is proper. I'd tip $5 a day.
Answered By: Classy Granny - 3/27/2011
Yes it is, especially if you know they did a good job. Tip whatever you feel they're worth earning.
Answered By: Chakra - 3/27/2011
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