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Do you tip housekeeping for turndown?

Old Sep 21, 14, 12:01 am
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Do you tip housekeeping for turndown?

I'm curious: I always tip housekeeping for the morning cleaning work, but I never leave a tip for turndown service (and am reconsidering). Is this common? Do you:

Tip for
a) both morning cleaning and turndown
b) neither morning cleaning nor turndown
c) only morning cleaning
d) only turndown
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Old Sep 21, 14, 1:41 am
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Neither.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 2:39 am
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Do you tip housekeeping for turndown?

I don't either - it's unheard of here in Europe. But I'd read about it in online travel sites, so I checked with a US colleague when I was over there for the first time in a while. He told me not to, so I still don't.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:30 am
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In Cuba, the housekeeper left us a note after 4 days she was going on holiday. Her way to point out that we should give her a tip.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:54 am
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None of the above. Tipping is completely out of control.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:55 am
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Agree, dont tip housekeeping at all.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 4:00 am
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I almost never tip housekeeping. The exception would be if there is a huge mess in the room for some reason.

Actually, I usually decline housekeeping for short stays.
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I never tip in hotels, I pay for my room and that's it.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 4:31 am
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I tip each day in case there are different staff on.

In some of the countries I visit wages are so low so a few bucks to thank someone working their butt off, I think, is the right thing to do.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 4:54 am
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Do you tip housekeeping for turndown?

Never tip. Unless I have made an exceptional mess.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 5:05 am
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I leave a tip for housekeeping each day, in the morning.
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Do you tip housekeeping for turndown?

I tip for service requested and provided.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 9:53 am
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I leave a tip each day in the US and LatAm, and give a small tip if a special service is requested (e.g., extra towels brought in). In Europe, I generally do not tip housekeeping.

I am not one to leave a mess in the room, so that is not an issue.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by SFOPhD View Post
I'm curious: I always tip housekeeping for the morning cleaning work, but I never leave a tip for turndown service (and am reconsidering). Is this common? Do you:

Tip for
a) both morning cleaning and turndown
b) neither morning cleaning nor turndown
c) only morning cleaning
d) only turndown
I almost never tip housekeeping. Only exceptions are if something requires extra service (we made a huge mess or someone was sick or something). But I can make my own bed.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 10:53 am
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If I leave a tip, which I sometimes do at very small places, it's one tip for the stay. No way to indicate if it's for cleaning the room, turning down the bed, giving me a new bottle of shampoo or any other specific aspect of the service.
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