Tipping?

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Question about tipping. We stayed in a huge suite (as compared with a standard room size) for 3 nights. There was a living room, kitchenette, dining area, bathroom, and bedroom. 
 

All things being equal, do you leave a larger tip for a larger room?

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Tip?  What is a Tip?  I do not believe I have heard of such a beast...LOL

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In January, I saw the housekeeping cartdown the hall as I left my room.  I went and told her I was gone for the day (so she would know it could be done now) and also told her there was something green by the TV that was not a "test" and I expected it to be gone when I returned. (I left a $5 each day).

Tips here are VERY, VERY rare no matter what I do to make the stay nicer.

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Maybe if we leave lots of dinner dishes or other mess.   Mostly, we tip $5 a night.  

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Maybe if we leave lots of dinner dishes or other mess.   Mostly, we tip $5 a night.  

 generally speaking, because we do this for a living, we don’t leave messes. Towels all piled in the tub, trash all in the basket, beds unmade. But other than that, hard to tell we were there. We also decline daily housekeeping.

i was thinking more along the size of the room and how long it takes to get to every surface.

 Then again, these places all had a housekeeping manager going around so I’m not sure the actual housekeeper ever saw the money. I would have handed it right to them except they weren’t around when we left.

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Maybe it depends on the area you’re in, tipping seems rather rare among our guests.

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True that! But we pay houskeeping pretty well so not a problem for them.  Any tips we get are more directed to special stuff we ourselves do: arrange for a family reunion, help with car problems, etc. so we keep the $ when it shows up.

Myself, after I started innkeeping I sure started tipping housekeeping when I travel, usually $5 left where the actual house keeper will see it, e.g. folded and left under a used coffee mug.

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For us, we are the housekeepers and don’t really expect a tip, I’d much rather have a good review or a kind word that lets me know the guests enjoyed their stay, money is one of those necessary things in life, but really chose this work because we enjoy the guests

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