I tell my guests that chamber care is available between the hours of 11 and 2 and would you like your room freshened? If given the choice, many say no thanks and that save me time.
We're pretty in line with what most everybody does.
For the campers though like the one we've had the last four days who has left the house or even his room maybe a grand TOTAL of a few hours, we're not here to tiptoe around somebody who:
a.) wants to use our place as a hideout
b.) shuttled an entire SUVs worth of his life's belongings into the room and one can barely walk in there.
c.) needs his privacy and I mean a lot of it.
He's been harmless and friendly and has been totally satisfied with "Her Royal Highness's" efforts to accommodate his ultra othrodox Kosher diet, so we've snuck in there when we could and replaced towels, waters, linens, trash liners, glasses, etc.. One more night and we won't see him at all even for breakfast tomorrow because of the Sabbath.
There are a couple of reasons we rarely skip the fluff even when a guest asks us not to do it.
First, its our routine and despite people paying us, its our house and our belongings. And frankly, the guests most adamant about us not going in their room, usually are the ones we need to worry about the most. The super considerate and very clean folks all know they have nothing embarrassing to hide from us, and usually are B&B regulars, so they know the drill.
Yeah, I know some people are just being polite or a little protective of their privacy, but the room rate doesn't "BUY" them our furniture, linens or towels. It "RENTS" them to them for the length of their stay and they must be "RETURNED" to us in fairly good working order.
We've had too many of the "Oh, don't bother with my room" types be the ones slathering the massage oil on and crawling in bed, lighting dozens of candles and not caring where the molten wax went, using an amount of cologne, perfume or incense in the room that after several days of takes herculean efforts to remove the stench from before the room could be re-occupied. Or for lack of a more subtle description, some have had multiple very sloppy sexual encounters and thought nothing of sleeping in their own mess for a few days.
The time savings for me is less critical than the shock and awe of not doing it and then opening the door after they check out and seeing the disrespect they showed our place. We're not overbearing about it, but my hackles go up when I spot guests who can't or WON'T differentiate between a cheap motel room and what we're trying to offer here.