Proper Etiquette When Staying At A Hotel

March 21, 2019

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While Airbnb is becoming more popular when it comes to planning a vacation, there's still something to be said about staying at a hotel. Fresh bed sheets and towels, room service and even those little bottles of shampoo and conditioner can make your home away from home perfect. While service staff do most of their work behind the scenes, they indeed perform services that make your hotel stay enjoyable. So a hotel etiquette experts, here’s how to properly thank, respect, and compensate the person making that happen. When it comes to dirty wash cloths and towels, place them in one area with the damp wash cloths/towels in the center of the pile. Although you're on vacation, a little light cleaning goes a long way.  Pick the hair out of the drain, put garbage in the garbage can and, believe it or not, make sure you flush the toilet. Probably the biggest surprise is the "do not disturb" sign because it really is a courtesy of the staff to not bother you.  However a Do Not Disturb (DND) sign is not a legally binding contract. Hotel cleaning and management can and will enter your room despite the sign. In fact, manty hotel do "wellness checks" within a certain time period to ensure you are okay and nothing bad has happened. Finally we come to the tip. Yes, you should be tipping housekeeping staff, even at budget hotels. The tip should be daily, not at the end of your stay, of $2-$3 a night. A $5 daily tip in high-end hotels and if there are more than 3 people in a room, tips should be upwards of $10 a day.

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