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Old 04-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #16
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I also had never heard of tipping housekeeping in a hotel until reading boards like these. We never have, but I would consider it if someone went above and beyond.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #17
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I don't leave a daily tip, although I used to. The housekeepers are not as great as they used to be....and we don't care at all about towel animals. We keep a clean room...and sometimes prefer not to be bothered. Our spring break trip consisted of 5 of 9 days when someone was in the room at all times. (GI bug)...and even with the do not disturb sign, the housekeepers tried to enter. Never left the bag of towels on the door. Our room did not have a trash can at check in...anywhere in the room. Called to ask for one....and we got a trash bag left on the sink. Took multiple calls to get a trash can. Oh....have we talked about toilette paper? I accept that Disney uses the lowest grade ever made in their values and mods. They should respect that we choose to bring our own....and housekeeping should not replace it with the Disney grade when we are away. I could go on and on about bad housekeeping....
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:03 AM   #18
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Yep, just like at any hotel, we tip $5/day for the days we use it. We pick up after ourselves well, though, so don't need housekeeping every day. We leave the privacy tag on the doorknob until we do need a helping hand (usually because trash needs emptied).
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:11 AM   #19
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Here is another thread on tipping. Post #6 has some interesting info.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3102209

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:30 AM   #20
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We tip about $5 per day. Many times my DH will see the housekeeper and will give her or him more money. He has frequently said I am too cheap, , and that the people who clean up after us should be tipped better than the guy who hands us a bag off of the bus. We do this at every hotel we visit unless the service is terrible, honestly, that seldom happens anywhere.

I think that tipping is a personal preference and that you should do what works for your family.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:45 AM   #21
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I travel extensively with my work. Lots of hotels stays. Just my preference but I always leave something for the housekeepers. When I go to Disney with my family ( 4 of us) we leave $8 per day.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #22
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Honestly not everyone can afford a tip after paying 200 or more a night to stay.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #23
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I have to admit that I'm shocked that so many people have never heard of the concept of tipping housekeeping.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #24
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I tip $5 a day. The room is usually pretty clean. We get towel animals.
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There's 3 of us so $3-4 a day everyday. I was always take a large box of candy I leave out after 1st then 2nd week
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We tip $4 (4 of us) each day. We keep our rooms tidy and have never had any accidents, but the fact that someone is willing to clean my toilet is good enough reason for me! LOL I clean animal waste everyday, but a stranger?! Ew. I've even tipped park custodians that I saw cleaning up after major accidents. I know it's their job, but I am ever so thankful for them! <3
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #27
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@BuddyThomas. I agree with your post. I was a little shocked myself.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #28
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I am also shocked that people never heard of tipping. I was raised by parents who tipped housekeeping all the time everywhere we went. We leave $5 per day for two of us and if we have turndown $2. Housekeepers work very hard and they are not paid well. IMHO if I can afford to go on vacation I can afford to tip. It's all part of the trip.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #29
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We tip $5 a day if it is just DH and I and we tip $10 a day when it is all 5 of us. We leave the tip out every day because it may be different ppl doing your room from day to day.

If I do not tip them that day then I will put the do not disturb sign on the door and not even have them come in the room.
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Honestly not everyone can afford a tip after paying 200 or more a night to stay.
If you truly can not afford a few dollars a day above the room cost (7days x 3$= 21$) then perhaps you need to reevaluate you lodging choice. Or even your decision to take a vacation. No matter what hotel I stay in I leave a tip. Hojo or four seasons. Just as when I go to a restaurant I leave a tip, be it an Applebee's or Morton's.
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