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Old 05-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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tipping for valet??

it has been awhile since I have stayed at a hotel with valet parking and I don't know what an acceptable tip is? Also, do you tip when you drop off AND when you pick up? Is $2-$3 each time too much or too little?? If it matters the parking costs $30 a day.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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it has been awhile since I have stayed at a hotel with valet parking and I don't know what an acceptable tip is? Also, do you tip when you drop off AND when you pick up? Is $2-$3 each time too much or too little?? If it matters the parking costs $30 a day.

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I just asked my DH, since he parks in parking garages a few times a week. He said "yes, in and out".


The amount is up to you...I would think 2 or 3 in and out would be good.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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I tip two or three pick up and drop off. The Valet I use is free, I dunno if that makes a difference or not
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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For a hotel, I tip both ways. For a fee of that kind, I'm assuming the hotel is in a city or is a lower key resort, in which case I usually tip $5 or $10 the first time in and the last time out, and then $2 or $3 in and out in the middle.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone. Glad to know I was pretty close to being on track.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
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I tip when picking up my car. I only tip when dropping off my car if I am done with it for the day.
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I tip when I get my vehicle back.
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You should tip dropping off and picking up. Both valet's have to drive your car to and from so no one guy should be tipped and the other one not. When you drop it off the guy has to go park it. When you pick it up the guy has to bring it back. And most of the time it will be 2 different guys doing it. If you only tip the guy who brings you back your car then the poor guy who has to go park them all day is really getting stiffed.
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