What kind of a housekeeping tipper are you?

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What kind of a housekeeping tipper are you?

  1. I tip from the very beginning (hoping that will get things cleaner)

  2. I tip only if everything is cleaned from the day before.

  3. I only tip if I get a towel animal.

  4. I tip differently, so I will explain below.

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  1. AliceIn

    AliceIn DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    My family has always tipped housekeeping when we stayed in hotels, including when we visited WDW the year it opened. I don't think it's a Disney forum phenomenon, tipping hotel housekeepers has been happening for a long, long time.
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    Feb 26, 2007
    I must say in my 40 or so trips over 40 years I have had only 1 housekeeping problem on WDW property. I tip 1st morning with a list of anything extra my family may require for the week. This usuaalyy involves extra pillows and towels.1st day tip is 10.00 then every other day another 10 if service level keeps up. And 99% it has luckily:cool1: I am now a DVC member so I'm open to hearing how club members tip. My 1st stay will be an 8 nighter in a 2 br OKW meaning I get full service on 4th day. Should I leave something that morning as long as I arrived in a clean room ?? Hmmm a little help here:confused3
  4. Disneyhenry

    Disneyhenry DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2010
    I tip $1 per person, but I do have a toddler, if he got crumbs every where, then I double it :rotfl2:
  5. KMarston

    KMarston Mouseketeer

    Mar 24, 2009
    We have always tipped five to ten dollars per dsy at hotels when we travel. We are also guilty of forgetting occasionally on the last day! We either place the money on a pillow or on the bedside with THANK YOU on a notepad page. It's been our experience that they wouldn't take it otherwise. I usually end up asking for a firm pillow because the feather kills my neck. Once I left a note in vein figuring I was out of luck because I knew she spoke very little English. When I came back, there was my pillow. She was tipped very well.
  6. cerberus

    cerberus "If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exe

    Apr 13, 2008
    Ditto here, We usually leave $3.
  7. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    I tip daily. Waiting till end of stay that rip may. Go to someone that just came on duty, and the person who carefully cleaned my room all week gets nothing. Hardly fair. I do this at non WDW hotels too.

    I realize housekeeping is a non tipping position at Disney, but we leave $1 per person, per day anyway.

    I don't do it in hopes of getting a better cleaning job. So far I've never encountered poor housekeeping.

    For those that say they don't tip ( in restaurants too) because its not done at home, as the saying goes, when in Rome......... Just sayin
  8. wdwagain518

    wdwagain518 Mouseketeer

    Aug 11, 2012
  9. OceanStateKelly

    OceanStateKelly Mouseketeer

    Nov 12, 2003
    I tip daily and I'm happy to do it.. If I can afford going on vacation I can afford leaving a tip.. I'm sure housekeeping isn't a high paying job and 99% of them are woman and could be single mom's.. And I also tip at all hotels not just Disney.. just this past weekend was in NH for a gymnastics meet left five bucks.
    I always think of it as I could of just made someones day :)
  10. lililoo12

    lililoo12 Mouseketeer

    Dec 31, 2012
    I tip very well to actual tipped position people. Valet, bell hop, waiters, hair dresser etc. Housekeeping is not a tipped position.
  11. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

    Jan 1, 2012
    There are two of us, we tip the housekeeper $5.00 each day.
  12. MinnieLovesMickey12

    MinnieLovesMickey12 DIS Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    We tip daily because you may not have the same housekeeper every day and you may tip at the very end of your stay and be giving a big tip to a girl who has only cleaned your room that one day while the lady who has been sweating over your room every other day now gets no tip. ALways tip daily.

    When it is just my DH and myself I tip $5 a day. I leave it with a note saying Thank you Mousekeeping. When the whole family is there and we are in a 2 room suite with 2 bathrooms and 4 beds to make I leave a $10 tip every day.
  13. alecshawn

    alecshawn WDW Fanatic

    Dec 25, 2012
    we dont tip the housekeeping. They are in a union And, their job description is a non tipped one.
    So...we dont tip. But...we always have towel animals for the kids.
    I also dont leave a mess for them. We keep things well kept.
  14. alecshawn

    alecshawn WDW Fanatic

    Dec 25, 2012
    :thumbsup2 yep.
  15. atoady1

    atoady1 Earning My Ears

    May 27, 2012
    Ditto on $5 a day,
  16. ChristineNic

    ChristineNic Mouseketeer

    Apr 8, 2012
    We usually skip housekeeping services and just request fresh towels. We prefer not to have anyone in our room when we are not there. Several years ago, in an off-property timeshare, my husband's pain medication was stolen from our room by someone that entered the condo to change the TV from a tube to a flat screen.

    No, we didn't lock his medications in the room safe. Lesson learned.

    However, although we can't be 100% sure that no one enters our room when we are not in it, we make every effort to minimize the need for anyone to come into our room. We also lock medications and other valuables in the room safe.

    Because we don't utilize Mousekeeping much, we don't tip until the end of the stay.
  17. disneydreamkate

    disneydreamkate DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2008
    We tip $2 per person per day and add extra if we leave an extra mess. Our last trip, on our last night there, my youngest got sick in the bathroom and ended up getting vomit on the shower curtain. We tipped VERY WELL and also spoke with housekeeping management to let them know what had happened. I leave our "Mousekeeping" Envelope on a pillow and we also decorate with stickers. :goodvibes
  18. Goldilocks07

    Goldilocks07 DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2007
    I usually leave between $10-$20, really depending on my mood and how I feel service was. We usually only stay 3-4 nights and we are a family of 3.
    I don't think it's necessary to leave anything, but I do think it's one way to give back pixie dust to the people who work hard to make our stay that much better.
  19. beesauce

    beesauce Earning My Ears

    Jan 3, 2012
    We tip $5 per day and we're a generally clean family of 6. We don't leave crumbs all over the floor or unmade beds. I print mousekeeping envelops off before I leave home and put a 5 in each one. Then I leave one out each day on the bed where they can see it. I figure, at the very least, it's worth it to see what they do with the stuffed animals and dolls in our room! :yay: We've never not had someone put our toys into cute poses.
  20. lbv7

    lbv7 Mouseketeer

    Apr 17, 2012
    That is the best explanation I have ever seen on disboards regarding whether this is a tipped position or not.
    In addition, I am not sure what being a memebr of a union has to do with tipping. All CM's at WDW are union members, except for bell services where the jobs are contracted out.
    Also, do a search for housekeeping on the Disney web site that lists job postings - there is nothing in the job description that refers to tipping.
  21. nat8199

    nat8199 DIS Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    We do not tip housekeeping unless our kids have somehow made an exceptional mess. We also leave the do not disturb sign up most days.

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