Here is Your Guide to Tipping at Hotels

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Tipping is a part of everyday life in most countries, with the rates for different countries varying somewhat but generally being similar in most places. Hotels are a place where there are plenty of people who can be tipped, and it might be a little overwhelming when traveling to decide at what sort of rate you should offer a tip to workers. Here is a guide to hotel tipping.


Bellmen do an important job in hotels, parking valet vehicles, and taking bags to and from rooms. Whenever you use a bellman’s services, it is nice to give them a tip that varies depending on how tough the job was.

A good rule of thumb is around $5 per bag and anywhere from $3 to $5 for parking or taking out a vehicle.


The housekeeping staff is the hidden heroes of a hotel, ensuring that both common spaces and guest rooms are kept spotless, hygienic, and clean.

Leaving between $5 and $10 per night a member of the staff cleans your room is a fair way to show appreciation for their difficult, underpaid work.

Restaurant Staff

Most hotels these days also have a restaurant and the tipping rules for eating out in whichever country you are visiting generally apply to restaurant waitstaff as well. Do not forget about tipping them simply because you aren’t “going out” to eat!