Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:47 AM
I do $10/night for decent service, including asking what time to make up room for night (and then doing it). Being reasonably available within the car, getting ice, etc. Attitude will improve the tip to up to $15 or more.
Things that would reduce or eliminate the tip are never being in the car, declaring that they are going to make up the bed at a certain time (pet peeve), NOT making up the bed at all.
I do not pre-tip but will tip for meeting minimum expectations, even if done with a scowl. I am not afraid to completely stiff a truly bad attendant.
Edited by zephyr17, 07 March 2017 - 10:48 AM.
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