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Tipping? Who and how much?

Alberta
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Tipping? Who and how much?

I read that valet parking is free but tipping is appreciated - how much?

How much should you tip housekeeping? Is there a general guideline?

Do you tip cab drivers?

Anyone else I need to remember? Other than food servers (obvious)?

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1. Re: Tipping? Who and how much?

There's some helpful info in this post:

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-What's a general idea of the amounts to tip?

Cocktail Server -- $1-$2 per drink

Restaurants -- about 15 to 20% of the check amount. If you’re using a discount certificate like restaurant.com, the tip should be calculated on the amount BEFORE the discount is applied.

Car Valet -- $2 to $3 when you pick up the car

Limo driver --$20 to $25

Hotel housekeeping -- $5 per day for maid. Ideally left on a daily basis (you may not have the same maid every day), on the pillow or nightstand with a note stating it’s a tip.

Baggage to your room -- $3 per bag or a flat $10.

Towels by the pool -- A few dollars, depending on the service; e.g. if they bring the towels to your chairs, help you find seats, relocate an umbrella, etc, a little extra would be appropriate.

Taxi – 20% of the fare, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar.

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Most people tip only when they pick their car up, not when they drop it off. Average is $2-$5.

Cab drivers depending on service...15%-20% on average.

Housekeeping around $5 a day unless you've made unusual requests or are staying in a suite, then tip more.

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Parking Valet -- $1 or $2.

Housekeeping -- $5 per day. Leave it at the foot of the bed with a note that says, "For Housekeeping. Thank you." Leave mre if you make a big mess.

Cab Drivers -- I never know how much to tip. I generally do about $3 on a $12 fare. Could be more or less depending on the driver. If he was helpful and efficient he'll get more. If he was rude and slow, I'll tip less.

That's about it. There is an art to tipping dealers in the casino. The guy who manages the cab line and opens the cab door for you is often tipped $1. Cocktail Waitresses should get $1 per drink minimum. Bartenders should get $1 per drink minimum. Bell hops should get $1 per bag, if you use them.

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sorry, but if i'm paying a resort fee, i am NOT tipping the housekeepers.

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Give a dollar to everyone you encounter who isn't another tourist. If they look at you funny, just say, "Ees thee custom in my country".

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Agreed, just throw everyone you meet a few bones and you should be covered. Sure you'll pay a little more but better than being thought of as cheap.

Alberta
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8. Re: Tipping? Who and how much?

Thank you to everyone for your replies! Definitely helps alot.

I know how much we tip when we travel to MX (our usual vacation destination) but wasn't sure if Vegas (US) had the same standards.

We tip barstaff and waiters/waitress always so that one was kind of a given.

Thank you again!

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9. Re: Tipping? Who and how much?

What does tipping the housekeeper have to do with a resort fee?

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10. Re: Tipping? Who and how much?

Here we go..