Real Simple Life Travel Hotel Tipping Guidelines Checklist Hotel Tipping Guidelines Checklist Here’s a tip: Follow these guidelines from etiquette and industry experts and you’ll never be baffled by the amount of gratuity to offer valets, bellhops, housekeepers, or other hotel staffers. By Feifei Sun Advertisement Save FB Tweet More Pinterest Email Send Text Message Print Illustration of cross-section of hotel Credit: PAPERCUT.FR Checklist Doorman $1 to $3 if he brings your bag to the front desk or flags down a cab for you. Up it to $5 if he hails a taxi for you in the rain. Bellhop $1 to $5 per bag delivered to your room. Housekeeper $2 to $5 a day for chain hotels and B & Bs. For luxury resorts, where rooms require more upkeep, tip $5 to $20 a day. Room Service 15 to 20 percent of the cost of the meal. If a service charge appears on your tab, the gratuity is included. Concierge $5 to $50, depending on whether the service was minor (booking you a restaurant reservation) or major (scoring hard-to-get tickets). Valet $2 to $5. Tip when you pick up the car, not when you drop it off. But if you just got a new set of wheels, you may want to hand the first valet a few bucks, too. Room Delivery $1 to $2 per delivery for items that don't come with the room, such as a razor or a tube of toothpaste. Spa Staffers 10 to 20 percent of the treatment cost. Leave the tip with the receptionist. Room Repairs Zero. There's no need to pay someone who fixes things (the TV, the AC) that were supposed to work already. Airport Shuttle Driver $2 to $3.