Conference Tips: How Much Should You Tip?

SalaryWhen you’re on the road, it can get tough keeping track of who you’re supposed to tip — and how much. Does the doorman get as much as the bartender? What about the taxi driver? Does the concierge get anything?

With that in mind, here’s a quick and easy guide, compiled by the American Hotel and Lodging Association:

  • Courtesy shuttle driver: $1-$2 per person, or $5 per group
  • Parking attendant: $1-$5, when they pull up your vehicle
  • Doorstaff: $1-$2 for hailing a taxi; if they’re helping you load/unload luggage, tip proportionate to amount and weight
  • Concierge: Either $5-$10 depending on how involved the service is, or a lump sum at the end of your stay
  • Housekeeping: $1-$5 each morning
  • Room service: 15-20% gratuity — if the hotel didn’t include a room service charge on the bill
  • Bartender: 15-20% of the beverage tab (one caveat: the longer the drink takes to mix, the more you should give — that’s time they’re spending on you, not other customers)

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