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Whom, how much and when to tip

Staff Appropriate tip
Waiter/waitress 15% to 20% of pre-tax bill
Bartender $1 to $2 per round or 15% to 20% of tab
Wine steward 15% of bottle's cost (less as price rises), clearly earmarked on bill
Room service 15% to 20% of pre-tax bill (if not already included)
Valet parking $2 to $3 when car is returned
Taxi driver 15% plus $1 to $2 per bag
Hotel doorman $1 to $2 to hail cab; $1 to $2 per bag for help with luggage
Hotel bellhop $1 to $2 per bag
Hotel maid $2 per night, paid daily, clearly marked 'Housekeeping'
Skycap $1 to $2 per bag, $2 minimum, in addition to any fee
Hairdresser 15% to 20%
Manicurist 15% to 20%
Spa services 15% to 20%
Food delivery 10% to 15% with $2 minimum
Golf caddy $20 or 50% of the caddy fee, whichever is greater



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