Valet Parking Tipping

Poll created by nhtraveler on Jan 4, 2016

Hi Everyone - After returning well rested from a nine-day vacation at the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, I decided that it was time to ask this question that I has always nagged at me (and created some unfortunate disagreements with my darling Brenda).

 

What is your normal tipping practice when using the hotel valet parking during a stay? Not only is the parking itself usually expensive at top-line Marriott and Renaissance hotels, the tipping of the men and women who take the car and deliver the car can get expensive as well. I recall a friend telling me that you only tip when getting the car, but I don't know if that's just his personal opinion, or something of a standard. So, my fellow Insiders, where do you stand on this?

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  • I tip between $1 and $2 only when dropping off the car.
    4
  • I tip between $3 and $5 only when dropping off the car.
    5
  • I tip between $1 and $2 only when getting the car.
    37
  • I tip between $3 and $5 only when getting the car.
    58
  • I tip when both getting and dropping off the car.
    33
  • If I tip both times, my tip is higher than between $1 and $3 each time.
    12