PHOTO BY CARLI JEEN ON UNSPLASH
SKYCAP: $2 first bag, $1 for each additional bag.
DOORMAN: A smile and a “Thank You” when he opens the door, plus $1–$4 for carrying luggage; $1–$2 for hailing cab (add an extra $1 if it’s raining); $1–$4 for going beyond the call of duty.
BELLHOP: $2 first bag; $1 per additional bag; $2–3 for each additional service, such as room delivery.
HOUSEKEEPER: $2–$5 per day, left daily with a note marked “Housekeeping – Thank you!”
CONCIERGE: No obligation for answering questions. $5–$10 for tickets or restaurant reservations; $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations (or 10–20% of the ticket price).
TAXI DRIVER: 15–20% of the fare, but minimally $1; $2 for the first bag carried, $1 per additional bag.
SIT-DOWN WAIT SERVICE: 15–20%.
BUFFET WAIT SERVICE: 10%
HOST OR MAITRE D’: No obligation for greeting you and showing you to a table. $10–$20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night, or on occasion if you’re a regular.
TAKEOUT: No obligation; 10% for extra service (curb delivery) or a large, complicated order.
HOME DELIVERY: 10–15% of the bill, $2–$5 for pizza delivery.
BARTENDER: $1–$2 per drink or 15–20% of the tab.
TIPPING JARS: No obligation; tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra or if you are a regular customer.
RESTROOM ATTENDANT: $0.50-$3 depending on the level of service.
VALET: $2-$5 when your car is returned to you.
HAIR SALON: 15–20%, ask to be split among those who served you.
FACIAL, WAXING, MASSAGE: 15–20%