Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 스타카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  2. 2 썬시티카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  3. 3 와와카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  4. 4 월드카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  5. 5 GERMANY, MID-RHINE & MUNICH
  6. 6 나이트팔라스사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  7. 7 Weighing hand luggage at CDG security now
  8. 8 태양성카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  9. 9 Prague itinerary advice
  10. 10 다모아카지노사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  11. 11 카지노게임사이트\\〃〃WD99.ZE。AM〃〃\\바카라사이트추천
  12. 12 http://www.vitaminofhealth.com/zyntix-reviews/
  13. 13 Spending Money for a 30 day trip
  14. 14 Spain and South of France
  15. 15 Vineyard recommendations near Piacenza? La Stoppa or Marchese Malaspina?
  16. 16 "Best" train route Interlaken to Salzburg
  17. 17 Best place to view alps from Italy
  18. 18 Advice needed- Sardinia or Costa Brava (again) in August
  19. 19 Dordogne Itinerary - Do I Need Another Day?
  20. 20 Positano to Maori drive or ferry and how much visiting time?
  21. 21 Organizing our 8 day Roman visit
  22. 22 Visa Free Entry To Spain
  23. 23 Favorite restaurants in Provence???
  24. 24 Help / Day Planning Required ...
  25. 25 Following the Canadian Liberation Route in the Netherlands
View next 25 » Back to the top

Tipping at checkin for better room

Jump to last reply

Next month we will be spending 19 nights in Italy in 6 different hotels, all Marriott and Hilton properties on points. DH is Platinum with Marriott, Diamond with Hilton. In the US we generally have to ask for upgrades but often get them, even when it's a free stay. Occasionally they have already upgraded us when we arrive.

Some TripAdvisor reviewers of the hotels we're using have commented that they got upgrades, some others who stayed in the same hotels have said that Italian hotels seem to disregard hotel status and they got nothing - sometimes not amenities like free internet they should get anyway and sometimes even when they were paying for the room. Some posters felt that larger rooms or upgrades depended on the mood of the desk clerk that day, how they felt about Americans, etc.

I read on another forum (Flyertalk?) that some people tip (bribe?) the registration desk person who checks them in, simultaneously asking for a "nice room." There was no information on whether this worked or how much to tip.

Has anyone tried this in Italy? With what results? If so, what would be a reasonable "tip"? We would hate to toss out a couple hundred bucks with no results or offer too little and insult the desk clerk. I was thinking maybe 20-30 EUR, depending on the length of the stay, but I have no idea what would actually be reasonable. I thought we might try it for the first 5 nights in Rome and if it worked, we'd try again at other hotels.

29 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement