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I have been having an argument with my husband lately. When we were in a hotel recently I mentioned leaving a tip for the maid. He left the tip but did not agree with this concept.
Can anyone tell me what the rule is here?
By the way, my husband is always a generous tipper when it comes to dinner, handling luggage, parking cars - but for some reason he has it in his head that you don't have to leave a tip for the maids. I told him I would put this question on Fodors and he said he would abide by the opinions here.
Thanks so much.

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