The "Great" Hotel Service Charge Con
Do not believe for one moment prepaid hotel bookings
put a single cent into the hotel staff's tip box
Although we link to a number of hotel room booking agents (we earn a commission from them if you book after visting their site via one of our links) who may or may not follow this horrible yet widespread practice, we have no control over them / their site. If they say their rates include service charges, they are simply doing what everyone else does.
Please do not kid yourself, wherever you book, if you prepay none of your money goes as "tips" / service charge to the hotel staff. This is part of the reason prepaid hotel rooms are cheaper in many cases. Please, if you prepay your hotel room, put some of the savings aside for the hotel staff if they do a good job for you.
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