A Guide to Tipping
Any conference or vacation requires financial planning. Here is some information about tipping to help make your trip to Raleigh more enjoyable.
Visitors to Raleigh can expect the anticipated tips for service to be similar to any other city in the United States. Tips are figured on the amount of the service before adding the tax. Remember, there are no hard and fast rules about tipping.
Below are some generally accepted guidelines to answer the question, "How much do I tip?"
Wait staff: 15% for average service; 20% for good service
Bartenders: $1-$2 per round, or 15-20%
Taxi drivers: 15% plus $1-$2 for help with bags
Skycap at airport: $1 per bag curbside check-in; $2 per bag inside check-in
Valet attendant: $2-$5 average for each trip to the car
Hotel doorman: $1 per bag for luggage assist; $1 per person to hail cab
Hotel bellhop: $1 per bag to bring luggage to room; $2 minimum if you have only one bag
Hotel housekeeper: $2 to $5 per night
Other tipping amounts can be found on the Tip 20 website.