Tipping and Service Charges on Room Service
- steakman55 Dec 7, 2010 02:26 PM
Anyone else irritated at the excess charges on getting a late night hamburger? At a recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, the total tab for a couple of burgers and Cokes and a beer came to about $100. In addition to the ridiculous original charge of about 30 bucks for the burger (Yes, I know this is New York and the Waldorf, but come on) there was a "service charge" and a tip added in. Of course, the waiter hangs around for a few more bucks palmed over to him , so what the hell Still, it adds up.
I ordered in. Even at a fancy hotel. I used to practically live in hotels and got tired of paying crazy money for mediocre food. I was nervous at first and then I stopped caring. I have never tried it overseas. Pizza. Chinese. Or anything your heart desires in NYC. And you get to to that guy all on your own!
I stay at the Benjamin Hotel across from the Waldorf quite a bit and I always order from the kids menu and it saves me a ton of $$$..
Wynn Las Vegas has a $25 burger at room service but on the kids menu its around $7..
Kids menu is the way to go and they have the good stuff like mac n'cheese, sundaes and tater tots!