Travel Tradeoffs: Housekeeping Services for Cash Rewards?

Travel News — By Zain Iqbal on September 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

One of the perks of staying at a hotel is that you don’t have to cleanup after yourself. Place that little “service requested” tag on your doorknob as you leave the room for the afternoon and voila! — you come back to fresh towels, turn down service, and even organized belongings.

But if a hotel offered a cash credit, points, or even free drink tickets in exchange for giving up housekeeping services, would you make that trade? The Upgrade: Travel Better blog recently posted pictures of guest vouchers offering $5 or 500 Starwood Points from the Peacthtree Westin in Atlanta.

And it just so happens that the boyfriend of a NileGuide staffer recently exchange housekeeping for vouchers:

“I was staying at a hotel in Sacramento and they offered a $5 drink voucher for each night you declined room service. I declined all three nights, although I was a bit concerned they weren’t going to replenish the travel-sized shampoos and soaps or offer up fresh towels. However, that just seemed to be a matter of calling down to the front desk to ask for more, instead of housekeeping services taking care of it automatically. Plus, the free martini at the end of what was quite a stressful 3 days was excellent.”

What do you think? If offered, would you snap up a voucher, or are you still going to take advantage of hotel housekeeping? Let us know in the comments!

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Tags: cash voucher, drink voucher, housekeeping

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