Inn at Little Washington pro tips
December 3, 2011 8:03 PM Subscribe
Looking for tipping protocol and other pro tips from people who have been to the Inn at Little Washington
posted by anonymous to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(Anon because this experience is a surprise for my spouse.)
In a couple of weeks, we are going to the Inn on a "holiday package" that includes (language from them):
Room Rate plus tax, Afternoon tea, Dinner for two including tax and gratuity, our Hot Breakfast including tax and gratuity, a $100 gift certificate to our gift shop and a Christmas gift from the Inn. Beverage and tax/gratuity on beverage is not included. Valet and Housekeeping gratuity is not included, along with other orders from our bar or room service menu.
I asked a follow-up question about tipping and they said:
With the package your tax and gratuity is included for your dinner and hot breakfast at a rate of 20% for gratuity and a 7 ½% tax rate. The gratuity is divided between all of the wait staff. This does not include housekeeping, front desk/valet. If you wish to add additional gratuities it is permitted.
So I'm really looking for people who have been there and can let me know what the norm is for valet (unless we don't use that -- would that be lame of us?), the tea, the breakfast, housekeeping, and beverages. We are not big drinkers, but we may each drink one or two glasses of wine if we feel like it, or we may both want to have Cokes. Or water.
Anything you can tell me on recommended amounts, procedures (Do I tip in the restaurant? Do I add it to my bill at the end of our stay?? Do I need cash?), etc. would be great. This will be our first time there and, obviously, we don't want to do it wrong.
Any other suggestions for making the most of our short (1 night) experience would be welcome, too!
Am really looking for folks who have experience with this particular Inn, rather than general tipping tips. Thanks everyone.