(Closed) Tipping for complimentary buffet at hotel after wedding?

posted 1 year ago in Money
Post # 16
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Unless you’re cooking your own food and washing your own dishes you should be leaving a decent tip.

Post # 17
560 posts
Busy bee

i’ve never tipped at a complementary hotel buffet;  the cost is factored into the room charge.   

if you are paying for non-hotel guests to attend the brunch, i would provide a small gratuity for those guests. 

Post # 19
788 posts
Busy bee

Are you talking about the complimentary continental breakfast that some hotels offer? Tbh this doesn’t sound like a hotel buffet at all. Usually hotel buffets will have servers going around picking up dirty plates, ensuring your water glasses are filled, clearing tables after guests leave, etc. 

If it’s a continental breakfast, then I’m with you on the tip. I wouldn’t even know who to top in this instance. 

Post # 20
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Where do you live that buffets are still a thing? I thought those would be banned like, forever. 

Post # 21
3117 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a buffet at a hotel that didn’t have serving staff/bussers. Employees refilling the food stations, tidying up as needed (ie, someone spills while dishing something up or drops the tongs), restocking clean plates/forks/cups, clearing plates, taking care of anything that might get spilled at a table, refilling coffee/tea/water/juice, etc. 

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