The United States requires a lot of tipping. As a general rule, tip 10% for poor service, 15% if it’s decent, and 20% if it’s excellent. Occasionally, it is appropriate to tip less. Bell hops and bartenders, for example, only accept a few dollars. Here are some guidelines to follow:
Hotel porters: $1-$2 per bag
Sources: Tripadvisor.com, LonelyPlanet, Frommers, and Magellans.com.
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