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Jan 24th 2009 12:03AM As a former room attendant or "hotel maid" and room inspector (at a Holiday Inn) and current guest services representative (at a Marriott property none the less), it makes me sad to read some of these comments. Although there are some room attendants who probably do indeed "cut corners", it is nearly impossible for the housekeeping inspectors to catch every neglected item or area, as hard as they try. Sometimes even, room attendants, dare i say it, forget or miss certian things!
Our room attendants are given a target time to finish their rooms, but would never leave a room uncleaned in order to hit their time.
So yes, there are some room attendants who will, unfortunately, try to skip out on important things but most of the time it is an accident. Its unfortunate when terrible stories come out about condoms in the beds or unchanged sheets becuase most room attendants work very VERY hard to keep the rooms clean.
So next time you're in a hotel and your room looks as great as ours do, please remember to tip your housekeepers becuase they do work very hard and these horror stories are truly unfortunate and not very common.