The Essentials

Average Cost Spent on Room Service in Hotels

It might be time to reconsider room service at hotels.


While room service is growing in popularity, many hotels have ended it. And at most hotels, it’s also getting more expensive.


The latest data indicates that most hotel guests spend on average more than $100 for room service.


And the most popular items on most menus are burgers, club sandwiches, tacos and French fries.


But while many savvy travelers are still wanting room service, they aren’t ordering from the hotel. They’re ordering one of the popular room service menu items — pizza — from local restaurants. The service is often faster, and even with a delivery charge and a tip, it’s substantially less than hotel room service charges.