Do Hotels Charge for Stained Sheets? Stipulations & Fees
If you’re staying at a hotel and the sheets get stained you might be wondering, do hotels charge for stained sheets? And if they do charge you, what are the fees for stained sheets?
To help answer this question, I called 100 hotels and asked them directly about their stained sheet policies.
Do Hotels Charge for Stained Sheets?
Yes, hotels charge for stained sheets but most do not. Of the hotels I contacted, only about 10% of hotels said that they will actually charge you.
Higher-end, one-off hotels are the most likely to charge you for stained sheets and will typically charge you the most.
Because white sheets are easy to bleach, most stains are easy to get out and many of the hotels I spoke to use outside services to wash their sheets.
Laundry services specialize in getting most stains out during their commercial washing processes, so permanently stained sheets rarely happen. Also, laundry services usually combine everyone’s sheets so it’s harder to single out a single room.
When Do Hotels Charge for Stained Sheets?
Hotels charge for stained sheets when the sheets have to be replaced or the sheets have to be sent out to get professionally cleaned.
Blood stains, wine stains, and makeup stains are common and hotels typically do not charge for these types of stains.
Nail polish, grease, and chocolate stains are the most common type of stains that hotels do charge for.
How Much Do Hotels Charge for Stained Sheets?
When hotels do charge for stained sheets, on average, they will charge you $75. Of the hotels I contacted, the fee for stained sheets ranged between $20 and $250.