Trades & Services

Hotel Room Attendant

Hotel room attendants make sure that hotel rooms are clean, tidy and inviting for guests.

  • Entry-level education

    Junior secondary school certificate or equivalent

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Hotel Room Attendant do?

Hotel room attendants make sure that hotel rooms are clean, tidy and inviting for guests.


Work activities

As a hotel room attendant, your day-to-day tasks would include:

  • changing bed linen and towels
  • making beds
  • vacuuming floors
  • dusting and polishing furniture
  • cleaning bathrooms
  • replacing stocks of guest supplies such as shampoo and soap
  • re-stocking drinks in the mini-bar.

You would work under the direction of a housekeeper or housekeeping manager. In small or boutique establishments you may be supervised by the hotel owner or manager, who may also do some of the work themselves.


Key skills and interests

To become a hotel room attendant, you would need:

  • a high standard of work and attention to detail
  • physical fitness and stamina
  • the ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • reliability and honesty
  • respect for guests' privacy
  • a polite and helpful manner when dealing with guests.

Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

A hotel room attendant would usually work shifts, including early starts, as well as some weekends and public holidays. Part-time, seasonal and temporary work is common.


Your employer may also provide a uniform.


How to become an Hotel Room Attendant?

Entry Level Education

You can work as a hotel room attendant without formal qualifications. You would get training on the job.


Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment of hotel room attendants is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Overall job opportunities should be good, as people move in and out of this role frequently.


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