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Room Attendant

Room attendants clean and maintain rooms in hotels, motels and other places of accommodation.

Duties & Tasks
Room attendants may perform the following tasks:
  • check that rooms have been vacated before cleaning
  • make beds daily and change bed linen
  • vacuum carpets, floors and upholstery
  • clean bathrooms and supply with fresh towels and toiletries
  • check and restock tea, coffee, sugar, milk and mini bar supplies
  • make sure that televisions, radios, lights and air conditioning equipment are working
  • report to a supervisor if articles are left behind by guests, if there is damage to rooms or if any items appear to have been stolen
  • take laundry and dry cleaning orders from guests.
  • Working conditions
    Working conditions and hours vary greatly, depending on where room attendants work. The work is not usually physically demanding, but lifting, carrying and bending are involved.
    Personal requirements
  • enjoy practical work
  • neat personal appearance
  • good personal hygiene
  • honest and reliable
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • able to stay calm in difficult situations.
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