Does Grubhub deliver to hotels? Here’s the answer. Yes, Grubhub does deliver to hotels. The only requirement is that Grubhub operates in the city your hotel is in. If Grubhub operates in that city, you likely won’t have any issues getting Grubhub to deliver to your hotel.
This post goes into more detail about that question and also gives some suggestions to make the delivery process smoothest for everyone.
How Does Grubhub Deliver To Hotels?
Grubhub delivers to hotels exactly as they do anywhere else. As a customer, you place your order using the Grubhub app and enter your hotel as the delivery address. Your order then gets sent to available Grubhub Drivers. Whoever accepts it will then pick up your order and deliver it to you.
There are three ways you can have food delivered to your hotel. The first is to have your delivery driver bring the food directly to your room. Make sure you enter your room number in the delivery address or the delivery notes. I generally don’t recommend having food delivered directly to your room, however. It’s more of a hassle to make a Grubhub driver bring the food through the hotel and up to your room and indeed, in some instances, the hotel won’t let the driver up to the guest floors.
The second option – and the one I recommend – is to meet your Grubhub driver at the front door of your hotel or in the hotel lobby. It’s much easier for the delivery driver. And truth be told, it’s probably easier and faster for you to pick up the food directly from your driver, rather than making them go through the hotel to your room. Your driver will also greatly appreciate you if they arrive and you’re waiting for them in the lobby.
The last option is to have your Grubhub delivery driver leave the food for you at the front desk. This is usually an okay option, although, if you’re staying at a busy hotel, you might not want to do this. Some hotels won’t let delivery people leave orders at the front desk, plus you also risk having your food stolen.
Bonus Question: Does Grubhub Deliver To Hotels In Las Vegas?
A lot of people also specifically ask if Grubhub delivers to hotels in Las Vegas. The answer once again is yes, they do.
Be aware that if your delivery person is driving, they likely won’t be able to park for very long and probably won’t be able to bring the food up to your room. It’s best to meet them outside or in the lobby for a smoother delivery.
What You Should Do If You Have Grubhub Deliver To A Hotel
If you want to be a good Grubhub customer, you should aim to make your delivery as easy as possible for your Grubhub driver. Be aware that Grubhub delivery people are independent contractors, so they can accept or reject any orders they want. If your delivery request isn’t attractive, it’s possible no one will pick up your Grubhub order.
To make sure someone accepts your delivery request, be sure to leave an appropriate tip. I recommend tipping 20% If you don’t tip, the payout for your order may be low and as a result, no Grubhub drivers will pick up your order. You’ll end up waiting longer to get your food.
Finally, you’ll make life way easier for your delivery person if you’re willing to meet them outside or in the hotel lobby, instead of making them go through the hotel and up to your floor. As I mentioned previously, some hotels don’t let delivery people go into the hotel. It also isn’t that much work to meet your delivery person in front of the hotel or the lobby. And honestly, you’ll probably get your food faster if you do this too.
Should You Deliver To A Hotel If You Are A Grubhub Driver?
I generally don’t have problems with delivering to a hotel when I’m doing Grubhub deliveries. To me, it’s similar to delivering to an apartment. If you’re unlucky, the customer will make you bring the food to their door, so it can be a bit of a crapshoot whether your delivery will be smooth or not.
The only potential issue I see is that most hotels are located in dense, downtown areas, so if you’re using a car, you’ll probably have trouble parking. Most of the time, you should be able to pull in front of the hotel lobby, hit your blinkers, and then run inside. If you’re lucky, the customer will meet you in front of the hotel, so you won’t have to worry about parking.
I use an ebike or electric scooter to do my deliveries, so I never have a problem with parking. If you’re able to use an ebike, you’ll make delivering to hotels much easier.
When you’re traveling and staying in a hotel, sometimes you need to get food delivered to you. Grubhub delivers to hotels, so you shouldn’t have problems ordering food from somewhere with Grubhub.
To make things easier for everyone, be sure to put the right address for your hotel and tip appropriately. Meeting your delivery driver in the lobby will also make things much easier for everyone. Plus, your Grubhub delivery driver will likely appreciate it.