Housekeeper Sample Job Interview Questions

Housekeepers oversees and assists in daily room service to guest rooms and overall cleanliness of hotel interiors. They must make sure all the details are attended to when cleaning a room. In addition to cleaning, housekeepers maintains inventory of linen and housekeeping supplies, provides fresh linens, soap and towels to hotel guests.

Here is a list of great interview questions for Housekeeper positions. I invite you to use these free job interview questions for your next interview.

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Give me an example of when you had to apply your understanding of the requirements for safe handling of chemicals?

What if you saw a co-workers find an item left behind by a guest but later you discover that it was not reported to the Housekeeping Supervisor? What would you do?

Sometimes hotel guests can be very unreasonable. Give me an example of it was a challenge to respond calmly when handling a guest request or conflict.

Health and safety is very important to the hotel.  What do you know about health and safety when it comes to housekeeping?

Suppose a coworker of yours confided to you that they made a false workers compensation claim.  How would you react?

What if you became aware that your colleagues were cutting safety corners, not following safety procedures in order to make the rooms on time.  What would you do?

Have you written letters to answer complaints in your job as Housekeeper? Tell me about a recent situation.

Sometimes as a Housekeeper we have to go against traditions or policies to accomplish a goal. Describe a time when this has happened to you.

The finest attention must be paid when preparing rooms. How do you make sure you meet the standards of the hotel?

Are there any procedures that you find helpful for keeping track of things that require your attention? Give some examples of how you’ve used them.

Tell me about a time when the work load was very heavy. How did you maintain production in our job as Housekeeper?

Suppose you saw a co-worker not following key control procedures during assigned shift? How would you handle this?

If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?

Tell me about some of the toughest groups with which you've had to work. What made the group tough? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions


  • Describe some situations in which you wished you'd acted differently with someone in your work group. What happened?
  • Have you ever written technical material for non-technical people? Describe one of these assignments.
  • What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?

Daily Interview Tip

Demonstrate your ability to prioritize and your understanding of the employers needs by selecting the information about you of most interest to them. Briefly touch on your experience related to the job. Before your phone interview, do your research and prepare some questions to ask them exactly as you would for a regular interview. Make sure you're clear about the next steps following the interview. Many organisations take a lot longer than they say to get back to you, so it may be worth saying: "So you'll let me know by next Monday? If I don't hear by Wednesday is it ok to drop you a line?"