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35301 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Apr 2007 at 11:29 AM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-04-27 09:37:54 AM  
Heh heh. I love the clock that says it's 6:91.

/Some of them are ew.
2007-04-27 09:48:47 AM  
I wonder how may 'some people' are going to recognize from pr0n shoots.
2007-04-27 09:53:37 AM  
Wow. Just wow.

I stayed in a "resort" on the Bay of Pigs, in Cuba, for a few days on my honeymoon. I think the place had been built as a vacation spot for Soviet-Era Russians, who must not have expected much. Our "cabin" was a cinderblock bunker that smelled of stale smoke and dank. The air conditioner was in the bedroom of the suite only, and would trun off if you opened the door (and also smelled of stale smoke and dank). There was a treefrog living in the bathroom, which was probably there to eat all the bugs. The furniture looked like it had been picked up from somebody's curb. And the power and water were unreliable.

Not down to the standards of these examples, perhaps. But I still wanted to share. Had a good time regardless, I should add.
2007-04-27 09:54:06 AM  
Some of those are pretty scary, but some are stupid -- such as #13. Oh noes, a torn lampshade!
2007-04-27 10:13:00 AM

Oh noes, a nigro!

/so they are remodeling, BFD
2007-04-27 10:15:31 AM  
Drew, I beg of you, ungreenlight this. If my wife sees it I'll never get to stay in a hotel room again. She already packs her own sheets.
2007-04-27 10:27:14 AM  
I love the hot dogs in the safe.

/will buy hotdogs before next hotel stay
2007-04-27 10:29:22 AM  
Does anyone recall when Genderwar's kid picked up a used rubber in a hotel room and she wanted to sue everyone?
2007-04-27 10:30:12 AM  
While the wife and I were making plans for our move here to Florida, we were online checking out extended stay places and ran across a gem. One of the hotels we were thinking about staying in had a user review that read, amongst other descriptors, "poops in tub".
We skipped that place, but we use that phrase when describing something we didn't like.
Her: How was the new restaurant you went to for lunch?
Me: (in a russian accent): Poops in tub.

I've shared too much
2007-04-27 10:33:02 AM  
Mr Guy: She already packs her own sheets.

When I travelled with my grandmother, as a child, she insisted I never go barefoot in a hotel room. And she always put a towel down in the bathtub so her feet wouldn't touch the porcelain when she showered, which left one fewer clean towel for the rest of us.

But who am I to judge? She's lived 98 years so far.
2007-04-27 10:48:06 AM  
Usually the people using these hotel rooms aren't exactly there to sleep.
2007-04-27 11:32:34 AM  
My brother fondly recalls the time when he was slumming somewhere in Mexico and actually had to pitch his tent atop the bed it was so nasty...either that or he's me. His quote was "what do you expect for $5 a night?"
2007-04-27 11:33:07 AM  
I work at a hotel so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Though only main problem we have is ours is a non smoking hotel and some people still smoke in the rooms.
2007-04-27 11:34:08 AM  
joelvis72: had to pitch his tent atop the bed it was so nasty

I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with a filthy bed? I pitch tents quite frequently.
2007-04-27 11:34:37 AM  
These people OBVIOUSLY didn't go to
2007-04-27 11:35:12 AM  
I've stayed in some seedy joints, eg. the heart o' chicago hotel, but DAMN!
2007-04-27 11:36:06 AM  
Equipped with cold and colder running water, good reading light and air conditioning. If you have any requests at all, just let us know and you'll be shot repeatedly.

/a cookie for the first person to get the source
2007-04-27 11:37:10 AM  
I wanna see pics of "whoreifying" hotels.
2007-04-27 11:37:42 AM  
First thing I thought of reading "scary hotel rooms".
2007-04-27 11:38:06 AM  
2007-04-27 11:38:41 AM  
Pix look like my college dorm. All of 'em.
2007-04-27 11:39:10 AM  
Ed's Beds, where the steak is under the dresser and the mushrooms grow out of the floor. Dinner is served promptly at 6:91 AM or PM, your choice. Maybe both.
2007-04-27 11:40:43 AM

/not impressed
2007-04-27 11:41:46 AM  
As a kid we would travel from FL to NJ. Along the way there were always these huge billboards advertising this really neat place that had its own little amusement park out front. Fireworks, gift shops and a little mexican man on the billboard whose name was Pedro. We finally convinced my parents to stay there and when we turned on the light in the room, about a million cockroaches scattered in all directions. We didn't even stay long enough to meet Pedro.
2007-04-27 11:42:38 AM  
The full-sized bed with the queen-sized headboard didn't really fit in with the rest of them. WTF?
2007-04-27 11:42:39 AM  
Man, one of the hotel rooms we had on our trip across Argentina would top any of those...I will have to send in a pic when I get home.
2007-04-27 11:42:56 AM  
Rule #1 for me is to never look under the bed in a hotel. Never. It's like asking a question to which you really don't want the answer.

Worst hotel experience: The EconoLodge on North Meridian in Indianapolis for the 2005 U.S. Grand Prix. No towels or soap in the room, two-dimensional pillows and 4 channels on the TV. And at check-in, the girl working the front desk pretty much accused my friend and I of being homosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that!). And the decor of the place hasn't changed sine the day Nixon left office.
2007-04-27 11:42:58 AM  
Never skimp on hotels. NEVER.

Does the place you're planning on staying say 'Motel', 'Hotel/Motel', 'Motor Inn', or 'Travel Lodge'? Then turn the fark around.

/personal opinion
//can't stand nasty rooms, would rather sleep in my car
2007-04-27 11:43:01 AM  
Ok, got me on the hot dog one because it's an "upscale" place. Or so they say. But what did people expect when you're either in a 3rd world country or you're paying a really low price? Ya just deal with it sissies.
2007-04-27 11:43:47 AM  
Anyone ever stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC?
2007-04-27 11:44:06 AM  
I was disappointed in my last hotel stay. No mint on the pillow, and they didn't have my brand of designer water in the mini-fridge. I'll never stay at that chain again!
2007-04-27 11:44:20 AM  
How do you get to the pics; or: Is this link Farked?
2007-04-27 11:44:42 AM  
Everywhere we go, my wife insists on finding the cheapest place available. "Look, $65 a night near Mystic CT!" We've been in some pretty nasty places, and walked out of a few. She never learns, though.
2007-04-27 11:45:15 AM  
To bad I'm at work. I've got pics of WAY worse. In Americus, GA I had to book a room at the Days Inn since every other hotel was booked. The first 3 rooms they tried to put me in had blood stains on the bed sheets. The 4th looked like someone had just trashed it. (Holes in the walls, lamps broken, etc) Needless to say I slept in my truck!!
2007-04-27 11:45:18 AM  
I stayed in a non chain hotel in Augusta Maine in '98. The whole town was booked for the summer season but the Holiday Inn guy told me to try this place. I had been driving for 15 hours so I just needed a bed. When I pulled into the parking lot at 3:00am I should have been suspicious because it was a two story motel type building and there were about 15 rooms with the doors open and the people sitting out on the balcony. The front desk was unattended but when I pushed the buzzer two huge rotweilers (sp) popped up and just about tore my arm off over the counter. I got the last room and it was a prize. The carpet only covered half of the room but the carpet padding covered the whole room. My wife swears she could see the chalk outline on the floor from a police investigation. The room was below the sidewalk level and had a basement type window high on the wall, with no curtain over it. Basically everybody who walked by could just look into the room directly to the beds. The bathroom shower/tub insert had a huge hole in it so all the water that came out of the showerhead went behind the insert not down the drain. I took a shower anyway. We left about 9:00am and I think I was the only one in the whole building not in a crack coma when we bolted from the lot.
2007-04-27 11:46:52 AM  
Although I haven't had any nasty surprises, I did have an interesting experience at a nice hotel here in Miami.

Before I actually lived here, I came down for a business trip to a $200+/night hotel room. I checked in, was given a key, and headed up to my room.

Upon walking in, I see tons of personal belongings throughout the room - the idiots at the front desk gave me a key to an already occupied room.

/Is glad I didn't walk in on someone doing the nasty.
//Didn't steal anything.
2007-04-27 11:46:58 AM  
Some of these photos had me thinking of that apartment building in Silent Hill.

Through some bizarre twist of fate, I was on business in Montreal and they hooked me up with a four star hotel. The room didn't have a bed in it, though. The guy at the desk noted that they make no garuntee about the quality of the rooms. If I had been paying for that room I would have flipped my damn lid.

// In retrospect, I should have anyway
// Nothing beats verbally abusing the French
2007-04-27 11:47:18 AM  
The bloody pillowcases was pretty F'd up. I've so far only managed to stay in two truly god-awful hotels. One was just REALLY bad. But I expected it, as our company reopened the damned place for the owners just so all our people would have a place to stay. Before that it was condemned. Some of you Lafeyette Farkers might know it, the Royal Inn right there on the Interstate.

Anyways, I don't know how many times I'd be layed out watching my 1950's model Black and White TV and see a cockroach the size of a farking volkswagen take off across the wall. I'm sure the neighbors loved the sound of me hurling shiat at the wall and screaming "You FILTHY BASTARD! I'll kill you!!!" every five minutes.

The other hotel I stayed at was a LaQuinta here in New Orleans that sustained some pretty bad damage during the storm. It wasn't that the room was nasty, infact it was quite clean. What sucked was the fact that the TV, for some odd reason, was always tinted a dark crimson with a semi-transparent overlay of that white fuzz constantly. The other thing that really sucked about it was the electricity. Every day, about the time I came home from work to relax, the electricity in my room would shut off. And so I got to sit, extremely pissed off, in the dark, swigging rum, and praying that someone would try to break into my room so I'd have someone to hurt. The worst part of that was that even if they did get it turned back on, it would shut back off again during the middle of the night, leaving me with no alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. That almost cost me my job a few times, the bastards.
2007-04-27 11:47:52 AM  
Oh, I wish I could remember the name of the motel we stayed in at San Antonio while working on a museum project there. It had a few adobe "bungalos" and a longer section where my first room was located. That would be the room where the ceiling had caved in some time since the last person had opened the door. Awesome! So wish I had thought to take a picture of it.
2007-04-27 11:48:23 AM  
Circus, Circus in Las Vegas. Never ask for a smoking room, even if you smoke.

We opened the door and were nearly sick from the smell. It was a struggle to stay in there long enough to phone the front desk and get moved.

The new room was great though.
2007-04-27 11:48:24 AM  
My dad had a few experiences with beds infested with ants at a hotel in the U.S. -- this was after several room transfers. I think the last was overrun with something else.

He sleeps in the nood.
2007-04-27 11:49:23 AM  

You are talking about "South of the Border", right on the SC state line on I-95. The place was made to look like Mexico - what exactly did you expect?
2007-04-27 11:49:31 AM  
I'm very disappointed that no one has posted a picture of the dead hooker in the bed from "Four Rooms".
2007-04-27 11:49:36 AM  
NautACrazyAstro As a kid we would travel from FL to NJ. Along the way there were always these huge billboards advertising this really neat place that had its own little amusement park out front. Fireworks, gift shops and a little mexican man on the billboard whose name was Pedro. We finally convinced my parents to stay there and when we turned on the light in the room, about a million cockroaches scattered in all directions. We didn't even stay long enough to meet Pedro.

You actually went to the hotel at South of the Border!!?? I make that drive all the time and avoid that stop like the plague.
2007-04-27 11:49:41 AM  
hachijuhachi: I've stayed in some seedy joints, eg. the heart o' chicago hotel, but DAMN!

You need to travel more. Teh fine ♥ o' Chicago may be noisy (it is on the busy Ridge-Petersen intersection) and impossible to get into coming from the east -- but it's fine, if you can tolerate a bit of mildew smell. And, it is the only place in the city under $100 per night.

I've stayed in worse Motel 6's and have had a Santa Cruz hotel give away my room, despite a late-arrival guarantee.

/Heart O'Chicago also has a White Castle next door!
//A walk to beautiful Andersonville.
2007-04-27 11:50:28 AM  
I was exhausted on a trip to LA one time and stopped in at the Days Inn in North Stockton (those who know the areas are probably already groaning).

The AC and cable TV were out (the manager said "The sign says nothing about cable TV" seriously, that's what the fat sweaty freak said) and there were about a half dozen whored by the pool. I ended up leaving after trying to get to sleep for an hour, finding a rest-stop and catching two hours sleep in my car before continuin on.
2007-04-27 11:50:28 AM  

From TFA they said thats the lobby, and they rebooked their room because of that.

Thats just stupid. Sometimes they need to upgrade or do service on a hotel lobby, this means they'll be construction. Sounds like a stupid yuppie thing to not stay at a place simply because its going through upgrades.
2007-04-27 11:50:52 AM  
I've got a little UV light*, and I took it with me the last time I stayed in a hotel to use as a spooge detector. Turned out the lights and cast the glow around the room. Body fluids appeared to on the clock radio, the bedspread, the lightswitch, the carpet, the Bible (!), the chairs, the TV remote, and so help me god a little splat on the ceiling. The ceiling ferchrissake! How in the name of all that is unholy do you manage to shoot high enough to hit the goddamned ceiling??? Even when I was 16 and spanking it like a damned spider monkey, I don't think I could have achieved hitting a 9-foot ceiling!

Suffice it to say, I'm not repeating that experiment. Oh, and it was a really posh Hilton (Hawaii), not a Motel 6.

*In the interest of full disclosure, the UV light is part of my sonic screwdriver replica. Yes, I am just that big a nerd. (Does it matter that my wife gave it me as a birthday present? Doesn't that make her the bigger geek?)
2007-04-27 11:51:35 AM  
Seriously, a lot of these weren't all that bad. Agreed, robhead, remodeling the lobby is not even worthy of inclusion. has a priceless feature in its' hotel reviews ... "Candid Traveler Photos". Those alone will tell you everything you need to know.
2007-04-27 11:51:53 AM  
My wife and I were on our way to our honey moon and the flight didn't leave til early the next morning, so we drove to Chicago and planned on finding a cheap hotel close to the airport so we could spend more money on the actual trip. We found a little name brand place with free shuttle to the airport (hey, we could avoid the airport parking fees). We should have turned right around when the guy told us to make sure we parked right in front of our door and to make sure we locked everything. We got in and a large bug was splatter on the wall. My wife freaked out! Someone tried to break into our car but ran away when I opened the door. We heard gunshots. Why yes, my new wife did cry on our first honeymoon night...It was AWESOME.
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