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2012-11-17 07:48:32 PM
"Hans Brinker?" 
t2.gstatic.com 
 
2012-11-17 08:10:46 PM
The clown motel?
 
2012-11-17 08:12:06 PM
img811.imageshack.us

Someone call Ramsay.
 
2012-11-17 08:15:15 PM
People on drugs will sleep anywhere.
 
2012-11-17 08:15:39 PM
unfollowingjesus.com
 
2012-11-17 08:17:32 PM
So, it's a hostel.
 
2012-11-17 08:17:33 PM
img20.imageshack.us

The waiter *is* from Barcelona...
 
2012-11-17 08:17:52 PM
 
2012-11-17 08:18:03 PM
I'll bet I can hotels in Russia that make that place look luxurious by comparison. Actually I recall a farker here who video taped their stay in a Chinese hotel. As I recall the flood was slanted such that a soda can rolled down it and the bathroom shower didn't have a rise between it and the bathroom floor so the water from the shower was causing the wooden door to rot.
 
2012-11-17 08:20:40 PM

Gergesa: As I recall the flood was slanted such that a soda can rolled down it and the bathroom shower didn't have a rise between it and the bathroom floor so the water from the shower was causing the wooden door to rot.


That happened to me in Thailand. The entire bathroom was tile because it was just an open shower attacked to the wall, but the floor sloped towards the door, not the drain. So the bathroom would just fill up with water whenever I showered. I was pretty happy to only be there for two days.
 
2012-11-17 08:22:46 PM
Knight's Inn has always been pretty full whenever I stay there, I know that much.
 
2012-11-17 08:24:18 PM
Stayed here in 2008...it was a unique experience...housekeeping may have existed somewhere, but certainly not in our room. At least we got upgraded to a suite. I can see why Sid stabbed Nancy.... 

drewblood.com
 
2012-11-17 08:27:27 PM
I would have thought that article would be about the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea.
 
2012-11-17 08:29:55 PM
www.thetraveltart.com
 
2012-11-17 08:30:13 PM
At least they're well aware how crap they are. Seems there's a good market in people going for the lowest price who don't care if the hotel is good.
 
2012-11-17 08:30:38 PM
in the 60s / 70s The Thunderbird Motel in Paterson NJ was a flop house in need of its own hearse. rarely did a week pass without a few bodies making the newspapers. i think it was a Heaven's Gate where junkies, hookers, dealers, suicides and unlucky victims went for their final breath.
 
2012-11-17 08:31:13 PM
Honesty in motel advertising. How refreshing virulent.
 
2012-11-17 08:32:59 PM
Mom and I stayed here once.

i47.tinypic.com

It had seen better days. We were in a room with mismatched furniture that looked like it had been scrounged from thrift stores or garage sales. There was no art on the walls to distract from the fact that the place really needed a paint job. And ceiling repairs.

Still, it was clean, so I shouldn't complain, in spite of the two (false) fire alarms that went off during our short stay. (I hope it's not still a potential firetrap, I really don't. There are long-term residents there.)
 
2012-11-17 08:34:05 PM
Goddamn hipsters.
 
2012-11-17 08:35:13 PM
world`s slowest loading webpage . . . made me give up

:(
 
2012-11-17 08:35:57 PM

yukichigai: flamingboar: The clown motel?

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

The horror. The horror...


Holy crap, that's in my county. Need to take the clown-phobic girlfriend there for a night of terror-sex.

/Ahem.
 
2012-11-17 08:37:39 PM

LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.


Why would you fly to Amsterdam when you can just fly to Denver?
 
2012-11-17 08:44:43 PM
No love for the Hotel Carter in New York? Come on, now.
 
2012-11-17 08:44:43 PM
Sometimes, the only thing that really matters is whether you can get a good night's sleep there without being et up by bedbugs.
 
2012-11-17 08:47:28 PM

Myria: LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.

Why would you fly to Amsterdam when you can just fly to Denver?


Because, up until a few days ago, Denver wasn't an option.
 
2012-11-17 08:48:57 PM
Your innkeeper:

25.media.tumblr.com 

My worst hotel? Let's just say a renowned beer pub in DC has rooms to let. I found a rat turd on the turned down bed my first night. At least with hostels I got what I paid for
 
2012-11-17 08:49:12 PM
Shades of Benny Hill's Hotel Sordide.
 
2012-11-17 08:49:35 PM

magneticmushroom: yukichigai: flamingboar: The clown motel?

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

The horror. The horror...

Holy crap, that's in my county. Need to take the clown-phobic girlfriend there for a night of terror-sex.

/Ahem.


Its wonderful romantics like you that renew my faith in love!
Remember the handcuffs!
 
2012-11-17 08:54:57 PM

ronaprhys: Myria: LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.

Why would you fly to Amsterdam when you can just fly to Denver?

Because, up until a few days ago, Denver wasn't an option.


Boulder was always an option.
 
2012-11-17 08:56:06 PM
The Red Roof Inn, yes. Yes it is popular....with prostitutes.
 
2012-11-17 08:58:16 PM
Worst hotel I ever stayed at was called (I think) Capital Hotel or something in Calcutta this last summer.

It was that or sleep on the street and I made the wrong choice. Filthy would have been an improvement.

Calcutta was a pretty disgusting place. How they were able to make the entire city smell like urine is a mystery to me.

India is off the list of travel plans for many decades
 
2012-11-17 08:59:37 PM
120 scripts.

World's worst website.
 
2012-11-17 09:00:40 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: Worst hotel I ever stayed at was called (I think) Capital Hotel or something in Calcutta this last summer.

It was that or sleep on the street and I made the wrong choice. Filthy would have been an improvement.

Calcutta was a pretty disgusting place. How they were able to make the entire city smell like urine is a mystery to me.

India is off the list of travel plans for many decades


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-17 09:01:18 PM

KrispyKritter: in the 60s / 70s The Thunderbird Motel in Paterson NJ was a flop house in need of its own hearse. rarely did a week pass without a few bodies making the newspapers. i think it was a Heaven's Gate where junkies, hookers, dealers, suicides and unlucky victims went for their final breath.


Funny, the town I went to college in ma had a hotel like that. And not surprisingly it was also named The Thunderbird.
 
2012-11-17 09:03:36 PM

LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.


There's a certain kind of .... machismo, for lack of a better word, among the backpacker set. A lot of what they do is for the experiece, the memories, the bragging rights, or a good story to tell later. "Hey, remember that time we stayed in the world's worst hotel?" you ask your traveling companion as you sit at a table with three people people you just met five minutes ago. "No, really! It was LITERALLY the world's worst hotel!" Everyone has a laugh as they drink beer, and your backpacker cred goes up a notch.
 
2012-11-17 09:05:03 PM
The Days Inn near the Atlanta airport?

*clicks link* Hmm... still sounds better.

As a salesman I have had an opportunity to stay in seaside palaces and urban hellholes, but nothing compares to the night I spent at this place. The hookers were lined up on the road outside the hotel (this was 10 years ago). My partner and I waited for the John's to pay the hourly rates with their dates and we then checked into the rooms the company had reserved for us. We were treated to a night of screaming, fights, sirens, CRAZY laughter and all forms of chaos, no gunfire, thank you for asking. I went to the airport at 4:30 am for the 9am flight.
 
2012-11-17 09:06:14 PM

Myria: LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.

Why would you fly to Amsterdam when you can just fly to Denver?


So you can stay in the Best Youth Hostel in Amsterdam

/Be sure to hide your valuables
 
2012-11-17 09:06:47 PM
Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.
 
2012-11-17 09:07:00 PM

magneticmushroom: a night of terror-sex


Well there's a new name for my band.

/Or another fark handle
 
2012-11-17 09:13:55 PM
I did a cross country run about 10 years ago.The girl and I were tired and stopped at
a place in west Minnesota(forgot the name of town) We walk in and there was a sign
that said farm animals $5 extra...Grabbed the girl by the hand and crashed at a Rest
stop...IIRC that same day we woke up,they caught the DC snipers at a rest stop.
 
2012-11-17 09:28:32 PM

Robo Beat: Sometimes, the only thing that really matters is whether you can get a good night's sleep there without being et up by bedbugs.


You obviously didn't read the article. No guarantees about that one.
 
2012-11-17 09:29:21 PM
Don't know if it's still around, but the motels in Ocean View in Norfolk, Va.
Every weekend some sailor would get mugged, drugged, or catch the latest STD's.
Definitely not a place to be after dark.
That was 20+ years ago.
 
2012-11-17 09:33:54 PM
My mom and I still remember the motel I stayed in for my Ohio vet school interview. The packet had it listed as a Days Inn, which I suppose at one time it was. We rode up at 2am (driving all day) and I was already praying in the parking lot that we had the address wrong. We pulled into a dark parking lot with a blinking, half-broken sign on a sparsely populated road. It looked like a horror movie could be set there. A surprisingly pleasant woman with a broken leg, behind bullet proof glass gave us our room keys. The first room had no lights and when the door creaked open to the dark, silent space we tried the lights once and then quietly backed away. The second room we got had lights but was dingy and depressing and, as we lay in our beds, I noticed that there were two bullet holes in the wall and the wallpaper appeared to have been hastily replaced.

"Mom, I think someone died in here", I said. "I think you're right. Let's just try to go to sleep", she replied, checking the chain on the door a second time.

At 5am we gave up on sleep and checked out.

That was the worst hotel I ever stayed in, but least we didn't get bed bugs.
 
2012-11-17 09:37:20 PM
Worst I've ever been at was a place around mile post 10-14 in Nags Head, NC, right on the shore (the shore road that leads to the outerbanks pier, etc.) I obviously can not recall the name.

My brother, my dad and I stayed there for a night after we went on a two day trip to go fishing. The staff was horrible and the place just smelled like death. Worst part? It was absolutely infested with mosquitoes. We had to sleep with all the blankets on top of us just to have a chance at surviving the night with all of our blood.

The next morning, my brother and I -- being the kids that we were -- got curious about what the door on one of the walls went to (a connecting room) and we realized it was open. We opened it and it lead to a room that had about 40 billion mossies in it. That's where they all were coming from. We ran out of there and probably left half of our crap.

Good times.
/It's still there last time I checked.
 
2012-11-17 09:40:11 PM
Best place I ever stayed, Homestead Hotel and Hot Springs in Virginia.
content.clearchannel.com
Great deals going on now, as low as $200 (basic package) per night.
Link
 
2012-11-17 09:45:14 PM
When in Amsterdam try Banks Mansions

Free booze. In your room. A whole bar. In your room. Complementary.
 
2012-11-17 09:52:30 PM
And then there was the time up in San Clemente.I worked late on Friday,and had to finish
the job the next day.I got a hotel room,went and had a nice meal and a few rounds.Went back
to my hotel room.At 2am I was awaken to an arm reaching in my window trying to open the door.
I walked over,and realized it was the big black crack ho with the shopping carriage I had seen around
town..So I let out a hearty YO biatch MOVE ON..scared her more than me.

/that was f*cking freaky waking up to an arm reaching in your room
 
2012-11-17 09:58:00 PM
FTA: curtains that double as not-so-fresh towels.

That sounds like a place I had a slumlord. The window coverings that he installed when we asked if he could were sheets and what looked like towels with loops. I dried my hands on the window coverings more than once.
 
2012-11-17 09:58:15 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img20.imageshack.us image 570x395]

The waiter *is* from Barcelona...


blog.comedycentral.co.uk

Que?
 
2012-11-17 10:02:26 PM
The Gigglesnort Hotel is still open?

/nothing is obscure on Dark
//including slashies
 
2012-11-17 10:02:34 PM
I once spent the night in a hotel room with a waterbed with plastic sheets and multiple 24/7 porn channels.

Wait, you said "Worst hotel"? I meant BEST HOTEL.
 
2012-11-17 10:03:20 PM

cig-mkr: Don't know if it's still around, but the motels in Ocean View in Norfolk, Va.
Every weekend some sailor would get mugged, drugged, or catch the latest STD's.
Definitely not a place to be after dark.
That was 20+ years ago.


That area has improved some but is still rough. Sill not a place to be out at night. I saw a crackhead get hit by a car on Ocean View Blvd at 2am one night last year. He got up and kept walking.

The King James motel in Newport News always had the cops and hookers going in and out. I worked across the street from it at the time and we would sometimes stand on the sidewalk on our side and wave to the Johns that were leaving.
 
2012-11-17 10:04:38 PM

aevert: I would have thought that article would be about the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea.


Second.

upload.wikimedia.org

Can the Kim dynasty die soon please? They're some of the worst arseholes on this planet right now.

/Currently reading Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, so I freely admit I may be biased.
//Part 2; Shin's getting out shortly...
 
2012-11-17 10:06:23 PM
And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.
 
2012-11-17 10:09:52 PM

W.C.fields forever: And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.


Silly psycho! tubs are made for dissolving corpses in!
 
2012-11-17 10:13:46 PM

sendbillmoney: No love for the Hotel Carter in New York? Come on, now.


Seriously. An upgrade here, is to a room without a corpse in the box spring.

/And complimentary bedbugs. Feel free to take some home!
 
2012-11-17 10:13:47 PM
...Oh, let's see:

THIS place: Link
Don't let the room picture fool you. The rooms are about the size of a small living room. Three (or FOUR) beds in a room aren't unusual. And the clientele is....different.

The Days Inn in Independence, OH. Come for the Mystery Stains (TM), stay for the Russian hookers. Spent exactly twenty minutes there before cancelling our reservations and heading for the Holiday Inn a mile away.
 
2012-11-17 10:15:26 PM

bubo_sibiricus: Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.


I think I stayed there in the early 80's, it was only a single night and I was drunk but I remember the bathroom was down the hall and I had to stand on the bed to have room to open the door, twin bed filled the room side to side, headboard was up against the far wall, near wall had a desk crammed in between it and the foot of the bed, mismatched chair had to be shoved up under the desk and I had to hop up on the bed for the door to have room to open
 
2012-11-17 10:18:05 PM

zerkalo: W.C.fields forever: And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.

Silly psycho! tubs are made for dissolving corpses in!


I was young.

/innocent if you will.

//found innocent if you won't
 
2012-11-17 10:21:36 PM
HA! I've stayed at worse.
 
2012-11-17 10:23:10 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img20.imageshack.us image 570x395]

The waiter *is* from Barcelona...



I won't hear of it! There's this place in Eastborne!
 
2012-11-17 10:28:23 PM
Ahh Amsterdam, the first place I ever stayed at there featuring shared bathrooms. Couldn't sleep the first night. Upgraded to a fancy suite that had its own bidet bathroom.
 
2012-11-17 10:33:09 PM

zerkalo: Your innkeeper:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 290x297] 

My worst hotel? Let's just say a renowned beer pub in DC has rooms to let. I found a rat turd on the turned down bed my first night. At least with hostels I got what I paid for


The renowned beer pub has changed hands, and I've heard the new owners are trying to spruce up the place. I've heard horror stories about both the pub and the hotel, including one where a rat crashed through a rotted ceiling tile onto a table full of horrified pub guests.
 
2012-11-17 10:35:51 PM
Hotel Chitna in Chitna Alaska gets my vote.

http://www.hotelchitina.com/
 
2012-11-17 10:36:00 PM

Yakk: The Days Inn near the Atlanta airport?

*clicks link* Hmm... still sounds better.

As a salesman I have had an opportunity to stay in seaside palaces and urban hellholes, but nothing compares to the night I spent at this place. The hookers were lined up on the road outside the hotel (this was 10 years ago). My partner and I waited for the John's to pay the hourly rates with their dates and we then checked into the rooms the company had reserved for us. We were treated to a night of screaming, fights, sirens, CRAZY laughter and all forms of chaos, no gunfire, thank you for asking. I went to the airport at 4:30 am for the 9am flight.


Got stuck next door at the Holiday Inn when my family got stranded in Atlanta overnight due to lying airline reps (our connecting flight was NOT delayed due to the weather, as we were told in Vegas, and left as we approached the gate... next to the connecting flight's departing gate). The airline held us up and we weren't able to get out of the airport to the hotel until after midnight; unfortunately, all of the delivery places stopped delivering well before than (possibly the area) and the hotel "shop" was mostly depleted of stock.

A quick trip outside and we discovered we were near NOTHING but darkness and roving bands of "youths".

Atlanta's airport and the surrounding area blows hard.
 
2012-11-17 10:36:27 PM
Anyone familiar with "Fosters" out by Bryce Canyon? Worst... motel.... evar.

Basically it was a bunch of dirty old nasty trailers from the 60's or early 70's that they connected together, never cleaned or updated, nasty shag carpeting, etc. They have a really terrible restaurant in the parking lot with some of the rudest staff ever. When we asked where the remote was to the crappy little TV in the room they told us that a bus group of students had stayed over a few weeks before we were there and "stole all of the remotes for the TVs" and told us "Oh well too bad". Ya right, why would a bunch of students on a trip steal all of the remotes for ancient TVs in a crap ass hotel in the middle of nowhere? Obviously they were a bunch of liars as well as horrible inn-keepers.
 
2012-11-17 10:38:37 PM
"If you can't fix it, feature it."

Terrible hotel; great marketing.
 
2012-11-17 10:41:16 PM
http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/sun-bright.en.html#hash-blockdisplay4


squallor
 
2012-11-17 10:50:14 PM
Seeing as I just spent the last two nights at a shiatty hostel in San Francisco, I'm getting a real kick...
 
2012-11-17 10:55:22 PM
Sneaky Petes in Springfield, Illinois. This was about 20 years + ago when we went to the motorcycle races at the fairgrounds. Had reservations at a decent hotel, but apparently someone dropped the ball on it. NO hotels vacant anywhere in town but the dive holes. I was tired from driving so I was hanging out in our prized room. My buddies went to the "hotel bar" that they said looked like it was made out of scrap lumber. They came back to the room with a few people to party. I think I cleared the room when I was trying to shoot a cockroach off the wall with my .45.
/true story bro
 
2012-11-17 11:06:55 PM

Bucky Katt: HA! I've stayed at worse.


Me too. In India.

Open the door and hit the light switch. There's a giant fan perched on a shelf above the bed. It spins furiously for 2.8 seconds with an incredible screaming whine then shoots sparks onto the bed and catches fire.
 
2012-11-17 11:08:54 PM
When my bf landed a job here in Pierre, we had to stay in a hotel for two months while waiting to close on his house. Since we had my dog (who is sadly now completely blind due to acute glaucoma; she had both eyes removed over the course of three years; the pic in my profile of her obviously predates this), our options were limited in the rental market in this [hellhole] of a town.

Since Pierre is one of five state capitals without direct highway access (I-90 is about thirty minutes south), the town has heavy truck and train traffic at all hours. The hotel that we stayed at, the Capital Inn & Suites, was horrible. Since we were long-term renters, we got the worst rooms in the place. Various families with an assorted array of drug addictions stayed there, and I would not leave to go out on errands during the day without carrying my .38. My iPod and my bf's gun were stolen from his truck, and the bathroom was just this side of serviceable. They painted the shower surround... which of course was peeling.

I never could bring myself to swim in the pool. It still cracks me up seeing the travel guide picture of the place; that is the center courtyard where all of the vacationer and hunter/fisherman rooms are. The truly disgusting rooms are in the rear.
 
2012-11-17 11:11:27 PM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-11-17 11:19:37 PM

iron de havilland: aevert: I would have thought that article would be about the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea.

Second.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 442x768]

Can the Kim dynasty die soon please? They're some of the worst arseholes on this planet right now.

/Currently reading Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, so I freely admit I may be biased.
//Part 2; Shin's getting out shortly...


I just finished Nothing to Envy; may get The Aquariums of Pyongyang soon. I definitely recommend NTE, it is well-written and has a variety of backgrounds of the refugees who made it to South Korea.
 
2012-11-17 11:25:18 PM
Apparently there are dozens of worst hotels ever, and they all happen to be in one of the three places Farkers have been.
 
2012-11-17 11:29:38 PM

Tourney3p0: Apparently there are dozens of worst hotels ever, and they all happen to be in one of the three places Farkers have been.


Weird ain't it?
 
2012-11-17 11:30:55 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: Calcutta was a pretty disgusting place. How they were able to make the entire city smell like urine is a mystery to me.


They piss on it. They shiat on it too. Often.
 
2012-11-17 11:31:32 PM
I remember coming across their website years ago while I was still in school. It was absolutely insane and from what I understand a pretty reasonable place to stay while passing through the area. They basically did this campaign to generate the buzz. I guess it's still working 10 years later.
 
2012-11-17 11:32:55 PM
Their view of herds of wildebeests sweeping majestically across the plain is the main draw


wiredroach: Stayed here in 2008...it was a unique experience...housekeeping may have existed somewhere, but certainly not in our room. At least we got upgraded to a suite. I can see why Sid stabbed Nancy.... 

[drewblood.com image 600x431]


Yikes, the earthquake sure did a number on it.
 
2012-11-17 11:34:03 PM
Two summers ago, I was doing fieldwork on a swine loading study, and so was traveling from hotel to hotel. My first night out, I have to be at a farm in BFE first thing in the morning, and I have to find my own place to stay for the night. Not wanting to camp out in my car (female college student + meth country, that's asking for trouble), I asked my boyfriend, The Green Intern, to find me a place to sleep (I had no internet access at the time and a long drive to make). He found me the only place even remotely nearby, a name that is indelibly etched upon my nightmares: The Golden Door, in Traer. I get there at 10pm, after a long drive from the other side of the state, and it looked like the seediest, most run-down place I had ever seen. The cheapest, most ramshackle of the hostels I'd stayed at in Europe were palaces compared to this place. It was the Bates Motel combined with the No-Tell Mo-Tel. The guy at the counter gave off the vibes "stoned off his ass" and "child molester" simultaneously, and informed me that the rate was $65/night, cash or check only. I had neither, so I had to walk two blocks to the nearest ATM.

When I finally got back to the motel that sanity forgot, I was given the key to a room whose chain was so weak as to not really be worth it, and the lock was moderately sturdy. The place was decently clean, but I was sincerely worried about the door's lock and chain holding up if one of the many drunk loud people I could hear in the other rooms decided to come in. Wedging every piece of movable furniture against the door, I slept atop the covers, still fully clothed, with my cell phone in one hand and my utility knife in the other. It was just as well I had to be up at dawn the next morning - I didn't get any real sleep, anyway. I removed the barricade, tossed the key into the return slot, and after a stop for gas and ungodly amounts of caffeine, bid the creepiest motel in Iowa goodbye, and good riddance.

\It was like someone's nightmare from the 70's
\\ Creepy as fark, it was
\\\ Later hotels, I stayed wherever was safe, even if it meant extra driving
 
2012-11-17 11:43:38 PM

sendbillmoney: No love for the Hotel Carter in New York? Come on, now.


Have you ever been there?

In the 80s a bunch of us use to drink there because they had cheap bottles of beer and pool tables in the bar in the lobby (not a lot of pool tables in Midtown at that time) no kidding it was called Rose of Saigon and the girls learned to say "not on duty" rather than get upset about being regarded as having negotiable affection.
 
2012-11-18 12:07:24 AM

zerkalo: W.C.fields forever: And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.

Silly psycho! tubs are made for dissolving corpses in!


Remind me not to take the room below yours.

cdn2.screenjunkies.com
 
2012-11-18 12:10:49 AM

Isildur: Their view of herds of wildebeests sweeping majestically across the plain is the main draw


Amsterdam has wildebeests?
 
2012-11-18 12:19:52 AM

bgflores: zerkalo: Your innkeeper:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 290x297] 

My worst hotel? Let's just say a renowned beer pub in DC has rooms to let. I found a rat turd on the turned down bed my first night. At least with hostels I got what I paid for

The renowned beer pub has changed hands, and I've heard the new owners are trying to spruce up the place. I've heard horror stories about both the pub and the hotel, including one where a rat crashed through a rotted ceiling tile onto a table full of horrified pub guests.


Would this place's name rhyme with "hickssmeller"?
 
2012-11-18 12:24:37 AM

Tourney3p0: Apparently there are dozens of worst hotels ever, and they all happen to be in one of the three places Farkers have been.


okocasopis.sk

I find out they had double booked my room on arriving at my hotel. I said "What do I do??"
"You should stay somewhere else"
"Um, it's almost 11 at night, can you help me?"
"Try the Victoria Hotel, everywhere else will be full."
"How do you know it has vacancies?"
"Because it is horrible"

"OK. Can you tell me how to get to my horrible hotel?"
(lol)

This was in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Here's an old snap (not mine).

i80.photobucket.com
 

My bed felt like it had dead bodies in it.
 
2012-11-18 12:30:50 AM

Pribar: bubo_sibiricus: Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.

I think I stayed there in the early 80's, it was only a single night and I was drunk but I remember the bathroom was down the hall and I had to stand on the bed to have room to open the door, twin bed filled the room side to side, headboard was up against the far wall, near wall had a desk crammed in between it and the foot of the bed, mismatched chair had to be shoved up under the desk and I had to hop up on the bed for the door to have room to open


The fire marshal would be unhappy with that.....
 
2012-11-18 01:18:13 AM
Best Hotel in Needles, CA.

I rolled in about 11PM after 12+ hours driving totally exhausted. When my head hit the pillow, I smelled the sour stench of vomit. Removing the clean white pillowcase revealed an ancient yellowed poly-filled pillow with multiple drool/puke stains on it.

I took it to the front desk and asked for a new pillow. The person at the front desk replied "We're out of pillows."
 
2012-11-18 01:28:56 AM
www.monstershack.net
 
2012-11-18 01:31:01 AM
Possibly?

imgs.xkcd.com
 
HBK
2012-11-18 02:15:43 AM

biggeek: Best Hotel in Needles, CA.

I rolled in about 11PM after 12+ hours driving totally exhausted. When my head hit the pillow, I smelled the sour stench of vomit. Removing the clean white pillowcase revealed an ancient yellowed poly-filled pillow with multiple drool/puke stains on it.

I took it to the front desk and asked for a new pillow. The person at the front desk replied "We're out of pillows."


At that point, I would have asked for a refund and slept in my car.

The worst hotel I ever stayed in was a hotel in Laredo, TX. On a lark, a college buddy and I set off for Mexico at one in the morning. We drove all night and got to Mexico around noon, had some cervezas and tacos, bought some sombreros, and tried to drive home around 7pm. My buddy started to fall asleep at the wheel when we decided to stop at the first place we saw.

The place was dingy as hell. Stains everywhere, shower didn't work, TV didn't work and was bolted to the stand. Remote was also bolted to the nightstand. There was no A/C, in Laredo, TX, in the summer. We asked for an 11am wake up call. We awoke to a bang at the door, "A las once." And we were happy to finally leave.

In a distant second place was a hotel I stayed at after I had a flight out of Atlanta cancelled. I had flown directly from a golf tournament in Tampa, so my shorts were swampy and my bags with clothes had been checked. All the stores were closed except for the hotel giftshop, so I bought a Georgia Tech T-shirt, but they didn't have any shorts or pants. Delta put me up in a hotel that had a hole in the bathtub that looked into the flooring, so I couldn't use it. I decided to go get some dinner at a place down the road and saw two different sets of cop cars responding to shootings, one in which someone died. I rate this second, because the shiattiness of the situation and the area greatly contributed to my ill feelings towards the hotel.

/Still farking hate Delta
//CSBs
 
2012-11-18 02:28:40 AM
The worst hotel I was ever booked into by work featured a murder victim floating in the bloody pool when I arrived.

I didn't bother to see what the room was like.
 
2012-11-18 02:32:01 AM

fusillade762: Isildur: Their view of herds of wildebeests sweeping majestically across the plain is the main draw

Amsterdam has wildebeests?


At least three times as many as Torquay.
 
2012-11-18 02:35:15 AM
About half of the "hotels" here in Oakland are really whorehouses/halfway houses/drug dens. One of my many hobbies is reading the online reviews from unsuspecting tourists who booked rooms at these "hotels" and had no idea what they were getting themselves into. If you ever come to Oakland (which you should), do your homework. You'll be so glad you did.
 
2012-11-18 02:36:59 AM

BullBearMS: The worst hotel I was ever booked into by work featured a murder victim floating in the bloody pool when I arrived.

I didn't bother to see what the room was like.



You should have given it a chance -- it's actually pretty good place for the price, other than that smartass bellhop, and I showed him.
 
2012-11-18 02:53:29 AM

Isildur: BullBearMS: The worst hotel I was ever booked into by work featured a murder victim floating in the bloody pool when I arrived.

I didn't bother to see what the room was like.


You should have given it a chance -- it's actually pretty good place for the price, other than that smartass bellhop, and I showed him.


I hear you could check out any time you like, but you could never leave.
 
2012-11-18 03:08:12 AM
back in the '80s I used to drive by a hotel that advertised $2 a night rooms. I didn't drive right by it, but you could see it from the freeway. I wasn't sure if it was still open at that point, but can you imagine a $2 a night hotel?

What's that in today's money? Like $9? I dunno but I remember staying in Motel 6 for $30 a night and it wasn't great, but it wasn't bad and IIRC I saw this hotel on TV last night and they said it was $25.

Let's just say I'm having a hard time believing this is the world's worst hotel.
 
2012-11-18 03:31:53 AM
Try the Dagmar in Paris: Merde Alors!
 
HBK
2012-11-18 03:35:04 AM

Happy Hours: back in the '80s I used to drive by a hotel that advertised $2 a night rooms. I didn't drive right by it, but you could see it from the freeway. I wasn't sure if it was still open at that point, but can you imagine a $2 a night hotel?

What's that in today's money? Like $9? I dunno but I remember staying in Motel 6 for $30 a night and it wasn't great, but it wasn't bad and IIRC I saw this hotel on TV last night and they said it was $25.

Let's just say I'm having a hard time believing this is the world's worst hotel.


See clown motel above. 29 rooms at $34.50 per night. (29 rooms per the video)

Assuming this motel, in BFE Nevada, runs 50% capacity, all year long = $182,591. Less $60,000 for a couple maids and a handyman, less $10,000 for property taxes. Then assume 35% corporate taxes or taxes on a general partnership or sole proprietorship. $73,184 per year.

Dude's not going to make much money when you consider repair costs. Plus, they offer breakfast (no guess at the cost on that), probably average less than 50% occupancy annually, and the dude has to pay for marketing (see Youtube video), cleaning supplies, laundry, and his own costs.

I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

Maybe it was a tax-shelter that was meant to lose money until the investors retired, at which point they sold their tax shelter for real estate value (on the freeway), which could be considerable.
 
2012-11-18 03:44:30 AM

Gergesa: I'll bet I can hotels in Russia that make that place look luxurious by comparison. Actually I recall a farker here who video taped their stay in a Chinese hotel. As I recall the flood was slanted such that a soda can rolled down it and the bathroom shower didn't have a rise between it and the bathroom floor so the water from the shower was causing the wooden door to rot.


Heck, I stayed at a place in Connecticut a couple years back that was worse.

Beware anyplace that has a signed plaque from their state narcotics control board thanking them for their cooperation...
 
2012-11-18 03:50:14 AM

HBK: I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?


No, it was $2 per night - what I'm not sure of if it was even still open at that point. I suspected it wasn't. It was the kind of building that belonged in an early '70s movie and looked old even then.

I think this is the place..

sloanegallery.com
 
2012-11-18 03:52:56 AM

Happy Hours: HBK: I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

No, it was $2 per night - what I'm not sure of if it was even still open at that point. I suspected it wasn't. It was the kind of building that belonged in an early '70s movie and looked old even then.

I think this is the place..

[sloanegallery.com image 800x638]


lol, I just noticed the sign says "fireproof". That probably explains why nobody burned it down.
 
2012-11-18 03:59:46 AM

Happy Hours: Happy Hours: HBK: I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

No, it was $2 per night - what I'm not sure of if it was even still open at that point. I suspected it wasn't. It was the kind of building that belonged in an early '70s movie and looked old even then.

I think this is the place..

[sloanegallery.com image 800x638]

lol, I just noticed the sign says "fireproof". That probably explains why nobody burned it down.


I'm surprised no one took it as a personal challenge.
 
2012-11-18 05:38:16 AM

HBK: Happy Hours: back in the '80s I used to drive by a hotel that advertised $2 a night rooms. I didn't drive right by it, but you could see it from the freeway. I wasn't sure if it was still open at that point, but can you imagine a $2 a night hotel?

What's that in today's money? Like $9? I dunno but I remember staying in Motel 6 for $30 a night and it wasn't great, but it wasn't bad and IIRC I saw this hotel on TV last night and they said it was $25.

Let's just say I'm having a hard time believing this is the world's worst hotel.

See clown motel above. 29 rooms at $34.50 per night. (29 rooms per the video)

Assuming this motel, in BFE Nevada, runs 50% capacity, all year long = $182,591. Less $60,000 for a couple maids and a handyman, less $10,000 for property taxes. Then assume 35% corporate taxes or taxes on a general partnership or sole proprietorship. $73,184 per year.

Dude's not going to make much money when you consider repair costs. Plus, they offer breakfast (no guess at the cost on that), probably average less than 50% occupancy annually, and the dude has to pay for marketing (see Youtube video), cleaning supplies, laundry, and his own costs.

I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

Maybe it was a tax-shelter that was meant to lose money until the investors retired, at which point they sold their tax shelter for real estate value (on the freeway), which could be considerable.


In 1979 I stayed in a quite decent old motel in Tucumcari. NM for $7, and I remember thinking what a fantastic deal that was. Best thing about the room was that you could watch TV from the bathtub with the door open. I find it hard to believe there were any $2 motels even then.
 
2012-11-18 05:45:31 AM

Happy Hours: Happy Hours: HBK: I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

No, it was $2 per night - what I'm not sure of if it was even still open at that point. I suspected it wasn't. It was the kind of building that belonged in an early '70s movie and looked old even then.

I think this is the place..

[sloanegallery.com image 800x638]

lol, I just noticed the sign says "fireproof". That probably explains why nobody burned it down.


Lots of hotels back in the day advertised that they were 'fireproof' after a number of serious hotel fires. They probably weren't, but at least they incorporated some fire safety features to make it less likely they would go up in flames.
 
2012-11-18 07:05:48 AM
I worked in a hostel once, BRIEFLY, which was full of alcoholics paying 200$ a month to live there, who would frequently use the toilet on the public room couches, and who would often be found sleeping upside down in the stairwell. I'm not sure how.

Why yes, they were all from Quebec.
 
2012-11-18 07:36:04 AM

qualtrough: In 1979 I stayed in a quite decent old motel in Tucumcari. NM for $7, and I remember thinking what a fantastic deal that was. Best thing about the room was that you could watch TV from the bathtub with the door open. I find it hard to believe there were any $2 motels even then.


After some more research I found out that hotel closed in 1972. (sorry, I closed that window so link is gone).

$2 in '72 I suppose is plausible although why the sign stayed up through the early '80s is kind of crazy. It also turns out that there have been plans to renovate the place that kept falling through. It was at one point going to be turned into a modern hotel with rooms going for up to $1000 a night and at another point was going to be made into lofts....

$7 a night for a motel in '79? That's still pretty amazing. I think the cheapest I ever paid was about $30. The worst I ever stayed in was $40. I guess there are worse places but I really don't want to experience them.
 
2012-11-18 08:20:59 AM
Amsterdam's hotels come in two varieties, expensive rooms which are passable or just barely affordable rooms which are complete hovels. As in you can quite easily pay 90 euros for a room which if you're lucky has locking doors, a toilet and an tiny cubicle shower.
 
2012-11-18 08:53:27 AM
When I was a kid in the mid to late 90's, we went to Washington, D.C. and stayed at some budget motel chain (can't remember the name). The place looked like a dump on the outside, but we went in anyway because we had made a reservation (based on price). We go in and the clerk is behind bulletproof glass. That was clue 2.

We go in the room and most of the carpet is stained. (Dad warned us not to take off our socks). We then open the curtains to enjoy the glorious view of bars guarding our window with the satellite dish and a brick wall not a few feet in front of us. (Not certain what purpose the bars served with the brick wall blocking everything.)

It was at this point my Dad said "This place is a dump!"

The next morning, as my dad swiftly checked us out, we were treated to their complimentary "continental" breakfast (cereal, milk, and coffee).

My dad decided life was too short for this and checked us into the nicest hotel in the area for the rest of our stay.

/Sadly, in D.C, only that great hotel was nice. The rest of the city is just like that budget motel...

//csb
 
2012-11-18 09:18:14 AM
A few years ago (2004?), the ex and I went on a cross-country road trip. One of our rules for the trip was to only stay in hotel rooms that cost $20.00/night or less. We stayed in one godawful room after another.
 
2012-11-18 09:28:38 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Pribar: bubo_sibiricus: Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.

I think I stayed there in the early 80's, it was only a single night and I was drunk but I remember the bathroom was down the hall and I had to stand on the bed to have room to open the door, twin bed filled the room side to side, headboard was up against the far wall, near wall had a desk crammed in between it and the foot of the bed, mismatched chair had to be shoved up under the desk and I had to hop up on the bed for the door to have room to open

The fire marshal would be unhappy with that.....



I think the fire inspector would have to get in a long line, behind the health inspector, licensing inspector, tax inspector, etc....
 
2012-11-18 10:59:03 AM
bedbugs are a dealbreaker. I'll sleep in my car first.
 
2012-11-18 11:31:26 AM
Bob Stupak's Vegas World.

In the 1980's, it was the border between the new "Holy Cow, look at that," shiny new Vegas & "Don't even make eye contact" Vegas.

Also had a very interesting space theme.
 
2012-11-18 12:40:37 PM

Devolving_Spud: blog.comedycentral.co.uk

Que?


TheZorker: I won't hear of it! There's this place in Eastborne!


sallys: [mimg.ugo.com image 300x274]


:D

We can't overlook the fact that they put too much butter ON THOSE TRAYS.
 
2012-11-18 01:21:21 PM
From the Hans Brinker website itself:

Those wishing to stay at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, do so at their own risk and will not hold the hotel liable for food poisoning, mental breakdowns, terminal illness, lost limbs, radiation poisoning, certain diseases associated with the 18th century, plague, etcetera.

Nice
 
2012-11-18 01:32:52 PM
A truly terrible national-chain in the US: Motel 6 in Virginia Beach. I had one of the desk clerks walk on top of my car because he was upset I called the front desk to let them know the room they put us in had urine on the bathroom floor. 

www.motel6.com
Don't let this picture fool you. The parking lot is littered with cigarette butts, beer cans and god knows what else.
 
2012-11-18 01:56:43 PM

FizixJunkee: A few years ago (2004?), the ex and I went on a cross-country road trip. One of our rules for the trip was to only stay in hotel rooms that cost $20.00/night or less. We stayed in one godawful room after another.


And you let him get away?
 
2012-11-18 02:39:06 PM
worst hotel I stayed at had a pair of dirty underwear on the floor at the foot of the bed.
 
2012-11-18 03:00:39 PM

virulent_loser: worst hotel I stayed at had a pair of dirty underwear on the floor at the foot of the bed.


Did they fit?
 
2012-11-18 03:03:26 PM
 
2012-11-18 03:48:37 PM
The Chongchongang Hotel in Anju North Korea was my favorite. While they try to keep tourists away from the real North Korea this was a hotel in the real DPRK. The propaganda blared until 11pm, began at 5am, no hot water, no lights, men with AK-47s at the perimeter, and all the ambiance of North Korea. If you want the experience you have to try this place. It is a "must see" on the dark tour. They did have an Asian deer in a cage at the front of the hotel.

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-18 04:50:29 PM

phlegmmo: virulent_loser: worst hotel I stayed at had a pair of dirty underwear on the floor at the foot of the bed.

Did they fit?


I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
 
HBK
2012-11-18 07:00:15 PM
I once checked in, went to my room, and opened the door only to find a half naked old woman who was just as surprised as I was. The front desk had double booked the room and both the keys worked. I was pissed and I imagine the woman was too. In some hotels, I could have been shot.
 
2012-11-18 09:39:57 PM

yukichigai: flamingboar: The clown motel?

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

The horror. The horror...


The Clown Motel in Tonopah? I've stayed there several times! The sign used to advertise it was the newest place in town back then. It was pretty nice, actually. Unless clowns creep you out.
 
2012-11-18 10:16:13 PM

Glendale: yukichigai: flamingboar: The clown motel?

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

The horror. The horror...

The Clown Motel in Tonopah? I've stayed there several times! The sign used to advertise it was the newest place in town back then. It was pretty nice, actually. Unless clowns creep you out.


Back in 2003 or so, I stayed at a motel in Tonopah (don't remember which one) for a night. The motel was decent, but the town itself was strangely quiet--which I suppose is not surprising given that the town has been shrinking ever since the nearby silver mine dried up in the 1920's.
 
2012-11-18 10:40:06 PM
 
2012-11-19 12:19:39 AM
I can't remember the name of the hostel I stayed at in Kumasi.

one of the stairwells was unusable because it had collapsed. the other stairwell was completely unlit at night.

my shower didn't work, so I had to fill a bucket next to the sink to wash up. at least my bathroom had water pressure, my friends' room did not.

the price? $15 per bedroom. no bug problems though.

the worst non-3rd world hostel? the mystic symergh in Istanbul. holes in the ceiling, noise from next door karaoke bar too loud to allow for sleep before 3am, lock on the bedroom door kept breaking, and it wasn't cheap either (40 euros a night!).
 
2012-11-19 03:00:26 AM

I Love Happy Stuff: A truly terrible national-chain in the US: Motel 6 in Virginia Beach. I had one of the desk clerks walk on top of my car because he was upset I called the front desk to let them know the room they put us in had urine on the bathroom floor. 

[www.motel6.com image 240x160]
Don't let this picture fool you. The parking lot is littered with cigarette butts, beer cans and god knows what else.


"Motel 6: We'll leave the urine on the floor for you."™
 
2012-11-19 08:11:38 AM

zerkalo: W.C.fields forever: And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.

Silly psycho! tubs are made for dissolving corpses in!


Is that actually even possible ? I once spilled some battery acid in my bathtub, and it damaged the surface. I think enough acid to dissolve a corpse would burn through the tub.

Not that I need to know...
 
2012-11-19 08:17:46 AM

Gobobo: This was in Klaipėda, Lithuania.


This town's name sould like a venereal disease.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:05 AM

padraig: zerkalo: W.C.fields forever: And of course that one time I had to burn up the dead hooker in the bathtub in Vegas.

Silly psycho! tubs are made for dissolving corpses in!

Is that actually even possible ? I once spilled some battery acid in my bathtub, and it damaged the surface. I think enough acid to dissolve a corpse would burn through the tub.

Not that I need to know...


Depends what the tub's surface is made of.
 
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