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]
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.
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.
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.
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 openThe fire marshal would be unhappy with that.....
TheZorker: I won't hear of it! There's this place in Eastborne!
sallys: [mimg.ugo.com image 300x274]
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.
virulent_loser: worst hotel I stayed at had a pair of dirty underwear on the floor at the foot of the bed.
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?
yukichigai: flamingboar: The clown motel?[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]The horror. The horror...
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.
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.
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!
Gobobo: This was in Klaipėda, Lithuania.
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...
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