Hotels can be fantastic places that inspire you and help you forget about all your problems. That’s what happens when hoteliers and the staff all work in sync to provide the best possible service to their guests. However, this isn’t a guarantee.
There are plenty of horrid hotels out there that make Stephen King’s hotel in ‘The Shining’ seem like a picnic near the Seine in comparison. Some hotels are so bad that they’ll have you screaming, running away and thanking the heavens that you’re safe in your own bed. Bored Panda brings you this list of the creepiest, most horrible, most disgusting hotels ever that are a shining example of what not to do. Upvote the worst hotel pictures, and share your thoughts in the comments, and check out our other posts about the worst hotel fails here and here. And scroll down for our interview with Dr. Gabor Forgacs from Ryerson University as we talk to him about the hotel industry and what makes hotels stand out from the crowd.
Found This Under The Sheets While Crawling Into Bed... Used Hair Extensions?
My Hotel Offers A Kettle And Glasses To Use, But Has A Folder In A Drawer With Rules. One Of Them Says You Have To Pay A Fine If You Use The Kettle
We Have A Really Nice Hotel Room
Hotels that scare away their customers often have a problem with cleanliness, elementary hygiene, while staff members don’t understand the rules of hospitality. These are just the basics that hotels need to get right, though. What makes hotels more than average, quality-wise, is a mix of small and large things that create a wholesome atmosphere.
The Pool At My Hotel In Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, Those Are Toilets
In A Fancy Hotel Restaurant And Found This In The Mixed Nuts They Bring To Your Table While You Wait For Your Food
It's a Nexium 40 mg tablet.
Found This Waiting In The Bathroom Of My New Hotel Room
Dr. Forgacs from Ryerson University talked to Bored Panda about hotels, hoteliers, and analyzed what hotels can do to seem unique: “It's pretty complex and one has to master a lot of moving parts in order to achieve that distinction.”
Sinkhole Just Developed In My Hotel Room
And This Is Why You Check The Hotel Coffee Maker Before You Use It
Just Arrived At My Hotel In My "Sea-Facing Room"
“On top of the physical parts (e.g. location, size, architecture, design and furniture), the intangibles need to fall into place seamlessly and that is a tall order.”
Airbnb Description Said "View Of The Main Church From The Bedroom Window". Technically It Was Not A Lie
Got Excited From Far Away About The Motel Having A Swimming Pool
My Hotel's TV
“The colors, sounds, scents plus the ambiance are all perfectly lined up: what background music is playing, what designer aroma is in the air and have toiletries scented with; the choice of fabric for carpet, curtains and upholstery; the tone and level of voice of staff as they greet guests and communicate without judging requests or behaviors, etc.,” the professor highlighted the hundred-and-one things that need to all come together to form the perfect whole.
Heat Lamp Vs. Bathroom Door In My Hotel Room
My Hotel Room Has Such A Nice View! Wait A Minute
"Quality" Hotel Room. Moscow, A Month Ago
“Great hotels provide intuitive and highly personalized service, which cannot be done over 250 rooms capacity. If a guest meets 3-5 different faces behind the front desk each time versus always the same two, that makes a huge difference. You can only do this if your hotel is not larger than that.”
This Is What I Saw When I Checked Into My Hotel Last Night
The Fitness Room At The Hotel I Stayed At
The Jacuzzi At My Hotel
Dear Pandas, let us know what your worst memories from hotels you’ve stayed at are. Have you ever experienced anything similar to what’s shown in this list? What do you think of Dr. Forgacs’ analysis of the hotel industry? Let us know!
Don't Stay In A Hotel With Bedbugs
This Is The Pool At My Hotel
My Hotel's Treatment Of Their Fish
Flat Screen TV Mounted To An Old Box TV With Packing Tape In A Flea Bag Motel
Hotels' Shower Heads...
I’m 6’3 And This Is The Bath In My Hotel Room
Ah, Thanks For The Remark!
Stayed At A Hotel For Cheap This Weekend. Wasn't Quite Prepared For This Level Of Sketch
Nothing Screams Quality Hotel Room Like A Hole In The Ceiling With A Napkin Jammed In It
Apparently The Sheets In My Hotel Room Weren't Changed
Saw This In An Elevator Today In A Hotel. Took The Stairs Back Down
My Hotel's Water
My Lovely Motel. In Case Of Fire, You're Dead
A "Quality" Resort In Guyana
This Is In My Hostel, Next To My Bed. Thanks For The Warning, I Guess
Checked In To A Hotel And Promptly Checked Out
After A Beautiful Day At The Beach In Hawaii, My Cousin Went Back To Her Hotel Room To A Pleasant Surprise
Found In Our Hotel Room In Marriot
Really Regretting Looking Under The "Accent Rug" In The Hotel Room I've Been Staying At For The Last Week
Do Not Flip Over Your Motel Matress
Breath Taking View Out Of My Hotel Window In Denver
Walked Into My Hotel Room
These Pancakes At My Hotel This Morning
The Bathroom In My Hotel Room Is The Public Bathroom For The Entire Floor
Just Arrived At My “Ocean View” Hotel Room
On A Conference At My New Workplace. About To Share A Room With A Guy I've Never Met Before. Here's The View From The Beds To The Bathroom
This Light Switch Right Behind The Pillows In My Hotel Room. One Move During The Night And The Light Goes On
I Generally Gauge The Quality Of The Hotel I'm Staying At Based On The Number Of Bite Marks On The Toilet Flusher
Hard Boiled Eggs From The Hotel’s Continental Breakfast That I Was Staying At
It's So Humid In Nola, These Little Guys Are Growing In My Hotel Room
Scumbag Sheraton Hotel Trying To Trick Me Into Paying $6 For Water. The Tag In The Front Says In Fine Print Free And The One In The Back Says In Fine Print $6
This Motel 6 We Are Staying At Tonight. Needless To Say I’ll Never Book Here Again
The Hotel's Steam Iron Spat Rust On My Shirt
Signed Mattress At A Motel, Which We Promptly Left After Finding This. Nope
The Toilet In My Hotel
Trashcan In A Hotel In Sweden
Walked Into My Hotel, And There Happened To Be A Weird Toy Hanging From The Sprinkler
I Was Told I Didn't Have Roommates In My Hotel
The Water At My Hotel, Exactly How It Came Out Of The Tap
Moved The Couch In My Hotel Room And This Was Underneath
My Hotel Apparently Has Complimentary Dirty Underwear Service
This Toilet Wand My Friend Saw At A Hotel
Hotel In North Carolina, And The Shower Gave Your Skin A Nice Bronze Coloring
This Is The Fire Exit At My Hotel
My Buddy Went On A Trip To Atlantic City, NJ For The Weekend And This Is What He Found Underneath The Mattress In His Room
This Hypodermic Needle Found In The Toilet Paper Holder At My Hotel
Flight Delayed Another Day In Little Rock. My Shower Curtain At Hotel Near Airport
Mushrooms Growing Out Of A Door At The Hotel I Work At
Does This Belong Here? The TV In My Friend's Hotel Room (And You Have To Pay 10€ Deposit For The Remote)
I Was Settling Into My Hotel Room When I Saw This Growing Out Of The Carpet
I Dropped My Phone In This Hotel Bathroom And Looked Over, Saw This Under The Sink. I Can’t Even Think Why Someone Would Hide These
The Amount Of Mayflies Swarming The Door Of My Hotel
Found This Under The Mattress In A Hotel
Not Sure Where To Put This, But My Hotel Room Came With A Mirror That Doubles As A Table For Other Activities That I Guess The Previous Guest Used
What Exactly Are These Decals In My Motel Room Supposed To Represent?
In My Hotel Room In Atlantic City This Weekend. This Is Not There Because People Want To Buy These Items
I’m Staying In A Hotel In Los Vegas And This Is What I Found In The Closet I Hope The Sheets Are Clean
Walked Into My Hotel Room