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Old 10-28-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I will decline revealing the name, but there's a certain cheap hotel in Augusta Georgia, not far from the Augusta National Golf Club and right off the interstate.

Lets see here, sink was leaking and the carpet below was soaked from said leak, showers had no hot or even warm water and very little water pressure to begin with. Hotel didn't even offer guests shampoo, soap or conditioner, so I ended up buying some from a nearby store and when I asked about a laundry bag for my dirty clothes they looked at me like I had lobsters crawling from my ears, oh and when I finally explained to them why I wanted a laundry bag to begin with they gave me a paper bag, the kind you put liquor bottles in

Oh and I'm pretty sure there was prostitution going on while I was there.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I suppose I've been lucky. The scariest place I stayed was in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-- the kind of place with a clerk behind bullet-proof glass and bars on the window. The room smelled of marijuana. But the bed looked clean.

The filthiest? Numerous places in San Diego. I also once stayed at a motel in San Diego in which everything in the room was unplugged upon arrival-- television, mini fridge, three lamps, the phone and the clock.

Strangest? In Idaho I once missed a check-in because the owner decided to close the lobby at 5:30 p.m. in order to watch something on TV at home.

My brother once found a gigantic scorpion in his bed in a hotel in Costa Rica.
speaking of Ft Lauderdale we did stay or should we say checked into one (actually more of a motel) way back when, in No Miami beach, right on the Ft Lauderdale border. My girlfriend and I were just off a cruise ship and wanted to spend a couple of days in the Miami area. We had a rental car, had booked this place by phone (before the tech age) and thought we were getting a great deal. I won't go into detail, but the two things that caused us to check out before we even unpacked: 1-I walked by a room while looking for an ice machine: there was couple that thought the entire place wanted to see them show their love for each other or lust, they had no clothes on, their door was wide open: not a fun thing to watch, so I didn't. Then someone got into a fight as we were walking near the pool and one guy tried to drown the other. That was it. We ended up finding a really nice, little place down the street about a mile. It wasn't fancy, but it was just what we needed and enjoyed our next couple of days.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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How long ago was that?
It was labor day weekend 2012, some girlfriends are planning a joint birthday weekend in Las Vegas and I have declined the invitation to go. I honestly hated the place, everything about it was nasty dirty and tacky and after my first and last experience I'd rather use my travelling dollars elsewhere.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Reading your stories I realize how lucky I've been.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:15 AM
 
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Kimpton's allegedly four-star "Monaco Hotel"; Seattle--

No windows that open, no balcony (this is a ~15-storey building), dirty windows in and out and the ceiling fan duct in the bathroom was clogged with gunge. Dusty curtains. A brown staining in the bottom of the bathtub that may or may not have been rust. Taking a shower required I leave the bathroom door open and the fan in the room turned on. The bed at least appeared clean (albeit harder than a slab of concrete) but after I walked across the carpet in my otherwise white socks after arriving, I don't think I took my boots off that whole trip for anything other than going to bed. Tap water had a very strong chlorine-metallic flavour; not much of an issue for me since I brought along my big blue five-gallon Coleman jug of filter water from home. But could explain the brown staining in the tubs...

And the paper-thin walls. Were it not such a liability (legally) I would've kicked a hole through the wall into the room next to mine and strangled the yappy little wiener dog the couple brought with them that kept going off at all hours of the night. Probably could have, too; between my kick and their sheetrock, I doubt it would have taken much.

I stayed there once in 2008 (cheapest place I could find on 1-800 Priceline that was closest to where I needed to be) then once again in 2012 (went with a friend who paid for both of us) and it wasn't really any better, though at least there weren't any yappy little dogs.

And come on--no coffee pot in the room? In the middle of Seattle? I mean, seriously?
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Bloody Scousers get everywhere. I thought there were only two left?
Fab!
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Driving back home to NJ in the 90's from Texas. Hubby was exhausted so somewhere near Pigeon Forge, TN we decided to stop wee in the am. Apparently we didn't know it was NASCAR weekend, and the only thing available was run by Ma and Pa Kettle and their kids. That room was the filthiest, most disgusting room we'd ever seen. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. Rust all over the bathroom, bugs.....you name it. We slept in our clothes on top of the bedspreads, with one eye open. Left after 3 hours. I can still feel my skin crawling all these years later when I remember it! YUCK!!!
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:11 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Once in Louisiana. It was infested with cockroaches. They were crawling around everywhere, on the floor, in the shower.
I stayed up all night long with the lights on because I heard light scares cockroaches away. Other than that it was a pretty good room!
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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I have traveled to many countries, and the grossest hotels stayed at were in Paris!

Granted we were back-packing, but I have back-packed through Mexico, Costa Rica, and many European countries(Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland), and never had this experience in those countries.

I was in Paris 7 days, and ALL of the hotels were disgusting- weird, smelly, dirty.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I only encountered a subpar hotel room and this was an inn in Seattle. Usually my expectations are met because I read tons of hotel reviews which give me a sense of the condition of the rooms and the hotel/vicinity. My favorite are Expedia reviews by actual travelers... I don't even book through Expedia.. Only use that along with other sites to review hotels as I'm picky about where I stay.
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