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Old 10-21-2014, 11:09 PM
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What is the filthiest or worst hotel room that you have ever stayed in? For me it is a hotel room in Gallup, New Mexico. The room was fine until I pulled back the bedspread and found small spots of someone else's dried blood on the fitted sheet. Upon asking the front desk for new sheets and returning to my room to make up the bed, I discovered the mattress protector was covered in hair of varying length and color from countless guests. After removing the mattress cover, which involved lifting up the mattress, I disovered that a previous guest had stuffed a pair of visibly dirty women's underwear between the mattress and the box spring that had been there for who knows how long. Throughly disgusted at this point, I decided to immediately check out of the hotel and move to another hotel.

Does anyone else have any nightmare stories like this?
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:06 AM
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Bedbugs at a chain hotel in Revere, MA. The hotel could care less. I never went back.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Location: SoCal
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A Marriott (!!!) in Hershey, PA. The bathmat was in the tub, and it was damp. I wasn't even certain the bedsheets had been changed. It was 9 PM by the time I arrived, so I just slept on top of the bedclothes.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:01 AM
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budget hostel (that is now re-developed) in PP, Cambodia... I ended up sleeping on a hammock outside... less bedbugs
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:01 AM
Location: CO
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A motel in Salem, Oregon. Scary as hell. I've forgotten the name but we just called it The Knife and Gun Club.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:10 AM
Location: Back at home in western Washington!
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Just across the bridge in Okanogan, WA is a nappy horrible 2 story hotel. We stopped there for a single night, but didn't stay. Their website looks nice and I had made reservations. When we got there in the evening, we were greeted by a group of partially clothed construction workers standing around the parking lot smoking and drinking. The inside reeked of wet cigarette smoke, the floors were sticky and stained, the window in our room had a crack in it, there were beer cans outside the door of another room, etc...

We were there for exactly 21 minutes. I am still fighting to get our money back (BBB is involved at this point).

We were told that "because we were in the room for 15 minutes or more, the room was considered used and we had to pay for the whole night" by the gal behind the desk. Yuck...

I think that place is more of a boarding house than a hotel.

We did end up going to a very nice hotel in Omak for that night, so it turned out ok.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Location: Aurora, CO
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Royal Colonial Inn. North Platte, Nebraska. The place is closed now thank god. Ultimate roach motel. Lobby looked fine, but there was an obvious red flag at the front desk - a big sign that said "No Refunds." Well it was late and we needed a place to stay so we booked the room.

The first thing we noticed was that the room door had no weather stripping on the bottom so you could see outside underneath it. Thankfully it was summertime. There were also stains on the bed sheets, peeling wallpaper, and stained carpeting. The bathtub also had a nice hard water ring on it and there were cigarette burns on the edge of the tub. As we packed up to leave in the morning we noticed why the pool was closed - the water was filthy and green with algae.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:05 AM
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Queen City something near Independence MO.

We were moving cross country and taking 8 days to do it, and had made the rule to stay in chains only.

This place was closer to the Truman Library so we violated our own rule.

I took off my shoes and walked across the room...once...maybe 12 feet wide...and my wife said "look at your socks!" Covered in a sooty black dirt. When I got back up from sitting on the bed same soot on my shorts.

We left.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Location: Salt Lake City
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For me, it would have to be a motel we stayed in in West Yellowstone, Montata. It was years back and I can't even remember the name. It was given a pretty high rating in the AAA book, so we were pretty disappointed in the condition of the room. Since it was in the middle of tourist season and late in the day, we really didn't have any other options. Aside from the filthy carpet, the thing I remember most was the fact that the lock on the door wasn't working. Before we (and our two children) turned in for the night, my husband had to baracade the door with furniture to try to ensure our safety.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:36 AM
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I have stayed in a handful of equivalently bad hotel rooms. One was near Bryce Canyon, Utah. One was just outside of Portland, OR, another outside of Jacksonville, FL, and one was in the middle of Western Australia. If we are talking about "hostels" in addition to hotel rooms, I have stayed in some extremely gross hotels in Italy and New York City.
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