Spotless rooms, attentive staff, loads of amenities: these are the kind of hotels we want to stay at. Sometimes the universe has other ideas, though. Sometimes you get a hotel room with decor that includes used condoms scattered everywhere, or one in which creepy men break in and watch you while you sleep. Read on for some crazy hotel horror stories.
42. Do Not Disturb
My now ex-husband and I were on a long trip from the Midwest to the Southwest and we stopped overnight in Albuquerque, NM. We found a decent motel, checked in, and went to our room where we began to have sexy time. Unbeknownst to us, the front desk clerk accidentally gave another couple our room and activated another key card.
We discovered this mid-coitus as the door flew open. My husband quickly threw the comforter over my naked body and jumped up and slammed the door shut, yelling “what the eff!” I immediately called the front desk to tell them what had just transpired. I requested that we be moved to a different room for the night and they comped our stay. I was reluctant to go out for dinner because I was terrified of seeing the couple that barged in on us. Didn’t sleep well either.
Residence Inn somewhere in Cleveland, on a family trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago. Everyone in the place would gather at the pool and hot tub area in the late afternoon, adults and kids. There was this really odd smell near the hot tub, an icky rotting smell. I thought it was the trash since there was a communal grill in the same area, and it was summer and people are slobs. Every night for three nights hotel guests would be at the hot tub, and kids would be dunking themselves in the water, playing and spitting it at each other. By the third night, the smell was really distinct. I was sitting with my 6-year-old, both of us in the hot tub. I was playing around with the filter lid for no particular reason when it popped out of place. To my absolute horror, as the most wretched decaying smell wafted up, inside the filter basket was a huge dead bloated half-boiled rat. It had been in there in its own death soup so long all the hair was all gone, it was this fleshy ballooned-up yellow-toothed, bluish long-tailed monstrosity. Everyone screamed, and freaking out ensued.
I called the manager and security, and was slightly amused to watch the guard dry heave repeatedly as he had to fish it out of the filter and dispose of it. I was not at all amused about the thought of all the death and diseases that me and my kid, along with the other guests, had been stewing in for three nights. Some kids had that decayed rat water in their mouths! I have never scrubbed myself and my son as much as that evening, I wanted to remove a layer or two of skin. They did comp the whole stay after all, but damn it was freaking disgusting.
40. Plus The Love Juices
It was at a Greek Mythology themed casino/hotel resort in Macau, China (the Asian Las Vegas pretty much) and the hotel was shut down recently due to public safety concerns. Anyway, so it was our first night in the city and my family and our cousins checked into the hotel.
Having been to Vegas’ themed hotels, I expected at least a similar quality, but the hallways were dark and shabby, with a tad smell of liquor and cigarettes in the air. And this was just the beginning. The showers were dark and there was long black hair on the shower floor, not unlike a horror movie. The TV was an old box that played in black and white and very static in color (this was 2014, at a resort). Then the final straw came when my dad moved the sofas to make small beds for our cousins, and there was what looked like a shooting hole hidden by the sofa and a used condom, still leaking the “love juices” from those before.
39. Pool Of Stool
I traveled with my parents to Kansas City for one night and stayed at a nice hotel with a pool. We all got changed and headed down. Our first clue should have been the people scurrying out of there as we got close. When we got in the pool, we noticed it was kinda dirty. Until I got closer to the dirt — it was not dirt. Turns out another guest’s little kid had diarrhea’d and pooped all over the pool (little tiny specks of brown, looked like just a normal outside pool).
We told the front desk as we walked by and saw a guy come with a net. After a round of showers, we went to go get some food. The pool was open. Ewwwwwww.
38. Wasted Booking
Not a hotel, but a motel. So a few friends and I were traveling in a snowstorm to northern Michigan and my friend flipped his car. We were halfway to our destination and were forced to stay at a motel in Standish, Michigan. It was 40 dollars for two rooms. They were so filthy we slept on our coats and on top of the comforter.
By the time we went to ask for our money back to all sardine-sleep in our buddies’ car, the owner said he had already spent it on some illegal substances. He had our money for no more than an hour. As we were sleeping a family of raccoons woke up my buddy by getting into his luggage. Needless to say, we ran out and slept in the car.
37. No Report, No Refund
We were going to a friend’s wedding and we got into town a little early. Check-in was at 3:00 pm, and we got there at 2:30 pm. The clerk assured us they would send someone to clean the room and have it ready. So we waited. We get to the room 30 minutes later and the whole room smells like Lysol. I figured that’s what they used to clean, so no big. We found two pairs of socks hanging from the lamp, the bed had tattered and stained sheets, and the nightstands were sticky. At this point, we were late for the rehearsal, so we told the clerk and he assured us he’d fix it.
We get back four hours later and I notice a smell (Lysol had worn off). I open the mini-fridge and there’s a moldy sandwich, opened beer bottles and a fast-food bag. We grabbed our stuff and headed to the hotel across the street. The clerk at the desk told me he wouldn’t issue a refund at first because we didn’t say anything for four hours.
36. Pool Jet Fail
My family stayed at a hotel with a pool that had a single, very powerful underwater jet that would push out so much water you could swim against it. One day, it was just me and my brother in the pool, so we decided to have some fun with it. We imagined that if one of us were to have our legs over the edge of the pool and our arse up against the jet it would throw you at least halfway across the pool in a hilarious fashion. Regrettably, I opted to go first, and my brother would push the button to start the jet. We each got into position and I made sure I was centered on the jet for maximum hilarity. I signaled to my excited brother that I was ready and he pushed the button eagerly while his gaze fixed on me to see our own water-based human catapult.
Suddenly, I felt the horrifying force of the water, but it did not move me. Instead, I felt my butthole open like Walmart doors on Black Friday and a couple of liters of cool water rush into my body. I moved faster than ever before to get out of the way and made a beeline for the toilet in the changing rooms, my insides feeling like I was about to burst with diarrhea. There was a small child playing in there who I shouted at in panic to get out so I could use it. As soon as I sat down, the flood gates opened and I expelled chlorinated water, vowing never to put my butt up against anything with such disregard for a teenager’s dignity.
35. The Gurgling Toilet
Back in high school, my school did a week-long musical exchange program to Cuba. It was absolutely stunning and I enjoyed every bit of it. The place we stayed at was a resort, but each “room” was a tiny cabana that held three to six people. So we all had our own mini house basically. Everything was going great the first few days, until one day we heard this strange gurgling sound while sleeping. The toilet water was overflowing EVERYWHERE. Not just for one night. The freaking toilet just kept overflowing at the same time, in our cabana every single night until we left. We had no idea why. It got to the point where we just started closing the bathroom door and clogging the bottom of the door with towels. We took shifts with replacing the towels.
The funniest part looking back is when my friend/roommate at that time sat up and nonchalantly said, “It’s happening again” while we were all sleeping and all of us just calmly began our work shift for the evening. Maybe it’s one of those you had to be there. Either way, that was quite literally the crappiest hotel stay I’ve had.
34. It’s So Very Special
We were in the UK and it turns out that the fellow across the street from our friend was a big cheese in a hotel chain. We told him we were going to York and what hotel we were staying at. He told us to tell the manager that he was our friend and we would get a special room. We got to the hotel told the manager that Mr. X sent us and we were given a luxury room. Cut to next morning: My wife is laying in the bed and she says did you spill water? No, I said. So she hopped out of bed and started to remove the blankets, then the sheets, then the mattress cover, and finally she was down to the bare mattress.
It turned out somebody had peed on the mattress and my wife had slept on it all night. We wondered if the luxury room had the mattress that was peed on, how bad were the regular rooms? They comped the room and told us we could have free breakfast, but we were so freaked out all we wanted to do was get the hell out of there.
33. The Cleaning Guy
We went on a family vacation to DC and my stepdad rented us the cheapest hotel he could find. All was well until the final day. There’s literally no other guests as we’re checking out. My mom came into my room, solo, to ask how I was doing and if I needed help, etc. From behind us, the door opens very slowly and the cleaning guy snuck inside holding a key card. Except he came face to face with my two brothers and me. He quickly bolted out the door.
My mom then said that she had told him “Good morning” as she walked into the room. He knew she was alone, and knew the room was now occupied. He just didn’t take into consideration the rest of us were there.
32. Room Stealing Service
On vacation in Albufeira, Portugal. I was out with my friends swimming and when we returned, we noticed our room had been cleaned. Nice, we thought, but soon stuff of ours was missing: phones, watches, etc.
It turned out that one of the cleaners stole our stuff and had sold it to his friends. We got compensation from the hotel and the cops were involved but we never got our stuff back.
31. No Power And Overcharged
We stayed in a hotel in Greece as a part of a tour package. When we got there we were told that the hotel, as well as the neighboring buildings, had no power or water. We were forced to carry our bags to the third floor with no help from any of the staff. After hauling all our luggage upstairs, we were told it would be another two hours before anything was fixed. Our tour guide decided to take us for a walk around town to pass time. Fast forward two hours later with no progress whatsoever. I decided to go to the hotel next door, only to see it was fully functioning. When I asked the front desk if they were having power issues they had no idea what I was talking about. I also noticed the room prices were half the price of what the hotel next door was charging.
I go back to my hotel to confront the staff about the situation. They look at me confused when I told them the hotel next door has power and water. When I mention the prices of the rooms there were nearly half price the last lady at the front desk became passive-aggressive (all of this with our tour guide standing right next to me listening in). The power was magically restored within five minutes.
30. The “Locked Up” Guy
Checked into a hotel on vacation. Everything was going okay. I woke up one night to the erratic movement of the door handle as if someone was trying to get in or break the door down. This would always happen in the dead of the night when I was in a deep sleep. As soon as I woke up it would stop.
I spoke to a hotel manager about it and he told me it was a patient who was recently released from a mental institute who does this as he still thinks he is locked up in the institute. A combination of not taking his medication and sleepwalking makes him randomly try and kick doors down within the hotel. The family was very wealthy and connected and the manager didn’t want to kick up a fuss for chucking out someone who can shut his business down very quickly. I left after a week because it got worse.
29. The Creepy Watcher
My girlfriend works as a TV commercial producer and often travels to South America (mainly Argentina). One night, she woke up at around 3 AM to find a male hotel employee standing at the foot of her bed, staring at her.
When they checked the CCTV, he had been doing it for hours that night and for the previous three nights. It was so creepy!
28. The All-Around Man
A little hotel in London, I remember it being a couple of blocks away from King’s Cross. We got there late and there was only a reception guy, he told us about breakfast and internet services, etc. “You can come back upstairs around 8 and the guy in charge of the Internet café will be back.” “The cook starts serving breakfast at 6.” “The cleaning crew usually start cleaning rooms at 10.” Things like that.
The creepy part? He was the only employee there. He was the cook, and the cleaning guy, and the one in charge of the computers but he has different personalities for each and spoke of “the others” in the third person. We only stayed there for a couple of nights and we were never really sure if he was crazy or just being funny.
27. Helicopter Bugs
We choose a ground floor hotel room in Cancun; unfortunately, there was a gap on the bottom of the front door and the room was overrun by palmetto bugs. The damn things fly and they sound like little helicopters. My girlfriend woke me up asking what the sound was, turned on the light and holy crap, they were on the floor, the walls, and on our bed.
We literally just put on our clothes after shaking them out a few times and went through the balcony exit, went to the concierge and demanded a room on the 4th floor. After they saw the room, they stopped arguing and comped us dinner and drinks plus gave us a new room.
26. Not Just One, But Four Shots
My friend and I were working a fitness expo in Vegas and we stayed at the Palace Station to save some money. They have two sections to this hotel: the tower when you first walk in, which is equivalent to a nice hotel; then they have the back section which you get to by walking through the entire hotel, EXITING the building, and entering another building. There was no elevator, so we climbed the stairs with our luggage and went to our less than average room. This building is next to some type of alley and anyone can just walk in without being seen by any type of employee or security. It’s an actual entrance in an alley. We weren’t comfortable with this, but whatever. We saved some money and wouldn’t be spending much time in the room anyway.
That night, somewhere around 2 A.M., there was a pounding on the door. It woke me up out of a dead sleep. I could see feet under the door and I just stayed as still and quiet as possible. He kept pounding and pounding on the door. My adrenaline was off the charts. I had that horrible feeling that something terrible was about to happen. I didn’t even want to call security because I was afraid of moving. He stood there for almost five minutes in silence (I could hear his heavy breathing and see his feet under the door). He then started pounding and kicking the door angrily, while making crazy noises. He eventually kicked one last time and then ran down the hall. Less than a minute later, we heard four shots down the hall. I have never been so scared in my life. We stayed up all night and talked to the front desk the next morning. They claimed they knew nothing about any shots and happily switched us to the secure portion of the hotel.
25. Bad Hotel, Bad Services
We went to Luxor for our honeymoon. We got it in really late and we were exhausted from an 8-hour drive. We get to our room and checked the bed. The sheets have boot prints on them, like greasy boot prints. We call housekeeping and they took over an hour to get there (we are just wanting to sleep at this point). Housekeeping comes and the lady has a seriously bad attitude like it’s not that bad that our sheets are dirty, so she starts replacing them with other badly stained sheets. My wife says, “No, we need clean sheets.”
The housekeeper then takes out the next few sets from her cart and proceeds to see stains on them and says rudely, “I guess these aren’t clean enough for you either.” I was like, “No you stupid brat we want clean sheets, of course; dirty sheets aren’t good enough.” The rest of the room was dark and dingy. First thing in the morning we went to the Venetian and told them the deal we just went through and they hooked us up a little bit, WAY nicer room, clean sheets bright room all for about the same price.
24. They Were Everywhere
I was staying in a central London budget hotel one Sunday evening while working away. The receptionist was extremely busy dealing with complaints as I was waiting to check-in, and I felt sorry for the poor guy. I got my key and headed up to the room after a busy day traveling/working.
I got to my room to find something wasn’t quite right. The bed wasn’t made; I was like, OK, no problem, I’ll make it. I turned the light on to find condoms EVERYWHERE. I mean everywhere—like there must have been nearly 30 of them? All used, in the bed, on the floor, in the sink, toilet, kettle. I went back downstairs and explained the deal to the poor, stressed receptionist. I got a new room.
23. Locked Up
When staying in an apart-hotel in Athens, Greece, the front desk was closed between midnight and 7 A.M. We had a flight at 6 A.M. so we had the front desk schedule a cab and we asked what to do with the hotel keys. They told us to leave them in the room and close the door behind us. Cue 4 A.M. We wake-up, pack our stuff, and leave the keys behind as instructed.
We get to the lobby try to open the door to LEAVE the hotel and meet our scheduled cab. Locked. Literally locked in the hallway—can’t get back in our room and can’t get out the door. No windows. Instant panic. We made sure there was no other way out. We tried EVERY door and EVERY door was locked. Turns out you need a key to LEAVE the hotel … and ours is now locked in our hotel room (as instructed). We start knocking on all the guest room doors until someone answers. They were so mad at us but did let us use their key to get out.
22. That’s What It’s For
I was staying at this dingy hotel in Beijing about a decade ago. The only room amenities were an old TV and just a lot of cheap paper-thin slippers. Very old space.
My cousin and I noticed just an absurd amount of cockroaches in the room (and I’m kind of used to cockroaches, but I’m talking like finding 10 around the room in the span of a few hours). We called the front desk and told them about the cockroaches, and their only response was “that’s what the slippers are for.”
21. The Crazy Maintenance Guy
Back in the ’90s, my brother took his wife to Jamaica. They stayed in an average hotel by the water. Back then, a lot of people used those disposable cameras. They took two to three cameras on this trip. When they got back, they had their pictures developed.
To their horror, there were a bunch of close-up pictures of a guy with their toothbrushes in his backside, brush side in. Apparently, they had left a camera in the room, and a maintenance guy took pictures with their toothbrushes when they were out.
20. They Gave My Key To Other Guests
I was staying alone at an oceanfront hotel, and I was sitting out on the balcony. I ALWAYS have the deadbolt locked if I am in the room. ALWAYS. I heard a man and a woman talking pretty loudly outside the door. I got a little closer and heard they were sticking a key card in, the door was unlocking (which means their card worked) but they couldn’t get in because of the deadbolt. I went to the door and looked through the peephole and it was an older couple. They tried the door several more times before they finally went back down to the front desk.
About five minutes later, my room phone rang. It was the front desk. I said hello, and there was a long pause before the guy on the phone said, “Is this room 812?” I said yes, and he said, “Sorry, I’ve got the wrong room” and hung up. So I figured the front desk guy gave the couple a key to my room for some reason, and when they went back to say it didn’t work (well, it did work…but they didn’t know that), he called the room # he assigned them. When I answered, he realized his mistake, but didn’t want to admit that he had just given these people a key to my room. I’m just glad I was not out on the beach or somewhere, because then the deadbolt wouldn’t have been locked and they could’ve come right into my room with all my stuff in it.
19. No Other Available Room
My family stayed the night in a relatively decent hotel (something like a Hampton Inn). We checked in, brought our bags to the room, and planned to change clothes and head out to eat dinner. I sat down on the side of the bed to tie my shoes and noticed it felt weirdly cold. I pulled back the duvet, and each looked fine. I pressed my hand down on the sheet, and water seeped up from the mattress.
We called the front desk and they sent someone to change the sheets. As they’re changing them, my dad pressed down on the mattress again and more water seeped up through the mattress and soaked the sheet. No idea what was spilled on the bed, why it was cold, or why it wasn’t noticed when the sheets were originally changed. The front desk said to hang tight, and they would switch us to another room. So we stayed, clustered on the other bed watching TV and starving, waiting for the phone to ring, telling us where to take our suitcases. After two hours the manager showed up at the door with a large pizza and a two-liter of soda as an apology. There were still no rooms available, but he had called and booked us a room at a hotel down the street.
18. The Uninvited Guest
My spouse and I stayed at a massive hotel complex which consisted of one hotel that bought almost every other hotel around it. We bought the online special and were put in one of the ancient acquisitions. There was this odd 4×4 piece of plywood that was hanging down from the ceiling just enough so it felt like someone could watch you through the crack, but you couldn’t see in it. We hung up the do not disturb sign and went to tourist around.
When we came back, the TV was on at maximum volume. We left and returned and the shower curtain had fallen down. Good thing it was only a one night stay. That room just had the feeling of someone being there.
17. That One, Smoky Hotel Room
I had to stay in a hotel overnight to take a class in the morning and was super sleepy. The room smelled like smoke when I arrived, and I promptly called the front desk to tell them about it and that it wasn’t me. Being as tired as I was, I climbed into the stained duvet and felt something cylindrical and small at my feet. I thought it was a pen, and since I was practically asleep, I was like, cool, I need a pen in the morning anyway.
In the morning, I woke up, got ready, and remembered the pen. I pulled the sheets back and it was a device that had obviously been used to smoke illegal substances. I was refunded everything for the room. The housekeeper was probably fired.
16. Should Have Taken That Suggestion
I found myself stranded in a small town in Colombia. I asked a police officer for the cheapest place to stay, and he pointed me in one direction but also suggested the second cheapest hotel. I dismissed his suggestion figuring I’d be leaving early the next day. I went down into a basement and knocked on a metal door and this elderly woman let me in but was surprised that I wanted to stay. I asked her how much for the night and it took a minute for her to calculate it.
We start walking to the room and from the room next door emerges a guy and a hooker. The guy pays the old woman for the hour room rental and I realized where I was staying. The room had a plywood bed with a blanket for a mattress and used rubbers in the trash. There were earrings on the sink and the shower was just a pipe in the wall. I fell asleep on top of the bed to the sweet sound of Colombians copulating.
15. Mosquito Sauces, Anyone?
In Cambodia at the hotel during an outdoor dinner buffet, I realized all the food I was eating wasn’t dotted with pepper—upon closer inspection, they were dead mosquitoes drowned in all the sauces. Some of them had blood in them.
Turns out they’d been eating us, then landed on the food and got caught, drowned/cooked to death, and then we, in turn, were eating them. I went into the bathroom to dry-heave, looked up and saw millions of mosquitoes in the light above us.
14. Hair and Other Things
When I was at Disneyland at age 5, my mom told me how gross the hotel room was. It looked clean… until you closed the door. Behind the door was a cluster of tangled hair, dust, and obviously pubic hairs.
It looked like the maid just swept everything behind the door instead of picking it up. We later found brown stains on the wall behind the bed, at which point we demanded another room.
13. Leaving His Mark
We got to our hotel and the rest of the room was clean, but the toilet was filled to the top with poop. Like more than a normal human being could drop in one trip. We reported it to the staff, and they checked who was the last one to enter the room.
It turned out that a disgruntled employee decided to leave his mark, and he went to the room three days straight to plant his waste inside and we were the lucky ones. We were thoroughly disgusted and got a free night. We even got moved to another room because the smell was so bad even after it was cleaned.
12. A Call From A Mysterious Guy
I checked in to a hotel in Jackson, WY during a weekend getaway trip by myself; I didn’t really tell anyone I was visiting there since it was only a couple hours from where I was living at the time. I took a nap and was later woken up to a phone call. It was some guy claiming he noticed me at check-in and was wondering if I wanted to meet up with him! I was super freaked out since I didn’t notice anyone else at check-in in the office and with room doors going to the outside, I was scared to even leave the room thinking he may even be waiting outside my door.
After a quick peeks outside, I ran to the office and demanded to know what’s going on. They claim that the person called them, claimed to know me, so they forwarded to call to my room. I explain to them how scared I was now since I am alone and they apologize and moved me to a more secure room/suite. Luckily never ran into the person!
11. Which Is Which?
I booked a hotel room with my girlfriend last summer. Fire exit signs are placed on the wall and the door on the right. Well, this is not the hotel you want to be staying at if there is an emergency. When the fire alarm goes off and you’re already in a panic, you can’t waste precious minutes deciding which wall to try and run through.
Hopefully, the door on the right is the actual exit but if not, you might have to make a break for it and pray that the wall is a magical portal like in Harry Potter.
10. The Gigantic Spiders
In Mexico, my girlfriend and I spent a night in a hut hotel near the jungle. There was a beautiful cenote nearby and at some point, it rained like crazy. The daytime was amazing, but the night, not so much. There was no running water and no electricity. As we are from central Europe, we are not used to dangerous wildlife.
In our hut was a bed with a mosquito net with huge holes in it. It was pitch black in the hut as we laid down and got comfortable trying to sleep. I felt a bit creeped out and decided to check the hut for insects with my phone’s flashlight. Bad idea. There were hundreds of gigantic spiders all over the walls and ceiling. It was not what we were expecting the trip to be like.
9. Blood Stains and Holes
I was on a business trip and on the way to my destination the plane had a malfunction, so we had to land. They fixed it on the tarmac and we never deplaned. I was already annoyed with all the delays, and then I arrived at the hotel late. I just wanted my room. I was polite but resolutely firm. They did some scrambling and asked if I would consider a damaged room under construction. “As long as the sheets are clean so I can go to bed, I don’t care,” was my reply. Boy, was that a mistake.
The room they gave me was literally a crime scene. The case had been closed, so there was no legal issue to contend with, but someone had nearly been killed in that room. They had primed over the bloodstains on the walls and ceiling but had only taped down semi-clear plastic over the pooled blood on the carpets. Multiple small holes in the walls had obviously been patched and sanded. They gave me a completely new bed and TV from on-site inventory, so I was comfortable but, man, it was creepy.
8. The “Best” In The City
When I checked myself in, the clerk handed me the remote control for the TV in the room. I thought that was strange, but whatever.
When I walked into the room, there was a flyswatter, just in case we needed it. The water was brown and everything was dingy. The worst part was that there was only two hotels in the city, and the one we were staying in was supposedly the good one.
7. Pants That Belonged To Nobody
We were staying in a cheap hotel for one night where the door was very loud. If you moved it one bit, you could hear it in every room on the floor. We forgot to lock the door when we went to sleep.
The next day when we packed our things and wanted to leave, we found one pair of pants that belonged to nobody. We were very sure it wasn’t there the day before and none of us had seen it before. Apparently, someone came into our room while we were sleeping, pulled off their pants and left, without us hearing the extremely loud door.
6. Food Poisoning
5. You Want New Sheets?
This happened to me in Daytona, FL. I was down there working and had a super long, stressful day. Finally time for bed…I pull the covers back, and blood. A bunch of it. And it wasn’t dark and dry, it was bright red and still wet.
It was freaking nasty! Then they send up a guy, who resembles the creep in Scary Movie 2, with new sheets. I’m like, thanks… I will change them myself.
4. Night Terror
Not me, but my dad. He was staying in Thailand on business and living in India at the time. Anyway, it was just one night and so he was all packed and just using the room to sleep after a very long and eventful day. He slept great and woke up but realized that he literally could not move. He was paralyzed from the number of bed bugs that bit him through the night.
It took like two or three minutes of intense focus and slow movements before he could sit up and his entire body was covered in some small red sores from the bugs.
3. Nothing Is Free
Look, if I went down to the restaurant in my hotel and saw they only had packets of salt and pepper, I wouldn’t be bothered at all. If I went down and saw that, for absolutely no reason, they shoved a bunch of packets into shakers, then I’d have some questions.
This almost seems like another hotel plot to bleed you out of your money. They probably charge $1 for every salt or pepper packet used.
2. “Are you alone?”
I was staying at a hotel in Sydney, Australia with my girlfriend earlier this year. We were alone in our room at around 1 PM. There’s a knock at the door and she goes to open the door while I’m around the corner putting away laundry. Some guy steps in without asking and the first thing out of his mouth is ”Are you alone?”
Obviously, I walk over there to show that no, the 19-year-old girl is not alone. He says he’s from the reception and asks why we called last night. We haven’t called the reception so we tell him and he kinda just leaves. Really creeped me out when he asked if she was alone in the room, glad I was there.
1. It’s Still Occupied
One time, I got checked into a room by the front desk and when I entered the room, it was clearly still being occupied by someone else.
There were clothes in the closet and a briefcase with documents and stuff in the bathroom. I don’t know if the person didn’t check out like they should have or what, but I went back to the front desk and they gave me a new room.