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77 People Share Pics From The Worst Hotels They’ve Stayed At And ‘The Shining’s’ Hotel Now Looks Like Paradise

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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.

#1

And This Is Why You Check The Hotel Coffee Maker Before You Use It

And This Is Why You Check The Hotel Coffee Maker Before You Use It

#2

Don’t Stay In A Hotel With Bedbugs

Don't Stay In A Hotel With Bedbugs

#3

We Have A Really Nice Hotel Room

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.

#4

“Quality” Hotel Room. Moscow, A Month Ago

"Quality" Hotel Room. Moscow, A Month Ago

#5

The Pool At My Hotel In Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, Those Are Toilets

The Pool At My Hotel In Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, Those Are Toilets

#6

The Fitness Room At The Hotel I Stayed At

The Fitness Room At The Hotel I Stayed At

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.”

#7

Found This Under The Sheets While Crawling Into Bed… Used Hair Extensions?

Found This Under The Sheets While Crawling Into Bed... Used Hair Extensions?

#8

Airbnb Description Said “View Of The Main Church From The Bedroom Window”. Technically It Was Not A Lie

Airbnb Description Said "View Of The Main Church From The Bedroom Window". Technically It Was Not A Lie

#9

My Hotel Room Has Such A Nice View! Wait A Minute

My Hotel Room Has Such A Nice View! Wait A Minute

“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.”

#10

This Is What I Saw When I Checked Into My Hotel Last Night

This Is What I Saw When I Checked Into My Hotel Last Night

#11

Heat Lamp Vs. Bathroom Door In My Hotel Room

Heat Lamp Vs. Bathroom Door In My Hotel Room

#12

Saw This In An Elevator Today In A Hotel. Took The Stairs Back Down

Saw This In An Elevator Today In A Hotel. Took The Stairs Back Down

“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.

#13

My Hotel’s Treatment Of Their Fish

My Hotel's Treatment Of Their Fish

#14

I Generally Gauge The Quality Of The Hotel I’m Staying At Based On The Number Of Bite Marks On The Toilet Flusher

I Generally Gauge The Quality Of The Hotel I'm Staying At Based On The Number Of Bite Marks On The Toilet Flusher

#15

In A Fancy Hotel Restaurant And Found This In The Mixed Nuts They Bring To Your Table While You Wait For Your Food

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.

“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.”

#16

Ah, Thanks For The Remark!

Ah, Thanks For The Remark!

#17

Stayed At A Hotel For Cheap This Weekend. Wasn’t Quite Prepared For This Level Of Sketch

Stayed At A Hotel For Cheap This Weekend. Wasn't Quite Prepared For This Level Of Sketch

#18

Flat Screen TV Mounted To An Old Box TV With Packing Tape In A Flea Bag Motel

Flat Screen TV Mounted To An Old Box TV With Packing Tape In A Flea Bag Motel

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!

#19

My Hotel’s TV

My Hotel's TV

#20

Found This Waiting In The Bathroom Of My New Hotel Room

Found This Waiting In The Bathroom Of My New Hotel Room

#21

The Jacuzzi At My Hotel

The Jacuzzi At My Hotel

#22

After A Beautiful Day At The Beach In Hawaii, My Cousin Went Back To Her Hotel Room To A Pleasant Surprise

After A Beautiful Day At The Beach In Hawaii, My Cousin Went Back To Her Hotel Room To A Pleasant Surprise

#23

Hotels’ Shower Heads…

Hotels' Shower Heads...

#24

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

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

#25

Nothing Screams Quality Hotel Room Like A Hole In The Ceiling With A Napkin Jammed In It

Nothing Screams Quality Hotel Room Like A Hole In The Ceiling With A Napkin Jammed In It

#26

Apparently The Sheets In My Hotel Room Weren’t Changed

Apparently The Sheets In My Hotel Room Weren't Changed

#27

It’s So Humid In Nola, These Little Guys Are Growing In My Hotel Room

It's So Humid In Nola, These Little Guys Are Growing In My Hotel Room

#28

Got Excited From Far Away About The Motel Having A Swimming Pool

Got Excited From Far Away About The Motel Having A Swimming Pool

#29

My Hotel’s Water

My Hotel's Water

#30

Sinkhole Just Developed In My Hotel Room

Sinkhole Just Developed In My Hotel Room

#31

Walked Into My Hotel Room

Walked Into My Hotel Room

#32

This Is In My Hostel, Next To My Bed. Thanks For The Warning, I Guess

This Is In My Hostel, Next To My Bed. Thanks For The Warning, I Guess

#33

Shower At The Hostel My Brother Is Staying At In China

Shower At The Hostel My Brother Is Staying At In China

#34

Checked In To A Hotel And Promptly Checked Out

Checked In To A Hotel And Promptly Checked Out

#35

Found In Our Hotel Room In Marriot

Found In Our Hotel Room In Marriot

#36

Do Not Flip Over Your Motel Matress

Do Not Flip Over Your Motel Matress

#37

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

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

#38

I Was Told I Didn’t Have Roommates In My Hotel

I Was Told I Didn't Have Roommates In My Hotel

#39

This Toilet Wand My Friend Saw At A Hotel

This Toilet Wand My Friend Saw At A Hotel

#40

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

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

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#41

My Lovely Motel. In Case Of Fire, You’re Dead

My Lovely Motel. In Case Of Fire, You're Dead

#42

This Is The Pool At My Hotel

This Is The Pool At My Hotel

#43

A “Quality” Resort In Guyana

A "Quality" Resort In Guyana

#44

This Motel 6 We Are Staying At Tonight. Needless To Say I’ll Never Book Here Again

This Motel 6 We Are Staying At Tonight. Needless To Say I’ll Never Book Here Again

#45

Mushrooms Growing Out Of A Door At The Hotel I Work At

Mushrooms Growing Out Of A Door At The Hotel I Work At

#46

I Was Settling Into My Hotel Room When I Saw This Growing Out Of The Carpet

I Was Settling Into My Hotel Room When I Saw This Growing Out Of The Carpet

#47

Walked Into My Hotel, And There Happened To Be A Weird Toy Hanging From The Sprinkler

Walked Into My Hotel, And There Happened To Be A Weird Toy Hanging From The Sprinkler

#48

The Water At My Hotel, Exactly How It Came Out Of The Tap

The Water At My Hotel, Exactly How It Came Out Of The Tap

#49

My Hotel Apparently Has Complimentary Dirty Underwear Service

My Hotel Apparently Has Complimentary Dirty Underwear Service

#50

This Is The Fire Exit At My Hotel

This Is The Fire Exit At My Hotel

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#51

Found This Under The Mattress In A Hotel

Found This Under The Mattress In A Hotel

#52

Really Regretting Looking Under The “Accent Rug” In The Hotel Room I’ve Been Staying At For The Last Week

Really Regretting Looking Under The "Accent Rug" In The Hotel Room I've Been Staying At For The Last Week

#53

This Hypodermic Needle Found In The Toilet Paper Holder At My Hotel

This Hypodermic Needle Found In The Toilet Paper Holder At My Hotel

#54

Breath Taking View Out Of My Hotel Window In Denver

Breath Taking View Out Of My Hotel Window In Denver

#55

Just Arrived At My Hotel In My “Sea-Facing Room”

Just Arrived At My Hotel In My "Sea-Facing Room"

#56

I’m 6’3 And This Is The Bath In My Hotel Room

I’m 6’3 And This Is The Bath In My Hotel Room

#57

Hard Boiled Eggs From The Hotel’s Continental Breakfast That I Was Staying At

Hard Boiled Eggs From The Hotel’s Continental Breakfast That I Was Staying At

#58

Flight Delayed Another Day In Little Rock. My Shower Curtain At Hotel Near Airport

Flight Delayed Another Day In Little Rock. My Shower Curtain At Hotel Near Airport

#59

These Pancakes At My Hotel This Morning

These Pancakes At My Hotel This Morning

#60

The Bathroom In My Hotel Room Is The Public Bathroom For The Entire Floor

The Bathroom In My Hotel Room Is The Public Bathroom For The Entire Floor

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#61

This Light Switch Right Behind The Pillows In My Hotel Room. One Move During The Night And The Light Goes On

This Light Switch Right Behind The Pillows In My Hotel Room. One Move During The Night And The Light Goes On

#62

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

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

#63

Hotel In North Carolina, And The Shower Gave Your Skin A Nice Bronze Coloring

Hotel In North Carolina, And The Shower Gave Your Skin A Nice Bronze Coloring

#64

Signed Mattress At A Motel, Which We Promptly Left After Finding This. Nope

Signed Mattress At A Motel, Which We Promptly Left After Finding This. Nope

#65

Does This Belong Here? The TV In My Friend’s Hotel Room (And You Have To Pay 10€ Deposit For The Remote)

Does This Belong Here? The TV In My Friend's Hotel Room (And You Have To Pay 10€ Deposit For The Remote)

#66

Moved The Couch In My Hotel Room And This Was Underneath

Moved The Couch In My Hotel Room And This Was Underneath

#67

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

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

#68

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

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

#69

I’m Staying In A Hotel In Los Vegas And This Is What I Found In The Closet I Hope The Sheets Are Clean

I’m Staying In A Hotel In Los Vegas And This Is What I Found In The Closet I Hope The Sheets Are Clean

#70

Walked Into My Hotel Room

Walked Into My Hotel Room

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#71

The Toilet In My Hotel

The Toilet In My Hotel

#72

The Hotel’s Steam Iron Spat Rust On My Shirt

The Hotel's Steam Iron Spat Rust On My Shirt

#73

Just Arrived At My “Ocean View” Hotel Room

Just Arrived At My “Ocean View” Hotel Room

#74

The Amount Of Mayflies Swarming The Door Of My Hotel

The Amount Of Mayflies Swarming The Door Of My Hotel

#75

In My Hotel Room In Atlantic City This Weekend. This Is Not There Because People Want To Buy These Items

In My Hotel Room In Atlantic City This Weekend. This Is Not There Because People Want To Buy These Items

#76

Trashcan In A Hotel In Sweden

Trashcan In A Hotel In Sweden

#77

What Exactly Are These Decals In My Motel Room Supposed To Represent?

What Exactly Are These Decals In My Motel Room Supposed To Represent?

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