It is very easy to assume that you will be in for a stress-free stay whenever you stay at a hotel. There is a good chance that you are going on a holiday vacation or business trip when you go to a booking site. While there are lots of places that will do everything in their power to ensure you get a nice stay, some establishments think this is too much to ask for.
Are you ready to look at hotels that failed to provide topnotch service but messed it up spectacularly? At any rate, these places definitely did not meet the expectations of the guests…
Try Calling For Help
When you find yourself in such a situation, you do not have a lot of options. Sure, you can swallow whatever pride you have left and then wobble to the toilet paper roll. If that does not appeal to you at all, you can also just grab the towel right there and then use it to clean up.
We know that both options are not appealing in the slightest. But what else can you do? You can try to yell for help, although this will only work if you did not lock the bathroom door. This might be less disgusting than the rest of your options, although too much of its success relies on luck.
Just Like In Harry Potter
If you find yourself staying in this hotel, you should probably pray that no emergency ever breaks out during your time there. Should the alarm go off in the middle of the night, you will have to deal with this confusing situation before you can even get to safety.
We hope that the door in this photo happens to be a proper exit. But what do you do when it turns out to be a hotel room? Well, we recommend praying that you are a witch or wizard because your only hope is to go through the wall and hope it is like Platform 9 ¾. You might get bruises, but it is worth a shot.
Not What He Expected
This guy was on a cross-country trip to visit a couple of his friends. He and his girlfriend stayed at this hotel with hopes of getting a proper night’s rest before hitting the road again in the morning. Unfortunately the odds are not in his favor, because he ended up stuck in the shower.
It is annoying enough to find yourself stuck in the bathroom; we cannot even stress how much worse it is to get stuck in the shower. Not only are you trapped, but you are also wet and naked! At the very least, we hope he got a lot of thinking done. We all know shower thoughts can get deep.
A Pool But Not Really
The couple who booked a stay at this Motel 6 was hoping that they could get a pass from watching the children. They heard there was a pool there, so perhaps they could let the lifeguard watch over their little angels for once. Sadly, they did not anticipate that the pool was going to be this grassy. What makes this all the more interesting is the fact that the shepherd’s hook and ladders are still there.
Perhaps they are thinking of renovating the swimming pool in the future. We have no idea what they are planning to do– only time will tell what will become of this. In the meantime, there are much better places to stay at if you want to take a dip.
Unable To Shake This One-Off
We do not have a problem with salt and pepper packets. It is not always reasonable to expect fancy shakers when you go to your hotel lobby, right? Besides, it is not going to be the end of the world. However, we have to admit that this situation is a little more than we signed up for.
Maybe this is their own way to squeeze extra money out of their patrons. It is highly likely that they charge their customers one dollar for every packet that they use during their meal.
Enjoy The View After A Shower
We are sure that visiting Honolulu is on your bucket as well. Perhaps you just got on your red-eye flight and plan to go out in the morning after you wake up. After you check in at the hotel in the middle of the night and getting some shut-eye, you are ready to go sightseeing. Of course, a shower is in order first.
How surprised are you going to be when you find that you can only access the balcony from the bathroom? We do not know what they were up to, but this is a great fit for exhibitionists.
A Sink Like No Other
We have to say that it is incredible that someone got such a basic thing so wrong. This person was probably proud to have finished the installation right up to the moment that they noticed their mistake.
What makes this so bad is the fact that we all know that a handyman, plumber, contractor, and architect all worked together to make this a reality. Do you mean to tell us that not a single one of them caught on to such an error? On the bright side, it will be a breeze to keep the countertop clean.
The Honeymoon Ensuite
It seems like the person in charge of designing the bathroom did not shy away from showing their assumptions about the hotel. While this is not going to be a problem for honeymooners and lovers, we do not think anyone else will appreciate this. If they wanted to do this, opening the door will be enough.
We cannot imagine getting this room when you are staying there with a coworker. This is simply a little too invasive. This is one way to take your office relationship one step further.
Even Worse Than You Expected
Well, this is a waste of money if we have ever seen one. We are sure you would feel the same way when you paid $15 for this breakfast meal. This costs a lot less than that. While it is true that hotels never serve impressive breakfasts, we do not think it is unreasonable to expect something better than this.
Honestly, we would expect this meal to come from a high school cafeteria. This is not something we would be pleased to find in the morning. In fact, it might just ruin our day.
A Cursed Hotel Room
Don’t you think there is something creepy at this door at a particular hotel in San Francisco? You might not think that it can be accessed, but a closer look will reveal that you can get actually open the railing. There is a barely noticeable hinge in there, after all. You just need to attach and detach it as needed.
Clearly, there is something important but horrific hiding in there. What do you think this room is for? We cannot say for certain, but we think it is likely something like a murder room or a dungeon.
Hot Showers Are Out Of The Question
When you go on a trip for vacation or business, nothing beats a long and hot shower before you hit the sack. Unfortunately, this is not something that the person who booked the room will be able to do.
If you find something of this nature at a house, you can bet that it was the father who set it up. To be fair, this is definitely a great way to keep the water bill as low as possible.
Lost In Translation
There is a good chance that this was nothing more than a case of stuff that gets lost in translation. They probably gave this task to their part-timer who cannot give a darn about the business. In all likelihood, they went to Google translate and then sent it straight to the printer.
Of course, there is another possibility here. Perhaps this is a warning that you should actually take seriously. Maybe people have fallen and died in this shower. The least the hotel can do is to ask you to do so gracefully. After all, no one ever gets enthusiastic about having to clean up after a clumsy death.
A Guest Called Tulation
It sure is nice that the staff at this hotel went out of the way to give this couple the special treatment after their big day. While the thought is nice, we think they could have done a better job of it. If you have no idea what we are talking about, try reading the words out loud.
Who knows, maybe we happen to be the ones in the wrong here. Perhaps they were actually congratulating a guest who goes by the name ‘Tulation’. If this is the case, we stand corrected.
This Is Not A Public Library
A lot of people are quick to assume that they are free to use every single thing they find on the hotel premises. It is definitely true that one gets many complimentary items when they stay at a nice place. However, it is a good idea to remember that books are not common freebies. This Hilton hotel has had enough.
Can you just imagine how many cases of book theft must have happened for them to finally put this up? They had to find a way to remind their guests that this is a hotel and not a public library.
Help Me Find My Room
We want you to look at the sign carefully. It is not going to be an issue if you are lucid and sober when you get to the hotel. However, it might not be so easy to locate your room if you are not in the proper state of mind. When you cannot walk straight, we do not think you will have an easy time.
When you get too desperate, you might even begin knocking on random doors as you try to look for your hotel room. What should you do in these moments? Well, you should come down to the front desk if you ever find yourself in this situation.
False Advertising Is Real
Nowadays, it is a good idea to be skeptical of the things that you see on the internet. After all, it is so easy to lie online when various tools are so easily accessible. However, we do not think there was any reason for this guy to think he was getting anything other than a huge pool when he booked the hotel.
The good thing here is that we have now figured out just how far optical illusions can go. Whoever took this shot is the person you should hire when you want to put your house up for sale.
Overlooking The Minor Details
For hotels, it is important that their guests enjoy a memorable and personal stay. There are many methods they employ to ensure that you get a great stay. They might upgrade your room, slip you thoughtful notes, and send a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of champagne to your room.
Perhaps this is the reason why the guest found this piece of artwork so disappointing. Considering the tendency of hotels to personalize stays, “your sample text here” is a bit of a letdown.
Life Imitates Art
You were wrong if you thought that it was easy to pick out appropriate decorations and designs for hotel rooms. In fact, it takes a lot of training to get it right. The person in charge of this room’s aesthetics needs to brush up on the lessons. For one thing, it was a mistake to put this painting above the toilet.
Maybe it was a poor attempt at inspiring the guests on the toilet seat. We hope that their plan does not backfire on them. Who knows, it will only take a drunk guest and a creative spark for things to go wrong.
Mixed Smoking Signals
Now, we have to say that this is far too confusing. Can someone clear this up for us? We have no idea if guests are meant to smoke here or not. After all, they normally put ashtrays in smoking areas. If this was considered a non-smoking room, why would they put one over there?
Maybe this was the way they motivated people to quit the smoking habit. For one thing, it is going to be hard to concentrate on smoking the cancer stick when they are too confused to sort this out.
A Bit Much
Are you the sort of person who thinks it is romantic to watch your partner on the toilet as soon as you wake up? If you say ‘yes’, you are definitely a little weird. We are at a loss of words here. Why did they think it was a good idea to do such a thing?
Of course, it is not as if this is going to look that much better if you stay here during a business trip instead. It feels like they have forgotten just how important privacy is when you are using the toilet.
All For Show
Many people like to take the view from the room into consideration when they look for a place to stay. We do not know if the room used to come with a window, but we do know the curtains are useless now.
People all have different temperaments, so we do not know how you will react when you find this in your room. If you are not that uptight, you might just laugh it off. If you are disappointed, you can probably ask to move to a different room in the hotel!
One More For Good Measure
We have to admit that we have never seen a sink quite like this one here. Isn’t this the craziest thing you have ever seen? We want to know why there are numerous sprouts installed. Two faucets are unusual, but they can be rationalized by saying that one is meant for cold water and the other for hot water.
However, they clearly went overboard with this sink. The gold one is simply overkill. It does not make much sense for there to be showerheads in there either. We do not think that every single one of them works, but just looking at them makes us feel a little uncomfortable.
Read This Again
Whoever took this photo and put it online claimed that their kids did not like the fact that they could not swim at the pool. On the other hand, they were too busy laughing about the words on the sign.
If you do not know what we are getting at here, you should probably take another look at the sign. They probably wanted to use the word “inconvenience” and not “incontinence”. Again, we want to concede to the fact that we might be wrong here. Who knows, maybe this was exactly what they meant.
It seems like a lot of the entries on this list happens to be photos of unavailable pools. No matter how much you want to go for a swim, there is no way you can do that here. After all, it is full of gravel!
What could possibly have led to such a decision? For one thing, they cannot charge guests at the same price when they took it out. Many people like pools, so we hope they no longer advertise it on the web.
No Storage Space, No Problem
Sure, this is not a hotel. It is actually a listing on Airbnb, but we decided to put it on the list because it is still a place where people stay during short-term trips. Was this a sink or a stovetop? We don’t know.
At any rate, we are pretty sure that it should not have all that space. This just does not make sense to us. If this ever happens to you, it is perfectly reasonable to ask for a refund. As a matter of fact, it sounds like the right course of action.
An Inaccurate World Map
Let us preface this by talking about how amazing it is to put up a wall map with world times in your hotel. It is a great way to keep your guests updated at all times. However, this is just not accurate!
The person who created the map probably needs to brush up on their geography. For one, why are they showing us a photo of the Pangea? If we are mistaken, maybe they were of the belief that the whole world is under Chinese control now.
A True Studio Unit
Do you really want to waste your time walking all the way to the bathroom every single time you need to pee? If you do not think it is worth the effort, you might be interested in booking this room.
However, this is not going to be a great idea if you are taking a trip with your friends. It will suffice when you are going solo, but most people like the concept of privacy and decency. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you!
After A Long Time
This guest was in shock when they found out just how much they had to pay in parking fees. We do not make that much money in a year! Surely, this was a mistake of some sort.
No, this is not a joke whatsoever. If it is any relief, you should know that the car had been in the same spot for two decades. A closer inspection of the parking ticket will show you that it dates back to 1996. Aren’t you glad to hear that?
Not Like That
Well, it seems like it is not a good idea to think you will have such an easy time just because you are a hotel guest. If you find yourself staying in this place, it is not wise to assume such a thing. Why? This hotel employs the laziest hospitality workers you will ever see!
Sure, they did not hesitate to give you those salt and pepper shakers that you asked for. However, it might be a little too much to ask them to open the sachets and put it in the shakers by themselves.
Not Very Inclusive
The sign here was created to make sure that people with disabilities will have no problems using the elevator as needed. However, they clearly did not think about the blind. If you look at the sign, they covered it with glass even though they put braille in there!
We hope that a thoughtful guest saw this and then reported it to the hotel staff. This kind of thing needs to get treated right away. We don’t know about you, but we assume that the hotel has other problems on top of this one. Who knows, maybe their bathroom sinks come with an abundance of faucets.
A Matter Of Deception
Apparently, this guy decided to book this hotel because the gym looked big in the pictures on the website. Some people have different priorities. For him, it was of utmost importance to work out even when he was away from home.
It turned out to be nothing more than a deception. The gym only appeared big in the photos thanks to the mirrors! If you knew any interior design principles at all, you will already know that floor to ceiling mirrors can have that effect on the room. On the bright side, no one else was there.
The Braille Is Useless Here
This hotel deserves the benefit of the doubt. This does not look like a permanent sign, so perhaps they are already trying to work on it. They seem to have forgotten to accommodate the blind, however.
It is perfectly reasonable for hotels to resort to cost-cutting measures because some things are simply priced unreasonably. However, every single person on the planet deserves to be accommodated by establishments out there. This is the reason they should sort things out soon. It is a legal right, after all.
Talking Like Pirates
Do you think this hotel is under the control of pirates? Based on the sign, this is certainly a possibility. In all honesty, that sounds like a pretty cool idea. Who wouldn’t pay good money for a stay in such a place?
Unfortunately, we have to report that this does not seem to be the case here. It seems like the sign only got lost in translation. We will not be nitpicky because we got the message just fine anyway. Not all hotels out there can say that the tap water in the toilet is safe to drink.
The Breakfast Menu
What will you do when you find this at the breakfast buffet? It sounds like the least appetizing breakfast item ever. Coco Pops are amazing, but this one does not sound like a good idea whatsoever.
Do you think one of the guests already reported this to the health inspector? The establishment used to have a good grade, but it went down after they saw this. Just kidding! Maybe the employees had yet to drink a cup of joe when they wrote the sign.
Calling Mister Fantastic
This is one more case of a very misplaced toilet paper holder. If you have to go number two after eating too much, you should pray that you never found yourself in this spot. Never forget to look around first.
No one wants to find out that the toilet paper is sitting far away after you finish doing your thing. How uncomfortable must that be? Aside from that, it must be very unsanitary.
Not For Claustrophobes
A lot of elevators have weight limits that need to be followed to ensure full functionality. There are times when they also indicate how many people can take it at a time. However, those things are unnecessary on this elevator. If we needed to guess, it can only carry two people at most.
This is a terrible idea because queues are eventually going to form. If you are in a rush, you might even have better luck by climbing the stairs instead. We can only hope that the hotel never holds a conference because the lines are going to be a nightmare if that ever happens.
Cleaning The Sidewalk
There are many ways to tell if you are staying in a swanky hotel. For one thing, you might find the employees vacuuming the sidewalk. This is certainly something we have never seen before. After all, the most common methods of cleaning the pavement are to sweep or power wash the dirt away.
We have to admit that we have never seen so much dedication by a hotel employee before this one. We cannot tell how much they charge their guests, although we are willing to bet that it is going to cost an arm and leg. This is not a hotel fail, not even close! We simply wanted to share this with you.
Isn’t it annoying when you learn that the shower in the hotel room looks like this one? Although it might seem like a great hotel in every other way, this is going to put a damper on your day. After all, it looks like the hotel room is prone to flooding. While it will work out just fine for people using wheelchairs, the towels spread out on the floor tells us that the drainage system is not at its best.
What a shame. The guest just wanted to enjoy a nice, hot shower after spending the day in a strange place. Unfortunately, this is the kind of thing you might expect when you are staying at a bad hotel. We are sure he started to pay more attention to the bathroom pictures before making a booking.
A Vent To Nowhere
Have you ever noticed just how foggy and steamy the room can get after you enjoy a hot shower? There is no need to be so surprised. This problem can normally be fixed by putting a vent in the room. However, they decided it was easier to fool guests by putting a vent opening over the tiles.
Sure, it was also possible that they simply overlooked it and forgot to add some space for a hole. Regardless of what might be going on here, we are sure that it deserves a spot on this list of ours.
A Multi-Purpose Door
Who needs two separate doors for the closet and the bathroom when the room was set up this way? The architect probably thought, “Hey, why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone”?
A multi-purpose door will definitely be cheaper, but the guests now have to decide. Which door do they want to use at the end of the day? They need to pick if they want it to be the bathroom or closet door…
We Take Your Suggestions Seriously
Most suggestion boxes are nothing more than normal boxes. However, this hotel decided to use a paper shredder, which sends a message in and of itself. Clearly, they are not interested in hearing suggestions!
The employees of the hotel probably had a great laugh over this, but we are sure concerned guests will not take it so lightly. It might be a good idea to keep in mind that there are guests with good ideas!
The Gift My Hotel Had Waiting For Me
Lots of hotels offer rewards programs for regular guests. They will often give discounts, free gifts, and other perks. Can you just imagine how happy a guest will be to find a gift waiting for them on the bed?
Unfortunately, her excitement came to a close when she pulled the ribbon off the box. Apparently, her “free gift” was only two tiny Hershey candy bars.
An Inaccessible Room
When a hotel says that they have a reading room, there is no reason to think they are lying. If you happen to stay at the hotel, you might need some climbing skills to get there.
The décor is not only outdated, but the room is located out of the way. We have no idea how they even managed to bring the pieces of furniture on that ledge in the first place.
Our Hotel’s Mirror
A luxury hotel has no need to advertise just how high-quality their mirrors are. They are already expected! However, it seems like some hotels will do everything to cut costs on items like that.
This hotel might have a granite countertop, although it did not want to spend that much money on the mirror. They probably underestimated just how much people like to look at themselves in the mirror.
The “Hot” In “Hotel” Caught On Fire
Don’t you think it is ironic that the letters that caught on fire were “h”, “o”, and “t”? What does that spell? Hot! For some reason, the letters “e” and “l” escaped the fire. It’s pretty amazing, really.
This is the kind of thing that will make us believe in magic. Apparently, fate has a bad sense of humor.
An Expensive Vase On Display In My Hotel
Hotels usually put framed paintings and fancy vases on display, This hotel could not afford to buy exquisite pieces of art, which is why they simply chucked a toilet under the lights instead. We have to admit that this is a pretty cool idea if you are a fan of the ironic.
In all honesty, one can appreciate this concept. Who would have thought that you can make a roll of toilet paper look like art by putting them in this area?
No One Will Remember This Password
There are hotels that do not like the idea of non-guests using the wi-fi. However, what can you do about such a thing? If you do not like putting up a public network, your best bet is to use a weird password.
The password is annoyingly long, but it is also impossible to get the spelling right. Unless you happen to be a spelling nerd, you will have to look up supercalifragilisticexpialidocious every single time.
It’s Time For Some Better Insulation
Even though Montana winters get frigid most of the time, there is no excuse for the ice and snow to come into the hotel. It is important to ensure that the insulation is working just fine.
We bet the guests could feel the chill all the way up to their hotel rooms. Hopefully, the hotel offered them some sort of compensation for the discomfort they caused.
When In Doubt, Use A Toothbrush
Is the toilet paper roll holder missing? There are times when you need to get creative. This is one of them. In this hotel, they remedy such problems with the use of a toothbrush.
However, we have to say that this looks disgusting. It might work, but that does not mean that this is a good look. If we were the guest staying in this room, we would ask for a refund, stat.
Not One, But Two
When you really like a certain product, it is not uncommon to get more than one version of it. There are people who refuse to wear anything but their favorite shirt. However, this is a different matter.
If you bought the exact same photo twice, the least you can do is to hang them in separate rooms. The hotel probably felt rather lazy when they were decorating. Well, no one can say it is asymmetrical.
A Staircase To No Man’s Land
This is such a gorgeous staircase… Too bad it does not lead anywhere! The palace-like cement and tile design might look beautiful, but why did they even install it in the first place?
We like the fact that they added potted plants along the steps. Maybe we do not to be that harsh. This was probably the entrance before they decided to give the hotel a different look. Oh well.
A Cinema Room For Sore Eyes
These kids could not wait for their trip when they learned that it had a 24/7 cinema room! When they got there, they were very disappointed to see that this was it.
If you ask us, it resembles a converted basement instead of a movie theater. This is not a place kids will want to spend any time in. The tiny TV, strange lanterns, and dirty red velvet seats do not appeal to us.
The Hotel Maid’s Cart Is A Stolen Shopping Cart
This hotel was out of maid’s carts, so they had to get a little crafty. Brand-new carts cost a lot of money, and they did not want to shell out a lot of cash. Why bother when they can just steal one?
They tried to camouflage it by hanging a trash bag, although this is not nearly enough to fool us. It is hilarious, but they went overboard.
Someone Wasn’t Thinking Straight
Even though this carpet might work just fine in a room, it does not work on stairs. We are sure many accidents have happened thanks to the pattern.
If we had to go up or down, we would be holding on to the railing for our lives. We sure hope the elevator is working just fine!
This is the button you need to press if you want ‘after-hours assistance’. While it is a great idea, we think they would have written something else on the elevator button instead.
As you can see, some funnyman scratched some parts of the word. It now has a different meaning.
Hotel Safety Instructions
This Singapore hotel provided some safety instructions for their guests. While this is useful, guests might simply laugh out loud and not follow the instructions. The spelling and grammar mistakes are too much.
Don’t drink too much (unconscious). Don’t go to the dark place, lonely place (dangerous). Brilliant!
They Said There’s A View Of The Capital Building
He was looking for somewhere to stay at during his trip to Washington, D.C. It was only natural to want a place with a stunning view of the Capitol Building. Sure enough, he can see it from his room…
However, we bet he was completely disappointed by just how little he can see of it. It might be a good idea for hotels to specify just how good the idea is from the room.
The One Photo You Don’t Want In Your Hotel Room
This is one photo that will set off alarm bells should you find it on the walls of your hotel room. We would not be able to get a good night’s sleep if we found this. How creepy is that?!
We don’t know if this was nothing more than a coincidence. At any rate, it gives us goosebumps just to think about it.
A Window With A View
The cheapest room in this hotel is called the ‘Garden Room’. This would make perfect sense if you were located on the ground floor with a view of the garden.
This couple did not expect to see a brick wall from the room instead. Considering this, we have no idea why they even gave the room that name. Sometimes, names can be very deceiving.
No Fires Here
The hotel guests will never catch on fire when they are showering. This is the reason we think it was not very smart of them to install the sprinkler in this spot.
We do not get the logic behind this decision whatsoever. They clearly did not think it through. Why did they put an emergency water source right on top of the shower anyway?
One Question: WHY?
It seems like common sense is not enough sometimes. When you want to get to the second floor, you normally press 2 on the elevator. However, this is not your regular hotel.
We have no idea why they decided to do this. If they wanted to confuse the hotel guests, they did this with flying colors.
The View Is Quite Literally, Trash
The view from this hotel room is not desirable… it is literally trashy! We are sure that the people staying here will keep the curtains drawn the whole time.
After all, we would not be able to relax if we had to watch rodents and wild animals going through the bin. Hopefully, the stench does not penetrate the room either.
Someone Messed Up Big Time
Which way should you go if you are assigned to these rooms? We have no idea. At any rate, this sure looks like a bad design. Both signs will work, after all.
We doubt the hotel will hire the same designer the next time they need to get some work done.
Ask For A Refund
There is no reason to doubt that the hotel room did not get cleaned before your stay. Well, you might start to doubt this when you notice just how dirty the sheets and dishes are. However, who would have thought there was some reason to be suspicious even when the bedsheets look clean?
If you ever find a note like this one hiding in your bedsheets, you should get out of there as quickly as possible. This is enough proof that the cleaners did not do their jobs.
The Worst Shower Curtain Design
There are a number of cringe-worthy things in this photo. First of all, we cannot even fathom why anyone would think this curtain design would go well in a hotel room. Next, the dad simply has a terrible sense of humor! He pretended to break his neck and bleed all over the floor.
We sure hope that they booked the king suite that comes with a couch. After all, we are pretty sure that his wife kicked him out of their bed after this bad joke. There is a time and place for everything, folks.