When you pick a hotel for your trip, it is reasonable to assume that you are about to experience zero stress over there. It does not matter whether you are on a business trip or holiday vacation. Commonly, hotels go out of their way to make sure the guests had a pleasant stay. However, these photos will show you some establishments that refuse – or cannot – give their guests a 5-star treatment.
We hope you are ready to take a peek at various hotels that delivered an unsatisfying stay. When it comes to failure, these are the places who do it better than anyone else does. Let’s get to it!
A Bit Much
What is more romantic than waking up in the morning and seeing your partner doing their thing in the toilet? Well, nearly every single thing in the world! What was the hotel room designer even thinking when they worked on this room?
It is not as if things would be better if you stayed here on a business trip with your coworker. Honestly, it seems like they underestimated just how important privacy is when we go to the toilet. Crazy stuff!
Just Like In Harry Potter
Emergency exits exist because they will provide residents and other occupants a way out should disaster strike. When the alarm rings in the middle of the night, try not to panic. However, you might not be able to do that when you need to pick a wall to crash into.
We can only hope that the door in this picture is a true exit. After all, it would be messed up if turned out to be nothing more than just another hotel room. This is real life and there are no wizards or witches here. As much as we wish Platform 9 ¾ exists, you will only bruise yourself here. Nope, we do not recommend taking the risk.
A Pool But Not Really
Their parents booked the Motel 6 location and perked up after hearing it came with a pool. They thought this was their chance to leave the children there and have some fun in the sun themselves. No one can blame them if they were disappointed by what they saw. They clearly did not think the pool would be this grassy! It is even funnier after seeing that the shepherd’s hook and ladders are still there.
Perhaps the hotel employees want to renovate this swimming pool in the immediate future. Who knows, right? Maybe this would turn into an Instagram-worthy place in only several months. If you want to take a dip, we highly recommend looking for a different place to stay in.
Unable To Shake This One-Off
Salt and pepper packets are perfectly fine. In general, there is nothing wrong with expecting them at the lobby restaurant. This is such a small thing, so we do not normally dwell on it. However, the setup here makes absolutely zero sense to us. Why did they even bother to shove packets into these shakers?
Perhaps this is some sort of scheme in which they bleed out their patrons. Could it be that they charge customers one dollar for every single packet that they use? It’s a bit much, but we don’t make the rules!
Enjoy The View After A Shower
Honolulu has got to be one of our dream destinations. Let us pretend you hopped on a red-eye flight and then wake up in the morning. You are excited to see all the palm trees and sunlight. However, a cup of java on the balcony would be the perfect way to start the day! Wait, what? Hold on just a moment…
We are truly baffled why anyone designed the bathroom and balcony in this manner. Could it be that it was common for people to step out and enjoy the view after taking a shower? Odd.
A Sink Like No Other
We have to say that it is a thing of wonder to see someone get such a basic thing so wrong. This person was so proud that they managed to finish the installation that they did not notice something was wrong!
Come on, think about this. A plumber, handyman, contractor, and architect all worked on this project together. And despite this, none of them caught this big mistake. It would have been much better if the faucet was longer. Oh well, at least it must be effective at keeping the countertop clean.
The Honeymoon Ensuite
The person behind this bathroom made a couple of assumptions about the guests who would be staying at this hotel. Now, the lack of privacy here does not matter all that much if this was a honeymoon suite. If you were rooming with just another person, however, it is a different story altogether…
Can you just imagine what it would be like if you have to stay in this room with a coworker? If that happens to be the cause, you are about to be in for a very uncomfortable night.
Ask For A Refund
It is simply fair to assume that the hotel room has undergone some cleaning before you check-in and then settle in. Well, you might not want to assume right away! The cleaners normally give it their all, although sometimes they get a little too lazy to change the bedsheets. Why bother if it still looks clean?
We would definitely freak out if we find a note like this one buried in the bedsheets. As clear as day, this is all we need to know we deserve a refund.
The Worst Shower Curtain Design
Yikes, we cannot decide which one happens to be more cringeworthy. The shower curtain design could be improved, but you can say the same thing for the humor of the dad behind this. He was “pretending” to have tripped and hurt himself. His wife nearly had a heart attack after seeing all the “blood”!
Let us just hope that they were staying at the king suite with the extra couch. We can tell that he was kicked out of the bed after making such a terrible joke.
Even Worse Than You Expected
Now, how on earth would you feel if you received this kind of breakfast after they charged you $15 for it? Most hotels will serve you an unsatisfactory continental breakfast, but this one is in a league of its own. You shelled out how much money for a breakfast like this one? This simply will not do!
It looks so much more than the kind of stuff you can expect from a high school cafeteria tray. Could this be the kind of food they serve at death row?
A Cursed Hotel Room
Now, something about the door at this San Francisco hotel does not sit well with us… At first, you will probably assume that the room has gotten blocked by this railing. However, we want you to take a closer look and see that the railing has a hinge, which means you can simply attach and detach it.
It is easy to see that something important is hidden behind the door. We do not know what it happens to be, but it sounds pretty sinister to us. Could it be a murder room or a dungeon?
Hot Showers Are Out Of The Question
When you go away on a vacation or a business trip, it is going to be amazing to return to the hotel room and take a hot shower. Unfortunately, you would not be able to experience this if you booked this room instead.
If this was something you found in a house instead, you can be sure that it was the dad who installed this. This looks like such an effective way to keep the water bill low.
Lost In Translation
We just hope that this was nothing more than a case of ideas getting lost in translation. They probably gave the task to a part-timer at the front desk who could not be bothered. They went online, used Google translate, and that was it.
Well, it is either that or they truly wanted to warn guests that they might fall and then die in the shower. Should that be the case, can they at least do so with grace? After all, no one wants to clean up the subsequent mess that was sure to come from a clumsy death.
A Guest Called Tulation
It must be nice to see that the hotel staff went out of the way to make the couple feel good after their big day. However, we do not think they did this properly. For one thing, they clearly did not think things through. The rose petals and the towel swan were awesome, but we want you to look at the words.
Did we simply miss the mark here? Well, we have to admit that there exists a possibility that the guest was actually named ‘Tulation’. We doubt it, but it is possible…
This Is Not A Public Library
A lot of people check into the hotel and then assume that everything they see on the premises is free for them to use. True enough, there is often a bunch of free stuff that goes with a stay at a fancy hotel. However, these books are not part of that list. Clearly, the Hilton uses them for decorative purposes.
They probably had to keep telling their guests over and over again not to bring the books home with them. In the end, they got so fed up they put up this sign instead.
Help Me Find My Room
We want you to look at the sign below. This is not really a big problem during check-in because you are probably lucid and sober. Well, this is no longer the case if you had a few shots after dinner. When you can barely even walk straight, you would probably keep missing this sign when you want to go to bed.
It might be embarrassing, but your best choice now is to knock on random doors in the dead of the night. Perhaps other guests can help you figure out where to go. Of course, the front desk will also help.
False Advertising Is Real
Nowadays, it is smart to treat anything you see on the internet with a good dose of skepticism. It is so easy to lie online when you have Photoshop and other programs. However, there were zero reasons for this person to think they were going to see a big, blue pool. Hotels normally have them, right?
Well, you need to know that angles can make a very huge difference. Try not to be fooled by optical illusions. Hey, at least you found the photographer you need when you want to sell your house.
Overlooking The Minor Details
Hotels normally want to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay at the establishment. Sometimes, this would involve giving notes, upgrading to a suite, and maybe sending a bottle of champagne or a bouquet of roses after learning that this was a special occasion. These gestures are surely appreciated.
However, it is pretty disappointing that they did not even bother to personalize the artwork in this room. This does not go well with the service they give! You can even see “your sample text here”!
Life Imitates Art
We never would have assumed that hotels have a hard time struggling when it comes to choosing proper decorations and designs. It is hard to believe that someone out there was under the impression that this was a good piece of abstract art. What makes it even worse is the fact that it is above the toilet.
Perhaps this was a way to spark inspiration among the guests? We can only hope that this did not backfire on them. We hope no drunk guest ever starts painting using, um, unconventional materials.
Mixed Smoking Signals
Color us confused! What is going on here? Can someone tell us if guests are free to smoke here or not? Ashtrays are normally placed in areas where smoking is allowed. What could it be doing there if this was actually a non-smoking are? Perhaps they simply overlooked such a minor detail.
Maybe this was their way of trying to get the guests to quit the habit. They wanted to confuse them into quitting! Well, it is going to be hard to focus on the cancer stick when one is trying to figure out.
All For Show
A lot of hotels like advertising just how great the views they can get from the rooms are. We do not know if there used to be a window there in the past, but there was no need to put up the curtains.
If you ever find this happening to you, simply try to laugh about it and focus on enjoying a great stay instead. OF course, you can probably ask for a different room too. However, we honestly would not mind this room if the manager can give us a hefty discount for it.
One More For Good Measure
Man, this might just be the craziest sink we have ever seen. How intense is this? Can you even count just how many sprouts there are everywhere? Two faucets are fine because it probably means that one is reserved for cold water and the other is for hot water. We do not know what the others are for, though.
One more curious thing about this is that one of the sprouts seem to be golden. It does not make sense for the shower heads to be there either. There is a good chance that very of them actually work. Well, we do not feel comfy looking at the picture at all.
Read This Again
Whoever took this photo said that their children felt sad that they could not use the pool during their stay. However, their parents burst out laughing after reading what the sign had to say.
If you have no idea what we are trying to say, we want you to give the sign a closer look. They likely wanted to say “inconvenience” but used a very different word instead. Hey, we might stand corrected here. After all, who knows exactly what the hotel management was trying to say?
Here is a photo of yet another unusable pool. However, the reason behind its inaccessibility happens to be different. The hotel must have gotten tired of all the pool parties that they put gravel in there too.
We are sure that they decided to slash the price after making such a huge change. The pool is a common part of a stay in a hotel, right? There was no reason they should charge the whole price from then on.
No Storage Space, No Problem
We bet that this was an Airbnb listing, but we think it should go on this list too! We do not know if this was located right below a sink or a stovetop, but we are sure that there should be some space in there.
We cannot come up with a reason for anyone to put cabinets for the sole sake of display. What kind of logic is that? Should this ever happen to you, feel free to ask them for a refund. In fact, it might be the right thing to do in this mess.
An Inaccurate World Map
Allow us to begin by saying that it iso cool to own a wall map that comes with world times. It looks like the kind of thing we want to have in our bedroom! However, it would be better if the map was accurate.
Whoever worked on this map needs to take a geography class or two. For one, this depiction of the Pangea could be improved. If that was not their goal here, the creator seemed to be under the impression that the whole planet is under the control of China.
A True Studio Unit
We cannot think of a reason why someone would want to get out of bed and then walk to the bathroom when this option is available. This is the room for all of you practical people out there! Convenient, huh?
Well, this is not going to be comfortable at all if you are planning to stay in the room with other people. This is only ideal if you are going solo. We cannot even imagine going about our business when other people are right in the same room as us…
After A Long Time
The guest was shocked to hear just how much they needed to pay for parking. Most people do not even make so much money in a single year. There must be some kind of mistake here.
If you wanted to hear the answer, we want you to know that it is not fake news. Another look will show you that the ticket comes from 1996. Well, at least we now know how much we needed to pay if you do not move your car in two decades.
Not Like That
Did you assume that your life and trip will be much easier because you opted to stay at a hotel? Well, this is a lot to ask for if you stay here. It seems like you just lucked into a stay at the hotel with the laziest employees on the planet. Did you ask for salt and pepper shakers? Well, here they are.
The problem here is that you still need to open the salt and pepper shakers. After this, you then need to get as many packets as you need for your dinner. What’s on the menu, folks?
Not Very Inclusive
The sign was put up to ensure that those with disabilities can use the elevator whenever they need to do so. However, they clearly did not care about the needs of blind people. There might be braille in there, but how were they supposed to use it when it was covered with glass?
We can only hope that someone noticed this and told the staff about it. If you ask us, something like this deserves urgent attention. We bet that this is not the only thing this hotel needs to improve on. Perhaps you will find more sinks than necessary in the bathroom as well.
A Matter Of Deception
The guy who posted said that the gym looked a lot bigger in pictures than in real life. For him, his health was important. He picked out this hotel because they seemed to have good gym facilities. How did that turn out for him?
Well, he soon found out that it was just one big deception. The gym only looked huge because the room was full of mirrors! Floor to ceiling mirrors were installed on the walls. From this picture, he was able to show us the true size of the gym. Luckily, he was the only one in there at the time.
The Braille Is Useless Here
Well, we can give the hotel the benefit of the doubt. It does not seem like that is a permanent sign, after all. Unfortunately, they seem to have forgotten to cater to those who cannot see. Oops.
Sure, hotels sometimes have to use various cost-cutting measures in order to keep themselves afloat. However, they should make it a priority to ensure that they can accommodate everyone. After all, this is a legal right. Let us hope they got around to fixing things soon after this was taken.
Talking Like Pirates
Is this hotel run by pirates or what? If we look at the sign, it seems to be the case. However, we do not think this is a bad idea at all. Honestly, we would pay good money to stay at a hotel like that.
Sorry to burst your bubble but this is not a pirate hotel. The sign must have gotten lost in translation yet again. Well, we would not be nitpicky here since we understood what they were trying to say anyway. Not all hotels can say the water is potable. In fact, many will charge you high prices for bottled water.
The Breakfast Menu
This does not sound appetizing to us whatsoever. If this was what they were serving guests at breakfast, we will have to pass on the offer. Coco Pops might be delicious, but we do not like this variety.
Let us hope someone got in touch with the health inspector sooner than later! If the establishment used to be proud of its high score, it would probably turn into a B in a second. We’re just kidding! Maybe the employees had yet to drink their cup of Joe when they wrote it.
Calling Mister Fantastic
Here is one more case of a misplaced toilet roll holder. Perhaps you ate a little too much and now need to use the toilet. We recommend that you look around first if you want to avoid getting into this mess.
No one wants to finish going number two only to find out that the roll of toilet paper happens to be so far away. It is a very uncomfortable situation to find yourself in. Not only that, but it is not sanitary at all. We get goosebumps just imagining how messy this situation can get. Yikes.
Not For Claustrophobes
A lot of elevators can only accommodate a certain weight in order to function normally. There are times when they limit the number of people per trip. They did not have to put any sign here, but we got the message without a problem. As you can see, only one or two people can fit here!
What makes this so inconvenient is the fact that you might have to wait for a little while before you can finally get your turn. We only hope that this was found at a small hotel. Otherwise, we might opt to take the stairs instead. Who has time to wait for the elevator to come up and down and up and down?
Cleaning The Sidewalk
Well, you can certainly tell that you are staying at a swanky hotel when their employees vacuum the pavement like this one. While it is pretty common for hotel staff members to sweep the sidewalk or power wash the dirt away with a strong hose, we have never heard of something like this before.
We have to admire the dedication shown by the employee you are looking at here. We do not know how much they charge the guests for a one-night stay, but it seems like a good indicator that every cent is going to be worth it. This is not a hotel fail at all. It is nothing more than oddity we wanted to show you.
Well, it can be very annoying when you see that this is what your hotel room shower looks like. We can bypass most things, but this is going to be very inconvenient when you go in for a shower. The whole bathroom will start to flood, trust us. While it is good for people in wheelchairs, the towels on the bathroom floor let us know that the drainage system definitely needs some work.
What a shame that must be! This person just wanted to enjoy a hot shower after spending a long day at meetings in a strange land. Unfortunately, this is not going to happen when you stay at a bad hotel. The next time he went on a business trip, he made it a point to check what the bathroom looked like first. Who can blame him for doing such a thing?
Not What He Expected
The guy in this photo drove across the country to see a couple of his friends. It was not part of his plan to get stuck in the shower. Yikes! Luckily for him, his girlfriend got in touch with the people at the front desk. Even so, it still took a couple of hours before the repairman could get there and help him.
It is already annoying to get trapped in the bathroom. You thought things could not possibly get worse than when you are wet and naked in the shower. Well, at least they got to enjoy some solitude while they waited for the repairman. It must have been good for him since shower thoughts are the best!
Try Calling For Help
If you ever find yourself in this situation, you do not have a lot of options. The first thing you can to do is wobble all the way to the toilet paper roll right in front of you. If you do not want to act like a penguin, you can also swallow your pride and then use the towel there to clean yourself.
We know that both options sound icky. You can try to maintain your dignity by calling out for help. However, this would not do anything if you locked the door. This is less gross, but you need to count on luck. No matter what you do, this will be the last time you leave a toilet roll so far away from you.