The hospitality industry generally exists to ensure that you will not have a stressful time when you have to spend some time away from your home. Usually, you look for a place of accommodation when you go on a business or leisure trip. It is true that most places will try their hardest to make sure you enjoy your stay. However, some establishments are not all that concerned about your satisfaction!
Here are a number of places that you should try to avoid if you do not want to get stressed out during your trip. They have messed up so terribly that they might as well go out of business.
Try Calling For Help
Uh-oh. This is not a laughing matter regardless of how you look at it. However, there are several things you can do to get out of such a sticky situation. The easiest thing to do is to go to the toilet paper roll by the sink even if you have to wobble the entire way. If you do not like this, you can just grab that towel and clean your bottom with it.
Those two options are disgusting, we know. They might be the most effective, but there is something else you can do if you feel particularly lucky. In case you are the type of person who leaves the bathroom door unlocked, you might be able to ask a friend of yours to hand it to you as well.
Just Like In Harry Potter
What are you going to do if you stay at this hotel and hear the emergency alarm go off in the middle of the night? You head out of your room, look around for the fire exit… and find this. What a confusing sign! Normally, these things are placed right above doors, so this does not make a lot of sense.
Let us just hope the door in the picture is actually an exit. What else are you supposed to do if this is just another hotel suite? Well, you should pray that you are not a muggle because your only shot at safety is to close your eyes, pretend you are headed for Platform 9 ¾, and run through this wall.
Not What He Expected
The guy spent a long time on the road earlier that day. He and his girlfriend are planning to visit his friends, but there is still some distance to cross before they get there. They stopped at this hotel for the night, and he was ready to turn in after taking a shower. Sadly, the odds were simply not in his favor this time.
What could be more annoying than to find yourself trapped in the bathroom? You might want to try getting stuck in the shower stall when you are both naked and wet. This might be the worst thing ever when you are tired. We hope that he got a lot of thinking done because shower thoughts are the best.
A Pool But Not Really
The family who booked several nights at this Motel 6 location had been hoping to find a great pool on the property. This meant the couple could get some time to themselves by leaving the children at the pool in the care of the lifeguard. Unfortunately, they had no idea that it was going to be a very grassy pool. It is even more interesting because they did not even bother to get rid of the ladders and shepherd’s hook.
Maybe the hotel staff had been planning to renovate the swimming pool soon. We do not know what they have up their sleeves, but only time will tell us if this is going to become functional once more. If you really want to take a dip, you should check out other establishments instead.
Unable To Shake This One-Off
If you give us salt and pepper packets, we are not going to throw a fit. After all, it is not like people expect fancy shakers when you are outside of a five-star hotel. It is not the end of the world. However, we do not know how we would handle this situation if this happened to us.
We appreciate that they put in the time to place it in the shaker, but it sure feels like a halfhearted effort. Maybe hotel squeezes extra money from its patrons this way…
Enjoy The View After A Shower
We bet that you have a trip to Honolulu on your bucket list! If you are looking to cut corners, your best option is to take a red-eye flight, get in at night, and go sightseeing in the morning. The first thing you will want to do is to shower as soon as you get up because the tropical heat can be terrible.
Are you going to be surprised when you find that they combined the balcony and bathroom door together? We sure will be. However, exhibitionists might have a field day with this arrangement.
A Sink Like No Other
We will admit that there is something fascinating about getting something this basic so wrong. The person was probably proud that they finished the installation in no time. Did they notice the mistake eventually?
This is pretty bad because we know that you normally have a team of plumbers, contractors, architects, and handymen working together. How is it possible that every single one of them missed such a huge error? The only good thing here is that it would not be a pain to clean the countertop.
The Honeymoon Ensuite
Man, we have no idea what the person asked to design this bathroom had in mind. They clearly had some assumptions about the people who want to stay in this place. While this might be fine for honeymooners, this is not a room that you will like if you want complete privacy.
We hope no one ever books this room for a business trip with their coworker. This is going to be the most awkward business trip ever if that happens to be the case. Yikes!
Ask For A Refund
We have no reason to think that they did not clean the room before you arrived. After all, the room looks pretty clean when you got there. However, it turns out that looks can truly be deceiving. Even though the bedsheets seem clean, there is still a chance that they did not actually change it.
This is a great way to pay it forward. Perhaps the previous guest already had their suspicions, and they wanted to verify their theories. Well, they definitely did an amazing job at warning the next guest.
The Worst Shower Curtain Design
This might be one of the most cringe-worthy photos in the list, which says a lot. Before anything else, we just cannot fathom why the hotel staff thought it was neat to put up this curtain. Aside from that, we have to say that the dad does not have the best sense of humor.
Do you think they were staying in the king suite, the room that has an extra couch? If that is the case, at least he would not have to sleep on the floor when his wife kicks him out. Bad jokes are dangerous.
Even Worse Than You Expected
Talk about a colossal waste of money! You have every right to feel disappointed if you paid a lot of money for the breakfast meal only to find this. We can assemble this in our very own kitchen, and it would not come up to $15 at all. Hotels rarely serve impressive meals, but this is just unacceptable.
This is the kind of meal one can expect from the high school cafeteria, not a nice hotel. Honestly, this is going to be a terrible way to start our day. We would even prefer to just get a drink of water instead.
A Cursed Hotel Room
There is something rather creepy about this door at this San Francisco hotel. At first glance, you will probably think that it is off-limits. However, you will notice that it is actually accessible if you dare to take a closer look. It is barely noticeable, but there is a hinge there that you can attach and detach.
There must be something unspeakable hiding in there. What do you think happens inside this room? While we cannot say for sure, it is very likely that it is something along the lines of a murder room.
Hot Showers Are Out Of The Question
When you leave for a trip for whatever purpose, you are probably going to want a long hot shower before you go to bed. However, it is not something that the person staying in the room can do.
Fair enough, this is a good way to save up on the water bill. However, we sure hope that the hotel makes it clear that hot water is not available within the premises. Otherwise, it will be false advertising.
Lost In Translation
There is a high chance that this was only a case of words that got lost in translation. They probably told a part-timer to work on it, and we all know that they are not usually invested in the business. There is a good chance that they only used Google translate for this.
However, it is also possible that this is actually a serious warning. Who knows, maybe people have previously fallen there and met their doom. The last thing they want to do is to clean up after your messy death, right? No one wants to do anything like that, so they want you to at least die with grace.
A Guest Called Tulation
Aww, we sure hope the couple appreciates the effort the hotel staff did to make them feel special on their big day. Even though it is the thought that counts, they should have double-checked first. After all, it might end up becoming more hilarious than touching.
Well, maybe we do not know what we are talking about. It is also possible that the guest is someone with an unusual name. Mr. Tulation might be pleased to see this on his bed!
This Is Not A Public Library
There are some guests who assume that they have the freedom to use whatever they find inside the hotel. When you stay somewhere nice, it is true that you will usually get complimentary items.
However, some people seem to abuse this opportunity. We bet there have been lots of book theft going on at this hotel. They decided to put this sign up to remind people that this is not a public library.
Help Me Find My Room
Take a good look at this sign. While you can probably read it right now, it is going to be a problem when you are no longer lucid and sober. Good luck finding your way around the hotel after a couple of drinks!
When people get lost in the hotel, the reasonable thing to do is to head down to the front desk and ask for help. Some people prefer to knock on random doors instead, however.
False Advertising Is Real
These days, you should always take everything you see on the internet with a grain of salt. However, we cannot blame you if you feel disappointed after learning the truth about the hotel pool in this manner.
Who would have thought it was possible to fool people this way? This is very different from what he thought he was getting. At least we now know which person to call when you want to get photos to sell your house.
Overlooking The Minor Details
Some hotels make it a point to personalize the stay of their guests to make it more memorable. They have a couple of tricks up their sleeves. Sometimes they upgrade you to a suite, send thoughtful notes, or even send flowers your way.
This must be the reason why the guests thought this painting was rather disappointing. The hotel did not even remove the “your sample text here” in it! What a letdown.
Life Imitates Art
You are wrong if you thought it does not take any effort to choose the designs and decorations for a hotel room. As a matter of fact, you must get trained to do this. Otherwise, you might end up with this.
Perhaps they had been trying to inspire the guests when they have to use the toilet. That might work, sure. However, did they consider that a drunk guest might make a mess using a different, um, material?
Mixed Smoking Signals
Normally, hotels put ashtrays in a smoking room. However, the fact that they put it in this room with a non-smoking sign will definitely make guests feel confused. Can they smoke here or not?
Perhaps they were trying out a new method when it comes to getting people to quit the habit. After all, how can you focus on your cigarette when you are trying to figure out what they meant?
A Bit Much
Are you the type of person who considers it romantic to keep an eye on your significant other while they use the toilet? We hope you aren’t since there is nothing normal about that. Why did the hotel do this?
This is not to say that it is going to be any better should you be rooming with your coworker instead. Sometimes, it seems like hotels underestimate just how much people value their privacy during trips.
All For Show
Some people like rooms with great views. Oftentimes, hotels often such rooms but at a higher price. Now, we have no idea if there used to be a window in this room. There is nothing there now, at any rate.
It is hard to gauge how people will react to a room like this one. We admire that they tried to put up a curtain that is essentially useless. Hopefully, guests who get this room will simply laugh it off.
One More For Good Measure
To be fair, this is the only sink of its kind out there. It is both amazing and insane. Why did they put all these sprouts there? Two is unusual but not that strange. One can be for cold water, the other for hot.
They clearly decided to go overboard when they installed this sink. Did you notice the gold one there? There are also showerheads in this area. We doubt that they all work, but this still makes us anxious.
Read This Again
The person who took the photo said that the kids were sad to hear that they could not swim at this swimming pool. However, the spouses were far too busy laughing at what the sign said!
We don’t know what happened here. Maybe they messed up and used “incontinence” when they meant “inconvenience”. We could be wrong about that. The former is a good reason to close it down too.
Have you noticed that a lot of the things on the list revolve around unavailable pools? You can crave a dip all you want, but this is not the pool for you. After all, this so-called pool has been filled with gravel.
We do not know why they had to resort to this. Perhaps it was getting too expensive to maintain. At any rate, we sure hope that they no longer fool guest into thinking they have a pool by saying so online.
No Storage Space, No Problem
Fine, it is not really a hotel. This is a listing on Airbnb. However, it still makes sense to include it on the list since people tend to stay in these places when they go on trips. We can’t tell if this is a stovetop or sink.
What we do know is that there should be some space there! It does not make sense whatsoever. You know what? We think that this is grounds for a refund. That might be the right thing to do in this situation.
An Inaccurate World Map
We will preface this by saying that we think it is a cool idea to install a wall map that comes with world times in your hotel. After all, guests will appreciate this since they do not have to look things up online anymore.
However, you must make sure it is accurate! For one thing, the geography here is all wrong. Have they forgotten that the Pangaea is no longer a thing? Did they think the entire world is now under China?
A True Studio Unit
If you care about being efficient with your time, you probably detest the fact that you need to walk all the way to the toilet when you have to pee. If you are do not want to waste your time, check this out.
How convenient is this? While it is not a good idea to stay here when you are traveling with friends, it should do just fine when you are going on a solo trip. A lot of people like privacy and decency, after all.
After A Long Time
The guest was shocked after seeing how much they needed to get out of the parking area. Do you even make that much money in a single year? There must some kind of mistake here.
It is not a joke. Don’t worry, this is not likely to happen to you anytime soon. After all, the car was getting charged this much since it had been there for around two decades. What a relief.
Not Like That
Do not go thinking that you will have a stress-free time because you are a guest at the hotel. If you stay here, you are making a mistake if you think that way. After all, only lazy workers are employed here.
They did not have any problems giving you the salt and pepper shakers you wanted. However, they thought it was too much for them to open each individual packet to pour the contents into the shaker.
Not Very Inclusive
This sign was installed to ensure that people with disabilities can use the elevator as well. While they had noble intentions, they overlooked one thing. They forgot that you need to touch braille to read it!
It does not make sense for them to put a glass over it since this defeats the purpose of putting it up. Let us hope that they addressed this before a blind person needed to use the elevator!
A Matter Of Deception
It seems like the guy ended up going with the hotel in the photo because he thought the gym was going to be huge. Hey, we all have different priorities. He wanted to squeeze some exercise in during the trip.
Well, this only goes to prove that you should not trust anything you see on the internet. It turns out that the only reason the room looked so big in the photos was that there were lots of mirrors in there.
The Braille Is Useless Here
We have to grant this hotel the benefit of the doubt. It does not look like a permanent sign, so maybe this was only a temporary problem. However, the blind cannot really stay here comfortably!
Even hotels need to cut down costs when they could. However, it is a legal right for everyone to get fair accommodation wherever they go. Let us hope they fix this problem soon after this photo was taken.
Talking Like Pirates
We are not discounting the idea that it is being run by pirates. The sign certainly suggests that it is possible. We actually like the sound of that. We might even pay good money to stay in a place like that.
Sadly, it is more likely that this is a case of lost in translation. We do not want to nitpick since we got what they meant anyway. At least they are not like most hotels that charge a fortune for drinking water!
The Breakfast Menu
How would you react if you find this at the breakfast buffet? There are definitely more appetizing breakfast items out there. Coco Pops are great, but Coco Poops? We will have to give it a hard pass.
We can only hope that one of the guests noticed this and got in touch with the health inspector right away. We are only kidding, of course. It seems like the employee who did this was still half-asleep.
Calling Mister Fantastic
What is it with all the misplaced toilet paper rolls? If you need to take a dump after having a little too much to eat, you need to pray that you never find yourself in this position. Always check for teepee first.
After all, nothing can be more uncomfortable than realizing that the toilet paper is not within your reach when you are done doing your thing. It also smacks of unsanitary health practices.
Not For Claustrophobes
Most elevators will let you know just how much they can take. Perhaps they have a sign that says the maximum weight or number of persons it can hold. This elevator makes those things useless, however.
At most, it can probably hold two small people. However, it will be terribly inconvenient when many people need to use it at the same time. You might even have better luck with the stairs in that case.
Cleaning The Sidewalk
How can you tell if you are staying at a nice hotel? For one, you might witness employees using the vacuum on the sidewalk. Yes, they have decided to forego the broom or hose. The vacuum it is.
We will admit that these hotel employees seem to be very dedicated. We have no idea how much it will cost to stay here, although we are pretty sure that it is not cheap. This is not even a hotel fail at all.
It can be annoying when you find out that the shower is less than satisfactory. This hotel might be a nice place, but the bathroom can bring the rating down by a lot. The shower stall looks prone to flooding!
What makes it so unfortunate is the fact that many people only want a long hot shower before hitting the sack. However, we do not recommend staying at this shower for a long time…
A Vent To Nowhere
Have you noticed that the room tends to get steamy and foggy after a hot shower? Vents can help make things better, but do not expect that from this hotel room. There is a vent opening there but no vent!
We do not think it is possible to completely overlook the fact that you do not actually have a hole there. Without any doubt whatsoever, this is a case of manipulation and deception, plain and simple.
A Multi-Purpose Door
Why would you bother getting a separate door for the bathroom and closet when you can do this instead? As you can see, the architect clearly thought, “Hey, why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone?”
It is true that you can save a lot of money by doing it this way. But at what cost? The guests will probably be confused when they see this. Moreover, they will have to pick which room they want to keep shut!
We Take Your Suggestions Seriously
When you find a suggestion box, you will find that it usually like any other box. The hotel decided to call this paper shredder the customer suggestion box, however. As you can see, hey are not interested in your suggestions.
The staff at the hotel most have had a good laugh at this, but we are sure that guests will not think it is hilarious at all. It might be a good idea to remember that there are some guests with ideas worth considering!
The Gift My Hotel Had Waiting For Me
Many hotels have rewards programs for their regular guests. They usually hand out free gifts, discounts, and other perks. If you happen to be a member, you will probably be happy to find this box on your bed.
Sadly, the person who opened this instantly went from excited to disappointed. When she pulled off the ribbon, she learned that the “free gift” was nothing more than two small Hershey bars.
An Inaccessible Room
A reading room is a great place to retreat to when you need some quiet time. It turns out that they want you to get both brains and brawns. You have to sharpen your climbing skills to access it.
The décor is pretty outdated, but we want you to focus on just how out of the way this room happens to be. Who knows how they even brought the furniture all the way up there?
Our Hotel’s Mirror
In general, hotels do not advertise the quality of their mirrors. Most people assume that they work just fine at the very least. Who would have thought that some establishments will skimp on these things?
The hotel had a granite countertop, which did not go well with the poor quality of the mirror. Perhaps they underestimated how much people wanted to look at themselves!
The “Hot” In “Hotel” Caught On Fire
There is something incredibly ironic about the fact that only the letters “h”, “o”, and “t” caught on fire. It literally spells hot! For one reason or another, “e” and “l” escaped the clutches of the fire.
It is this sort of thing that makes us believe that magic is real. Sadly, fate has a terrible sense of humor.
An Expensive Vase On Display In My Hotel
Hotels often like to add fancy vases and framed paintings for aesthetic reasons. However, the hotel did not have the means to invest in artworks, so they decided to put a toilet in this spot instead.
How ironic is this? However, we can admit that there is something to appreciate in such a strange concept. We had no idea that it is possible to make toilet paper look so chic!
No One Will Remember This Password
No one likes freeloaders, right? Well, it seems like this hotel did not want anyone to use the wi-fi if they were not staying there. The easiest thing to do about this is to set up a weird password.
However, this is a bit of an overkill. They decided to go with something annoyingly long. If you are a guest with lots of gadgets, good luck trying to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious correctly.
It’s Time For Some Better Insulation
Montana winters can sure get frigid, although the hotel should have made sure that no snow and ice can get inside. Insulation should be a top priority for them from the very beginning.
There is no way that guests do not feel chilly in their hotel rooms. Let us just hope that they received compensation in some way. After all, there was a good chance they felt uncomfortable or even got sick during their time there.
When In Doubt, Use A Toothbrush
What do you plan do to if the toilet paper holder has mystery disappeared? It seems like the staff at this hotel decided to get creative. They decided to fix the problem using a… toothbrush, of course.
This photo gives us goosebumps! How disgusting. Just because it works does not mean it is a good idea. If we were the ones staying in the room, we would have left and asked for a refund immediately.
Not One, But Two
Depending on the product, it is a good idea to buy several units or copies of it if you really like it. We all know of that one person who refuses to wear anything but the perfect shirt. This is different, however.
If you have the exact same artwork, it is not a good idea to keep them in the same room. At the very least, couldn’t they have separated the two frames? This must be the laziest hotel decoration ever.
A Staircase To No Man’s Land
What a lovely staircase! It would be perfectly fine if it led anywhere. Even though this palatial staircase, with its cement and tile design, looks gorgeous, there was no need for it to exist in the first place.
They even placed potted plants along the steps. It looks gorgeous, but what is this all for? Maybe this used to be the entrance before the hotel underwent a renovation at some point. C’est la vie.
A Cinema Room For Sore Eyes
The kids were not all that excited about the trip until they found out the hotel had a 24/7 cinema room. As soon as they got there, they checked it out. Much to their disappointment, it looked like this.
This looks like a converted basement and nothing like a movie theater. It is not the sort of place the little ones would like to spend any time in, thanks very much. There is just something off about the room.
The Hotel Maid’s Cart Is A Stolen Shopping Cart
The hotel ran out of maid’s carts, which is why they needed to get creative for cleaning time. There is no such thing as cheap new carts, and they needed to cut down on costs anyway. They stole one instead.
As you can see, no one was really fooled by the deception. They tried to make it less obvious by putting a trash bag there, but it did not work. It is funny, but they went overboard here.
Someone Wasn’t Thinking Straight
While this sort of thing would not really be a problem in a hotel room, they definitely should have chosen something else for the stairs. This is going to start many accidents and lawsuits, we promise.
If the elevator was out of order and you had no choice but to take the stairs, make sure to cling onto the railing for your safety. You will end up with a headache or tumble down the flight of stairs. Yikes.
This hotel offers ‘after-hours assistance’, and all you need to do is to press this button if you need it. We are glad they offer something like this, although they could have chosen a different sign instead.
Some guy thought he was the funniest person in the world when he scratched off the last part of the word. It means a new thing now.
Hotel Safety Instructions
This hotel in Singapore had been kind enough to provide safety instructions to all the guests. It is a great idea, although some guests could not help but laugh out loud when they saw it. Just take a look at it.
Don’t drink too much (unconscious)? Don’t go to the dark place, lonely place (dangerous)? Great advice.
They Said There’s A View Of The Capital Building
He had been trying to look for a hotel because he was going to Washing, D.C. for a business trip. Like many tourists, he wanted to be able to see the Capitol Building from the comfort of his hotel room.
The hotel assured them that he will get a view of the famous landmark. However, they did not specify just how much of it he would get to see! They weren’t lying, but they weren’t entirely truthful either.
The One Photo You Don’t Want In Your Hotel Room
We don’t know about you, but we would definitely run for our lives if we found this on the walls of our hotel room. How can you even fall asleep right beneath this thing? This must be the creepiest thing ever.
They might try to get away with it by saying that it was only a coincidence. However, the mere thought of this gives us goosebumps! Next time, make sure to pay attention to the things you hang in the room.
A Window With A View
The cheapest room available at the hotel was one called the ‘Garden Room’. It was an affordable option, so they decided to book it. After all, it did not sound bad at all if they were getting a view of the garden.
There are times when you must confirm if the name of the room accurately describes what it is like. It seems like the hotel staff simply decided to give it an appealing name. That’s a brick wall, not a garden!
No Fires Here
While it is not totally impossible, there is a very slim chance that the hotel guests will catch on fire during a shower. Why? The shower sprout should handle anything that needs to be put out.
They definitely messed up when they decided to install it there. They should have thought things through. The sprinkler was simply far too close to an actual water source.
One Question: WHY?
Did you know that not everyone has been blessed with the gift of common sense? If you do not believe us, you should take a look at this. For some reason, they got the numbers all mixed up in this elevator.
Why did they decide to do such a thing? Did they want to confuse all the people who stayed in the hotel? If that was the goal, they certainly achieved it.
The View Is Quite Literally, Trash
What a trashy view! We are not even trying to drag the hotel here. We are just being literal with the description. If you were unfortunate enough to stay here, you might want to keep the curtains closed.
Feel free to keep it open if you want to enjoy the sight of wild animals and rodents going through the trash. It doesn’t appeal to us whatsoever, but people have different preferences.
Someone Messed Up Big Time
Tell us, which way will you go if you get assigned to any of the rooms that fall under this description? We honestly do not know. What we do know is that this is a terrible design.
Do you think the hotel sacked the designer who worked on this sign? If they haven’t, they should.