TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Dirtiest US Hotels

by Alister POOLE on February 4, 2010

TripAdvisor, the premier travel website that allows users to book hotels and provides other travel information, has released a list of the dirtiest hotels in the US. This list has been compiled using all of the customer reviews that have been left on their website.

The dirtiest hotel is the Heritage Marina Hotel in San Francisco, California. No California hotels were on the list last year, but this year there are 3. This one was voted the dirties due to bedbugs and the rooms smelling like mold. Plus, the mattresses smelled like urine and had strange spots on them. 80% of the people that stayed there didn’t recommend that anyone stay there.

The second one on the list was Days Inn Eureka/Six Flags in Eureka, Missouri. The towels and rooms were dirty, the manager was rude, and one reviewer told everyone to just run from the place. The third hotel is the Tropicana Resort Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which was just dirty and smelled, according to someone’s review.

Number 4 on the list was the Super 8 Virginia Beach/At the Ocean. One reviewer said that there was hair in the bathtub and bugs were on the counter. The fifth on the list was Quality Inn in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, which a reviewer described as something out of a very bad scary movie, adding that they were afraid to sleep in the bed, because looking at it made them itch.

It’s clear that these aren’t the best hotels in the nation from the sound of these reviews. However, some hotels are actually angered by lists like this, because it’s easy for rivals to go onto the website and post a review just so people will be more likely to stay at their hotels. Even so, here is the rest of the list:

  1. New York Inn in New York City, New York
  2. Parisian Hotel & Suites in Miami Beach, Florida
  3. Capistrano Seaside Inn in Capistrano Beach, California
  4. Desert Lodge, Palm Springs in California
  5. Continental Oceanfront Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida

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