The Grossest Things Ever Found in Hotel Rooms

Ever find yourself lying in bed in a low budget hotel room, silently wondering what lurks beneath the sheets and whether it was really worth the price cut? Worse yet, have you ever been confronted with one of those situations in which you feel it’s probably just best to look away from whatever it is you’ve encountered on a motel floor and vow to check-out at the first hint of daylight? If so, then let's see how your experiences measure up to the horror on this list of the most disgusting things found in hotel rooms.

We’ve bravely explored the depths of the Internet in order to find the answer to the age old question, “What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever found in a hotel room?” We’ve gathered a collection of answers from everyone from hotel employees who have confessed their finds online to hotel guests who uploaded photos of their worst experiences for the world to see. As you may imagine, much of the information you’ll find here is not for the weak of heart and these gross things found in hotel rooms might put you off travel for a few years.

The next time your significant other wants to stay at that shady looking “Budget Inn,” bust out this list of gross hotel room experiences and you’ll be headed for the nearest five star resort in no time. Whether it be things that came out of various body parts or the body parts themselves, we’ve got a list of the nastiest, creepiest, and just plain wrong things the world of low budget hotels have to offer. So grab your antibacterial spray and black light… if you dare.

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    Pillow Toilet Paper

    Pillow Toilet Paper
    Photo: Rusty Clark / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    One low budget hotel employee recounts his horror of discovering a pillow covered with human feces after investigating why an angry guest left right after being given the room. How the maids missed that one we shudder to imagine.

    Source: Reddit
    1,059 votes
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    Poop: Poop Everywhere

    Poop: Poop Everywhere
    Photo: mole555 / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    Who is really stunned to find this one on this list? Though it has likely happened multiple times, the worst instance we could find comes from a Reddit user who describes one guest who stuffed a towel filled with poop down a toilet, which quickly clogged.

    Source: Reddit
    810 votes
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    Evidence of the Previous Tenant Being Held Captive

    Evidence of the Previous Tenant Being Held Captive
    Photo: aftab. / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0

    A flight attendant who checked into the Galt House in Louisville, KY was a bit disturbed to find these signs of attempted escape adorning her room's door. Nothing to get the imagination going like puncture marks around your door's lock.

    Source: Hotel Nightmares
    749 votes
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    Dead People

    Dead People
    Photo: snowflkfan / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0

    Among the saddest gross things found in hotel rooms for sure, are people who have been murdered. Among the most recent hotel murders was that of a D.C. lawyer who was found stabbed to death in his Washington hotel room.

    Source: Washington Post
    958 votes
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    A Half Skinned Deer Carcus

    A Half Skinned Deer Carcus
    Photo: jans canon / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    While hosting an Amish family reunion in her hotel, one employee responded to complaints of an offensive odor, only to find a half skinned deer in one family's bathtub as well as fish hung throughout the joint. Luckily, it wasn't deer season, so she was able to call in the Sheriff to deal with the bizarre find.

    Source: Reddit
    888 votes
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    Missing Body Parts

    Missing Body Parts
    Photo: mikeyp2000 / flickr / All Rights Reserved

    One hotel employee confesses he'll never ask for a hand again after finding one under a hotel bed, literally. It turned out that a guy had been murdered in a drug deal gone wrong in the Flint, MI hotel room shortly before, and that the clean-up crew had missed a little souvenir left behind.

    Source: Reddit
    1,268 votes