Have you ever wondered what the previous guests did in your hotel room before you checked in? It's pretty easy to creep yourself out when you think about all of the gross messes that could've been in your very room just hours before you got there. After reading these horror stories from hotel staff, well, you probably won't feel much better. We've gathered the grossest, weirdest, and most disturbing stories told by hotel staff who had to clean up after the worst guests.
From strange rituals, to lots of sex stuff (duh), and gross fluids having to do with sex stuff. . . (did we say sex stuff?) these stories will ignite your already active imagination. Bringing in a black light might seem like a good idea, but who knows what you'd spot all over the sheets. So next time you check into a hotel, think about looking under your mattress - and don't forget to tip the housekeeping staff. You'll know why after you read through these stories.
Cleaning Lady Finds a Few Things Floating in the Bathtub
"We had a lady who cleaned hotels tell us about the time she walked in and found 10 severed heads in the bathtub with the hotel water running. She immediately left the room and had the manager call the police. Tons of police came to investigate the gentleman after he came back.
It turned out he was in charge of an ENT cadaver lab being held the next morning and needed to thaw the specimens. It was tough to explain, but it got sorted out once the heads were all accounted for."
Housekeeper Quits Upon Seeing Disgusting Room
"It was a regular day with a slightly smaller than average schedule of rooms for the day, so I was in a good mood. I had 12 rooms that day. Normally, I'd have 14 to 16.
So I get to my last room, excited to be close to finishing for the day, and I open the door only to be greeted by a grotesque display of everything that is considered repulsive and dangerous to touch. There were - let's see if I remember this right - used condoms filled with semen on the bed accompanied by stains which may or may not have been semen. There was blood all throughout the room - too much blood for there to have not been a murder like Jigsaw played a game in the room.
There were used needles, crack pipes, other random drug things: empty pill bottles, broken and unbroken liquor bottles, cigarette butts along with ashes and burn marks, plus tons of trash.
Then, the bathroom. There was piss everywhere. More blood. Vomit in the tub, in and around the toilet and the ceiling. There was vomit on the ceiling. I nope-d out of the room, called the front desk, and asked them to call the police. The cops came to investigate the blood and drug use in the room and probably the people who had rented it and checked out. I left for the day.
The next day rolls around, and I look at my sheet and see that same room. Confused, I go up to the third floor, and I see the room in the same condition minus the drug stuff. Condoms, vomit, blood, bottles, cigarettes, trash - all still there.
I call the manager and tell them I'm not doing it. It's a job for a biohazard team. They tell me, "Just get what you can. Wipe everything you can off the surfaces. We'll have a fabric cleaner come in for the rest."
Nope. I quit. I dealt with small amounts of bodily fluids on a daily basis, and I was fine with it, but that was WAY too much to ask of a 17-year-old kid on minimum wage."
Maid Who Probably Works at Overlook Hotel
"BLOOD. So much blood.
I worked at the hotel. The pillow was soaked solid. The mattress was covered. Because I worked in the dirtiest hotel in town, we shampooed the carpet, flipped the mattress, and rented it out that night.
That means someone was sleeping on a mattress still damp with tons of blood. Yuck."
Couple Leaves a Few Gifts Behind
"I dated a girl in college who worked at a local Holiday Inn. I went to pick her up one afternoon, and a guy pointed me down the hall to a room she was cleaning.
As I got closer, the smell made my nose hairs stand on end, and I almost gagged right there. I pulled my shirt up over my face to keep from puking. She and her coworker came out and simply said, 'Assh*les!"'
It turns out a couple was in the room and had left two filled condoms hanging over the top of the bed lights. The condoms had partially melted and cooked the semen, which was what the god-awful smell was."