There are a lot of horrible hotels all around the world, but only a few of them can be described as the worst. As far as travel and leisure goes, we are always looking for the best options that money can buy. However, a big price tag is not always synonymous with quality service. This is particularly true with the worst hotels.
These hotels don’t just have bad service, bad food or cracked walls. They also expect you to give them a lot of money. In this sense, the worst hotels are those that make your vacation an overpriced, crappy, and uncomfortable mess.
Imagine for a moment visiting a hotel in the middle of nowhere, with bad food and poor service, along with a ridiculously overpriced bill. That is what a bad hotel is really like.
In addition to making your stay horrible, they also expect you to pay a lot of money for it. These hotels exist all over the world, and to help you figure out which of them you should avoid, it helps to have a few examples to look at. So if you’re wondering what sort of hotels you should avoid, here are the fifteen worst hotels in the world.
1. Grand Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Despite its glitzy appearance, the Grand Hotel is not only overpriced, most of its clientele are also difficult to deal with. So although the Grand Hotel may seem like a great place for your vacation, you better be ready to handle the type of people who stay there.
2. Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
When you visit the Plaza Hotel and Casino, you better be ready for the smell, because many of its rooms stink.
Although relatively affordable, the room design is great, and excellent air conditioner, walls seem so thin that you could hear someone arguing next door, or a man snoring on the other side.
The hotel parking lot is filthy and even scary, because it’s located near the greyhound terminal. What makes this particular establishment a failure is the fact that it gives other Las Vegas hotels a bad name.
3. Hotel Carter, New York, New York
Once included in TripAdvisor.com’s list of dirtiest hotels in America, Hotel Carter is the kind of place that isn’t just full of bad smells, it also has a lot of problems with its plumbing and utilities.
The hotel stuff is very rude and disrespectful, I’m speaking from my own experience. I stayed at this hotel and it was terrible. The room was very dirty with trash and the bathroom was even more dirty, with used shampoo and soap on the tub.
If you ever decide to visit New York, avoid this place like the plague.
4. Goldkist Beach Resort, Singapore, Singapore
Although Singapore is one of those amazing mini-nations that has a well-deserved reputation for being extremely clean, not all of its hotels are actually clean.
Goldkist Beach Resort is one of the worst hotels not worth visiting.
There are many homeless people sleeping on the beach, and, even worse, maggots in the garbage bins. The entire place is dirty and the amenities non-existent. For instance, there is often no free breakfast. Moreover, the smell is terrible!
5. Whiteleaf Hotel, London, EnglandPhoto: whiteleafhotel.net
This place is dirty. There’s just no other way to put it. Many people have complained that the Whiteleaf Hotel’s beds often caused itchiness and skin problems. Whiteleaf Hotel is one of the dirtiest hotels in the world!
Moreover, the hotel staff is incredibly unhelpful and often very rude. Whiteleaf Hotel claims to offer a continental breakfast, but, in fact, you have a choice of two cereals, processed cheese, toast, mediocre lukewarm coffee and dry stale croissants.
6. Hotel Y Cabanas Del Lago, Puerto Varas, ChilePhoto: hotelcabanadellago.cl
The problem with the Hotel Y Cabanas Del Lago is that it’s an old hotel, and like many old hotels, certain areas have yet to be renovated. So if you do want to visit this hotel, be sure to confine yourself to the modern area, as the older sections of the hotel have been reported to not only be lacking in service, but also rather dangerous due to its age.
7. Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The Pigeon Forge area of East Tennessee is home to the Great Smoky Mountains and Dollywood, the amusement attraction founded by country singer Dolly Parton. Although boasting a pleasant exterior, Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center has an interior that is full of dirt, stains and molds. Also, the cost is above average, and some of the hotel’s clients have also made some complaints about the service.
8. Desert Inn Resort, Daytonа Beach, Florida
Desert Inn Resort has dirty facilities and the outlets in the bedroom that don’t work. Some of its clientele also complained that the staff was not very helpful, and that their rooms’ carpets were often filthy. Moreover, some people complained that there were no hot water and air conditioner. Perhaps, the best thing about Desert Inn Resort is its huge and beautiful pool.
9. Polynesian Beach and Golf Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Polynesian Beach and Golf Resort is another terrible hotel not worth staying at. This hotel’s rooms have mold, mildew and plenty of bad smell. Although located in a resort town, and conveniently near a beach, this resort also garners a lot of negative reviews from its clientele. So save yourself from grief by avoiding this place.
10. Days Inn, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Days Inn’s lobby doesn’t have any air conditioning, and its exterior doors do not have any locks. There was also poor temperature control, and dirt covered most of the exterior edges of the floor. Not a good option if you’re planning to have a happy vacation. So it’s better to avoid Days Inn and choose another hotel.
11. Raj Residency, Chennai, India
Guests at the Raj Residency in Chennai, India complained about furniture that had been eaten by insects. Other complaints listed by guests included rude management, bugs on the walls and a lack of clean sheets on the beds.
12. Club Aqua, Gumbet, Turkey
Many vacationers fancy a dip in the hotel pool, but not at Club Aqua in Gumbet, Turkey. Guests at this hotel complained that the pool filled with sewage after every rainfall.
Other reviews complained that even the hotel staff appeared to be filthy.
13. Apartamentos Catalonia Gardens, Salou, Spain
Sunny Spain is a popular vacation destination because of its laid back vibe – but you’ll feel anything but rested after a stay the Apartmentos Catalonia Gardens in Salou, Spain.
Guests complained of dirty rooms, drunken guests, poor facilities, stairwells with windows open to the outside and nonexistent service, albeit the website shows perfect pictures. But there is a low rate per day so you get what you pay for.
14. Park Hotel, London, England
If you book a room at the Park Hotel in London, plan to sleep with at least one eye open. Guests complained of waking up in the morning to find insects crawling around their beds. Other complaints included no hot water, stray toenail clippings and filthy carpets.
15. Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland
The phrase “you get what you pay for” definitely applies to the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam. The hotel proudly boasts its dirt-cheap rates, along with elevators that frequently don’t work and a chronic lack of hot water for the showers.
Have you ever stayed at one of these worst hotels in the world? Or, what’s the worst hotel you’ve ever stayed at? Feel free to share your experiences.