America's 10 Dirtiest Hotels
They may be cheap, but you really don't want to stay in them
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 12:18 PM CST
Beware rooms that smell like Subway...or worse.   (©quinn.anya)

(Newser) – Unless you like urine-scented rooms and hairs in the bathtub, you probably won’t want to stay at any of Trip Advisor’s top 10 dirtiest hotels in the US. Below, a sampling of the user reviews:

  1. Heritage Marina Hotel, San Francisco: “The second room ‘appeared’ clean until we realized the next morning that we slept with bed bugs.”
  2. Days Inn Eureka/Six Flags, Eureka, Mo: “The smell was horrible. The floors and walls were dirty. There was food and beverage spilled and dried up all over the place.”
  3. Tropicana Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach: “The ice machine produces dirty ice and is not fit to use.”
  4. Super 8 Virginia Beach/At the Ocean, Virginia Beach: “There were hairs in the bathtub, and bugs on the counter.”

  1. Quality Inn, Stroudsburg, Pa: “Mold in one of the rooms, a maxi pad stuck to another family member's blow dryer, dirty towels left in our room.”
  2. New York Inn, New York City: “Vile—the room smelt continuously of Subway food—it got into your clothes and made you feel sick.”
  3. Parisian Hotel & Suites, Miami Beach: “People doing drugs everywhere! All you can hear is banging on the walls and people screaming at each other!”
  4. Capistrano Seaside Inn, Capistrano Beach, Calif: “After spending only four hours in this place, I was worried about catching Hepatitis.”
  5. Desert Lodge, Palm Springs: “Fortunately we travel with Tea Tree Oil, a natural disinfectant and, believe me, we used lots of it!”
  6. Continental Oceanfront Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach: “This hotel should be condemned.”