The Worst And Weirdest Things Hotel Staff Have Come Across

When staying at a hotel, people sometimes feel entitled to act like monsters because they’re paying money to stay there, and they don’t think about the people who work at the hotel who have to deal with the messes they leave behind.

People do a lot of weird things in hotel rooms when they’re in vacation mode, and then the staff are left to clean it up, but at least we can laugh about those weird and awful experiences.

Thanks For Clarifying, Dylan

The question about why you were eating an entire pork chop in bed at a hotel is left unanswered, but at least the housekeepers can rest easy knowing it’s not blood.

pork chops spilled on sheets
Photo Credit: Reddit / O851D14N
Photo Credit: Reddit / O851D14N

This Isn’t An ’80s Rock Tour, This Is A Super8

It’s normal to leave garbage behind when you check out of a hotel room, but you’re expected to leave that garbage in the bin, not all over the floor…and the bathroom, and the bed.

people who trashed hotel room
Photo Credit: Reddit / et-tuBrute
Photo Credit: Reddit / et-tuBrute

Do You Believe In Magic?

The chances of you coming across a card that’s actually worth anything in this tub full of what appears to be Magic: The Gathering cards is slim to none, but a small part of us would want to look through them all just to be safe.

bathtub full of magix cords
Photo Credit: Reddit / ShinobiHolmes
Photo Credit: Reddit / ShinobiHolmes

It’s Not A Fun Design

What could someone have been doing in the bathroom that would result in them shattering part of the sink? Either that sink wasn’t very solid to start, or they dropped that electric razor really hard.

shattered hotel sink miami
Photo Credit: Reddit /Atecno
Photo Credit: Reddit /Atecno

Must’ve Been A Long-Term Guest

How long would someone have had to be staying in this hotel to end up with so many rotten oranges in one refrigerator, on top of whatever is happening in that produce bin?

rotting hotel fridge
Photo Credit: Reddit / OinTheOddOne
Photo Credit: Reddit / OinTheOddOne

It’s Part Of His Routine

“Every day this guy’s same pair of manky undies are on the plant outside his room, drying.” After a week of this man drying one pair of underwear every day, the staff naturally started to have some questions.

underwear drying on plants
Photo Credit: Reddt / FatFreddysCoats
Photo Credit: Reddt / FatFreddysCoats

Time To Switch Rooms

“The guest decided to leave food uncovered and the balcony doors open, and later went to the hotel pool/spa to relax. Upon returning, he came to us at reception and said that there was a bear in the room. Lo and behold, there was a bear eating room service and making a mess of my afternoon.”

large brown bear outside
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Mark Basarab
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Mark Basarab

Who leaves the balcony doors open on the main floor, anyway?

Where Does This Fall Under The Pets Policy?

“We had a reservation call where they wanted the room, but needed the beds removed. They showed up, and the room is for their two cougars. Full grown, adult cougars. They didn’t want the cougars tearing the mattress and box spring.”

hotel cougar
Photo Credit: Reddit / lauie
Photo Credit: Reddit / lauie

How…thoughtful of them to be thinking ahead about the beds.

Maybe They’re Just A Heavy Sleeper

No, this didn’t actually end up being a real dead body, lucky for the staff. Instead, it was left behind by a guest who thought they were clever and wanted to have a little fun with some creatively folded linens.

hotel body bag
Photo Credit: Reddit / Punches_TheElderly
Photo Credit: Reddit / Punches_TheElderly

What Happens In Vegas

Coming across a half-naked man in the middle of the hallway while you’re just trying to do your job is never something you’d want, but at least he’s wearing pants.

man asleep on floor outside
Photo Credit: Reddit / edgy_jesus
Photo Credit: Reddit / edgy_jesus

They Were Feeling Patriotic

“A goat dressed like Abraham Lincoln. Don’t know how it got there, or how it was removed, but it made a good story for a while.”

stock photo of goat
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Peter Neumann
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Peter Neumann

If you found a goat, let alone a goat dressed as Abraham Lincoln, would you not have followed up on that story?

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Why someone would choose to play a drinking game or hold a ritual sacrifice of bottle caps underneath the box spring of a mattress is beyond us, and beyond the house keeper’s pay grade.

bottles arranged under mattress
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

Rough Night?

You know it’s going to be a tough day when the first thing you see coming in the front of the hotel is a girl in this state passed out on the lobby furniture.

girl in hotel lobby not doing well
Photo Credit: Reddit / JROXZ
Photo Credit: Reddit / JROXZ

So You Put The Phone Back Over Top?

You were on a boring phone call, you were staring at your feet and realized you need to trim your nails. That’s perfectly fine. What you chose to do with those toenail clippings afterwards, though? That ain’t right.

nail clippings in hotel
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zman11588
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zman11588

We’ll Be Buying Coffee From Now On

Of all the places in a hotel room that this guest could’ve washed their underwear, they chose the kettle rather than something like, oh I don’t know, the bathtub? The sink? The hotel laundry service?

woman's underwear in tea pot
Photo Credit: Reddit / Torasaurusx
Photo Credit: Reddit / Torasaurusx

The Garbage Was Two Feet Away

Typically, a baby change table is going to be located in a bathroom, and you know what else is located in a bathroom? A garbage can. This person just couldn’t walk their dirty diaper that extra few feet.

adult diaper in changing table
Photo Credit: Reddit / TheGoshDamnBatman
Photo Credit: Reddit / TheGoshDamnBatman

Anyone Looking To Adopt A Kitten?

“Cats. Cats everywhere. And a $100 tip with a note that said, ‘thanks for taking care of these guys, be back in a week.'”

cat laying on hotel bed
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Spoiler alert: that person never came back for their cats.

Time To Press For More Information

Could you not have waited to remove your press-on nails until you were away from the swimming pool? Or if you had to do it at that moment, have the decency to take the evidence away with you.

person who left press on nail by pool
Photo Credit: Reddit / Ravkav
Photo Credit: Reddit / Ravkav

A Finger-Lickin’ Good Time

Of all the foods that we would want to eat while sitting in a swirling tub of hot water, Popeye’s chicken is not high on our list, but it’s not our vacation…

chicken by the hot tub
Photo Credit: Reddit / sawyerwilley
Photo Credit: Reddit / sawyerwilley

“We now charge a $400 glitter fee”

“A bachelorette party came through and after they left the next night we had a new rule that charges a $400 glitter fee. You couldn’t see the floor there was so much glitter. It’s been a few years and you can probably still find glitter in the carpet throughout the hotel.”

bottle of spilled glitter
Photo Credit: Unsplash
Photo Credit: Unsplash

Glitter is the STD of the craft world: you’re never truly rid of it.