5 Shocking Hotel Horror Stories

Scene of the Grime

TripAdvisor just released its annual list of the dirtiest hotels in America, ranking establishments based on reviewers’ ratings for cleanliness. Thia year, one hotel took top honors: The Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Ford, Tenn. Among the attractions at Grand Resort: tobacco stains, spiders and greasy carpets. “There was dirt at least half an inch thick in the bathtub which was filled with lots of dark hair,” one reviewer wrote. Even more damning was that 87% of reviewers wouldn’t recommend the hotel. The Grand Resort Hotel responded by posting a full copy of its January 2011 health inspection report on its website and says it’s working on cleaning the facilities. As MainStreet quickly found out, dirt and grime aren’t the only things travelers should worry about when booking an overnight stay. Read on as our readers share their worst hotel horror stories. Photo Credit: Getty Images