25 Disturbing Things Found In A Hotel Room

Posted by , Updated on November 24, 2023

Most people would rather not find anything disturbing in a hotel room. We want it clean, tidy, and looking like no one else ever stayed there. One would hope this would be the case 100% of the time, but of course, that’ll never happen. While you’re left in the dark, maids and cleaning staff are well aware of the horrors, being on the front lines and the first to discover the items left behind in hotel rooms. Often, the mess is downright disgusting. Ready to hear about the weirdest things hotel workers have seen? Here are 25 Disturbing Things Found In A Hotel Room.


Peep Hole

peep holeSource: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/couple-finds-peephole-mexican-hotel-room-article-1.1247009

On their one-year anniversary, a Canadian couple found a peephole drilled in their Mexican hotel room at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya resort. They found the hole in their bathroom one day after staying there. The hole led into the maintenance room of the hotel.



human babySource: https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-most-disturbing-things-discovered-by-hotel-maids/

While patrolling the Peppermill Hotel-Casino, a security officer heard a child crying in one of the hotel rooms. When the child wouldn’t stop crying, he grew concerned and entered the room to find the fifteen-month-old child all alone. When the father showed up thirty minutes later, he was arrested by police.



tarantulaSource: https://www.rd.com/culture/crazy-things-hotel-rooms/

While taking a boat down the Mekong from Thailand to Laos, a couple stayed at a barebones hotel room, put the mosquito net up, and turned out the light. Then, they noticed something moving. He turned on his flashlight and saw on the wall the biggest tarantula ever, roughly the size of both his hands combined. He mustered up the courage to shoo it away and since has always done a “tarantula check.”


An Urn

urnSource: https://www.rd.com/culture/crazy-things-hotel-rooms/

After finding a bag with a motorcycle helmet in the bushes, the hotel employee logged it in their system. If no one claims it in 30 days, they go through the stuff and see if it can be donated. While going through it, they found an urn. Fortunately, they contacted the coroner’s office and were able to get it back to the family.



condomsSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4vfqvz/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/d5y5rom/

While working as a maid in a hotel, a creepy old man would hit on the maids all the time. When they went into his room, they always found a strategically placed wrapped condom on the dresser that looked like it came from the 70’s.


Paper Towels

Paper_towelSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4vfqvz/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/d5y6gn9/

One Redditor claimed they walked into a hotel room covered in paper towels. Every last inch was covered with them. More bizarre than disturbing but still, what were they thinking?



drugsSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4vfqvz/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/d5y592x/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=AskReddit

One Redditor told a story about how when they were cleaning a hotel, they came to a room full of needles, crack pipes, empty pill bottles, broken alcohol bottles, and vomit in the tub, around the bathtub, and on the ceiling. Needless to say, they called the police.



gun on bedSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4vfqvz/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/d5y6n7n/

In Australia, where there are very tight gun controls, a hotel manager claimed one of his housekeepers found a gun under the bed. It was impossible to trace back to a guest because the beds were only vacuumed under ever 6 months.



WebcamSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/26k50s/hotel_workers_of_reddit_what_is_the_most/chrsxds/

One Redditor claimed they discovered a webcam in an air vent. That was all they said, but it’s certainly enough to give you the creeps.


Gideon's Bible

gideon bibleSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/26k50s/hotel_workers_of_reddit_what_is_the_most/chs0kjw/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=AskReddit

In a Motel 6 in Riverside, California, a Redditor claimed they found a Gideon’s Bible with blood smeared all over it. Nothing else was bloody.



empty roomSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6vbfiv/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/dlyy36x/

One morning, when hotel maids came to clean a room, they found everything in the room was entirely gone. The furniture, art, TV, coffee pot, and even the hairdryer were stripped from the room. Since it was on the second floor, they were baffled. But security footage found that the window locks were removed and a pickup pulled up to the room while the renter had thrown items out of the window. Foolishly, the renter left her real name and credit card number. After they contacted her, she tried to return the busted items from the room but ended up getting arrested.



ducklingsSource: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotels/galleries/Weird-items-left-in-hotel-rooms/weird5/

A guest in a hotel room kept tons of little ducklings in the bathtub after their mother had died. The guest left the ducklings to be found by the housekeepers. They transported the ducklings to the hotel office until someone would come by and adopt them. We’ll let you decide if that’s disturbing or just plain cute.


Poop in the Microwave

poop in microwaveSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6vbfiv/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/dlzg6ik/?context=3

At one hotel, a family of three stayed in individual rooms because their house burnt down. The 20-year-old son in the family kept to himself, but one day while they were out, the maids decided to do a deep clean of his room. Inside, it smelled rancid and they discovered there was a disturbing amount of poop in the microwave.


Salad Journal

saladSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1gwmtm/hotel_workers_of_reddit_whats_the_craziest/caomslo/

A bed and breakfast owner for eight years discovered a old, beaten up notebook with the title “Why I love salad” and 40 to 80 pages written by the author of why salad was amazing. At one point, the author suggested that salad is alive. It looked like it had been written over the course of several years.


Meth Lab

meth labSource: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/15/tropicana-fire-meth-lab-hotel-room/

Someone tried to pull a Walter White in a hotel room. Though, arguably, Walter wouldn’t have been so stupid. The lab was found at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. A fire in the room prompted firefighters to put it out and discover the lab and the three individuals trying to make meth.



dogs at partySource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2o7qza/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_is_the_grossest_thing/cmkkrsl/

A woman with five dogs stayed at a hotel room but didn’t bother to take them outside to go to the bathroom. When the dogs pooped on the carpet, she just covered it up with a towel and walked over it. The room was shut down for days to clean.



left handSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2o7qza/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_is_the_grossest_thing/cmknzrq/

One Redditor claimed they worked at a seedy hotel called Cranks in Flint, Michigan. While working, they found a severed hand under a bed. Turns out, it belonged to a dead body they found inside the same room earlier that year.



bloodSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6vbfiv/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/dlzijej/?context=3

An assistant manager at a bad hotel discovered a room full of blood. It was on the walls, the bed, and puddled on the carpet. They called the police and the room was blocked off for a while. To their knowledge, the woman that had stayed there was never found.



toenail clippingsSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6vbfiv/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/dlzft5i/?context=3

One Redditor claimed while working the front desk at a hotel, the cleaning staff found a disturbing amount of toenail clippings. Hundreds were on the floor like someone had a bag full of them and dumped them into the bathroom. The guests only stayed for a weekend.



relaxing in bathSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6vbfiv/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/dlyxj61/

A housekeeper found a bathtub full of skin. An old man stayed there, took a bath, and shed most of his leathery skin in the process. It dried on the sides and base of the tub and took forever to scrub off.


Poop Pillow

pillowSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1gwmtm/hotel_workers_of_reddit_whats_the_craziest/caokyxj/

One employee working at a poorly kept three-star hotel claimed a customer checked into a room but quickly came back very upset and left. When the employee went to check it out, they discovered a pillow had been covered in feces by the prior renter. The room had been cleaned by the cleaning crew, too, and they didn’t notice it.


Dirty Sheets

bedSource: https://www.inquisitr.com/2977746/courtyard-by-marriott-note-if-youre-reading-this-then-housekeeping-did-not-change-your-sheets/

When someone entered their hotel room at a Courtyard by Marriott and pulled the blankets over, they found a note that read, “If you’re reading this, then housekeeping did not change your sheets!” One can only imagine the look of horror on their faces.



deerSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2o7qza/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_is_the_grossest_thing/cmkn53z/

One employee that worked at the front desk was the only one working at four in the morning when they found something disturbing in their hotel. After having an Amish community stay at the hotel, they got a call of a putrid smell in one of the rooms. Inspecting it, they found dead animals everywhere. A half-skinned deer carcass was in a pool of bloody water in the bathtub, fish were hung from hooks in the bathroom, and dead rabbits were on the counter.



dead bodySource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3916698/Hotel-guests-sleep-DEAD-BODY-bed-week-woman-killed-corpse-stuffed-plastic-bag.html

In Mexico City, many guests checked into a room at the Hotel El Senador unwittingly sleeping on a bed with a dead body underneath. Police believe the body had been there for a week before it was discovered by the maid service. The unidentified woman was wrapped in a black plastic bag and placed under the bed by a man she’d stayed with in the room.


Ice Trays

ice traysSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4vfqvz/hotel_maids_of_reddit_what_was_the_most/d5y8wsn/

One Redditor claims someone found ice cube trays at a Hilton minibar full of human feces. Like them, we’re never going to use ice cube trays in a hotel ever again.

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