We are not trying to tell you that everything is a lie and everybody is a liar, but there are so many instances where one can be scammed, and vacations or business trips are no exception.

Just like Tinder dates don’t always look like they do in their profiles pictures, it’s also not uncommon for even the nicest hotels to look considerably different than they do in the brochures. They might tell you that they have a gym, for example, but what they don’t tell you is what their definition of a gym actually is. A seemingly nice hotel might also tell you that they have a swimming pool, while conveniently forgetting to tell you that it’s full of hardened concrete. Or their interior design choices can leave you with a migraine, and OCD and PTSD upon leaving.

Take a look at this hilarious list compiled by Bored Panda for more examples of cheap hotels that didn’t quite live up to expectations. Do you have any epic fail pictures of hotel designs you’d like to share? Then feel free to add the best hotel catastrophies to the list, and don’t forget to vote for the funny fails!

#1

Chinese Hotel Rules

Chinese Hotel Rules

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Claire Sylvester
Community Member
3 years ago

Waahahahahahahahaha 😂😂😂

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#2

My Non-Smoking Hotel Room Came With A Non-Smoking Ashtray

My Non-Smoking Hotel Room Came With A Non-Smoking Ashtray

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FINDING PURPOSE
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh! now thats true irony

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#3

Me And My Business Partner Decided To Share A Hotel Room In Order To Save Some Money. We Weren't Expecting This

Me And My Business Partner Decided To Share A Hotel Room In Order To Save Some Money. We Weren't Expecting This

HAZMA7 Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Enjoy the magnificient views" (also)

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#4

Friend Switched On The Lights In His Hotel Room And Looked Up

Friend Switched On The Lights In His Hotel Room And Looked Up

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Bewbs!

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#5

The Vent In My Hotel Shower Doesn't Seem To Be Working

The Vent In My Hotel Shower Doesn't Seem To Be Working

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

At least they tried.

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#6

In My Hotel Room, I Can Either Close The Closet Or The Bathroom, But Not Both At The Same Time

In My Hotel Room, I Can Either Close The Closet Or The Bathroom, But Not Both At The Same Time

whycantusonicwood Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

that's what we call dual purpose!

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#7

This Is On The Bed In My Hotel Room

This Is On The Bed In My Hotel Room

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Nicola Morley
Community Member
3 years ago

I want!

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#8

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Well at least they're honest on where it will go

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#9

As A Frequent Traveler I Get Gifts At Hotel

As A Frequent Traveler I Get Gifts At Hotel

Provenzer0 Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

So generous!

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#10

I'm Beginning To Think Our Hotel In Cambodia Was A Little Dishonest On Their Flyer About The Amenities

I'm Beginning To Think Our Hotel In Cambodia Was A Little Dishonest On Their Flyer About The Amenities

puritycontrol Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Enjoy the magnificient views"

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#11

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

HotelIndiaFoxtrot Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Challenge accepted!

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#12

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

The right combination will open up the chamber of secrets.

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#13

When You're Feeling Great But Your Hotel Mirror Puts You Back In Check

When You're Feeling Great But Your Hotel Mirror Puts You Back In Check

spurlockmedia Report

Filipe Vieira
Community Member
3 years ago

There's a snapchat filter for that!

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#14

Hotel I'm Staying At Right Now, Who's Job Was This? Go Go Gadget Arm

Hotel I'm Staying At Right Now, Who's Job Was This? Go Go Gadget Arm

Chappssss Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Plastic Man and Elastigirl don't see the problem with this one

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#15

Greatest Hotel Name Of All Time

Greatest Hotel Name Of All Time

BunyipPouch Report

Nguyen Kien
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL To vietnam they cant see that. The name of hotel look like name after the owner or combine of brother. It mean happiness and success. This is usually male name in vietnam.

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#16

I Work In A Hotel. We Received This In The Mail Today

I Work In A Hotel. We Received This In The Mail Today

whattheeph Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Shame, furtive theft, guilt, redemption, and laundry. There's a movie in this.

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#17

The Word "Hot" In Hotel Caught On Fire

The Word "Hot" In Hotel Caught On Fire

Juju_bubs Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone left the irony on?

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#18

The Bin In My Hotel Room

The Bin In My Hotel Room

RustyToad Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like it's too tired of this trashy life and just can't take it anymore.

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#19

Just Found This At A Hotel I'm Staying. Nice Showcase

Just Found This At A Hotel I'm Staying. Nice Showcase

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a Star Trek replicator...

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#20

Both Spelling And The Actual Password For The Wifi At A Hotel Where A Friend Is Staying

Both Spelling And The Actual Password For The Wifi At A Hotel Where A Friend Is Staying

notdanstevens Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

How is this a fail? Mary Poppins would be proud!

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#21

So My Friend Is Staying At A Hotel In Minnesota Right Now. Needless To Say, It's Pretty Cold

So My Friend Is Staying At A Hotel In Minnesota Right Now. Needless To Say, It's Pretty Cold

FallenPandaBear Report

Mibo Dumplings
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy cow CALM DOWN ELSA

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#22

Staying At A Hotel In Dublin, This Made Me Giggle

Staying At A Hotel In Dublin, This Made Me Giggle

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the derp king (Liam)
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, Dublin. Being Irish I can tell you that that is one of the smarter things there. ;)

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#23

My Parents Just Arrived At Their Hotel In Spain And Sent A Photo Of Their Pool

My Parents Just Arrived At Their Hotel In Spain And Sent A Photo Of Their Pool

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Mibo Dumplings
Community Member
3 years ago

Coincidence? I THINK NOT

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#24

Staying In A Shitty Hotel In New York When

Staying In A Shitty Hotel In New York When

ohfakit Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

This cannot be un-seen!

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#25

My Hotel Likes This Painting So Much They Gave Me Two Of Them

My Hotel Likes This Painting So Much They Gave Me Two Of Them

weissensteinburg Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Copy + paste

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#26

The Kids Were Disappointed, But The Wife And I Laughed All The Way Back To Our Hotel Room

The Kids Were Disappointed, But The Wife And I Laughed All The Way Back To Our Hotel Room

konahopper Report

Kara Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

probably the reason why it's closed x'D

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#27

This Staircase At The Hotel I Was Staying At This Week

This Staircase At The Hotel I Was Staying At This Week

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe you should run into it, like platform 9 1/2?

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#28

The Hotel's Cinema Room Spared No Expense

The Hotel's Cinema Room Spared No Expense

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Filipe Vieira
Community Member
3 years ago

They couldn't put a bigger screen, the lamps are blocking the space.

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#29

The Housekeeping Cart At My Hotel Is A Stolen Shopping Cart

The Housekeeping Cart At My Hotel Is A Stolen Shopping Cart

PresentBeverage Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

housekeeping? Capture-59...76b5ab.jpg Capture-595bc1e76b5ab.jpg

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#30

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

mediagarden Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope their insurance is good!

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#31

Toilet Wasn't Working At The Hotel. Found The Problem

Toilet Wasn't Working At The Hotel. Found The Problem

Viva_Los_Doyers Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you sure this is a regular hotel?

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#32

The Motel Advertised That They Had A Pool. They Did Not Mention That It Was Filled With Gravel

The Motel Advertised That They Had A Pool. They Did Not Mention That It Was Filled With Gravel

ExHokie Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

You've never gone swimming in gravel before? Time you LIVED!

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#33

I Need To Have A Talk With The Housekeeper At My Hotel

I Need To Have A Talk With The Housekeeper At My Hotel

TheBlindHooligan Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This made me laugh hard !

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#34

When You Ask The Hotel For An Extra Bed For Your Boy And They Give This

When You Ask The Hotel For An Extra Bed For Your Boy And They Give This

phonekyaw27 Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, that's cute! my son would love it! Btw he is 3.

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#35

Stayed At The Gaylord Hotel In Nashville Last Weekend. This Was The View From My Window

Stayed At The Gaylord Hotel In Nashville Last Weekend. This Was The View From My Window

GrumpyBunnies Report

Cat on a bike
Community Member
3 years ago

The name explains it all...

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#36

This Hotel Is Very... Accommodating

This Hotel Is Very... Accommodating

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Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

"What floor?" "Oh, just after hour ass."

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#37

For Some Amazing Reason, My Hotel Room Is Lethal Weapon 2 Themed

For Some Amazing Reason, My Hotel Room Is Lethal Weapon 2 Themed

xcampkillx Report

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

well I have to ask, did the room have a balcony, and did it overlook the pool? If it did, that's subliminal messaging at it's best!

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#38

My Hotel Tried To Fold Their Towels All Fancy Like

My Hotel Tried To Fold Their Towels All Fancy Like

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Madel Gadrinab
Community Member
3 years ago

Too fancy for me.

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#39

"Art" In A Hotel Lobby. Apparently, I've Been Making Masterpieces In The Shower For Years

"Art" In A Hotel Lobby. Apparently, I've Been Making Masterpieces In The Shower For Years

one4buffett Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Ew.

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#40

A Girl I Know Is Travelling In Indonesia... Her Hotel Gave Some Sage Advice

A Girl I Know Is Travelling In Indonesia... Her Hotel Gave Some Sage Advice

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

It all makes sense. Unless you *came* for the lady-boys.

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#41

Found The Most Useless Cabinet At My Hotel

Found The Most Useless Cabinet At My Hotel

Jwags420 Report

Chow Ching Yee Tiffany
Community Member
3 years ago

You had ONE job!

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#42

Condoms Found In A Chinese Hotel. For That Special Someone

Condoms Found In A Chinese Hotel. For That Special Someone

DangerWildpants Report

Marceline
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the full of drama picture!

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#43

Visiting Denver... Hotel Agent Said Our Room Has A Great View Of The Capital Building

Visiting Denver... Hotel Agent Said Our Room Has A Great View Of The Capital Building

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Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a giant frog just landed from space

Helping Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, crash landed...

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Sarcasticow
Community Member
3 years ago

It was great. 5 years ago. You didn't ask when :)

PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
3 years ago

It also has a panoramic view of sadness

Mallory Sanders
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like a prison.

FAKENAME FAKENAME
Community Member
3 years ago

"YOU WIN THIS ROUND TECHNICALITIES!!!"

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

And that big stain on the roof looks like the bloody remains of a gigantic frog.

TOG/ACOTAR😍
Community Member
3 years ago

YEAH great...

Joy
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahaha

Lisa Beatty
Community Member
8 months ago

Denver is a shithole with all the urban camping due to homelessness. Best to be miles away from the capital.

Kerri Peek
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not the Capitol Building. That's the Civic Center Building - Denver Native

frederic eeckman
Community Member
3 years ago

the "capital" building, seriously ?

Barry Nolan
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a Rorschak card.

Ruben Schelstraete
Community Member
3 years ago

Why a view from the capital building when you have this nice frog art :)

AmStick
Community Member
3 years ago

Well... everyone likes the tip

Ritchie Valens
Community Member
3 years ago

Funny how the arrow is placed in the rightbplace for Photo opportunities...

Carolina Benedetta
Community Member
3 years ago

.. ...capital

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#44

Exactly The Art I Don't Want Hanging In My Hotel Room

Exactly The Art I Don't Want Hanging In My Hotel Room

Chopchopchops Report

Madel Gadrinab
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a Peeping Tom.

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#45

I'm At The G Spot Of The Hotel

I'm At The G Spot Of The Hotel

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Iris Jans
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not where the G spot is though.

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#46

World Map In A Chinese Hotel

World Map In A Chinese Hotel

canausernamebetoolon Report

Kellie Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

We may not be on your map but we are still here!!

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#47

We Are Travelling Around North Vietnam, A Couple Of Our Rooms Have Had No Windows. The Hanoi Hotel We Just Checked Into Promised Me There Was A Window In The Room They Kept For Me. I Guess They Weren't Lying

We Are Travelling Around North Vietnam, A Couple Of Our Rooms Have Had No Windows. The Hanoi Hotel We Just Checked Into Promised Me There Was A Window In The Room They Kept For Me. I Guess They Weren't Lying

FerretFarm Report

deoglood
Community Member
3 years ago

At least its not a view of the toilet...

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#48

This Hostel In Bangkok Forbids All Of My Favorite Things

This Hostel In Bangkok Forbids All Of My Favorite Things

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

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#49

Traveling In Italy Can Be Surprisingly Awesome

Traveling In Italy Can Be Surprisingly Awesome

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Madel Gadrinab
Community Member
3 years ago

Must be awkward sharing a room..

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#50

This Hotel Makes Sure I Won't Catch On Fire While Showering

This Hotel Makes Sure I Won't Catch On Fire While Showering

LegoClaes Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

It can happen!

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