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

cinemabaroque Report

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

StopPre182 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

it dares you. It double dares you, MF!

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#8

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

fromaarontoashes Report

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

MrGrieves123 Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Was this the Kohler Hotel?

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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

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Yo man :-)

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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

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

win!

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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

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like it it jumping at you to bite...

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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

ted1618 Report

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

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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

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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

FINDING PURPOSE
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg , this has happned to me and this is the worst thing ever.

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

It may change in Hogwards-style...

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#28

The Hotel's Cinema Room Spared No Expense

The Hotel's Cinema Room Spared No Expense

syrupdash Report

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

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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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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Never knew hotels had specific buttons for that

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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

Neil Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this in San Sebastian, Spain?

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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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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

It wasn't, by any chance, the Dick&Jane-themed suite?

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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

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG!! That' so disgusting!!

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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

cingyri Report

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

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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

Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

Why does it say retard on it?

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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

cmitchrun Report

Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a giant frog just landed from space

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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

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Subliminal messages? Someone's warning you that the hotel manager is Norman Bates grand son...

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#45

I'm At The G Spot Of The Hotel

I'm At The G Spot Of The Hotel

lalo2302 Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Something tells me that they knew exactly what they were doing

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#46

World Map In A Chinese Hotel

World Map In A Chinese Hotel

canausernamebetoolon Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, the "western" version of the world map is not accurate either. Soooo.... People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Efficiency!

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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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