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

code0011 Report

Claire Sylvester 2 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 2 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 2 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

captainhowdy27 Report

Ged Maybury 2 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

eddygoombah Report

Hans 2 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 2 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

#8

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

I Saw This In A Hotel Office

fromaarontoashes Report

Michel M. Prins 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

Pi... 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

ted1618 Report

Hans 2 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 2 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 2 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

c0ffeeman Report

the derp king (Liam) 2 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

putsomecolourson Report

Mibo Dumplings 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

drowse Report

troufaki13 2 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

syrupdash Report

Filipe Vieira 2 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

#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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

The name explains it all...

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#36

This Hotel Is Very... Accommodating

This Hotel Is Very... Accommodating

acrawf1 Report

Diksha Deshpande 2 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 2 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

trevorm088 Report

Madel Gadrinab 2 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

#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 2 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 2 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 2 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

cmitchrun Report

Abhisek Chakraborty 2 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

Madel Gadrinab 2 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

lalo2302 Report

Iris Jans 2 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 2 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 2 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

SirRichardPumpALoaf Report

#49

Traveling In Italy Can Be Surprisingly Awesome

Traveling In Italy Can Be Surprisingly Awesome

mosithetraveler Report

Madel Gadrinab 2 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 2 years ago

It can happen!

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#51

My Hotel Elevator In Myanmar Is A Little Confusing

My Hotel Elevator In Myanmar Is A Little Confusing

delabass Report

Sparkwater 2 years ago

HoW iS tHaT sUpPoSeD tO hApPeN?????????????????

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#52

The Hotel Parking Kiosk Thought My Ticket Was From 1996 And Charged Accordingly

The Hotel Parking Kiosk Thought My Ticket Was From 1996 And Charged Accordingly

Giygas Report

Zenozenobee 2 years ago

"Or press cancel", should do that!

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#53

My Hotel Isn't Even Trying

My Hotel Isn't Even Trying

Istealbaguettes Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

You have to understand that ... no, no just forget it.

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#54

The Soap Dispenser In My Hotel

The Soap Dispenser In My Hotel

Shinji_Messiah Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

What flavour was it?

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#55

We Booked A Hotel Last Minute In Portland, The View Was... Breathtaking

We Booked A Hotel Last Minute In Portland, The View Was... Breathtaking

Ashton623 Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Hey; the lid was up. What more do you want?

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#56

These Hotel Room Directions

These Hotel Room Directions

phoenix772 Report

Zenozenobee 2 years ago

So, it's supposed to be read horizontally? vertically? Murphy's law will make me lost XD

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#57

This Was In My Hotel Room In Taiwan

This Was In My Hotel Room In Taiwan

Doobsthegr8 Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Well, technically true, I guess?

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#58

The Braille On This Hotel's Sign Is Under The Plexiglass

The Braille On This Hotel's Sign Is Under The Plexiglass

fartifact Report

Hans 2 years ago

You had one job...

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#59

I'm In A Hotel, I Asked One Of The Maids For Toothpaste, She Says "toothpaste? Yeah!" And Hands Me These

I'm In A Hotel, I Asked One Of The Maids For Toothpaste, She Says "toothpaste? Yeah!" And Hands Me These

Reignofzane Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Toothpaste is only available after a written application is correctly lodged, in duplicate.

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#60

My Hotel Room Had Two Pictures Of A Duck In It

My Hotel Room Had Two Pictures Of A Duck In It

Anderceus Report

Hans 2 years ago

This is scary.

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#61

I've Stayed In A Lot Of Hotels And Never Seen A Sign Like This One. Welcome To Missouri

I've Stayed In A Lot Of Hotels And Never Seen A Sign Like This One. Welcome To Missouri

ProfShillyShally Report

Daniel Losinger 2 years ago

They also have a sign that says Please Do Not Spill Moonshine on the Carpet

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#62

My Hotel's Jetted Tub

My Hotel's Jetted Tub

phriend2spin Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Wow, an indoors waterfall! Sweet!

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#63

Motel Sign Said They Had A Gym

Motel Sign Said They Had A Gym

JarJarDrinks Report

troufaki13 2 years ago

Is it one of those bikes that generate electricity when you pedal? Is this how they power the hotel??

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#64

Husband's Hotel Review

Husband's Hotel Review

ExPhysGuy Report

#65

Hotel Gave Me A Room That's Under Construction

Hotel Gave Me A Room That's Under Construction

RandomGuyWithPizza Report

Sylvia Bøsky 2 years ago

Its an IKEA room

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#66

The Numbering In My Hotel's Elevator

The Numbering In My Hotel's Elevator

idiotswork Report

Meredith 2 years ago

OCD ACTIVATE!

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#67

The Hotel We Stayed At In Greece This Summer Had A Fun Pirate Ship For Children... This Is Me And The Ship's Figurehead

The Hotel We Stayed At In Greece This Summer Had A Fun Pirate Ship For Children... This Is Me And The Ship's Figurehead

aynez Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Oh come on - you're just trying to take the piss.

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#68

So I Figured Out Why The Gym Hotel Looked Bigger Online

So I Figured Out Why The Gym Hotel Looked Bigger Online

kibitzor Report

Steve Bowman 2 years ago

At least there's room for three.

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#69

A Motel In My Town Is Offering Something Most Don't

A Motel In My Town Is Offering Something Most Don't

Bethanne0721 Report

sunnyrei82 2 years ago

Good thing they only have "low rat" I would be scared if I saw a high one!

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#70

When They Said "Room With A View" I Didn't Think It Meant Of The Bathroom, Inside The Hotel Room, With A Blind That Is Also See-Through

When They Said "Room With A View" I Didn't Think It Meant Of The Bathroom, Inside The Hotel Room, With A Blind That Is Also See-Through

davedefeat Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Now you're just quibbling. Embrace the view!

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#71

Is It?

Is It?

BaileyImage Report

Sandra La Madeleine 2 years ago

Sooo... what's up with the nail polish bottle??

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#72

This Motel Had A Mirror In The Bathroom, In Case You Were Wondering What Your Pooping Face Was

This Motel Had A Mirror In The Bathroom, In Case You Were Wondering What Your Pooping Face Was

Droiz Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

The toilet is set crooked to the tiles. ARRRRRGH! OCD-ATTACK! (I'm serious here.)

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#73

Chinese Using The Latin Alphabet As Decoration, Here's My Hotel Room I Beijing

Chinese Using The Latin Alphabet As Decoration, Here's My Hotel Room I Beijing

Nemesis_Taa Report

Jilltdcatlady 2 years ago

Hahaha, I wonder how many times Kanji is seen decorating english toilets.

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#74

I'm Suddenly Feeling Very Uncomfortable In My Hotel Room

I'm Suddenly Feeling Very Uncomfortable In My Hotel Room

scoutmissy Report

Kim Lee 2 years ago

This is terrifying

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#75

Was Leaving A Hotel In China, Almost Forgot To Flip This Switch

Was Leaving A Hotel In China, Almost Forgot To Flip This Switch

MattyAyOh Report

Sarcasticow 2 years ago

Or maybe you can try different combinations? Like Night Swag, Bed Swag...?

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#76

Must Protect The Door Stop

Must Protect The Door Stop

jajolin66 Report

Hans 2 years ago

Genius!

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#77

This Picture In The Bathroom Of Our Motel Room

This Picture In The Bathroom Of Our Motel Room

Pilotguy44 Report

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Does that include toilet paper?

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#78

This Hotel Water Bottle

This Hotel Water Bottle

greekfire765 Report

Filipe Vieira 2 years ago

Please enjoy a 4$ fee? No thanks.

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