Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What's the dirtiest hotel in the USA?

It's the Hotel Carter in Manhattan, according to TripAdvisor's annual list of dirty hotels -- which is out today.
The 700-room hotel, on West 43rd Street in the Times Square area, earns the No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor's filthy list for the third year in a row. It gets hair-raising reviews from travelers on the TripAdvisor site, with tales of bedbugs, yucky bathrooms, folks who turned and ran when they saw their quarters and lurking ladies of the night. A housekeeper found the body of a woman under a bed in August, the New York Post reported.
The Carter website urges prospective guests to "enjoy the warm hospitality and service at the Hotel Carter, a unique inviting departure from traditional hotels in Manhattan." When I called the hotel number repeatedly Monday to get a comment on this rating, no one ever picked up the phone. (On a positive note, the Carter is budget-friendly. A double this Friday would cost $133.99, including tax, which is a bargain for NYC.)
So readers, what's the filthiest hotel room you've ever stayed in or seen before beating a hasty retreat? Please describe, but no hotel names please, because our policy is to check out complaints for accuracy before pointing a finger.


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