Hotel workers can have it the worst. Not many people enjoy cleaning up after themselves, let alone picking up after total strangers. However, working in a hotel you sometimes stumble upon the oddest and most awful treasure the guests leave behind.
Reddit user, u/deveronii, wanted to hear about the worst of the worst when they asked:
Let's Be Honest: Kids Are Gross
It was a family retreat/kids birthday party. The adults were getting sh-tfaced while the kids were in the presidential suite raising hell. They had decided to have a fully stocked ice cream bar and allowed the kids to do what they wanted with it. M&Ms crushed into the carpet, chocolate footprints on the walls, whipped cream f-cking everywhere. Fruit punch spilled on the bed. In total we had to charge them about $7k in damages, which they took to court, because they thought "The Cleanup would be included, that's why we did it at a hotel!"
They also smashed glass all over our dog hiking trail, which I had to clean up.
Run! It's Yogi!Giphy
First, you gotta understand that a lot needs to happen for this to occur.
Our lowest floor, was still about a meter and a half from the ground, and each outside room had a balcony rail.
However, a guest had decided to want to unload his motorcycle from his truck and leave the ramp down, so (I'm assuming) he could ride the bike up when he was done.
The guest that was staying in the room had room service, decided to leave the food uncovered and the balcony doors open, and later went to the hotel pool/spa to relax.
Upon returning, they had gone to us at reception and said that there was a bear in the room.
Puzzled, we quietly approached the room and slowly opened the door. Lo and behold, there was a bear eating room service and making a mess of my afternoon.
We called Parks Canada to deal with it.
Guest was not charged a cleaning fee.
TLDR: a bear used a car as a ramp to get into a room at the property.
A little late, but I have two.
Found bloody parrot feathers all over a room. They claimed it was service animal (it wasn't) and had gotten too stressed and pulled all of its plumage out. The guest tried to blame the hotel for noise. We charged them for the cleanup.
Was balancing month end one day when the front was swarmed with police cars. They raided a room with no notice to us at the front desk. Turned out a pimp was cooking meth in one of rooms with two prostitutes and a dog. There was a short standoff before everyone was arrested. Their car was seemingly forgotten about in the parking lot, but it disappeared a week later. We were unable to charge for damages since all of their cards were stolen.
Not Sure Which Is Worth More
My parents found two 4 foot tall minney and mickey mouse piggy banks filled with quarters once...
Curse Those Ninja Turtles!
Pizza. And not just like leftovers. An entire pizza. And not a single slice of it in the box.
The first red flag we found was the slice of pizza smeared all over on the TV. Then we saw two slices side by side like they had worn them for slippers and dragged their feet across the floor. One slice in the dresser, one in the nightstand, one in the sheets, and one in the bathroom sink.
We cleaned the room as normal and put all the pizza in the box. The whole time I'm wondering why someone would do this, was the pizza not good? Was one slice enough and you had to buy the whole thing? I'm doing the final checks in the room and it still smells like pizza. I flick the lamp on and look for the final slice. I finally find it, shadowed in the lamp shade. This individual had smeared the last slice on the inside of the lamp shade.
That was the final piece of the puzzle (or pizzazule).
This person bought an entire pizza just to hide it in his hotel room.
Last Time Bruce Wayne Stays Here
It was a hallway. I worked the front desk. A little league baseball team was staying the night and a guest complained to my manager about bats flying around.
My manager assumed the baseball team was just being roudy and headed up to tell them to calm down.
Turns out it wasn't baseball bats... Just a normal ol' flying bat hanging out in the hallway.
Sounds Like A Good Time. Question Mark?
I worked at a hotel a few years ago, front desk. I checked out a nice couple in the morning, they were very friendly, said they enjoyed their stay. Then housekeeping got to their room, the poor woman looked shell-shocked. I got to go through the room with a camera and my supervisor to document the state of the room. 2 large, black, double headed dildoes, lots of ziploc baggies with powdery residue, syringes (some used, some still with caps on them, including 2 in the toilet), and more travel sized bottles of baby oil than I could count.
We also found what appeared to be feces and blood smeared all over the bedding and walls and a small digital camera. Police were called, descriptions of them taken, and all their information they had used to check in. I quit soon after, so I don't know if they ever found them or pressed charges.
Legend Say You Can Find Glitter To This DayGiphy
A bachelorette party came through and after they left the next night we had a new rule that charges a $400 glitter fee. But I mean you couldn't see the floor so much glitter. It's been a few years and you can probably still find glitter in the carpet throughout the hotel.
Possibly The Worst
A dead body... someone ended up killing themselves in the hotel room by hanging themselves in the closet. Was in there a few days before we found him....
...Just Let The Guest Handle This One
Woman with mysophobia (fear of germs) stayed with us.
She never let the cleaning ladies into the room as she preferred to clean it herself. One day she leaves to go out and removes the do disturb sign.
Maid calls down and says the room has a strong chemical odor and found bags of pee and poop in the drawers.