The worst Hotel you have stayed in


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Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 2, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Barstow/Beaumont area...

Speaking of Banning, there was a place called the Shady Lady right next to the 10. I didn't actually stay there, just went out there to do a property and topo survey for a cell phone tower.

It was a small place and really spooky. It had seen better days. I was running the gun and set up outside one of the rooms, so I got to watch the whole spectacle.

This shave headed tweaker comes out of this room and walks over to a big rock in the yard, and rolls it over. He goes back in, and comes out with a shovel, and starts digging. Finishes the hole and goes back inside and comes out with a small, dead(?) puppy, throws it in the hole, fills it in, and rolls the rock back in place.

At least, I think it was a puppy.

May 2, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Barstow/Beaumont area?!?!?!?
thats an invective!

worest motel?

that would be the surf, in eureka,
should have know it
the guy changing an intake manifold gasket in the unlit parking lot
the lack of showerhead or screens on the windows

the cashier laughing at me when i presented a complaint
closed the window and walked away


tell you what,
that guy got that car put back together all under the light of his girls keychain led...

and the cops never came

now that i think about it,
that was a nice place


Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 2, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
The worse, the better. Some hole along Flagstaff Rt 66. Paint peeling , ants crawling up the wall and overhead over the bed. Sleeping became a lesson in hearing what dropped on the sheets after the light went out. The nose became familiar with musty carpet smells and the TV barely had a relation with cable or the clouds. Breakfast rocked with the taste of 5 gallon aluminum totally fried coffee brewsky and stale wannabee bagels. Bananas were in season; pancakes were not. God that was the best experience ever...

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 2, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Motel in Mojave... used my drop cloth on the bed, slept in my sleeping bag. Paid 40 bucks to some guy in a cage. Just plain freaky place. Strange noises all night long.

More Mojave. Why? Blown head gasket.

All I could hear was the trains running through the room next door all night and the sounds of Tim Leary debating that guy from M.I.T on TV.

I do not remember what it cost, but no cage, it was clean ... an all around 4 on the scale of 10.


Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
May 2, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
Good lord, I am not worthy. Even the dead body (GSW), on the landing at the La Quinta in San Antonio is a HUGE step up from your bad hotels. Jesus....I'm itching just reading this thread.

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 3, 2013 - 04:25am PT
COT...that's a sad piece of photo evidence.

It's a toss up between two, and both were too bad to stay.

1. The Muir Lodge. We stayed their once for a "treat" on our anniversary when I was supposed to start a wall in the morning and the "good night's sleep" and shower seemed like a good idea. Those cabins looked so sweet and like such a bargain, but there was a small army of squirrels tending their acorns in the metal roof all night long. I know that sounds fussy compared to places with tweakers burying puppies, but it was like having your head in a garbage can while someone banged on it. We ended up sleeping in the truck anyway.

2. A fleabag crack hotel along the road outside of SLC. The room was one big, gross ashtray. I couldn't stomach it.

Honorable Mention: The most expensive room I ever stayed in (Hyde Park Hilton, compliments of my company) was super posh but still didn't get me a decent night's sleep as there was a drunken domestic disturbance in the hall outside my door at 3 a.m. that threatened to hurt me as well and didn't disappear until I called security who was in no hurry to deal.

Trad climber
May 3, 2013 - 07:02am PT
At least, I think it was a puppy.
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