Anorak News | Is Motel 6, Mishawaka, Indiana the world’s worst hotel? (Photos)

Is Motel 6, Mishawaka, Indiana the world’s worst hotel? (Photos)

by | 25th, September 2013

EVER stay in a terrible hotel? My worst was a hotel in Bombay (now Mumbai). The sheet had stuck to the mattress. I made the mistake of peeling a corner back. At once, hundreds of ants escaped. I did not pay the bill. This 4Chan member had an experience in Motel 6, Mishawaka, Indiana

These pics were taken at 3AM on a rainy night in Sept. 2013. Checked in after a 15-hour drive and was greeted with the grossest room ever. Left after 40 minutes to pitch a tent in the rain, and have not received a refund or any satisfactory action. Will never again trust Motel 6, and will make sure as many people as possible see these photos.

TV remote

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This is actually the remote that was left for us. It looked like it had been smashed with a hammer. It was sticky to the touch too. Gross.

Black sticky stuff on old worn carpets

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The camera’s flash obscures how lumpy and black this carpet is. The entire floor looks like this. The black stuff on the carpet is sticky. I wish I could have gotten a good photo of the bed. The mattress must have been two decades old. It was so thin that it sloped inward to the center, and springs were poking through and jabbed you when you sat on it. The pillowcases had yellow stains on them, and I found hairs between the top and bottom sheets.

Bathtub drain

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Not sure this bathtub has ever been cleaned. Green gunk caked around the drain, and a thick ring of scum around the entire tub basin.

Corner of bathtub

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Moldy caulking around the entire tub.

Bathroom sink

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Bathtub near the ceiling

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Black carpet, loud, rattling AC

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Here’s another shot of the worn carpet coated in black stuff. That air conditioner rattled and spewed out rank-smelling air. It was 2:40 when I checked in, and due to my exhaustion I almost actually stayed here. It was when the AC started stinking up the room that I decided to pitch a tent in the pouring rain, rather than spend another second here.

First floor hallway

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Straight out of a horror movie. The elevator was broken, so I got to walk down this and then up three flights of stairs to my room.

TripAdvisor has other reviews:

* I stay in hotels 300+ times yearly. This Motel 6 is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The lobby, halls, stairwells and entries are dirty. The room had marks on the walls, stained carpet and beds/bedding were old and threadbare. Bypass this one.

* Thank God the three of us (all women) had a large muscular dog with us. The room welcomed us with the pungent smell of urine. We were perplexed by the layer of grease (I’m calling it grease but really we don’t know, don’t want to know) on the carpet, wore shoes the whole time. The door lock on the door connecting our room to the next didn’t work. We asked to switch rooms. The next room had a cracked door. I could go on about gross and unsafe details. The worst.

* We stayed here after the ND v BYU football game. They charge $138.00 on football weekends and about $45.00 the rest of the time. This place was dirty and gross. There were blood stains on my pillow case and the toilet looked like it hadn’t been cleaned since the Bush Administration (and I mean Bush # 1). The elevator was not working and there were exposed pipes in the hallways. You know the old saying, you get what you pay for. My advice if you are going to a ND football weekend, spend the big bucks and stay in a place that doesn’t look like a third world slum.


Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink