We all know that some people request some very odd things when they check into a hotel, but sometimes the requests can be the oddest and wackiest things that have ever been asked.
Stories of guests not only come from the front desk but from the bellman, concierge, and housekeeping. Some of these confessions from current and past hotel staff will ultimately shock and amaze you and what people actually do in their rooms, and this is just the tip of the iceberg of wild requests!
Here are the 8 wildest storied hotel confessions from hotel staff.
“There was this one guy who stayed at least one night every week and he always requested the same room. We thought he was maybe making drug deals or something so we searched the room after he checked out one day. Turns out he was hiding a blowup doll under the mattresses. We threw it away and he only came back once after that. I kinda felt bad for him.”
“As someone who currently works at a major hotel in a very popular city, I may have some insight….1.) the duvet stories are mostly true. If it looks clean and not wrinkled then it stays without being washed…Just to clear this up, duvets are NOT meant to be slept on.”
“My employer is not a hotel but an online hotel booking website. We have been contacted by a hotel before who was “complaining” about a guest. The guests were found unconscious, on the balcony, completely covered in blood, naked, with a knife. The room was an absolute horror show.”
“Not me, but a mate of mine worked at an Ibis in Sydney (cheapish hotel brand in Australia, unsure where else) as a temp cleaner. Not really disgusting or weird, but the residents had decided to cover the floor in the bathroom with mayonnaise, and the same with the mirrors.”
“We had a guest we ended up calling “Pie Guy” – he would come into the hotel without a reservation, pay in cash + the $100 cash deposit and the next day we would find his bathroom and bathtub full of the remains of several expensive pies. He never came to the desk for his deposit, as he knew he wouldn’t be getting it back. We added his name to our “do not rent” list but he kept coming back and using different names. One time we found a torn up list in his room with the words “pie” and “pants” scribbled over and over again.”
“I was a housekeeper, and one day I went into a room after a guest checked out. It smelled a *little* funky, but I couldn’t find the source of the stench. I went to strip the bed, pulled the sheets back, and the bed was filled with coleslaw. COLESLAW! I had no idea why, and I do NOT want to know why!”
“Three red M&Ms on the counter. Not packages, just three single M&Ms. One for me, one for my girlfriend and one to split if we get hungry late at night. And a picture of bacon on the bed. I love pictures of bacon.”