If These Walls Could Talk – Kayak.com Hotel Survey


Dirty Hotel RoomKayak.com just conduced a poll of 1,141 travelers about their experiences in hotels, with some fantastic results. Just a little food for thought the next time you check in to the Marriott on your business trip.

66% percent of respondents have booked a hotel room purely for a romantic rendezvous. Oh behave. In addition, more 25% confessed being in a hotel room makes them feel “randy.” I wonder what free channels are causing those emotions? 45% believe it’s a-okay to shack up for a weekend after three months, 27% saintly respondents would wait six months. 9% admitted to ever having booked a hotel room by the hour. I bet they just wanted a nap.

I’ll skip the statistics over which celebrities the people want to shack up with. And the part about what people are swiping from the rooms. It just isn’t that interesting.

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The fun part is the answer to “What is the strangest thing you’ve found in a hotel room?” Most people responded with other people. I’ve had that happen before. The poor girl was in the shower and thought I was someone named John. Got an upgrade to an ocean view suite. But these are more interesting.

  1. A male wig
  2. A beer-filled tub (Score!!)
  3. piece of meat under the sheets (I don’t think that’s a euphemism)
  4. Waxed lips
  5. A hotel [smart] security guard asleep on the bed
  6. A broken leather whip (obviously from a horse trainer)
  7. A dead body
  8. joint hidden in a bible (classy)

I’m surprised no one ever found a passed out Keith Richards. Have you found anything strange in your hotel room?