10 Hotel Workers Share The Craziest Things They've Experienced On The Job

Diply 28 Mar 2018

Hotels are usually a safe place for us all to relax, unwind, and enjoy a night in with someone waiting on us hand and foot, like the royalty we aspire to be.

But behind closed doors, you never really know what's happening.

Recently, a Reddit thread revealed some truly shocking stories from hotel workers, about their time in the service industry.

These crazy experiences will have you think twice before spending your next night at a hotel!

1. A guest gave out money to everyone in the lobby.

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One Reddit user worked at a Holiday Inn where one evening, a guest began walking around the lobby with a paper bag full of hundred dollar bills. He went up to everyone in sight and just gave out his money. The strangest part? Guests sent in complaints over it!

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2. A dead body under the mattress.

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One user's uncle worked at a New York motel where a customer complained about a strange smell in his room. Nothing was found, but the next day, there was another complaint. Thinking an animal crawled into the wall and died, he took a look. As he removed the mattress, he found a dead person.

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3. Someone died partying, came back to life, and continued partying.

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A Marriott worker revealed a high school ski trip had several students partying hard. "From explosive diarrhea in the hallways, to people riding patio furniture down the water slide. Some kids punched holes in the wall connecting their room for their own personal doorway." Hotel parties, amirite?

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One night, a young man partied a little too hard.

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"He was unconscious on the floor and when paramedics arrived, he had no pulse and needed to be defibrillated back to life. He was taken to the hospital for a few hours, but somehow was allowed to leave." This guy came back and proceeded to party!

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4. "Bath towels, please."

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User spaghatta111 worked as an interim night auditor. On her first night, a male guest called the front desk to request bath towels. Given the situation, she asked security to accompany her. Upon their arrival, he was waiting for her practically naked. Maybe not the best way to pick someone up.

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5. A co-worker befriended a pigeon.

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This user's co-worker strongly believed in spirits. "He claimed to have banished an evil spirit from the kitchen. And he also claimed that the third floor was haunted by a woman." One winter night, he decided to bring a pigeon with him to work. Why not, right?

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"He kept this pigeon with him the entire time."

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It apparently wouldn't leave his side, and would walk around with him or wait on his cleaning cart. "The reason he kept it close is because he said it was a woman in its past life and she was cold and lonely. So he took it in and cared for her/it."

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6. A video game ghost.

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One user's friend was plugging in Xbox Kinect alone in the ballroom. It recognized that there were two players present. "There was no one else in the room, but the player 2 arrow on the screen was right next to him. Then the player 2 arrow just walked away and out of view of the screen."

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7. A man called in an order of 300 pairs of stockings. It gets weirder.

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One user received a call from an older gentleman checking on a reservation, which wasn't showing up in the system. He proceeded to ask if they allow hotel guests to receive packages shipped during their stay. Although a strange request, they allowed it.

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He responded, "oh, worst case scenario, you guys will end up with 300 pairs of stockings."

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Two weeks after this bizarre interaction, he called again, checking in on the same missing reservation. He announced that the stockings would be in soon, followed by, "do you wear thigh highs?" Needless to say, doors were quickly locked.

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8. Newspapers and spiders.

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An older man living in a staff member's hotel was a germaphobe and terrified of spiders. " One night he came down to the lobby and was in tears. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that there was a spider in his room could I get rid of it for him?"

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"I opened the door to see that every inch of his room was covered in old newspapers."

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"He had plastered them on the walls, the tables, the sinks, chairs...everywhere. I found the spider in the bathroom and killed it... just as I was about to flush he was like NO!!!" The guy was afraid it would crawl back in!

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9. Naked pilots.

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User retconned-life was a hotel security guard in Hawaii. At his airline-owned hotel, he got a noise complaint at one of the upper floors, where the pilots usually stay. "The elevators opened to two buck-naked pilots chasing five naked flight attendants around the hall." Gotta love some rowdy pilots...

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"On seeing me, one of the pilots told me to get out of my clothes."

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"I politely declined and told them that they were going to have to keep it down because we were getting complaints. The pilot saluted, herded the women into his room and closed the door." The airline crew returned frequently, acting like nothing ever happened

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10. A snake in the bathtub!

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"My dad used to work in a hotel. A few years ago, he hears a scream from a maid as she's cleaning one of the rooms. He runs in, and there's a giant python just chilling in the bathtub. This thing is apparently like four feet long." Um, excuse me?

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The responsible guests were nowhere in sight.

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"They tried to track down the couple who had just checked out of the room, but the number they'd given the front desk wasn't working. Eventually animal control showed up and took the snake. That poor maid was terrified to clean the bathrooms for awhile." Can you blame her?

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