TripAdvisor’s 2009 Dirtiest Hotels

If you want some quality entertainment, head over to TripAdvisor and check out their “2009 Top Ten Dirtiest Hotels” list. It’s no surprise that Hotel Carter in New York tops the list.

I’m tempted to visit some of these. No, I wouldn’t actually stay there, but I’d book a room, take pictures, and then request to speak to the manager. Nothing would beat talking to the GM of the Hotel Carter and hearing his thoughts.

(Tip of the hat to Frugal Travel Guy for pointing out this list)


  1. I don’t know, the Carter Hotel is just the place you stay in NYC because it’s in Manhattan, right off Times Square, and it’s cheap. It has private bathrooms and it’s not a hostel. I don’t really think it much pretends to be something other than what it is, and i can’t imagine why anyone would be surprised, since the only reason anyone ever stays at the Carter Hotel is because it’ s the cheapest hotel in Manhattan. The ONLY appeal is price. Price-wise, sometimes you can do better with Priceline or Hotwire, but during peak travel times, you can’t. Of course, $150/night at a nice hotel on Hotwire is much better than the Carter, but when it’s purely a financial discussion or decision, that’s about it. However…now, there are definitely better prices available on Priceline or Hotwire for Manhattan…

  2. The whole issue with the Hotel Carter is the extras that come with the price, such as cockroaches, bedbugs, and rodents. That’s something that should not be included at any hotel or hostel regardless of the price. Even though I can sometimes be cheap when it comes from lodging, I would never consider a place such as the Hotel Carter even if it was half the price of anything else in the area because I value my health and sanity.

  3. I agree, i don’t think the bedbugs and dirt are OK at any price. i just don’t think that bad TripAdvisor reviews mean much all around in the transaction…

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