We stayed for one night in a hotel on the Oregon coast which seemed inordinately proud of the fact that they give guests clean bed linen. Yes, that’s right, unlike all those other hotels which let you sleep in the same filthy, sodden sheets which have been used by all the previous guests, the Hampton Astoria clean theirs! Regularly!

This poster in the lift (elevator) was accompanied by a photo of a teenage girl excitedly texting this message to a friend, a manic grin on her face, seemingly unable to contain her delight at the prospect of a hotel room which meets basic minimum hygiene standards. Unfortunately I had to crop her out in order to get in close enough to see the small text.



5 thoughts on “OMG, TBISC

  1. J April 24, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    OK, this is really gross. I wonder if they’re talking about a report that I once saw that said that hotel rooms are notoriously littered with….sperm. Like, the duvet cover, the phone, the floor, everything. All hotels change the sheets, some every day (as opposed to just between guests), but most do not wash the duvet cover between guests. Sorry.


    • simonlitton April 24, 2013 / 2:48 pm

      Yeah, sperm was the first thing that came to my mind too.


  2. J April 24, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    A more likely explanation might have to do with water regulations out West. Hotels used to wash sheets nightly, but now often will only do so between occupancies. So maybe they’re trying to make the less often washing seem SUPER CLEAN somehow.


  3. Mlle April 26, 2013 / 8:46 am

    Did yuo find yourself exclaiming “OMG!!!” with glee too?


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