ArticlesBlog Dirty hotel rooms: Hidden camera shows what really gets cleaned (CBC Marketplace) August 30, 2019100 Related posts: Secrets of supermarket meat and fish: Testing the food you buy (CBC Marketplace) Fake online reviews: How easily can you buy a reputation? (CBC Marketplace) Faulty appliances: Repairmen reveal industry secrets (CBC Marketplace) Buying breast implants: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace) Related tags : and Bacteria (Organism Classification) Canada cbc marketplace contamination erica hidden camera hotels Marketplace (Award-Winning Work) superbugs the Post navigation Previous Article Sexist restaurant dress codes: Should women have to wear this to work? (CBC Marketplace) Next Article Dealing with Toxic Parents | Kati Morton Comments (100) January 21, 2019 at 8:16 am I wonder how much money these people spend doing tasks to figure out about stuff. Reply January 21, 2019 at 10:41 am i went to a days inn hotel it was nasty there was stankbugs all over i pit my baby sister down to get my pjs on and when i looked back she was about to eat a stankbug i rushed then when i went to brushed i went to shut the door and i shut it and the my grandma went to knok and the door flung open there was a notepad to ask them to change any thing and i was told not to write on it but i did then the next night we go to a differnt hotel clean as a wisle i loved it Reply January 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm 2019 anyone?? Reply January 24, 2019 at 6:56 am All the thumbs down for this wonderful video are left by terrible maids. The toilet brush doesn't go in the sink. Reply January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am Housekeeper are freaking lazy to clean everything really good. Reply January 25, 2019 at 6:27 am This channel is one of the few reasons I still watch YouTube Reply January 26, 2019 at 12:14 pm Thank you so much for doing this video because u gave honest reviews and now I know where to go and not to go Thank you🙏🙏🙏😂😂😂 Reply January 27, 2019 at 12:24 am MONEY IS ALL THEY CARE ABOUT ☠️😈👿 Reply January 30, 2019 at 10:44 pm Wow terrible. Thank goodness for yall Reply January 31, 2019 at 6:05 pm BEST WESTERN… NOTORIOUS… DALTON, GEORGIA.. dirty Reply February 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm 2019 i had to stay once recently in econolodge.for just quick night stop in my 10 day journey from America to canada .dirty sheets, dirty room. Never in life staying on any econolodge they should change their name from econolodge to Filtheo Lodge…aghh.so gross Reply February 3, 2019 at 7:46 pm 2019 anyone? Reply February 5, 2019 at 12:32 am Where can we buy one of those black lights maybe we need to all check our rooms before we stay in them Reply February 5, 2019 at 12:35 am Instead of using rags and just bringing contamination from one place to another they need to use spray bottles and one rag per room…. no chemical green spray bottles are very easy to make and cheap ….A water vinegar essential oil spray Reply February 6, 2019 at 5:56 am That was baby batter on the wall. Reply February 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm i use to clean Hotel rooms and i have NEVER done anything nasty! you only get like maybe 15 to 30 mins to clean a room before it's booked again for the next Stayer. Reply February 12, 2019 at 6:22 am It's over 9000! Reply February 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm That's similar to china Reply February 16, 2019 at 8:01 am Over 20 years ago one of the motels in my area (California) paid employees the hourly minimum wage for cleaning SIX stay over rooms and one hour for three rooms where the guest had checked out. That is one reason why it is so filthy. The workers cut corners to try to get the room cleaned in that time. I was new at it and it took close to an hour for one room that the guest had checked out of. I quit to find employment elsewhere after working ten hours a day for three days (with help from a friend) and had blisters all over my feet. I took what pay I was able to get and quit. Reply February 17, 2019 at 2:52 am Everyone: 2018? Me: uh..no Reply February 17, 2019 at 4:49 am What the hell @ 10:56 ? Reply February 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm I freakin love marketplace, and I’m not even Canadian. Reply February 21, 2019 at 3:05 am "How where they missed? " Ummm toenails are kinda small but that's unacceptable Reply March 1, 2019 at 5:37 am i mean that’s disgusting but maybe that urine stain on the wall is so set in its impossible to get out Reply March 12, 2019 at 8:23 am I can't even finish this vid or take you guys seriously. You guys are an embarrassment to investigative reporting. Reply March 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm U pay cheap, u get cheap Reply March 15, 2019 at 6:19 pm I can't sleep it become nightmare Reply March 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm That’s why I clean my own room from top to bottom. I change the sheets and ask for new clean ones. I clean the coffee maker and all glass top tables and wash the glass cups and ice bucket. I breach the tub, walls, toilet, sink and floors. I even clean the remote to the tv and door handles. Reply March 18, 2019 at 1:22 am Econolodge in Orillia, Ontario was absolutely disgusting. The sheets were actually not clean sheets. The beds were badly made. I got the impression that someone had left and that the room had not been cleaned at all. I was relieved that I had a sleeping bag in my car and of course I always bring my own pillows. Reply March 27, 2019 at 8:55 am Super Eight, Super Great Reply March 29, 2019 at 11:25 pm That is so gross!! It's almost as gross as the smell of the toliet!!! Ewww!!! Leave! Just leave! Please! That's my advice! Reply March 31, 2019 at 2:43 pm If l'm paying all of this money to stay in an hotel it should be clean. Cleaning supplies don't cost that much. I guess l will start bringing my own cleaning supplies and linen. Reply March 31, 2019 at 11:21 pm I mean they are probably stains you can’t get off but still. Get new blankets Reply April 2, 2019 at 3:57 pm I'd like to turn the tables on these fussy Bettys. I would test their eye glasses, cell phones, and car keys. They would be speechless. Get over it. Life is not about dodging germs. Reply April 3, 2019 at 5:55 am Wow I will never go to any other hotel other than Super 8 again in my life. I'm going to share this with family and friends. Thank you marketplace. 👍🏻 Reply April 5, 2019 at 2:06 am And somehow housekeeping missed this giant SPLAT on the couch. http://hotelnightmares.com/menage-a-splat/ Reply April 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm Since Yall wanna complain so bad go do that job for a week and see how you feel Reply April 14, 2019 at 3:19 am 2019 🧐 Reply April 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm Just wear a bio-harard suit, thick rubber gloves and dont touch anything Reply April 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm This is terrible and we the guests believe they have our best interests. I stayed at the Fairmont airport in Vancouver and the glass which I have a picture of looked like someone had threw up in it. Disgusting. I don’t trust them anymore so I do just like the reporter does and look at the room first. Reply April 26, 2019 at 3:46 am I KNOW FOLKS THAT BRING THEIR OWN LINENS.. AND HAVE FOR Y E A R S Reply April 27, 2019 at 7:45 am for the beds just use a sleapingbag liner could be cotton or silk just make sure you get one Reply April 27, 2019 at 12:08 pm I was working at the hotel. When we did not have enough sheets, the boss told us to leave old one where someone had slept a week ago if they did not have any visible flecks. With one sponge we cleaned the toilets and glasses from which guests were drinking. Curtains never washed, unless they were noticeably dirty. Sometimes when we didnt have enough bedding, we would just drop out old one,on wich people was already slept and stime it. Pillows are never washed . When you go to the room, remove the bedding from the bed and pillow and see how much it is that disgusting.If everything is perfectly clean this is probably because it was a hotel inspection recently.I did not work only in one hotel.I did a lot of them with different stars.They are all the same. Reply April 30, 2019 at 11:44 pm Yup rooms are.dirty Reply May 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm Do you walk around with a blue light after cleaning your home!? This is excessive! Reply May 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm Go back to using bleach to clean with. The expensive bulk cleaners promoted in the 1980s resulted in MRSA spread. Reply May 9, 2019 at 12:44 am Both my husband and son travel in their work. They both wipe the room immediately upon entering the room. Those disinfectant wipes are great. They don't travel with black lights though. We never stay in the 6 mentioned hotels, not that it makes that much difference. Can you imagine what a cruise ship has? Last year I turned down a cruise. Been there, done that. Got off a ship once so sick. TRAINING Reply May 13, 2019 at 8:02 pm I'm not surprised about their findings. I worked in Housekeeping as a summer job when I was in my early 20's. The pay was low, they only gave us 30 minutes to clean a room including the bathroom, and I would have up to 25 rooms to do a day. The housekeepers never had enough time to make the room truly clean. Reply May 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm OK, I'm not really interested in this video, but…WHAT IS A CAMERA DOING IN THE WASHROOM? Reply May 17, 2019 at 6:36 am towels bed sheets are often dirty Reply May 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm I think it prolly depends the person that cleans the room too…one cleaning lady may be better then another… curious if Marketstar only checked one room at each hotel instead of maybe 3 rooms…typically different cleaning ladies on different floors Reply May 20, 2019 at 7:12 am You should do kitchens in restrants, believe !e it willI make you want to go screaming in the dark. Reply May 21, 2019 at 8:24 am I'm only half way thru this video and I had to turn it off. This is DISGUSTING! it actually made my stomach roll! UGH! Even in high end hotels! Hard to believe. I no longer trust ANY hotel, none! In all my travels I "thought" I'd had only one horrible experience. But now I suspect the rooms weren't as clean as I thought they were. GROSS! From now on I'll be requesting cleaning products be left in the room upon arrival. I can clean it myself! Reply May 22, 2019 at 9:58 am schitt's creek hotel. Reply May 22, 2019 at 9:59 am next test prostitutes. Reply May 24, 2019 at 9:59 am I dont mind the bufferingI dont mind the adsBut When the ads bufferI suffer…. Reply May 24, 2019 at 3:49 pm Oh dear, you request that we clean room as much as we can within a very specific window of time. Try this, as a mother or a parent go and try to clean your house within a specific window of time. And yet, that is what you expected from cleaners coming into your home. The whole house or the whole chores need to be clean within a certain period of agreed time. Time that have been assessed previously by a manager that wont be doing the job but pushing them to the workers/cleaner as shortest time possible as the cleaners charged by the time of task completion. During training the "manager" have shown us the proper procedure to the letter and "DEMANDED" everyone to follow it. And yet housekeeping are getting paid by the total room finished meaning the more room we finished cleaning, the more pay. Oh yeah, i like to do them by procedure as i have a mindset of "do to other as you do upon yourself" And yet, of the group, im the one making the least money lol. After i asked the "senior" how do they do it, lols…. another job hunting is on the way Are you all living in a fantasy? Reply May 25, 2019 at 7:17 am Extraterrestrial Composition 👽 🎶 https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo Reply May 28, 2019 at 2:27 am Talk about going to the extreme…I take my own sheets, pillows & cases. I take Raid bug spray & I pull out dresser drawers & spray away, I spray the bed board, any cracks I find. I take bleach, comet cleaner, in other words I take my own cleaning supplies, and I clean & wipe everthing. Guess what???? Never got sick & never took home any bugs, Reply June 5, 2019 at 9:27 pm I always thought hotels were clean Reply June 8, 2019 at 5:19 pm I wanna do the dirt swipe on their teeth… literally all British people .. Reply June 8, 2019 at 11:46 pm Why is this entertaining me Reply June 8, 2019 at 11:47 pm Who else is watching this 2019 Reply June 11, 2019 at 4:14 am Once in New York the housekeeping didn’t even bother flushing the toilet Reply June 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm I love this show😂😂👍👍👍 Reply June 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm In our country remote controls on hotels are put in a plastic bag. But we dont know if they change the plastic bags Reply June 21, 2019 at 6:29 am I use to be a house keeper and it's really sad because nothing in a hotel room is clean unless you get the room as soon as the hotel is built. Otherwise, cleaning is just spay and wipe. Your top cover is usually washed once every three months. You also get your housekeepers that don't really change the sheets.The only time they want you to super clean a room is during inspections. Reply June 25, 2019 at 1:23 am This was awesome, but why didn’t you test Hilton, or Hyatt? Just curious.You did get the others though.Best Western- No Comment NeededEcono Lodge- Choice HotelsHoliday Inn- IHG HotelsSheraton- Marriot (They own Sheraton now)Royal York- FairmontSuper 8- Wyndham Reply July 2, 2019 at 3:28 pm Cleaning crew usually have no training and sometimes are underpaid because hire undocumented people. Regarding cleaning companies, they don't care about training the cleaners even though they no have experience. So, cleaners just do what they guess are the proper way to do it or how it looks better but no disinfection protocols are done. These companies just care about profits. Reply July 8, 2019 at 12:19 am Like y’all house isn’t way nastier than that Reply July 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm How did you get in the same room Reply July 9, 2019 at 10:25 am UV light she meant Reply July 14, 2019 at 7:41 am I really like this show alot Reply July 14, 2019 at 12:08 pm Great video. I remember watching a show on how clean hotels are on television years ago; and they found out that hotels never clean bed spreads but maybe once a year. They don't steam carpets very often either. As far as walls go maids are never expected to wash the walls down. They usually only get cleaned every few years when a hotel has the walls repainted or have new wall paper put up. Never thought about bed pads before. Seems ridiculous that when paying for an expensive room somewhere, you have to bring you own cleaning supplies along to clean it up. This and how filthy airliners are makes you not want to travel at all. I can't stand traveling on the airlines anymore. Reply July 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm Error 40 years ago I worked as a maid and nothing under the sheet was ever changed and I don't ever remember the top blanket or comforter being removed and washed. No matter what state the room was in you had less than 20 minutes to clean it and you can't really clean in that short of time. Reply July 18, 2019 at 12:56 am 4:34 Sink to toilet ≠ toilet to sink … Reply July 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm I am a housekeeper Reply July 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm These are 1 star hotels… what do you expect lol Reply July 20, 2019 at 8:07 am It's MRSA not MSRA. Reply July 20, 2019 at 10:45 pm Didn’t know the CBC did sensationalist bs. Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:57 pm We were banned from Island View casino resort for video taping the filthy room we were in as we evacuated hurricane Barry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMjFkc_ZtK4 Reply July 25, 2019 at 8:00 am Those foreign hotel owners are cheap . They dont want to pay for proper cleaning. Bedspreads are only washed when obviously filthy. Reply July 25, 2019 at 8:05 am Glasses and dishes are often wiped out with windex.Always wash dishes before using them. Coffee makers are never cleaned. Remotes are never wiped. Reply July 28, 2019 at 2:07 am sembra pulito ma non e .tanto bacterii Reply July 28, 2019 at 2:09 am in 20 minue devi fare camera non e suficiente much dirty Reply July 28, 2019 at 8:29 am The first thing I do when getting to a hotel room is turn on the air con. The second is disinfect EVERYTHING. I normally sleep on top of the bed with my own blanket and take my own pillow. Reply July 28, 2019 at 7:11 pm No one should allow smokers inside. They reek and emit nasty third-hand smoke poisons. Reply July 30, 2019 at 8:40 pm I need one of those Clean Meters! Reply August 4, 2019 at 2:13 am I saw what she did to try and not be contaminated, but what about the filthy beds, omg,🤮 Reply August 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm You are lucky to get 18 minutes to clean a room 15 at most places . it takes at lest 10 to 15 minutes to clean just the bathroom until the hotel gives there workers more time to clean you will find the nasty . Reply August 6, 2019 at 8:30 am If you forget your slippers. Ask for more towels and lay them on the floors from bed to bathroom and room door. Reply August 6, 2019 at 8:30 am Best Western here in UK is also shite. Reply August 7, 2019 at 2:19 am They should have invited Gordon Ramsay. Reply August 19, 2019 at 4:40 am there are soo many hotels in America that don't wash the sheets in between guests. its far more common than one might want to think Reply August 19, 2019 at 4:40 am there are soo many hotels in America that don't wash the sheets in between guests. its far more common than one might want to think Reply August 23, 2019 at 1:03 am Soo discusting. I used to be a janitor and that's not how you clean. Everything is separate and sprayed down daily. Everything is wiped separately with cleaners. Reply August 24, 2019 at 8:35 am I only stay at Marriott so let’s see if they stand up to the challenge Reply August 24, 2019 at 5:46 pm Why is it not a thing for hotels to use black light in the cleaning process? Reply August 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm I travel to over 20 countries each year (I’m an International Law lawyer), and even though I stay in the fanciest hotels anywhere I go…I do everything the host done at the end of this video AND I never travel without my own bed sheets. I cover the hotel outer blanket/ comforter with one of my sheets and then request several hotel clean sheets (usually come pressed and folded), and use them as a blanket over another sheet of mine. Oh, and I also travel with my own small blanket and plane seat cover even at first class! 🙂 Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm I just looked at the duct cleaning, furniture moving and now this video. Is is a coincidence that the majority of primary persons involved in these scams and poor service cases are immigrants and /or naturalized citizens? Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.