We post a fair amount of inspirational eye candy from hotels, but every once in a while, we'll glimpse a shadow of the hospitality industry's dark side. OK, so none of these hotels have waves of blood gushing from the elevator, but there are some serious horror stories in TripAdvisor's 2011 top ten list. Surveying traveler reviews, they've pulled together the most disgusting, cringe-inducing places to stay, and the winner is…
…the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. People who've stayed there have reported, "The rooms had wallpaper falling off the walls and plaster off the ceilings," and "There was dirt at least 1/2" thick in the bathtub which was filled with lots of dark hair." Uuuggghhhh.
For the full list of hotels you'll want to make sure NOT to visit, go to TripAdvisor.com. They also have Top 10 Dirtiest lists for Asia, Europe, and India.
Photo: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, 1980