January 30, 2009

New York hotel named dirtiest in U.S.

Travel Web site TripAdvisor.com said users ranked New York's Hotel Carter as the dirtiest lodging in the United States.

TripAdvisor said cleanliness ratings left by reviewers dubbed the Hotel Carter as the country's dirtiest hotel for the third time in four years, USA Today reported Friday.

The bathroom made me want to vomit, one commenter wrote on the Web site. Another warned visitors to the hotel not to look under the bed.

Hotel Carter manager said that while he concedes that if you stayed in a Marriott and came to the Carter, you're going to think this is a dump, he believes new mattresses and other recent upgrades are improving the recommendations.

Maybe next year, he said, we won't be No. 1.