Trump Hotel DC Did Not Wash Bathrobes Between Guests; Hyatt, Sheraton, Wyndham Properties Guilty of Dirty Pillowcases

In September, Inside Edition published a report regarding the cleanliness of a few hotel properties, as mentioned by View from the Wing. They applied a fluorescent paint to bed sheets, checked out, and checked back into the same room the next day. They found that some hotels didn’t change the sheets between guests, which is of course disturbing.

Well, Inside Edition is at it again, this time targeting bathrobes and pillowcases. They again applied a washable fluorescent paint only visible under UV lights to the linens and bathrobes, checked out, and checked back in then next day. At the brand new Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, they found that bathrobes were not cleaned.

After checking in to a $900-per-night room at The Trump International Hotel, we used a harmless, washable fluorescent paint only visible under UV lighting, to spray the Inside Edition a logo on sheets, pillows and a bathrobe.

Inside Edition checked out of the hotel and left the bed looking as if it had been slept in, and flung the bathrobe over a chair. The next day, we checked into the same room under a new name, using a powerful UV light to check the items.

The sheets and pillows were clean…but the bathrobe was a different story. The Inside Edition logo that had been painted inside the robe shined brightly under our UV light. It had not been changed or cleaned.

Indide Edition found that the Trump Hotel in DC did not wash the bathrobes between guests

Indide Edition found that the Trump International Hotel in DC did not wash the bathrobes between guests

Whoops. To be honest, for $900 a night, I would expect just about everything to be thoroughly cleaned. This is clearly unacceptable, and Trump Hotels did not respond to a request for comments, according to Inside Edition.

The same investigation also put a few other chain hotels to the test. A Ramada Hotel in Boston, under Wyndham Hotel Group, had clean sheets, but left the pillowcases unwashed. The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, a Sheraton at Los Angeles Airport, and a Comfort Inn at LAX are also guity of dirty pillowcases.

I generally trust hotel chains to issue, maintain, and enforce tough standards on cleanliness. After all, it’s gross to know that your pillows or sheets had been slept in before, but there are health-related implication as well.

What do you think of this investigation?

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  1. I encountered some nasty bedsheets at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. It was a Diamond Suite upgrade, too. Disconcerting to think this is more widespread.

    • I think your picking on Trump due to the election, but everyone know half the time staff members don’t do as management requires of them. So shame on the media gorgeous being biased and picking on Mr Trump

      • Management has up’d the amount of rooms expected of staff to clean in an 8 hour shift.
        Dumb ass!
        I negotiate this problem all the time as a hotel shop steward

      • The question should be, Would you rather find a dirty robe in a hotel room or a cheating lying no good Dirty Politician in the white house

  2. What a joke, travel blog to influence the election. Thought I could get a break from politics on here, last time I read this blog.

  3. I’m so greatfull that the hotels are being exposed! Keep up the good work! That’s horrible that the consumer have to worried about when on vacation not getting a clean room. I’t doesn’t matter what you pay.

  4. Yes, thank you for providing this information. Its ashame that people think that its about politics and not cleanliness. What a world we live in.

  5. All hotels and motels should be clean for every guest. DAILY, when you leave for the day and the maid comes to your room the sheets, pillow cases, towels and robes if supplied should be replaced. To prevent germs and bed bugs, etc. Thats what is expected and should be.

  6. Another propaganda of dishonest people from media…..No evidence and proof again. One person said and they are publishing without any actual facts.

    • Ummm did you even read the article. It’s clear you didn’t as they certainly had proof, they performed the test themselves? I think you’re the one trying to make it propaganda, lol.

    • Your speaking the TRUTH, Bed Bugs ate me and my daughter alive at the Days Inn on So.Cumberland Street in Lebanon,Tn, told Front Desk all they was SORRY, I’M a Platinum member Wyndam Rewards so I e-mailed them they said take it with Days Inn Manager which did nothing, WYNDAM REWARDS advertised early Check-In late Check-out for Platinum members in 12 WYNDAM PROPERTIES stays never have I got a early Check-In or a late Check-out just people knocking on the door and looking through the window starting at 9:30 a.m..

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