Ok, This Might Really Be the Worst Hotel in the World
Not shown: the meth lab that can be setup in the kitchen and the kiddie porn accessed on the laptop.
We often see hotel reviews, blog postings, listicles and other internet stories that declare a hotel to be the worst in the world but this Value Place Hotel in Arnold, Missouri might truly be the worst of them all.
The city of Arnold, which is just outside of St. Louis, recently forced a closure of the hotel because the police department received over 200 calls in just 22 months to the hotel. Putting that even more into perspective, the hotel itself has only been open for 23 months.
The City said the Jefferson County Sheriff's Drug Task Force, the DEA and the FBI responded to drug overdoses, prostitution, child pornography, stealing, assault, drug sales, drug manufacturing, rape, burglary and other felonious actions at the hotel at 888 Arnold Commons Drive.
Wow. Finally, something that makes bedbugs seem like cuddly creatures.
The extended-stay hotel only charged guests $199 a week to stay there, about $30 a night, making it a Value Place indeed. But the hotel's website shows no sign of the danger that awaited guests.
The website only show a generic rendering of a Value Place Hotel as the exterior shot. This is the same rendering they use on every Value Place Hotel's website and it looks like a nice quaint place to shack up for a while. Same goes for the room photos. These are all the same across the Value Place website. While certainly not design-forward, they look like clean spaces for a budget stay.
Then again, we probably can't blame a hotel for not wanting to post pics of the meth labs that are set up in their guestrooms. Still after this hellish hotel's closure, Value Place may want to rethink their slogan, "So clean, you have to see it to believe it." Ummm....