Planning a vacation is synonymous to deciding which hotel to stay in.

We imagine hotels to be luxurious islands where we are treated like kings and queens. Sleeping on the most comfortable beds, getting breakfast in bed, service at our call 24×7, and a chauffeur to drive you around.

The truth is hotel rooms are not as glitzy and clean as they seem, even if they seem so. While most hotels are perfectly lovely, there’s only so much that can be done in rooms where literally hundreds of people sleep, shower, and do… who knows what else.

Hotels sometimes have a powerful influence. Crazy things can happen in and around hotels, some of which you probably never even considered.

1. Room service does not change the bed sheets every day – they just fluff them so that you think that they changed it. If it has a visible stain, it’s washed. If it looks relatively clean, they just let it be. Also, the flat sheet – the sheet of cloth that covers the blanket is almost never washed!

2. The coverlet – the sheet that covers the bed sheet – NEVER TOUCH THAT! That has probably never been washed. But in their defense, coverlets are not meant to be used as a blanket or as a cover.

3. The towels are also not washed every day. They are just ironed and then sprayed with room freshener to make them look and smell nice. So, when you get a “clean and dry” towel, it might not have been washed, even after being used once. Remember, laundry is expensive, and it seems like this tactic is just cost-cutting to make more money.