Ready for an unfortunate surprise? A new study by Travelmath has come out exposing just how dirty hotel rooms across the country can be. The most shocking finding from the research revealed that four- and five-star hotels contain many more germs than three-star hotels.
Travelmath tested the bacteria levels in colony-forming units (CFUs), which are the number of viable bacteria cells within a sample taken from the surfaces of hotels. They sent a team to nine different hotels to gather 36 samples. The end results prove that three-star hotels have bacterial levels that are "around eight times less than a four-star hotel room and three times fewer than a five-star hotel room." Specifically these are the dirtiest surfaces in hotel rooms, ranked.
- Bathroom counter
- Remote control
Does this change the way you will look for hotels in the future? It's a surprising revelation that's sure to have us questioning the cleanliness of the rooms we pay for away from home.