Bed Bugs in Hotels

Read the most recent reports of bed bug encounters in hotels & browse the bed bugs hotel list for your city.

How to Submit a Bed Bug Report?


Just follow these simple steps:

  • Find the hotel you stayed at by using the search box at the top of every page.
  • If you cannot find it, search for the city where the hotel is located.
  • Click on 'Write Report' button on the hotel or city page and complete the form.

What does a bedbug look like?


Bed bugs are little mites that are hard to see with a naked eye. They tend to be dark brown in color, and oval in shape. Sometimes, however, they can appear red after they have fed on a meal of a host's blood. They have very small wings, but they are vestigial and the bedbugs are actually unable to fly. Instead, bed bugs move about by scurrying very quickly. Due to their very small size, what you see may not actually resemble a bug. A large bedbug measures 5 mm in size (about the size of an apple seed), though younger ones are only 1 to 2 mm in size.

How to check a hotel room for bed bugs?


There are 3 main areas of a hotel room you should inspect for bed bugs. It is a good idea to bring a small, bright flashlight with you to aid in your inspection.

  • The primary spot to find them is in and around the bed. Even unseen, they can leave tiny reddish or black streaks on sheets. Take off the bedding and inspect anywhere there are niches and crevices in the bed and headboard.
  • If possible, remove the headboard and check where it mounts from. Look at the baseboard and any other crevice a bed bug can hide in.
  • A favorite hiding place is the box-spring so lift the mattress and check the corners and seams. Remember, if you find one bedbug, beware, as there are probably many more. A female bed bug lays up to 500 hundreds eggs in its lifetime.

How to Avoid Infecting your Personal Belongings with Bed Bugs?


Do not place any of your personal items on the bed before you check it or you may find yourself spreading bed bugs to your home with bed bugs. We recommend placing your luggage inside of the hotel bathtub or wrapping your luggage in plastic when not in use. Check your luggage when you check out and pay special attention to the seams on your suitcase. When you get home wash your clothes with hot water. Do not leave them in the laundry basket with your other clothes.

Learn more about Bed Bugs


  • How to check for bed bugs in a hotel room?
  • How to keep bed bugs from spreading?
  • How to prevent bed bugs from infecting your luggage?
  • How to treat bed bug bites?
  • Using a hair dryer to check a hotel room for bed bugs
  • What does a bed bug rash look like?

Raveable Hotel Bed Bug Watch

We bring you up to the minute information and reports about bed bug incidents in hotels from all over the web. If you had any recent bed bug encounters, please share it with the rest of raveable community by submitting a bed bug report. Use our search box to find the hotel you stayed at and submit your report, it is that simple.

Recent bed bug bites pictures by real travelers:



Timbers Log Motel

134 Wears Valley Road East, Pigeon Forge, 37863 TN
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-26
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“Discovered bedbugs when they started biting us at 11 pm. Called down to the desk, hotel was fully booked, so all they offered to do was change the sheets. I know that wouldn't have made a difference, so we hightailed it out of there. There were no telltale signs of BBs when we first checked the mattresses, etc (I'm paranoid and always check), so I'm guessing it's a new infestation. We saw 15-20 bedbugs total before we left. I definitely know how to spot and identify them - I had to take a 2-day workshop for work (assisted living facility) a few years back. Now I'm glad I did.”


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Eldorado Hotel Casino

345 North Virginia, Reno, 89501 NV
2 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-25
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“Me and my lady went to Reno on cinco de myao to enjoy a night on the town. We only stayed one night and headed back home because we had to return to work. We both have noticed that we have been particularly itchy as of late and that we had linear bite marks across various parts of our body. Never having had bed bugs before we had to do some research to find out what is was. Not sure if we can get compensation but it would be nice being as we need to replace our bed and couches and need to have pesticides sprayed. Not to mention the dry-cleaning bill is outrageous. ”


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La Quinta Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown

401 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204 IN
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-22
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“My fiancĂ© and I checked in to La Quinta on May 20, 2014. We had no bites, no rashes and was no itching what so ever. During the night my fiancĂ© stated that he was itching the entire night. It was not until driving back home when I started itching on my left arm. When I checked I also had bite marks on my left upper arm and my right side by my under arm. We sought medical attention due to this incidents. I hope that I did not bring them home with me. I am very disappointment, this should not have. The guest deserve better treatment than this.”


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Americas Best Value Inn - Indy Northwest

4630 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, 46254 IN
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-21
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“My boyfriend and I paid for a week at the Americas Best Value Inn on Lafayette Road . The first room he put us in had urine and feces on the wall so we moved to room 122 . We woke up up the next morning with a bed bug by our heads . Seeing that we turned the lights off and flashed a light and found many bed bugs both dead and alive . Some being on my pillow . We immediately told the manager who didn't care and was very rude . We stayed there 2 nights and wanted the money back for the 5 days we paid for and weren't going to be staying there . He fought with us for over an hour and finally gave us a small amount of our money back . ”


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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

10 E Grand Avenue, Chicago, 60611 IL
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-15
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“Stayed two nights in this Hilton brand hotel. The first morning had itching and red bumps on hands. The second morning I woke up and had NUMEROUS red marks with swelling and extreme itching. I frequently stay at both Hilton and Marriott brand properties and have never had this happen before. I will never stay at this hotel again!”


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Malibu Inn Wisconsin Dells

281 W Munroe ave, Wisconsin Dells, 53965 WI
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-12
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“Booked for 1 night, stayed for 10 minutes on the bed, got bitten on my hip. Didn't put one and one together until my 3 year old got bitten on her legs 10 minutes later. Packed my bags and drove back to Chicago. Should have complained right then and there. Whole experience was a disappointment. Don't go to Wisconsin Dells, go to your local waterpark instead.”


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Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway, New York City, 10013 NY
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-12
Date of Stay: 2014-04-01

“We stayed 6 nights and I started to scratch on the plane home, first one arm, very soon after I also scratched on one hip and the neck. The red marks matches exactly the symphoms of bed bugs. I did not know at first what it was, and wonder if I shoulld contact the hotel about this. I'll never stay there again, of course.”


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Excalibur Hotel & Casino

3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, 89109-4300 NV
4 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-09
Date of Stay: 2014-05-01

“Woke up at 4 am and saw a red bug crawling on my pillow.

I caught the bug and put it in a small plastic zip lock bag.

Took it to reception and no concern at all, so I asked for a manager. He had me fill out some forms and called the police who had me fill out more forms.

He seemed nice enough, but no offer at all for compensation. Said that they were blocking off the room. I took several pictures of the bug.

The police officer also took several picture and also of the back of my neck. He said there were at least 2 possible bite marks.

They gave me a case number and said that they might contact me in a few days after their investigation. They made me feel like a criminal for reporting it!

I am sure that they knew exactly what it was, because (from Google) it seems to be the most bed bug infested hotel in Vegas.

I would never stay there again. If this were a Hampton in or most any other hotel, the room would have been free for the night and an apology. Instead they gave me my receipt for the full price of the room.

I do not anticipate that anything will be done. They did not seem to care and went through the motions to get me on my way. I assume the "cop" was some sort of hotel security. He was nice too.

I tried to attach pictures, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. The bug was very red - probably full of my blood.

I put all my clothes in a plastic bag and sprayed it with bug spray. I then washed everything on "sanitize" with a 2 hour cycle. My luggage was sprayed inside and out along with the other contents and sealed in a bag for the night. I will put it out in the sun tomorrow if it isn't cloudy. I may just throw it away...

Also have a Dr. appointment on Monday to check on the neck bites.

I will resubmit something if the hotel responds or anything concerning from the Dr.”


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LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, 89109 NV
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-05-01
Date of Stay: 2014-04-01

“My wife and I were attacked by bed bugs at the LVH. Security says "We are not the only hotel in Las Vegas with bed bugs". Risk management says it didn't happen there. If you are foolish enough to stay there, expect bites. We paid for a room with the expectation of safety and security and were let down.”


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The Alexander All-Suite Oceanfront Resort

5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 33140 FL
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-04-15
Date of Stay: 2014-04-01

“Developed a red rash on both hands with small itchy bumps. At first I didnt think nothing of it but it got worse over days and was seen on my fiance as well. It is completely disgusting and I'm upset I wasted 1500.00 on that. Now i have to be seen at a doctor and follow up. This is ridiculous. Needs to be renovated cleaned and bombed. BE CAREFUL IF YOU STAY THERE bugs are def there! ”


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Casa Maya Cancun

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 5.5, Cancun, 77500
3 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-04-14
Date of Stay: 2014-04-01

“On the last day of my vacation I noticed red bumps in a line across the top of one arm across my back down the other arm and so on. I counted over 100 bites in total - arms, back, front legs - everywhere. I am a burning mess of red itchy bumps - I always react to bites.It may not be the result of bed bugs but my husband and I slept in a queen bed each and he has no bites.

It is the linear nature of the bites that makes me think it is bed bugs. Bed was always freshly made and I have never expected a bed before but I will now.”


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Casa Maya Cancun

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 5.5, Cancun, 77500
3 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-04-14
Date of Stay: 2014-04-01

“On the last day of my vacation I noticed red bumps in a line across the top of one arm across my back down the other arm and so on. I counted over 100 bites in total - arms, back, front legs - everywhere. I am a burning mess of red itchy bumps - I always react to bites.It may not be the result of bed bugs but my husband and I slept in a queen bed each and he has no bites.

It is the linear nature of the bites that makes me think it is bed bugs. Bed was always freshly made and I have never expected a bed before but I will now.”


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Captains Quarters Resort

901 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, 29578-2486 SC
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-27
Date of Stay: 2014-03-01

“Bedbugs in tne whole room. Staff at front desk tried to tell me it was ticks!! They tried to eat my kids!! Didn't want to refund mymoney for me not sleeping there and having a panic attack! And the manager that was supposed to see me the next morning was at lunch, then a meeting, etc.. (Yeah, Right) His name was Rafael. I packed family and stuff and left. I have been washing ever since !! I threw away a lot of stuff too. My children and I have been sick also since returning home (I guess from inadequate rest and stress.) I have pictures on my phone.”


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Super 8

725 SE Marine Dirve, Vancouver, V5X 2T9
2 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-18
Date of Stay: 2013-12-01

“I read on tripadvisor that this hotel had bed bugs, shortly after booking through expedia.ca. Expedia would not let me out of my reservation, I had to cancel and loose they money, I paid in full. I called and spoke to the hotel manager he informed me there were bedbugs in previous months but things were exterminated and dogs were brought in to sniff out the bugs.

I stayed Dec30 throu Jan 5th 2014 and I got infected with bedbugs, over my legs and body. I checked out on a Sunday and there was no manager to talk to. I was leaving that day to Mexico.

I had to have treatment in Mexico for infected bedbug bites. Injection of Benadryl for the itching as well as a blood test and pills for the infection. I still have scars left on my legs almost 3 months later from the bites. I have never received an email or an apolgy from the hotel. I am appalled at Expedia.ca for there apathy and still continuing to promote this hotel. I will never use expedia.ca again.”


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Super 8 Flagstaff Downtown NAU Conference Center

602 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, 86001 AZ
2 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-16
Date of Stay: 2014-03-01

“Found a large bed bug crawling on the bathroom door. I took it to the office where the guy behind the counter was not too suptised. He comped our room and moved us 2 doors down to 125 . Its 3am and i can't sleep. Thinking about those bugs and really don't want to take them home!!! GROSS!!! Beware”


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Motel 6 Gadsden

1600 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, 35901-5324 AL
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-14
Date of Stay: 2014-03-01

“Not only was the room filthy and dilapidated, I saw a bedbug strolling across the nightstand. Caught it and showed it to the lady at the desk who didn't seem too fazed. My replacement room wasn't any cleaner, but I didn't see any bedbugs at least. ”


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Embassy Suites Indianapolis North

3912 Vincennes Rd, Indianapolis, 46268 IN
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-09
Date of Stay: 2014-03-01

“We checked in to the hotel and fled less than an hour later.....bed bugs! I pulled back the blankets to lay down and saw a bug scamper away. We were able to catch it. We used our phones and googled images....yep the picture confirmed our creature was indeed a bed bug. I called downstairs and explained the problem. Finally someone came up. We showed him our bug and he said "yes, that is that it looks like". He went on to say we could be moved to another room. Seriously? Then he indicated that perhaps we could get a partial refund! Partial? So we packed up and went downstairs. My husband asked the group of workers just standing watching this unfold if this had happened before. One lone worker looked guilty and hung his head. One looked away. The other said a most unconvincing "no".

We left and immediately called Customer Service at Corporate Office. We had to hold the line for more than 15 minutes. It was a nightmare. Although this is not an ideal situation it could have been less unpleasant had the hotel workers been more assistive. They simply didn't care. It was as though this was not a big deal and we were boring or bothering them.

I am so grateful I had not laid down or been in that room any longer. I am now on high alert and trying to make certain my family's belongings are not contaminated.

We had stayed at this hotel a few times in the past. This time, however, will be the last time I venture to Embassy Suites. ”


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Austin Marriott South

4415 South IH-35, Austin, 78744 TX
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-08
Date of Stay: 2014-03-01

“Stayed here last weeks and two days after returning home noticed red bumps on my leg! I really hope it's not bed bug bites! Picture attached!”


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Super 8 Motel Indianapolis - NE - Castleton Area

7202 East 82nd St., Indianapolis, 46256 IN
2 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-03
Date of Stay: 2014-02-01

“We stayed 2 nights. I started seeing red welts a day after we got back home. Both people in beds got bites, the person who slept on a blow up mattress was fine”


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Best Western Ambassador Inn & Suites

610 South Frontage Road, Wisconsin Dells, 53965-9674 WI
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-02-24
Date of Stay: 2014-02-01

“Our room had two beds. My children stayed in the one closets to the window and my husband and I stayed in the one closest to the bathroom. On Sunday the day we had to check out. We both woke up with big red bumps all over our body. On our legs arms back even my husbands fingers. We definitely not be going back. ”


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Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City

1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 19107 PA
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-02-22
Date of Stay: 2014-02-01

“I checked in Feb 20th, 2014 for one night with my 11 yr old daughter and a couple of her gymnastics teammates. We were in town for a gymnastics meet at the convention center over the weekend. In the morning the girls discovered a bug on one of the beds and also used tissues between the sheets of the same bed. The fitted sheet on the pull out bed where I slept was filthy on the underside at the head of the bed. Very disgusting. In the hotels defense they responded immediately and were willing to compensate us with a free night in a room of our choice however I declined.”


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Super 8 Motel Indianapolis - NE - Castleton Area

7202 East 82nd St., Indianapolis, 46256 IN
2 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-03-03
Date of Stay: 2014-02-01

“We stayed 2 nights. I started seeing red welts a day after we got back home. Both people in beds got bites, the person who slept on a blow up mattress was fine”


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American Inn

1211 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, 64116 MO
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-02-02
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“My girlfriend and I got a room at American Inn, on the 3rd night I got bit by something on my chest and developed a huge welt. Upon inspection of the bed we found bed bugs, the front desk employee didn't seem like she was surprised or like she cared at all, she said the only thing she could do was move us to a different room, which we wanted. She offered no apology and was rude.”


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La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach

1402 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 77550 TX
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-29
Date of Stay: 2013-05-01

“Don't remember the room number but we had connecting rooms. We had come to this hotel to stay for 7 days,while my patient had surgery at UTMB hospital. The mother and I and a special needs child checked in and room smelled bad of animal urine and carpet stained we noticed something biting us that night and called office to complain of the bites which we thought were fleas since the hotel was pet friendly and the odor nothing was done and we had to see doctors when we flew home.”


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The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort

Km 12.5 Blvd Kukulcan, Cancun, 77500
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-26
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“We had a one bedroom suite and my daughter woke up bitten. The next night my husband had bites all over him.
I am afraid to bring our luggage into my house.”


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Checking for Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room

A hotel room is one of the most common places to find bedbugs. Bedbugs, while not like lice which attach themselves to people, are known to hitch rides on clothing and luggage, and a place that sees frequent travelers is particularly vulnerable.

Despite their name, bedbugs can be found most anywhere in a room where there are cracks and crevices these tiny nocturnal bugs can hide in. Bedbugs are brown or black; oval shaped and flat wingless (they actually have small wings but cannot fly) insects that range in size from the tip of a pin to a small seed when mature. Because they are nocturnal in nature they are unfortunately difficult to spot during the day.

The primary spot to find them is in and around the bed. Even unseen, they can leave tiny reddish or black streaks on sheets. It is possible that you may find the live bugs, dead bugs, bug parts, blood from smashed bugs, or bug feces which resembles pepper. After checking the top and sides of the mattress, lift the mattress and look under it with your flashlight. Take special care to check around the headboard area as well. Remember, if you find one bedbug, beware, as there are probably many more.


What to do if you find bed bugs in your hotel room?

If you should be so unlucky to find bed bugs in your hotel room, we recommend following these steps.

  • If possible attempt to capture the bed bug in a plastic bag or small container.
  • Take a photo or video of the bed bug in the hotel room.
  • Pack up your belongings, carefully checking to make sure you don't bring them along with you.
  • Leave the room with your belongings and report the issue to the hotel management.
  • Report back and warn others and report on how well the hotel handled the problem.