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:



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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Clarion Inn

124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, 37863 TN
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-26
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“Noticed something moving under the mattress cover which was zip tied to the bed. My husband ripped the zip tie off and when we pulled the cover back there was an adult sized bed bug crawling around. I had him run to the bathroom to grab some tissue paper which I used to pick it up and put it in a cup. We took it downstairs to the front desk. The gentleman looked it up on the computer to confirm that it was indeed a bed bug & wanted to give us a "top of the line" room but we insisted on getting our money back & changed hotels. ”


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Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Airport

2901 Airport Drive, Columbus, 43219 OH
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-21
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“Woke up to the critter crawling across the sheets...good chance they were there all night,...ugh!”


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Ramada Inn International Drive Orlando

6500 International Drive, Orlando, 32819-8218 FL
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-20
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“My husband travels often and when the kids and I can get away we come along to make use of the room since he is working. We checked into Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on 1/17/14 and stayed for 2 nights. We were in room 305 and immediately noticed ants crawling around the coffee pot and microwave area. We notified the front desk and they moved us to room 308

When we awoke on 1/19/14 our 10 year old daughter kept saying she was itchy. My husband inspected under the light and found numerous bites up and down the front and back of both her arms and a few on her legs.

I went straight for the bed to inspect the mattress, I threw back the pillow and began removing the sheets at the corner of the bed. Low and behold as I began inspecting my husband saw one on the pillow I had just flipped over. He took my daughter and the pillow to the front desk where they took a picture of her arms and immediately comped our room.

As I prepped to leave I continued to inspect and found several including one "baby" on the bed my children slept in. The desk had said they would be sendng someone to the room to inspect and no one ever came.

I have included 3 pictures in this posting because it is all that it will allow. We have a lot. This is very disgusting and I am only posting this to make other potential guests aware of what they could encounter here. The hotel was responsive in regards to this issue but will always question if they actually do anything with the information or simply rebook the room. Be warned. ”


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Hampton Inn - St Louis Downtown at The Gateway Arch

333 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, 63102 MO
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-15
Date of Stay: 2013-09-01

“The staff is nice, the price was great but we got a little something extra that we didn’t want!! Bed bugs!! On Sep 7, 8, 9 we visited STL to go to my sons god fathers very first rams game, he plays. and this hotel was convenient right across from the stadium, so we decided to stay at this hotel because they offered us a great walk away price.. Now I’m wishing I would have just walked away! The first night there we noticed something kept biting us, we kept getting these little bites all weekend, we figured it was a mosquito in the room; we didn’t think anything of it... Since the weather was so nice we thought there may still be some out.
We return home to our brand new town house days later, about a week later and we continue to get bit by the same thing from the hotel. At this point we figure out its no mosquitos, I got bit again on my leg several times my leg is swollen by this point, I go to the doctor to get treatment on my leg it’s so swollen from scratching, and we call an exterminator after looking up what the bites look like and they diagnosed us with a small case of bed bugs. They asked us where we had been recently traveling since our town house is brand new and we are very clean people. We stated this hotel was the only place and they said did we sit our bags on the floor? We said yes they said sorry to say but you brought bed bugs back with you.
We are furious and appalled that this hotel has now given our brand new town house bed bugs that are extremely hard to get rid of. We contacted them after we figured the situation out, and the GM, Lori basically called me a liar, Lori stated she can assure me they don’t have them but they come out 12-5am I’m sure Lori isn’t in the room at this time then she also told me bed bugs don’t have to be in the bed they can be in walls, tell me how she can see inside the walls. And she stated they have never had them before which sounds great but is a lie the hotel was reopened in 1969 and remodeled in 2009 this is the perfect hotel if they have never experienced one bed bug out of all those years. Then also stated no one else has complained about them since we left that doesn’t mean you don’t have them that just means people don’t know if they have them yet or may be too afraid to speak up. It’s no way to prove they gave us bed bugs. But it’s no coincidence that the same bites we never experienced in the hotel and several weeks later at the hotel matchup.


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Quality Inn Historic

1111 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Saint Augustine, 32084 FL
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-03
Date of Stay: 2014-01-01

“We didn't stay, I checked the beds first and found live bug moving around. So disgusted. They said they had no reports, but it looks like they did”


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Fairfield Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront

1901 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451 VA
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-02
Date of Stay: 2013-01-01

“My girlfriend was itching terrible got up tool shower had bites on neck and shoulder region ”


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Princess Royale Resort

Oceanfront at 91st St., Ocean City, 21842 MD
3 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2014-01-01
Date of Stay: 2013-12-01

“I stayed here with My family for what I thought was a nice 3 day trip ending New Years day. We had to leave one night early because my four year old daughter found a "nest" of bed bugs in between the bed frame and matress on the bottom when she dropped her Barbie. So then my wife went nuts on me and forced us to leave at 3pm today. We got home a little while ago and just wanted to warn others that these guys denied they were bed bugs when I complained asking for refund trailing behind to screaming mad women. THANK YOU MANAGEMENT AT THE PRINCESS ROYALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did a search and found this site so I decided to give my fair warning. This place must be managed by blind folks. Oh yeah and every post on here seems accurate from what we went through. Right down to the management refusing to give refunds. It's obvious trip advisor is censoring reports as I only found six that had mention of bed bugs and I had to dig hard as hell just now to find them.”


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Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, 94103 CA
4 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2013-12-27
Date of Stay: 2013-11-01

“My daughter and I stayed at Hotel Whitcomb in Nov 2013. Within an hour of being in bed I was itching and I actually witnessed a bed bug. Upon complaint to Night Manager, we were moved to a smaller room on other side of hotel. Manager was apologetic and admitted they have had a problem in recent times. Explained it can happen anywhere. My daughter is a doctor and noticed numerous welts on my body. checked out the following day and even limo driver had heard of their bed bug problem. ANNOYED with EXPEDIA who didn't help in this situation. Don't recommend Hotel Whitcomb or EXPEDIA!”


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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, 34746 FL
3 recent bed bug reports
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2013-12-23
Date of Stay: 2012-12-01

“Upon arrival in our room I always check everything. As soon as I checked the bed... a Bedbug. Called the front desk. Security arrived promptly and collected the bug. Management took close to 1 1/2 hours to send us to a new room and we had a small toddler with us and waited in the hallway, not fun. When management was informed she insisted it I brought the bug with me. Insulted, I asked for compensation for the hard ache and exposure to bedbugs we endured. She gave me corporates phone number and told me she was not allowed to issue any refunds, but corporate would give us our refund. With that, when I got home I called the phone number and played the" up the chain of command game" for 6hours eventually ending at "Mr. Marriott's office". The women I spoke to at that office was the most unprofessional and cold woman I have ever been in contact with. She stated I was misinformed. I proceeded to tell her that the management is obviously misinformed on Marriott's Policy and further training was needed in customer service and management. I will NEVER stay at a MARRIOTT HOTEL EVER AGAIN.”


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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Junction

625 Rae Lynn Street, Grand Junction, 81505 CO
1 recent bed bug report
Submitted by "Raveable User" on 2013-12-19
Date of Stay: 2013-08-01

“My husband and coworkers stayed here for a company function. The rooms were paid for by the company. After the stay we discovered bed bugs along with every single coworker who stayed there. They work underground mining so their work environment is not what is contaminated. On addition, the pest control person said he had treated this hotel for bed bugs. ”


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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.