Travel information website TripAdvisor.com releases every year a list of the Top 10 dirtiest hotels in America. The list is culled from reviews written by real travelers.
The full list will be released Tuesday, but "Good Morning America" has an exclusive preview of the top three hotels today:
1. Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center -- Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
TripAdvisor Average Daily Rate: $49 to $334
Average Rate (via hotel site): $49.77
A TripAdvisor member complained about getting "bug bites on my arms and legs."
The hotel told us that it is under new management and is working to restore the hotel to its former glory.
To read an updated statement from Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center, CLICK HERE.
2. Jack London Inn -- Oakland, Calif.
TripAdvisor Average Daily Rate: $44 to $101
Average Daily Rate (via hotel site): $45
A member wrote, "The rooms displayed a level of filth and discomfort that mere neglect could never produce."
The Jack London Inn did not immediately respond to our request for comment. In a statement issued after the broadcast, the hotel's general manager called the review a "gross exaggeration" by "anonymous disgruntled guests." He said that the hotel is undergoing "a detailed renovation."
To read a statement from the Jack London Inn, click HERE.
3. Desert Inn Resort -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
TripAdvisor Average Daily Rate: $66 to $189
Average Daily Rate (via hotel site): $49
A member noted that "the ceiling was peeling, the walls were cracked, there were cigarette burns throughout the room."
The Desert Inn said it believed the listing was "unjust," that it has a "great staff and facility" and more than 70 percent of its guests are repeat or referral guests.
To read a statement from Desert Inn Resort, click HERE.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 list of the dirtiest hotels in America is based on traveler ratings for cleanliness on the website.
The list is based on candid traveler feedback specifically rating the category of hotel cleanliness from 1 to 5 (1 being lowest, 5 highest) in the hotel review form on the site. The top 10 dirtiest hotels in the United States had the lowest cleanliness ratings on TripAdvisor.
Click HERE to read more about how TripAdvisor's traveler ratings are collected.
TripAdvisor offers the following check in-tips:
You should never, ever use the duvet that's on the bed. Take that off the bed right away.
Start with the bed, upholstered furniture and carpet and look for stains. If they are heavily stained, that tells you something about the hotel's housekeeping and cleaning staff. This is obvious dirt and they're not even trying to hide it.
You should also pull back the sheets and check the mattress edges for evidence of bed bugs. You can bet that if they're on the bed, they're on the chairs, in the blankets and other surfaces. Changing rooms will not help: bed bugs in one room usually means they are in all of the rooms.
Go into the bathroom. A quick look at the tub, sink and toilet will tell you if they are clean.