The Econolodge in Casper, Wyoming is by far the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed at. It was so bad, I documented it in a YouTube video:
My wife booked a night there after our visit to Yellowstone. When we arrived, there were few cars in the parking lot, but several shady looking smokers hanging around outside the small casino attached to the hotel. That was the first red flag. The sign at the front counter saying no refunds after more than a half hour from check-in was the second. The hotel advertises a pool, but the pool was empty. Third red flag. Then our key cards stopped working. Red flag number four.
After checking in, we went out for dinner. When we got back, we noticed that our AC wasn’t working. The kid at the front desk offered us a different room, but he had to check it first, because they’ve had problems with people checking into dirty rooms. The new room had a working AC, but there were no batteries for the TV remote. The kid at the front desk gave me some batteries, but it didn’t matter — the TV didn’t work. I went to complain, and the sketchy maintenance guy told me none of the TVs in the entire hotel worked.
Some other problems: the back door seemed to have been completely torn from its hinges. One large window out back was covered in plywood. Another was patched with cardboard and duck tape. The washing machine and ice machines were broken. Meanwhile,a couple of employees were getting drunk at the hotel bar.