One trip a few years ago took to me Pennsylvania. The HQ of the company I was working for was in State College, PA and so I spent a lot of time in and out of various airports (PIT, SCE, MDT) and at a different hotels across the state.
One trip brought me in late. Very late. I checked into the hotel and started to follow my routine like I a normally do (see my 101 Travel Hacks for the Business Traveler for my advice on adopting a routine). I also had some work I needed to get done before the next day. So, exhausted, I set my clothes out, ironed them, laid out my toiletries, pre-loaded my coffee machine, etc. — all while fighting the urge to crash.
I then fired up my laptop, sat down in my skivvies to do the last bit of work I needed to get done. After 20 minutes, the work was done. I folded the laptop and made my way to the bed.
So, like a good Marine…I suck it up. Basically, I pulled the spare blanket out of the closet and laid it over the top of bed. Then used my heavy winter coat as a blanket…and passed the heck out. I’ve slept in worse places. But it was still pretty gross.
I can’t remember if I mentioned it to the hotel staff the next day. I am sure I did. Anyway…we didn’t stay at that Hampton Inn anymore.