I decided that it wasn’t worth it, and left.
Unfortunately for me, I booked my vacation around the same time as a big car race that everyone was anticipating, and because of that most of the hotels were booked! I drove around for probably 2 hours, looking for a hotel. It was 3:00 am, and I was dead tired. I had already driven for close to 5 hours, not including the two hours I spent driving around looking for a hotel. I thought that I had finally lucked out when I found a hotel with one room open, so I immediately booked it. I drove there and checked into my room, and that’s when I saw probably the grossest hotel room I had ever seen. This room was covered with mysterious stains and had a weird smell around it as well. I tried the air conditioning system, but that only made the smell so much worse! Obviously the smell was coming from the A/C unit, and even when I tried turning it off, the smell lingered. I pulled back the covers on the bed, and they had quite a few stains as well. I decided that it wasn’t worth it, and left. I got back in my car and reclined the seat back. I turned the ice cold air conditioning in my car on, and prepared for sleep. Sleep did not come easily, but I must have dozed off a few times, because I remember checking the clock at 4:30, and the next thing I knew it was 7:00 am. Some people were checking out early, which allowed me to finally get a much better room at a nice hotel.