Top 10 Strangest Owners On Hotel Hell

Gordon Ramsay is no stranger to bad taste. From bad food to bizarre concepts, Gordon’s
seen it all on Hotel Hell. It’s true that we never know what we’re
going to get when we tune into Hotel Hell, but some hotel owners are just downright strange. From complete snobbery, to paranoia, a total
ignorance about hygiene, an over the top love of Ferraris, and an obsession with Cher, there
have been intensely odd owners. These ten are the strangest we’ve seen on
Hotel Hell. Paranoid in Pennsylvania There are bosses, and then there are bosses. Some are great, others are just weird. The paranoid owner at the River Rock Inn was
definitely in the weird category. This owner was convinced all his guests were
out to get him. Ken left passive-aggressive notes all over
the kitchen, telling his staff to keep their hands off his stuff. Gordon was completely horrified, and confronted
Ken about the really weird notes. When Ken just didn’t get it, Gordon set
out to talk to the staff about the issue. And just like Gordon predicted, the staff
hated the notes. Even though Ken was stuck in his ways, this
was all he needed to realize his strange behavior was totally unnecessary. To top it off, Ken’s look went from dingy
to dapper. This one wasn’t too hard, all it took was
a little trust and a fancy scarf catapulting Ken from paranoid business owner to cool innkeeper. The Town’s Denial Karen Townsend runs the beautiful Town’s
Inn outside Washington DC, in a town called Harper’s Ferry in West Virginia. In a gorgeous location and in a grand old
home, you’d think Karen would keep this prime establishment in tip top shape. Think again. This place was a hygienic nightmare. Disgusting! The kitchen was so gross, Gordon couldn’t
handle it! The staff was overworked and stressed. The chef had completely had it… The worst part? Karen was so delusional, she had no idea that
any of this was a problem. Things took a turn when Gordon realized Karen’s
living situation. She seemed to think this was an amazing set
up. This made Gordon change his tune. He wasn’t mad anymore, he was worried. In the end, he still wasn’t sure Karen was
worth his time. But, he decided maybe there was hope for her. Gordon did his magic, flipping a much needed
makeover, and not just for the inn. In the end, Karen just needed a fresh start. The Monticello Intervention The Monticello Hotel is a beautiful, historic
hotel in Washington. A long-standing client base is now dwindling,
and it’s no surprise that the root of that problem comes from this truly strange owner,
Phillip. This experience was strange right from the
start. At first, it seemed like Phillip and his partner,
Ginger, were perfectly normal business owners. Then, we find out about the kitchen staff
– these chefs had so little money, they’d been forced to buy pre-boiled eggs. At the same time, Phillip owned a Rolls Royce! This logic was crazy! But when Phillip’s arrest for drunk driving
came to light, Gordon totally changed his tune. Phillip didn’t understand that he was responsible
for everything, even his own reckless behavior. On some level, he must have had a clue because
he worked the floor for Gordon. Gordon wasn’t impressed! Gordon did what he had to do, and he put on
an intervention with Phillip. At first, it didn’t work. Phillip was way too far gone. Gordon didn’t give up, though, and in the
end, Phillip came back to reality and decided to get sober. Flying High at the Applegate Some owners are totally with it and ready
to tackle any task. Others, well, it’s more of a joy ride. Take the owner of the Applegate River Lodge
in Oregon. He was really enjoying himself, maybe a little
too much. Eventually, he met Gordon, totally stoned. Right, so Richard… Okay, so… “Pa Butt” was… I guess we can say… an eccentric owner,
laid back to the extreme. Joanne is Pa Butt’s ex-wife, and it’s
unclear how she was ever married to this total hippie. Well, at least some people were happy at the
hotel. Still, by one in the morning, the party was
still going, and a lot of the guests weren’t feeling the love. This family was a million dollars in debt,
and Pa Butt wouldn’t deal with it. In the end, Pa Butt, or Richard, just wasn’t
interested in running a business, and Gordon made a wise decision. With weird Pa Butt relaxing and out of the
way, this family could now properly run a hotel. The Dream That’s a Nightmare No one ever said running a hotel is easy. It takes a long time to learn the ins and
outs of an inn. Still, the idea is to turn a profit. That wasn’t the case right now with the
Cambridge Hotel, located a short drive from New York City. The hotel is run by John and his wife Tina,
and the story of how he decided to buy the place is a little… odd. It gets weirder, and weirder. And the weirdness affected business, unfortunately. But John was too committed to see the problem. While he was involved and getting his hands
dirty, he wasn’t able to truly fulfill his role. As Gordon investigated this money pit, he
knew the real problem laid with John’s total inability to run a hotel. When Gordon forced John to back off and let
his staff do their jobs by throwing a Ladies’ Night, John took a moment to reflect, and
finally came around. In the end, it looked like the Cambridge Hotel
was finally waking from its nightmare. Meson de Cher Everyone has a dream, and if she could turn
back time, Cali would have found a way to become a professional singer. Instead, she was the owner of the New Mexico
hotel, Meson de Mesilla. She didn’t seem to understand what was required
of her hotel – a Southwest-located hotel with a Latin name that… It was pretty strange, given that… The hotel was in terrible shape, but what
Cali really cared about were her dinner performances. There were stages all over the hotel so that
Cali could sing. It was all a little out of control. That’s an understatement. What Gordon needed to do was make Cali as
crazy about her hotel, as she was about her singing. A talk with Cali could bring her back to reality. It seemed things were on the right track,
with an awesome makeover that embraced the beautiful New Mexico vibe. But, turned out Cali wasn’t quite ready
to take the plunge. So Gordon got personal with Cali in a final
effort to help her shed her crazy singing obsession. And at last, Cali got it… Cali putting the hotel first was music to
our ears. King of Juniper Hill The gorgeous Juniper Hill Inn was Windsor,
Vermont’s gem. A fancy, expensive inn, the place had a pretentious
reputation. Despite the fact that this hotel was hemorrhaging
gobs of money, this strange owner wouldn’t change anything at all. Robert started his introduction to Gordon
with a very strange admittance… Things didn’t get better when it became
obvious that Robert was being a total snob. But this obsession with being a high-class
man had gotten out of control. It should come as no surprise that this hoarder
lived in a pig pen. Unfortunately, there was no refuge with Robert’s
partner, Ari, who co-owned the place and was just as much of a snob. Robert wasn’t any better, strangely focused
on a history tour instead of dinner service. When Gordon tried to bring Robert into the
fold and actually help run the hotel, Robert couldn’t cope. So to give Robert a reality check, Gordon
got a little sneaky. And Gordon’s trick worked. Looks like Robert finally came down to earth. The
Hotel on Wheels San Diego’s Keating Hotel run by Eddie took
fun a little too far. This hotel was very red, and there were pictures
of Ferraris everywhere. From bad room service… to the funky furniture… Gordon was rearing to dig into Eddie from
the get-go. The first meeting didn’t go well – Eddie’s
vision was all based on buying a car. Gordon didn’t get it either. Eddie’s understanding of how to run a hotel
was completely out of whack. He was living on another planet, and Gordon
had to bring him back to Earth. When he finally released his grip and Gordon
put his expert touch on the hotel, the staff was overwhelmed, and so was Eddie. The Keating got a makeover, but most importantly,
Eddie got a reality check. Two for the Price of None Is two always better than one? Well, not always. At the Calumet Inn in Pipestone, Minnesota,
two sisters are not working at the caliber of even one competent person. One sister, Rina, couldn’t handle the pressure. Vanda is the other sister, and she was equally
clueless. The fact was, these two were spoiled and completely
out of their league. Rina seemed to do nothing at all. No wonder this place was a mess! Gordon staged his first intervention. Things escalated so badly, the GM quit, and
the sisters took no responsibility for the problem. When Gordon pulled the sisters aside for another
talk, he forced them to get real. So, it was time to find a way around all this. In a family discussion, the truth came out. A decision had been made, and we’d say it
was a pretty good one. Even better, someone normal returned to run
the show. With Mindy back and running the inn, and the
sisters coming back to reality, it looked like the Calumet Inn would survive after all. Beach Bum The Beachfront Inn and Inlet in Fort Pierce,
Florida was just this hotel, but the owner, Brian, was so clueless that this seemingly
perfect vacation destination was not reaching its potential. So, this looked like a classic case of cocky
owner with no idea what he was doing. But Brian wasn’t proud, he was just, well,
weird. He thought he was 34? Whatever you say. It got weirder… Like with this vending machine… thing. What’s worse? This beach hotel was short on beach towels. The problem with Brian was that he needed
to grow up. Turned out, his family was supporting his
operation. All the same, Brian never could quite wrap
his head around the whole management thing. Fed up, Gordon didn’t know what to do with
Brian. Still, he did a makeover and directed the
real issue right at Brian. But this time, the owner couldn’t get it
together, and Gordon was out! And there you have it, the strangest owners
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100 Replies to “Top 10 Strangest Owners On Hotel Hell”

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  3. Kill me says:

    The Ferrari on display looks like a Honda nsx gen 2

  4. Asa Landers-Standley says:

    tfw a channel with 176k subs gets 4k views.

  5. Kristian Hellwege says:

    Among the hotels to suffer from bad owners, Monticello is one that stands out. Phillip lost it after multiple additional DUI arrests. The hotel isn't there anymore. Juniper Hill is, but after a foreclosure. And reportedly like Philip Lovingfossils, Ari was arrested as well.

  6. Jahjen Vang says:

    Gordon Ramsays vocabulary words
    5. (sentence) Just a touch of oil
    and of course

  7. Random Guy In the Comment Section says:


  8. Random Guy In the Comment Section says:

    I wonder what would Gordon says when he comes to my room

  9. امجد امير says:

    Nice video and I like chef Gordon 👍👍💚💛💜💖💙❤🌞🌞

  10. Robbie Huggins says:

    even in the fucking episode it says “Pa Butt” stop mispronouncing things and write the script correctly you fucking morons. it’s Pa-Butt not Pubut.

  11. Anastasia P says:

    I have a question for the majority of the owners:


  12. Jason Bean says:

    It always amuses me when I see the owners who don't realize they're in the hospitality business, but are convinced they're in the entertainment business.
    Like the Cher impersonator, or the Sherlock Holmes imitator. Yes, you can combine the two. But the main focus has to be clean, comfortable accommodations, followed by delicious food. Then entertainment, however you can provide it.
    Most entertainment venues focus on hiring in acts, rather than providing the entertainment themselves. For example, Skipper's Smokehouse has been in business since 1980. The food is good; not Mechelen star, but it's not trying to be. But the entertainment is first class. In the year 2000, they won the W.C. Handy Award for being the best blues club in the USA.
    They also feature rock and roll and reggae, and some of the best bluegrass bands that ever existed have played there.
    They don't have accommodations. There are nearby hotels and motels if you don't want to drive home. They have their niche nailed down.
    A hotel that focuses on entertainment rather than accommodation makes me nervous.
    Once several years ago, my sister and I stopped in Tyler, Texas, on our way to Oklahoma City. She insisted on staying in a B&B. The place was packed to the ceiling with antiques and the owners were elderly. Each room was $100 a night.
    I wanted to stay at Motel 6 for $30 for one room. Clean, comfortable, two beds. But my goofy sister had money to spend and wanted to try something different.
    To be fair, the owners were quite nice and really needed the business. But I barely slept a wink, and the breakfast was awkward.
    The antiques were the entertainment. I was not amused. It was like "Night at the Museum" without Ben Stiller or Robin Williams.
    Tyler is a great city, though. If you get the chance, visit in the spring. They have a rose festival, and the fragrance pervades the entire town.:)

  13. cedartree 21 says:

    2:17 Almost heaven west Virginia little rich mountains Shanghai gola river life is old their older than the trees little rich mountains life is but a breeze country road take me home to the place i belong west Virginia mountains mama country roads take me home

  14. Carmine Spina says:

    My god, Richard was just a brainless, brainfused hippie

    Edit: call him PA BUTT

  15. miklos alice says:

    Those two guys ugh terrible…..

  16. Xx_i_am_jah_x X says:

    She took the kids

  17. dark Hall says:

    love to see a uk vs us and see who is worse

  18. Princessofhell says:

    "People come to work only for the tips and the paychecks" THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF WORKING

  19. Mark Zoobkoff says:

    Karen is the diarrhea Queen

  20. Mark Zoobkoff says:

    Philip is dead

  21. Forrest Robles says:

    That one creepy old owner admitted that she took a runny shit on the floor and never cleaned it up, literally right after Gordon said that the room smelled of shit 😬😬

  22. Forrest Robles says:

    How did they leave out that creepy guy who would perform a murder mystery night, dressing up like Sherlock Holmes, living in a hotel that used to be his old elementary school, with pictures of kids everywhere?! He was the hotel version of Michael Jackson! How the fuck did Watchmojo leave that guy out?! He even threatened Gordon's life at several points for fuck sake!!

  23. Emily O'Riordan says:

    The way she's pronouncing the names is killing me because it's not right

  24. Etrigan says:

    That Cher impression was awful I mean the worst I've heard. someone have the screaming shits in a bathroom stall and it sounded better than her voice So it was really bad. I remember watching that episode I had to put it on mute and I think the worst part of it was having to unmute it to listen to what Gordon Ramsay had to say.

  25. semiretired86 says:

    what about the deluded owner who thought he was Sherlock Holmes?

  26. James McGuire says:

    …….The high owner Was bad enough
    as The dictator…Jesus how did Gordan help these people

  27. Angel Singer says:

    At 2:15…that is a weird image.

  28. Angel Doemer says:

    You can never go wrong with Gordon…Love your channel!

  29. Stephanie loveCandiceDelong says:

    13:17 her fake crying make me cringe.

  30. dominick427 says:

    Gordon will try anything no matter how it smells or looks. Brave man. Lol

  31. badd dexter says:

    You’re not doing ☝🏾 thing right😩

  32. Zarni Maung says:

    You would have to be a special kind of moron for Gordon Ramsey to give up on you.

  33. Blessie Masancay says:

    Damn. Gordon Ramsay the psychiatrist.

  34. Dylan Wright says:

    almost none of these owners mentioned succeeded and they ended up having to sell

  35. Ronaye Tylor says:

    Juniper Hill FAGGOTTS! BRIAN 33? 45 IS MORE LIKE IT!!!

  36. 1000herecomesthepain says:

    Does anyone else think some of these owners play their problems up for tv so they can a free renovation for their hotel

  37. Ceebee 11 says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s pronounced “Paw butt”, not “Puhbutt”. Weirdo.

  38. Piet Visser says:

    The same stuff I saw on another video, only this one put your hopelessly bad commentary on top.

  39. Christian Bonilla says:

    Love you’re videos

  40. Rocking Rules says:

    In Karen’s hotel
    She had shited in the bed

  41. Lord Debrick says:

    My favourite was where he turned the Towns Inn and Karen around! She seems like a sweet lady too!

  42. Jessica Gilliam says:


  43. KaitoPiToo 19 says:

    First time I've seen the image of Gordon used in this thumbnail with a nose. Feels weird.

  44. Numba1 Heathen says:

    Cali DO sound like Cher!

  45. NXT_Naughty says:

    The thumbnail shows high Sosig energy

  46. kittyshayna 123 says:

    When you used the Freddie Mercury song I Wanted to hug you

  47. Shaf Civi says:

    Too much commentary again just leave the contentttttt

  48. Grapefruit Vibes says:

    The first one was actually not too bad, and it was lovely to witness the grins on the staff's faces 🙂

  49. Sam Crittenden says:

    > If I could turn back time.
    > I'd fucking run from you.

  50. Kevin Ceniceros says:

    6:09 why you shouldn't do drugs

  51. Nicole Interrupted says:

    Paw-Butt.. Your pronunciation is painful

  52. Eric Bowman says:

    Cutting in all the random shitty cgi movie clips is cringy and cheap looking as hell

  53. Emma Bristol says:

    Every video I have watched ever since I saw the movie bohemian Rhapsody has queen lol 😂

  54. Amp 22771 says:

    Youre video w 5 adds is garbage

  55. Kevin Moss says:

    Only if Gordon Ramsey had a Life Hell series lol I might get my shit together lol

  56. The MEGA Couple Black Star & Silver Moon says:

    wow. Someone Gordon was actually unable to help

  57. DropZxFuzzion says:

    I would NEVER sleep in a hotel with an owner like this Karen. I'm afraid of witches

  58. Andrew Farkas PRESENTS The Dreamscape Theory says:

    Why does the thumbnail look like she's taking a hard shit and making the sounds into the microphone

  59. Mr.Yamamoto says:

    6:05 a lay back owner. He's a fucking a hippe

  60. Adrian Alvarez says:

    Cally is my favorite solely because of what she does💀😂

  61. Lance Banana-san says:

    Wait you make a joke about if I can turn back time, but dosent play “if I can turn back time” by cher

  62. SleepyMcFroggo JR. says:



  63. Nick Jones says:

    You neglected to mention that Karen admitted to shitting on the floor.

  64. Wolves says:

    I thought the worst one was the guy who bought the school he attended as a kid, which had been converted to an inn. He ran around goofing off, running murder mystery nights, while his wife did all the work. She told Gordon she was happy in her pre-hotel life; that her husband bought the inn without consulting her, and her life subsequently became a hell. They were $1 million in the hole…To top it off, the husband just smiled and chuckled as the wife detailed her misery.

  65. Chad Duguid says:

    This is a good video and make this blue if u agree

  66. Gabriel Lockwood says:


  67. Literally_Lukey says:

    Stop with the cheesy movie clips

  68. blue diamond says:

    2:33 peridot what did i tell you about breaking into other people video!!!!

  69. Jacob Tutt says:

    2:33 lovin that Steven universe meme

  70. Bastian Larsen says:

    I feel sorry for Carrie because she's just a woman who had a dream of being a singer

  71. Alan Valschi says:

    Hello peridot

  72. Kayla Wilson says:

    I knew Pa Butt was going to be up here somewhere because he totally had this girl singing Because I Got High while laughing her butt off.

  73. Demiurge Shadow says:

    I wanna visit pa butts lodge. That place look lit a.f.

  74. Golden Life Gaming says:


  75. Deon Xeon says:


  76. Angelina Albano says:

    Wow, really though??? "Yeah, people only come into work to make tips and get their paychecks". Hahaha um….. what??? What the fuck else would somebody come into work for????? Fucking stupid.

  77. NOAH FANUCCI says:

    Just stop with the memes. You’re a good channel. The memes just interrupt your speaking.

  78. fred horsefeathers says:

    The Cambridge hotel closed 5 months after the episode aired The bank foreclosed. The building is now an assisted living residence

  79. AJ 1978 says:

    'People come to work just for their tips and for their paycheck.'
    No shit, Sherlock.

  80. Vibha Vinod says:

    Thankgod, atleast in this thumbnail Gordon doesn't have that fake blue eyes

  81. Geralt of Rivia says:

    Is that cannabis?

  82. DioSundoro says:

    No Sherlock Holmes guy?

  83. NoFakeSurMc says:

    i am not pathetic

  84. Kendolah says:

    I'm hungry, I'mma just buy a whole hotel.

  85. Zen-RPG says:

    12:50 Yeeeaaahh…
    Except no…

    Saw a video of two guys going back to places that Gordon went retaurants/hotels, and they did go to the Keating…

    They reverted all the furnitures and repainted everything in red, and the room was a disgusting mess, Oh and the restaurant was closed, so no room service anymore…

  86. Irma says:

    Bad video with those stupid moviescenes

  87. Jon W says:

    I watched the episode with the Juniper Hill Inn in it. Those two owners made me throw up in my mouth. They are sick. I hope they went out of business.

  88. GKen says:

    Nothing good ever happens in Harpers Ferry

  89. Zegman1908 says:

    4:25 Does homework work?

  90. arb Deal says:

    Robert: "I have always wanted to live with nice things"
    His wallet: Dude really? You cant afford the dollar menu.
    Appraiser of his "fine art": you dont have what you think you do.

  91. LegoFred1213 ;p says:

    the editing sucks

  92. Music Menace101 says:

    Babble top loves Gordon Ramsay almost as much as I do.

  93. Tempura Adamson says:

    The comic clips are so redundant and unfunny.

  94. Pink-Perfection says:

    It always astounds me when people mispronounce words even though they've been clearly pronounced properly for them to hear.

  95. Ninjatastisch says:

    Imagine coming to a Hotel after a stressfull week just wanting to relax, and the first thing the Owner tells you when you come in through the Entrance is: " This is our original Entrance that you just came in through, we keep that one sealed off most of the time because the snow that falls down kills people. "

  96. Ryan says:

    Stfuuu!! Show more clips and shut up! My God

  97. Ryan says:

    Babble top. I get it. You Babble on top of what we just want to watch?

  98. Alex Lawton says:

    Wish this was on amazon prime

  99. Kat R says:


  100. Balázs Ács says:

    "More than you can afford pal"

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