Wow, @EllenN, OK, I stand corrected! Those are some crazy experiences!
And now that I rethink it, I’ve never stayed in a Motel 6. There was a time in my life that Econolodges were my budget, but that was long ago. So I really didn’t know what I was talking about.
My point was just that I find hotels, in general, more reliable, in many ways, than airbnbs. Actually I just have had some old friends over for the evening, and they used airbnbs for their trip through Europe, and had similar experiences, and have said that they are now leaning towards using hotels again because of it. They like the concept of airbnb but not the poor quality they often found in many places. (These are young people, just for the sake of the discussion)
@Magwitch, I didn’t complain to the host about the cobwebs - but when I say cobwebs, I don’t mean a little thing you spy in the corner, I mean a huge black gob that connects all the way down to a big huge gob on the floor, which rolls all along the baseboards. Yeah, that would be my idea of ‘dirty’. But it was the mildew and hair in the shower that I found particularly sad. And the sink that was slimy and grimy. And the wood work and doors were filthy, like, chunky stuff dirty, like, boogers and more. No sheets to be found for the sofa bed. No curtains on the windows. But I do say cobwebs, to that degree, is dirty. No it won’t kill me, but while I have a few in my own home that I don’t catch, when they are 8" wide and solid black - yuck. I still gave her high marks where deserved and only said it could 'use a deep cleaning". Does that really make me picky? Maybe - I hadn’t thought so but perhaps I am. Maybe, in part, because I work so hard to keep my own listing clean.