When you bed down in a luxury hotel one of the best parts is the huge fluffy white bed, but it might actually be dirtier than you think.
American TV show Inside Edition investigated some of New York’s plushest hotels and revealed you might not always be getting clean bed sheets.
The team put nine Manhattan hotels to the test by checking into a room, performing a sneaky test, checking out and then retuing to the exact same suite the next day.
Although any guest would expect to have a freshly-washed bed spread, unfortunately the reporters discovered a much more grim reality.
Then they left the bed looking as though it had been slept in for the night. The next evening they retued to see if the secret note was still on the linen.
Inside Edition named and shamed the three hotels who hadn’t changed the sheets – which was obvious because the message was still on the bedding the team retued.
The offending hotels were The Candlewood Inn and Suites, La Quinta Inn and Suites near Central Park and Marriott Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square.
At the Marriott, the team had also spray painted the pillows and top sheet to see how far their cleanliness went.
It tued out that the top sheet remained soiled but the pillow cases had been washed and changed.
The show’s investigator Ann Mercogliano said: "This is absolutely disgusting.
"The next time you stay at a hotel, you might want to bring your own sheets."
Reporters also confronted each hotel about their housekeeping standards.
The manager of the Marriott hotel said: "We make it a custom to change every checked out room sheet. However I do not know what happened in this situation."
While the manager of The Candlewood Inn and Suites replied: "I expect the sheets to be changed every day – that is a policy of our property."
At La Quinta Inn & Suites, the manager added: "There are no words for me to say – we expect our housekeepers to change the sheets."
Inside Edition revealed their investigation left a lasting impact on the chains.
They added: "The Marriott Corporation apologised and all of the hotels told us they take great pride in the high standards of cleanliness throughout their hotels, and that they take this issue very seriously, saying that they have taken immediate action to ensure this doesn't happen again."