Girlfriends in town for Coachella end up with a motel room full of bed bugs: report

Several girlfriends in town for Coachella had to sleep in their car after they say they discovered their motel room was full of bed bugs.

Lillian Almario told NBC 4 that she and a group of friends booked a room at a Palm Springs Motel 6 (the report did not say which one, specifically) and discovered the unwanted critters immediately.

β€œThe very first night we woke up with bites,” Almario told the TV station. She also provided pictures.

Almario and her friends requested a different room but the motel was full so instead they issued a full refund for $790.

Motel 6 issued a statement to NBC 4:

β€œOur staff works diligently to check for signs of bed bugs regularly. As soon as we are made aware of a suspicion of bed bugs in a specific area…the area remains secured until the professional exterminators clear it for use.”

The report follows an investigation of the TV station on the cleanliness of a couple of Coachella Valley hotels that might give you pause next time you stay in a hotel.


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