Hotel Impossible Open or Closed

Hotel Impossible Open or Closed

Hotel Impossble is a hotel makeover reality tv show that features Anthony Melchiorri visiting hotels over the USA, identifying the issues and fixing them before relaunching the hotel.

Hotel Impossible aired from 9th April 9 2012 to 13th November 2017 on the Travel Channel.

In this post you will find a list of all the Hotels featured on Hotel Impossible episodes, whether the hotels are open or closed with further information on the hotels featured and episode recaps of the episodes.

There are also links for extra reading and links to review sites for real customer opinions on the hotels featured in Hotel Impossible.

Each season of the Hotel Impossible updates are split below with air dates and closure rates, separated by season and as an overall figure.

Click the below links to read about each hotel from Hotel Impossble and where are they now?



Hotel Impossible Season 1


13 hotels

Aired: April to August 2012

Closure Rate: 8%


Gurney's Inn is open.

The hotel underwent a renovation and was renamed as Gurney's Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa in 2015.

Reviews after the show were mixed until they renovated and since they are much improved as many complaints were of the dated rooms.

Penguin Hotel is open.

The hotel has undergone many changes and has added a restaurant and bar and continued to renovate the hotel.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for the service and location.

The Hotel New Yorker is open.

The hotel has been slightly renamed to New Yorker Boutique Hotel.

Reviews after the show are mixed with praise for the location but complaints of sleep quality and bathrooms.

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa is open.

Reviews are the show are excellent with praise for the location and atmosphere.

The Ocean Manor Resort is open.

The hotel has been slightly renamed to Ocean Manor Beach Resort.

Reviews are the show are mostly positive with customers loving the beach location but there are complaints about sleep quality.

The Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront is closed.

In 2019, the hotel was sold after being listed for $6.9 million.

Reviews after the show are mostly negative with customers complaining of the hotel being dirty in communal areas and rooms and rooms not being ready for check in.

La Jolla Cove Suites is open.

Reviews after the show are mixed with customers loving the beach location but complaining about air conditioning, parking and bathroom facilities.

Southern Oaks Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are very mixed with the rooms sizes and value for money being praised but complaints about cleanliness and sleep quality.

Fiddler's Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are mixed with praise for the location but complaints on cleanliness, air conditioning and quality of sleep.

Newport Spa and Whirlpool Suites is open.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for the restaurant and pool but some complaints about cleanliness.

Dude Rancher Lodge is open.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for the location and food but complaints about the air conditioning.

Vermont Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the location, service and cleanliness.

The Dream Inn is open.

They remodelled the entire hotel in 2017.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for the location, service and cleanliness however there are some complaints about the rooms.



Hotel Impossible Season 2


13 hotels

Aired: December 2012 to March 2013

Closure Rate: 38%


Caribe Playa Beach Resort is closed.

The hotel was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 and has not reopened as the insurance payout did not cover the damage.

Reviews after the show were mostly positive with praise for the location but there are a few complaints of bugs.

Triangle T Ranch is open.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the scenery, location, food and service.

Maui Sunseeker is closed.

The hotel continues with the renovations Anthony made.

The hotel was sold in 2016 and was reopened as Kohea Kai Resort Maui.

Reviews after the show were excellent with praise for the friendly atmosphere, cleanliness and size of rooms.

The Hotel L├ęger is open.

The hotel was sold to Doralee Rees in June 2013.

Reviews after the show are very good with praise for the atmosphere, food and service.

Glacier Bear Lodge is open.

The hotel is currently for sale as the owners wish to retire, see listing.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the location, service and food.

Telemark Resort and Convention Center is closed.

They closed in March 2013 with the owners abandoning the property and it being placed in foreclosure despite business being the best it had been in 15 years.

The resort was sold at a sheriffs sale in 2013 for $926,000.

It was resold in 2017 for $2million but as yet no major redevelopment has taken place despite many interested parties.

Reviews after the show were mostly positive although some customers said it needed further updates.

Periwinkle Inn is open.

Many of the changes made were reversed after the show.

Reviews after the show are excellent with customers loving the beach location, cleanliness and service.

The Curve Hotel is closed.

They closed in 2015 following a wrongful death lawsuit in 2014 after a customer died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The hotel was sold to new owners and reopened as V Palm Springs after a $15million renovation.

Reviews after the show were mixed with customers loving the lower price accomodation and location with others finding issues with their rooms.

Casa Verde Hotel is open.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the beach location, cleanliness and service and a few complaints about noise.

Gardenia Resort is closed.

They reopened as The Pure Oasis in February 2019.

Reviews after the show were mixed with some loving the budget hotel and friendliness of staff and others complaining of break ins and the low quality accomodation.

Alpenhof Lodge is open.

Reviews after the show are very good with praise for the beach location, service and cleanliness and a few complaints about air conditioning and accessibility.

Bromley Sun Lodge is open.

The hotel was renamed as The Lodge at Bromley.

Reviews after the show are very good with praise for the location and service but some complaints on noise and bedding issues.

The Western Riviera is open.

They slowly improved other rooms to the standard of the room renovated on the show.

Reviews after the show are very good with praise for the location, service and atmosphere but complaints about the water temperature in the bathrooms.



Hotel Impossible Season 3


12 hotels

Aired: August to November 2013

Closure Rate: 25%


Abacrombie Inn B&B is closed.

They closed in January 2015 and the hotel was bought by new owners who renamed it Biddle Street Inn.

Reviews after the show were mixed with praise for the location but complaints about the dated decor.

Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas is open.

Reviews after the show are very good with the atmosphere, service and cleanliness being praised but there are some complaints about sleep quality.

Gadsden Hotel is open.

They continued to renovate the hotel including rooms, the spa and restaurant.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the atmosphere, service and food with a few complaints on cleanliness and amenities.

Hotel Iguanazul is closed.

They closed in 2017.

Reviews after the show were mostly positive with the location and service being praised and some issues with the rooms.

Water Gap Country Club Resort is closed.

They closed in 2020 after the site was sold and plans were submitted to remove the hotel side of the business.

Reviews after the show were mixed with praise for the food, location and complaints about the size of the rooms and that they are dated.

Holbrooke Hotel is open.

The hotel was placed into escrow and sold in July 2018.

Reviews after the show are very good with praise for the atmosphere, service and food and complaints of sleep quality.

Lankford Hotel is open.

The hotel was sold after being listed for sale in December 2018 and plans have been submitted to redevelop the site.

Reviews after the show are excellent with praise for the beach location, service and food and some complaints about the beds in the rooms.

Beachfront Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are excellent with the beach location, cleanliness, sleep and service being praised.

There are a few complaints about the rooms including the dated bathrooms.

Sevilla Inn is open.

The hotel was sold to new owners in October 2017 for $1.7million.

Reviews after the show are mixed with praise for the atmosphere, location and service but also complaints about the breakfast, amenities and bathrooms.

Ritz Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are mixed with praise for the location but complaints about sleep quality and bed bugs.

Thunderbird Motel is open.

Anthony walked and did not complete the makeover of the hotel.

Reviews after the show are poor with only the location being praised whereas there are a wide range of complaints including service, cleanliness and sleep quality.

Victorian Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are good with the location and service being praised but some compaints about the rooms and bathrooms.



Hotel Impossible Season 4


13 hotels

Aired: January to June 2014

Closure Rate: 15%


Alaskan Hotel and Bar is open.

Reviews after the episode are mixed with some enjoying the nightlife and atmosphere and others complaining about sleep quality, dated decor and the communal bathrooms.

Creekside Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with mixed feedback on parking, praise for cleanliness and complaints about rude management.

Fortune Hotel is open.

Reviews are mixed with praise for the location but complaints about multiple issues including sleep quality, cleanliness, amenities and safety.

Chipman Hill Suites is open.

Reviews are excellent with a 5 score on Trip Advisor (at the time of writing) and praise for the location, decor, cleanliness and sleep quality.

Hollywood Liberty Hotel is open.

It has been renamed to Hollywood VIP Hotel.

Reviews are mixed with praise for the location but complaints on cleanliness, parking issues and safety issues.

Floridian Hotel is open.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for location, atmosphere and food but complaints about a lack of hot water and broken air conditioning.

Catskill Mountain Lodge is open.

Reviews after the episode are mixed with praise for the location, nature and pool but some complaints on sleep quality, dated rooms and customer service.

Carnival Motor Inn is closed.

The name was changed to The Waves Hotel at Myrtle Beach during the episode.

They closed after selling the hotel in Jan 2019.

Reviews after the show were mixed.

The new owners renovated the hotel and reopened as Beverley Beach House Hotel.

Hotel Solunto Mare is closed.

They closed sometime in 2016-17.

Reviews after the episode were mostly negative with complaints on rude staff, dirty rooms and unclean water with praise for the location and party atmosphere.

High Meadows Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are mostly positive with praise for the cleanliness, service and food with a few complaints about the office being closed.

University Inn at Emory is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the location, service and cleanliness but complaints about amenities and dated rooms and bathrooms.

Vagabond Lodge is open.

They renamed the lodge to Westcliff Lodge in July 2016.

Reviews after the episode are excellent with praise for the location, service, cleanliness and nature.

Glenwood Motor Lodge is open.

They renamed the lodge to Glenwood Springs Inn.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the location, cleanliness and service with some complaining of smells in their rooms.



Hotel Impossible Season 5


12 hotels

Aired: October 2014 to January 2015

Closure Rate: 17%


Streamline Hotel is open.

Reviews after the episode are positive with praise for the location, atmosphere and service.

The only complaints are due to noise from the rooftop nightclub bar.

Autoport Motel is closed.

They closed in December 2015 and sold the building as they went bankrupt.

Plans were submitted in 2020 to redevelop the site.

Woodstock Lodge is closed.

They closed in April 2015 when the lodge was sold to new owners and renamed as Selina.

The owners claimed they were going to sue the Travel Channel.

Crookston Inn & Convention Center is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the bar, service and sleep quality and negative comments are about the pool and hottub being closed and issues in the bathrooms.

Hearthstone Inn is open.

Reviews after the episode are mostly positive with customers commenting that the hotel is clean and service is good. There are negative comments on the bathrooms and parking issues.

The Inn at Houndslake is open.

Reviews are very positive with praise for the location, atmosphere and service.

Mountain View Lodge is open.

Reviews after the episode are excellent with customers loving the location, amenities, cleanliness and service.

Vacationland Inn is open.

Reviews are mostly positive about the atmosphere, location and cleanliness of the hotel.

Some customers complained of filthy rooms and bathrooms and another claimed to have items stolen from their room.

Ocean Crest Resort is open.

Reviews after Hotel Impossible are mostly positive with customers loving the food, fitness studio, pool; locaition, nightlife and amenities.

CitiGarden Hotel is open.

The hotel was renamed to Park Pointe Hotel in 2017.

Reviews are mixed since the show with praise for the location but negative comments on sleep quality and dirty and dated rooms.

Missouri Flats Inn is open.

The hotel was sold to new owners in September 2016 and reopened in May 2017.

Reviews are very mixed with some praising the clean rooms and some complaining of filthy rooms.

The location is praised but some complain of noise due to the location.

Empress Hotel is open.

Reviews are mostly negative with the location getting positive reviews but mostly complaints about cleanliness, safety and sleep quality.



Hotel Impossible Season 6


14 hotels

Aired: September to December 2015

Closure Rate: 14%


Canyon Motel & RV Park is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the staff, location and atmosphere.

Red Garter Bed and Bakery is open.

It has been renamed to The Red Garter Inn.

Reviews are mostly positive with particular praise for the breakfast, building and service.

Country Barn Motel is open.

Reviews are very poor on Trip Advisor and are very mixed on Google with complaints on sleep quality and cleanliness.

Anice Inn and Suites is temporarily closed.

They renamed the hotel to I-Drive Grand Resort and Suites.

Reviews after the episode are poor with complaints about cleanliness and issues with rooms.

The hotel was condemned in November 2020 due to a faulty fire suppression system and they were given a year to fix it.

Stratford Court Hotel is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the location, service and cleanliness.

Simmons Motel is open.

Reviews are mixed with praise for the atmosphere and location and complaints about amenities, wiFi and entertainment.

Waldorf Niagara Hotel is closed.

It was renamed to The Terrapin Inn after a name change was suggested in the episode.

The hotel was sold and became Kalika Hotel Niagara Falls.

Las Olas Resort is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the beachfront location but some visitors think that the hotel is dated.

Sea Shell Motel is closed.

It was sold and renamed to Ocean's 24 and listed for sale on Loopnet in 2020.

Reviews after the show were mixed with many loving the location but many complaining the motel was overpriced.

Capital Plaza Hotel is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the location, service and cleanliness but some complaints about some facilities and sleep quality.

Grant Hills Motel is open.

Reviews are positive with many enjoying the location and praising cleanliness, service and the pool.

Lancer Motel is open.

The City has tried to close the hotel branding it a nuisance due to various illegal activities but this failed.

As a result their licence was suspended and in 2020 the city once again tried to close the hotel due to the lack of a licence.

Reviews since the show are mostly negative with complaints about the rooms being dated, in disrepair and unclean.

Brookside Resort is open.

Reviews are mixed with most loving the location but there are complaints about the rooms being dated.

Charles Inn is open.

The bar closed after filming and the owner sold the hotel to new owners in 2015.

Reviews since the change of ownership are mostly positive with praise for the location, cleanliness and service.



Hotel Impossible Season 7


14 hotels

Aired: April to August 2016

Closure Rate: 0%


Gardner Hotel is open.

The hotel was passed from owner Joe to his daughter Stephanie shortly after the episode was filmed.

Reviews since the episode are mostly positive with compliments to the location, service and cleanliness.

Sandy Shore Motel is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the beach location but some complaints about sleep quality and loud music.

Winter Haven Suites & Conference Center is open.

Owner Mark was critical of the show after it aired claiming that some scenes were set up.

Reviews after the episode are mixed and have declined in 2020/2021 with many complaints on cleanliness issues.

Evergreen Motel is open.

Reviews are positive with customers praising the location, service and cleanliness.

Sandman Motel is open.

Reviews are positive with praise for the sleep quality, location and service.

Colonial Mountain Inn is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with praise for the cleanliness, service and pool and hot tub.

Bossier Inn & Suites is open.

Reviews are mostly negative with complaints on the rooms, cleanliness, service and more.

The Kauai Inn is open.

Reviews are mostly positive with compliments to the location, atmosphere and service.

Trade Winds Inn is open.

Reviews after the show are mixed with some loving their stay and the location and others branding it as dated and receiving poor service.

Bradford Inn is open.

Reviews are positive after the show and there are praise for the cleanliness and service.

Big Bear Motel is open.

Reviews after the show are positive with heavy praise for the location, cleanliness and service.

Posada de San Juan is open.

Reviews are positive with people loving the location, service and cleanliness.

Anchorage Lofts Hotel is open.

The hotel has been renamed to Aviator Hotel Anchorage

The hotel was sold in January 2017 and there was another change in ownership in September 2020.

Reviews are mixed with some loving their stay the location and other complaints ranging from cleanliness problems to noise complaints.

Yankee Clipper Inn is open.

Reviews are mixed with praise for the location and service but some complaints about poor maintenance and cleanliness issues.



Hotel Impossible Season 8


15 hotels

Aired: October 2016 to November 2017

Closure Rate:

Cedar Wood Inn is open.

Reviews are excellent with many loving the location, service and cleanliness.

Recreational Springs Resort is open.

Reviews are mostly positive about the location but there are many complaints on their ATV rental service.

Black Hills Ponderosa Motor Lodge is open.

The hotel has been renamed to Ponderosa Pines Inn And Cabins.

Reviews are very positive on the location and service but some complaints on sleep quality.

Clegg's Hotel is open.

Reviews are very mixed with most liking the location but complaining of sleep quality and about the bathrooms.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is open.

Reviews are very positive with praise for the location in particular the big cats.

Hooligans Lodge is closed.

The hotel was sold and reopened as Angler’s Inn Alaska.

Reviews after the episode are mixed with some complaints on cleanliness but praise for the location.

Cocca's Inn & Suites is open.

Reviews after the show complain of a smell at the hotel and housekeeping issues.

White Caps Motel is open.

Reviews after the show are mixed with praise for the location and service but complaints about sleep quality, entertainment and the bathrooms.

Greunke's First Street Inn and Restaurant is open.

Reviews after the episode are mixed with praise for the food, service and atmosphere and some complaints about the rooms.

Cape Hatteras Motel is open.

Reviews after the show are positive with praise for the beach location, service and cleanliness.

Sunrise Inn is open.

Reviews after the episode are mostly positive with praise for location and service.

Cambridge Inn is closed.

The hotel was sold in October 2016.

The hotel reopened as Delos Reyes Palm Springs and reviews are mostly positive on the location and service.

Beach 'n' Towne Motel is closed.

Reviews prior to the closure were mostly negative.

Oceana Boutique Hotel is open.

Reviews after the episode are mixed with customers loving the location and atmosphere but there are complaints about cleanliness and sleep quality.

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark is closed.

The hotel was sold to a new owner in September 2018.

The hotel closed in March 2019 for renovations and the hotel was condemned in June 2019 after the city inspected the site.


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