Hotel High has named San Francisco’s Heritage Marina Hotel as this year’s dirtiest hotel in the United States.  The site ranked the 10 dirtiest hotels based on customer reviews.  The Heritage Marina Hotel was most often ranked as “dirty”, followed by the Days Inn Eureka/Six Flags in Missouri, Super 8 Virginia Beach/At the Ocean in Virginia, and the Quality Inn of Stroudsburg, Pa.

Rounding out the top 10 were New York City’s New York Inn, the Parisian Hotel & Suites of Miami Beach, Fla., the Capistrano Seaside Inn of Capistrano Beach, Calif., the Desert Lodge of Palm Springs, Calif., and the Continental Oceanfront Hotel South Beach of Miami Beach, Fla.

At the other end of the spectrum, has come up with a list of the top 10 high-tech hotels.  Here’s their ranking: 1.) Helix Hotel, Abu Dhabi 2.) Hotel Sax, Chicago   3.) Hotel 1000, Seattle   4.) The Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo   5.) Blow Up Hall, Poznan, Poland    6.) The Upper House, Hong Kong    7.) Mama Shelter, Paris    8.) Montage, Beverly Hills   9.) Element Hotels, across the United States    10.) Pod Hotel, New York City

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • A US Airways Express commuter flight from New York to Louisville was diverted to Philadelphia yesterday after an Orthodox Jewish teen started his weekday morning prayer and was mistaken for a potential terrorist by a flight attendant.  The 17-year-old and his 16-year-old sister were removed from the flight and questioned.  The two were later allowed to resume their flight to visit their grandmother in Louisville.  Meshuga!
  • Earlier today, the European Union and the United States announced that they have agreed to increase screening of airport passengers, on-board security and data sharing.  Yep, when it comes to air travel security, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!