Rat Race

Anthony is in Atlanta to help the University Inn, near Emory College campus, keep their doors open. Despite being ideally situated, the hotel is hounded by bad reviews, outdated rooms and a possible rat problem.

From This Episode

Empress Hotel (Before)

Empress Hotel (Before)

Before Anthony and his team arrived, the rooms at the Empress Hotel were small, old and dingy.  960 1280

  

Empress Hotel (After)

Empress Hotel (After)

Now the rooms at the Empress Hotel are clean, chic and fitting for a spot in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

The Empress Hotel (Before)

The Empress Hotel (Before)

The Empress Hotel in New Orleans was marketed as a cheap option for Bourbon Street partygoers, but the lobby was outdated and unappealing. 960 1280

  

Empress Hotel (After)

Empress Hotel (After)

After the Hotel Impossible crew made changes, the lobby at the Empress Hotel is much cleaner, classier and more modern. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

The rooms at the Ocean Crest Resort in Moclips, WA, were nice but outdated. The bland walls and worn-out décor needed to go. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

After the renovation, Anthony’s team added some spunk to the guest rooms with new furniture, wall hangings and a punch of color that was sorely needed. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

This bathroom at the Ocean Crest Resort is clean but very small. The layout makes you feel as though you are in a closet. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

With a quick redesign, Anthony’s team has completely changed the feel of this bathroom. The repositioning of the door and a fresh paint job make the bathroom feel much bigger and more welcoming than it was before. 960 1280

  

Vacationland Inn

Vacationland Inn

This old, cluttered dining room needed a major renovation to update it. 960 1280

  

Vacationland Inn

Vacationland Inn

With a fresh paint job, new furniture and better floor plan, the dining room now works as one, rather than being a bunch of scattered furniture thrown together. 960 1280

  

Vaca

Vaca

This musty galley was bland and boring before Anthony and crew got their hands on it. 960 1280

  

Vacationland Inn

Vacationland Inn

With the added wall, the bar is now separate from the rest of the space, creating clear definitions for the room’s main function. 960 1280

  

960 1280

  

960 1280

  

960 1280

  

960 1280

  

960 1280

  

960 1280

  

This lofted office space was boring and rarely used before Anthony and his team came to the Guest House at Houndslake. 960 1280

  

After Anthony’s visit, the office space is more private and professional. 960 1280

  

This bland and outdated multipurpose room was having an identity crisis. Was it a breakfast nook or a banquet room? 960 1280

  

A fresh paint job and some new plants transformed this meeting space into a brighter and more inviting place for guests to use for special events. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Lobby Before

Hearthstone Lobby Before

The nondescript lobby of the Hearthstone Inn in Sydney, Nova Scotia, before renovations. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Lobby After

Hearthstone Lobby After

The newly renovated lobby of the Hearthstone Inn, featuring lots of beautiful stone detail to represent the Hearthstone Inn brand. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Guest Room Before

Hearthstone Guest Room Before

A bland and outdated guest room at the Hearthstone Inn before renovations took place. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Guest Room After

Hearthstone Guest Room After

A newly renovated guest room at the Hearthstone Inn features just the right amount of color and personality. 960 1280

  

Crookston Ballroom Before

Crookston Ballroom Before

A set of bland tables and chairs in the ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center in Crookston, MN. 960 1280

  

Crookston Ballroom After

Crookston Ballroom After

The newly renovated ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center features a fresh paint job, reupholstered chairs and classy table settings. 960 1280

  

Crookston Ballroom Before

Crookston Ballroom Before

A look at the drab original ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center, which featured folding outdoor furniture that was uncovered and dated. 960 1280

  

Crookston Ballroom After

Crookston Ballroom After

A new mix of colors and flower arrangements help update the ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center with a much classier finish. 960 1280

  

Autoport Guest Room Before

Autoport Guest Room Before

An outdated guest room at the Autoport Motel before the renovation. 960 1280

  

Autoport Guest Room After

Autoport Guest Room After

A crisp, newly renovated guest room at the Autoport Motel has fresh linens, mood lighting and modern wall décor. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

Autoport Lobby Before

Autoport Lobby Before

The lobby of the Autoport Motel in State College, PA, before the front desk's transformation from a restaurant host stand to a real hotel lobby. 960 1280

  

Autoport Lobby After

Autoport Lobby After

The Autoport Motel’s newly renovated lobby displays the hotel's rich history instead of its restaurant specials. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

Streamline Guest Room Before

Streamline Guest Room Before

The guest rooms at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL, are clean, but the window shades are deteriorating, and the décor is outdated. 960 1280

  

Streamline Guest Room After

Streamline Guest Room After

After receiving new bedspreads, headboards, window shades and paint, the guest rooms at Streamline appear to be fresh and contemporary. 960 1280

  

Streamline Bathroom Before

Streamline Bathroom Before

Major maintenance issues and an unsavory reputation continue to plague the bathrooms in the Streamline’s guest rooms. 960 1280

  

Streamline Bathroom After

Streamline Bathroom After

The guest bathrooms at Streamline have been updated with fresh paint, granite tiling in the shower and stainless-steel faucets. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lobby Before

Woodstock Lobby Before

The dark and uninviting lobby of the Woodstock Lodge in Woodstock, NY, is in major need of a more modern update. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lobby After

Woodstock Lobby After

A fresh and vibrant renovation to the lobby of the Woodstock Lodge in Woodstock, NY. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lobby Before

Woodstock Lobby Before

Guests are greeted by outdated furniture and scuffed flooring upon entering the Woodstock Inn lobby. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lobby After

Woodstock Lobby After

Newly placed chairs hang from the ceiling in the renovated lobby of the Woodstock Lodge. 960 1280

  

Glenwood Motor Inn (Before)

Glenwood Motor Inn (Before)

Although the rooms at the Glenwood Motor Inn pass the cleanliness test, the outdated decor and furniture aren?t up to Anthony's standards. 960 1280

  

Glenwood Motor Inn (After)

Glenwood Motor Inn (After)

It didn't take much, but new bedspreads and artwork transform the guest rooms from outdated to contemporary. 960 1280

  

Glenwood Motor Inn (Before)

Glenwood Motor Inn (Before)

Anthony is pleasantly surprised at how clean the exterior of the hotel is, but further inspection of the interior reveals a very small, cluttered and drab lobby. 960 1280

  

Glenwood Motor Inn (After)

Glenwood Motor Inn (After)

After designer Blanche Garcia adds new wallpaper, flooring and paneling to the front desk, the renovated lobby looks clean and modern. 960 1280

  

Vagabond Lodge (Before)

Vagabond Lodge (Before)

Anthony is in Hood River, OR, to help owner Grant Polson bring the 60-year-old, 42-room Vagabond Lodge into the 21st century. The current event space is filled with mud, broken railings, cracked paint and mountains of dirt where the stairs should be. 960 1280

  

Vagabond Lodge (After)

Vagabond Lodge (After)

Anthony enlists the help of designer Blanche Garcia to construct an outdoor event space that showcases the lodge's breathtaking natural surroundings. After adding a stone staircase, new layers of grass and new wood railings, the event space at the Vagabond Lodge is ready for their upcoming wedding season. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

University Inn (Before)

University Inn (Before)

The decor in the guest rooms are terribly outdated, and the furniture appears to be shabby and stained. 960 1280

  

University Inn (After)

University Inn (After)

With a change of color palate and new crisp bedspreads, the renovated rooms feel new and modern. The new decor creates a bright and airy atmosphere in the once drab guest room. 960 1280

  

University Inn (Before)

University Inn (Before)

The kitchenette area in the guest rooms are cramped with hardly any sense of space. 960 1280

  

University Inn (After)

University Inn (After)

The color accents incorporated into the newly remodeled kitchenette create a more spacious and inviting atmosphere. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (Before)

High Meadows Inn (Before)

Although the space is nice, the lobby at High Meadows Inn is a cluttered mess, with too much going on around the front desk and unnecessary artwork all over the walls. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (After)

High Meadows Inn (After)

After refinishing the furniture, adding new wallpaper, cleaning up the clutter and adding a proper management system, the front desk at High Meadows is fully equipped to handle any customer needs. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (Before)

High Meadows Inn (Before)

The guest rooms at High Meadows Inn are clean and well maintained, but the furniture is extremely outdated. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (After)

High Meadows Inn (After)

Mirrors replace this guest room's original 1970s artwork, while separate bed frames and new furniture are installed to give High Meadows Inn a more contemporary feel. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

After his initial walkthrough of the Solunto Mare, Anthony can't seem to understand why the hotel is struggling; that is, until he comes across the banquet room. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Anthony enlists the help of designer Casey Noble to revamp the hotel's banquet room, so that it plays up the room's exquisite views over the Mediterranean Sea. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Anthony can't seem to find the appeal of the hotel's banquet room, calling it ugly and outdated. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

With a brand new paint job, reupholstered furniture, new granite countertops and collapsable tables used for serving guests, the banquet room is now suitable to hold events. 960 1280

  

Carnival Inn (Before)

Carnival Inn (Before)

While walking the halls of the Carnival Inn in Myrtle Beach, SC, Anthony discovers paint chipping off the guest room doors, as well as the floors being stained and filthy at each entranceway. 960 1280

  

Carnival Inn (After)

Carnival Inn (After)

With bleached floors, brighter lightbulbs and a fresh coat of paint, the hallways at Carnival Inn are now clean and presentable. 960 1280

  

Carnival Inn (Before)

Carnival Inn (Before)

With paint peeling everywhere, furniture from the 1970s and rust building up on all the appliances, the guest rooms at the Carnival Inn are in major need of an upgrade. 960 1280

  

Carnival Inn (After)

Carnival Inn (After)

After replacing the "vintage" furniture with a new, modern look and repainting the walls, hotel guests can now feel clean and comfortable while lounging in style. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

A close-up look at the outdated furniture in the hotel's guest rooms before Anthony and his team get to work. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

With a much more modern look and feel, the guest rooms at the Catskills Mountain Lodge went from looking old and vintage -- not in a good way -- to looking classy and elegant. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

It appears as though the "activity room" at this Catskills lodge has been used as more of a storage closet than anything else over the last several years. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

After removing the old, broken-down ping-pong and foosball tables, Anthony and his team hooked the new game room up with multiple air hockey tables and a mini putting green. 960 1280

  

More from Travel Channel

Atlanta's Must-See Spots

In Atalanta, be sure to visit to Stone Mountain and Coca-Cola headquarters.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.