Hotel Impossible: The Best Makeovers from Season 6

Beyond safety issues and outright grime, these hotels needed some serious updating and design love. See some of the incredible transformations Anthony Melchiorri and his team bring to these neglected guest rooms, lobbies and more. 

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Opening Goods
Opening Goods

Opening Goods

Anthony and the owners of the Tradewinds Motor Lodge open goods donated by American Hotel Register, a top supplier of hotel products. 960 1280

  

Seaside Heights Beach

Seaside Heights Beach

A view of the beach in Seaside Heights, NJ. 960 1280

  

Charlroy Motel Owners

Charlroy Motel Owners

Anthony meets with the owners of the Charlroy Motel to discuss their experience of Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

  

Guest Room Before Renovation

Guest Room Before Renovation

A “before” shot of a guest bedroom at the Charlroy Motel in New Jersey. 960 1280

  

Palm Villa Pool Before Renovation

Palm Villa Pool Before Renovation

A “before” shot of the pool before renovation begins at the Palm Villa Suites. 960 1280

  

Unloading the Truck

Unloading the Truck

Anthony helps American Hotel Register unload their truck at the Tradewinds Motor Lodge. 960 1280

  

Opening the Inventory

Opening the Inventory

Anthony helps the owners of the Tradewinds Motor Lodge open their new inventory from American Hotel Register. 960 1280

  

Local Firemen

Local Firemen

Anthony meets with the local firemen that were on the scene in Seaside Park, NJ, during Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Lifeguard Joe

Anthony and Lifeguard Joe

Anthony and lifeguard Joe make plans to restore Baby Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ. 960 1280

  

Pumping Up the Crowd

Pumping Up the Crowd

Anthony and Blanche pump up the crowd before revealing the newly renovated Baby Beach. 960 1280

  

Flash Mob

Flash Mob

Anthony joins a flash mob of dancers at Baby Beach. 960 1280

  

Renovating the Pool Deck

Renovating the Pool Deck

Anthony speaks to designer Tenecia Harris and builder Matt Muenster about renovating the pool deck at the Palm Villa Suites. 960 1280

  

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Victorian Inn

Victorian Inn

Anthony arrives at the 92-room Victorian Inn in Sparks, NV, just 10 minutes east of Reno. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Marilyn

Anthony and Marilyn

Anthony discusses ways he can improve the Victorian Inn with the hotel’s owner, Marilyn Fink. 960 1280

  

Lobby Before Renovation

Lobby Before Renovation

A quick look at the lobby before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Bedroom Before Renovation

Bedroom Before Renovation

Anthony inspects one of the guest bedrooms at the Inn before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Casey Noble

Anthony and Casey Noble

Anthony and interior designer, Casey Noble, make a plan for renovating the guest room. 960 1280

  

Evaluating the Space

Evaluating the Space

Anthony and Casey evaluate what parts of the hotel are going to need the biggest updates. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Angela

Anthony and Angela

Anthony learns more about the Victorian Inn from the owner's daughter, Angela. 960 1280

  

Best in the West Cook Off

Best in the West Cook Off

Anthony and Marilyn go to the town’s Best in the West Rib Cook-Off. 960 1280

  

Anthony Competes

Anthony Competes

Anthony makes his best attempt at competing against professional eaters in the Best in the West rib-eating competition. 960 1280

  

Total Rib Count

Total Rib Count

Anthony's total rib count after the competition. 960 1280

  

Before the Reveal

Before the Reveal

Before bringing the owners into their brand-new guest room, Anthony lets them know that turning the hotel around is going to take a lot of hard work. 960 1280

  

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Virginia and Nancy bump fists after looking over the month's occupancy rates for the Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT. 960 1280

  

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Anthony's brand was framed and put on display for all to see at the Dude Rancher Lodge. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

A look at the all-new spa center at the Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

One of the owners of the Purple Orchid Inn, Derek, talks to hotel guests during the daily Gathering Table event. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

A look at some of the food and refreshments available at the Purple Orchid's Gathering Table. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Rhiannon and Erin look over the Purple Orchid Inn's spa schedule. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites owner Krista Baroudi gives us an exclusive interview on how her California property has been holding up since Anthony's visit. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

A newly-renovated room at La Jolla Cove Suites in La Jolla, CA. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

Another look at a newly-renovated room at La Jolla Cove Suites. 960 1280

  

New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL

New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL

Shirley works on adding more corporate accounts while sitting at the front desk of the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A newly-renovated room at the Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A newly-renovated bathroom at the Ocean Manor Resort. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Samantha shows Collin proper procedure at the Ocean Manor valet stand. 960 1280

  

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The renovated pool area at The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL. 960 1280

  

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn's general manager Jody works tirelessly on the staff schedule. 960 1280

  

Hotel Iguanazul in Costa Rica

Hotel Iguanazul in Costa Rica

Upon his arrival, Anthony inspects the grounds at the Hotel Iguanazul in Costa Rica. 960 1280

  

Lobby Before Renovation

Lobby Before Renovation

The camera crew takes a photo of the lobby before renovation. 960 1280

  

Anthony Confronts David

Anthony Confronts David

Anthony confronts David, the owner of Hotel Iguanazul, about how poorly his beachfront property is maintained. 960 1280

  

Pool Before Renovation

Pool Before Renovation

The camera crew snaps a picture of the pool deck before Anthony and his team begin their renovation. 960 1280

  

Guest Room Before Renovation

Guest Room Before Renovation

Anthony gives the viewers an idea of what the hotel guest rooms look like before renovation takes place. 960 1280

  

The View

The View

Anthony forgets all about the poor condition of the hammock when he gets a glimpse of the amazing views at the Iguanazul. 960 1280

  

Testing the Staff

Testing the Staff

Anthony tests the food and beverage servers at the Hotel Iguanazul. 960 1280

  

Anthills on the Property

Anthills on the Property

Anthony can't believe the number of anthills on the property. 960 1280

  

Walking the Property

Walking the Property

Anthony walks the Iguanazul property with a representative from Control Ecologico to evaluate the hotel's ant problems. 960 1280

  

Discussing the Problems

Discussing the Problems

Roberto, the general manager, and Anthony discuss the problems with the Iguanazul staff and the potential solutions. 960 1280

  

Rallying the Staff

Rallying the Staff

Anthony and Roberto rally the staff after a productive meeting. 960 1280

  

Walking on the Beach

Walking on the Beach

Anthony takes David, the owner of the Hotel Iguanazul, to the beach to figure out their next steps. 960 1280

  

How Did it Get so Bad?

How Did it Get so Bad?

Anthony tries to determine how the owner of the Hotel Iguanazul could have let his property get this bad. 960 1280

  

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