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. 

Photos

Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat, AK

Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat, AK

The Glacier Bear Lodge is a great place to lodge and dine all year round. With big TVs, a full bar and excellent Alaskan cuisine, Glacier Bear is sure to be a fun and delicious stop on your journey through Alaska. 960 1280

  

Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat, AK

Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat, AK

Anthony is not happy with what he sees on the walls of Glacier Bear Lodge as he walks into the property. 960 1280

  

Glacier Bear Lodge's Fish Gutter

Glacier Bear Lodge's Fish Gutter

Anthony talks to Glacier Bear Lodge's fish gutter about the dangers of leaving fish guts in an open container. 960 1280

  

The Decor at Glacier Bear lodge

The Decor at Glacier Bear lodge

Anthony comments on the decor at the Glacier Bear lodge. 960 1280

  

Tara Lano of Liberty Travel

Tara Lano of Liberty Travel

Anthony introduces the owners to travel agent Tara Lano of Liberty Travel. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Craig Morgan

Anthony and Craig Morgan

Anthony and Craig Morgan wait on the crew to join them on the boat before setting sail down the creek. 960 1280

  

Fat Grandma's in Yakutat, AK

Fat Grandma's in Yakutat, AK

Anthony stops by Fat Grandma's, a local coffee shop in Yakutat, AK. 960 1280

  

Going on a Fishing Excursion

Going on a Fishing Excursion

Anthony meets up with his friend, Craig Morgan, before they head out on a fishing excursion. 960 1280

  

Glacier Bear Lodge Dogs

Glacier Bear Lodge Dogs

Anthony is greeted by the resident dogs at the Glacier Bear Lodge. 960 1280

  

he owners of the Glacier Bear Lodge

he owners of the Glacier Bear Lodge

The owners of the Glacier Bear Lodge pose for the camera. 960 1280

  

Room Before Renovation Begins

Room Before Renovation Begins

A look at one of the rooms before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Having a Few Drinks

Having a Few Drinks

Anthony has a few drinks with the owners of the property. 960 1280

  

Anthony Meets With the Locals

Anthony Meets With the Locals

Anthony meets with Yakutat locals to learn more about the town. 960 1280

  

The New Mud Room

The New Mud Room

Anthony prepares to show the owner of the Glacier Bear Lodge the property’s new mud room. 960 1280

  

Putting on Waders

Putting on Waders

Craig Morgan explains to Anthony how to put on waders. The waterproof gear is used while fishing in order to keep your clothing dry. 960 1280

  

Water Gap Country Club in Pennsylvania

Water Gap Country Club in Pennsylvania

Anthony arrives at the 24-room Water Gap Country Club that boasts a PGA golf course with a notable past, but the owners, Sean and Julie Lyons, are new to the hotel business. 960 1280

  

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

The camera crew gets a picture of the front porch at the Water Gap. 960 1280

  

The Lobby

The Lobby

Anthony takes a look at the lobby before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Cluttered Desk

Cluttered Desk

As you can see, the front desk is extremely cluttered and poorly organized. 960 1280

  

Hotel Phone Booth

Hotel Phone Booth

Anthony looks towards the camera before popping into the hotel’s phone booth. 960 1280

  

Old Bedding

Old Bedding

Old bedding, dirty carpets and a hole in the wall where the AC goes are just a few of the issues Anthony finds on his initial walkthrough. 960 1280

  

Anthony is Disgusted

Anthony is Disgusted

Anthony is disgusted by the condition of the front desk at the Water Gap Country Club in Pennsylvania, so he decides to rip it down! 960 1280

  

Tammy Ems and Chelby Nermoe

Tammy Ems and Chelby Nermoe

Anthony speaks with Tammy Ems and Chelby Nermoe during a staff meeting. 960 1280

  

Golf Pro Dustin McCormick

Golf Pro Dustin McCormick

Anthony chats with the hotel’s golf course director, Dustin McCormick. 960 1280

  

Food Tasting

Food Tasting

Anthony and hotel owner Sean Lyons do a quick food tasting with chef Bob Buarotti. 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri and Alison Victoria

Anthony Melchiorri and Alison Victoria

Anthony Melchiorri and interior designer Alison Victoria pose in front of the Floridian Hotel in Homestead, FL. 960 1280

  

Discussing His Issues

Discussing His Issues

Anthony discusses some of the issues he's come across during his initial walkthrough at the Floridian. 960 1280

  

Lobby Waiting Area Before Renovation

Lobby Waiting Area Before Renovation

The waiting area of the lobby contains old, drab looking furniture that is in major need of an upgrade. 960 1280

  

Front Desk Before Renovation

Front Desk Before Renovation

Although the front desk in the lobby is in good condition, Anthony feels that it doesn't really convey the look he's going for. 960 1280

  

Lobby Before Renovation

Lobby Before Renovation

An overall view of the lobby before Alison and her team begin their renovations. 960 1280

  

Stack of Old Mattresses

Stack of Old Mattresses

Anthony climbs aboard a stack of old mattresses inside the Groh brothers’ warehouse. 960 1280

  

Hoarding in the Banquet Hall

Hoarding in the Banquet Hall

Used as more of a storage facility than as a banquet hall, Anthony goes through all the junk that has piled up over the last year. 960 1280

  

Displeased With the Quality

Displeased With the Quality

Anthony appears to be displeased with the quality of equipment the hotel cleaning staff has been using. 960 1280

  

Clearing His Head

Clearing His Head

Looking to clear his head, Anthony takes a quick break after inspecting his guest room at the Floridian. 960 1280

  

The Hot List

Explore America’s most stunning scenery.
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Stay updated on the latest travel tips and trends.
Follow Us Everywhere

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