These Hotel Commercials From The 1980s Will Have You Laughing Uncontrollably

Big hair, singing housekeepers and eye-wateringly high bikini lines are par for the course in these hilarious hotel commercials from the 1980s and 1990s. You’re going to be humming these old jingles all day.


Club Med

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“We’ll send you back a human being” ranks among the most unsettling advertizing promises of 1987. Club Med is either running a mail-order scheme for serial killers or setting the bar for customer experience real low. “All guests will definitely leave this resort 100 percent human.” Mkay, Dr. Moreau.


Days Inn

The Days Inn team really deserves recognition for the marketing masterstroke that is the tagline: “Great.” The premise of this ad is that Days Inn customers don’t want fancy extras like nice chairs, breakfast options and someone to hurl abuse at them in the hotel gym. Frankly, I don’t think “my room has too many priceless antiques” is a frequently lodged hotel complaint.


Holiday Inn

Here we have Holiday Inn staff practically goose-stepping around a hotel under the militaristic thumb of an overzealous manager. While “courtesy, promptness and a big smile” are always appreciated, this ad makes me fear that any staff member who doesn’t prostrate themselves in a show of joy at “The Unveiling” will have their rations reduced.


Mount Airy Lodge


If you’ve ever wanted to be one half of a 30-something white couple frolicking in the Poconos, the Mount Airy Casino Resort was there to help you live your best life. The ad asserts that all you have to bring is “your love of everything,” but clearly you won’t be admitted without khaki shorts and Olympic-level diving abilities.


Milford Plaza

The most laughter-inducing part of this commercial is probably the fact that you could once stay in Manhattan for $49.50 per night with breakfast, dinner and cocktails included. The Milford Plaza also appeared to think customers want their waiter to be doing jazz hands while their dinner is literally on fire.


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