Ever wondered just how clean your hotel room really was? It's probably better if you don't think about it. According to a recent piece on Concierge, it appears that most hotel rooms are a lot grosser than we'd like. They evaluated three tiers of hotels from five-star to economy accommodation and found that they were all pretty filthy. E. Coli was found pretty much everywhere including the ice buckets, telephone and alarm clocks. In the economy rooms it wasn't just E. Coli but fecal matter that was found on the desk chair and the bedroom floor. Fear not, while this is pretty gross it's not that harmful-
For the sake of comparison, the average hotel room may be cleaner than the average household and less risky to your health than sitting near someone with a cold on a long-haul flight.
At the end of the day, you get what you pay for when it comes to cleanliness and the best thing to do is to try not to think about it too much. Spend your time enjoying the mini bar instead.