Loved by Kotaku, Touch Arcade, 148 Apps, Hookshot, and more! Winner of a Best Game BAFTA! TIGA Award Nominated!

"Bad Hotel is a chaotic, lovely experience... "  -

"... you seriously need to check out Bad Hotel." - Touch Arcade

" understand how excellent Bad Hotel is, you need to play it. And you need to hear it...I like Bad Hotel so much I'd buy it for you. Get it. It's for iPhone and iPad. It's wonderful. "  - Kotaku

"Bad Hotel is a delicious treat for eyes, ears, and intellect. It’s a delightful way to spend some time in a nice comfy chair, iPad in hand, with perhaps a glass of wine and fuzzy slippers upon the feet. Bravo to Lucky Frame..." -

"completely awesome...Lucky Frame, keep this kind of stuff coming. " - Gamezebo

IGF-nominated Lucky Frame brings you their latest crazy musical game creation: Bad Hotel. An insane hybrid of tower defence and procedural music, with beautiful art and tons of bullets.

You are a budding entrepreneur, whose hotel is rather unfortunately located within the territory of Tarnation Tadstock, the Texas Tyrant. Your only defense against Tadstock’s army of seagulls, rats, yetis, and more is to build your hotel as quickly and intelligently as possible, using an array of increasingly sophisticated weapons.

The beautiful artwork, quirky storyline, and frantic gameplay all work seamlessly together with a generative music system, which creates original music depending on the player’s actions and decisions. The player becomes a composer, creating complex musical structures to defend their hotel. A vast variety of music can be generated, from delicate beach chillout to country
banjo techno.

What's New

Version 1.4.2

Bug fix update!

Fixes a problem where some users would lose their scores when fully quitting the game.

Sorry about that, folks.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Too hard


Nice idea and if they got the difficulty balance right it could be great... As it is though, it starts off really easy then after half a dozen levels or so the difficulty falls off a cliff and it becomes unplayable. I do applaud any developer who uses this traditional business model without the freemium nonsense though!

A piece of art !


This game is as hard as they say , but games are too easy now so bring it on! The art style is great in bad hotel and worth the fee for that alone.

Hard, but addictive


A different twist on the tower defence genre, Bad Hotel has you building a hotel where the various rooms are the different kinds of towers and you have to connect everything together to keep it standing.

It's interesting, and with an update or two, could be great.

I'd love to see iCloud save games

And an option to snap the rooms together in a grid, as I like my hotels to look nice :D

and sometimes you can lose one room, and everything crashes down and you aren't quite sure why, so maybe keep the connection lines there, just fainter?

Also it took me ages, and a bit of frustration befor I realised I could build underground, so I'd make this clearer at the start :)

Looking forward to the next update :)


Lucky Frame Limited
67.1 MB
Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2013 Lucky Frame


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