This was taken in a hotel room in the Mountain View area of California. Size wise, it was pretty small, perhaps somewhere around an inch from left to right (not including antennae). My first instinct was cockroach, but, on further inspection, it doesn't look like a German or a field cockroach, as it doesn't seem to have wings. Is anyone familiar with this insect?
That specimen is pretty squished, but I'm guessing it's a cave cricket or spider cricket (order Orthoptera; family Rhaphidophoridae). They're very common invaders of cool damp places like basements or air conditioning units. Harmless, but can be quite startling, as most species can jump several feet in one leap.