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Know Before You Go: How to Choose the Right Hotel

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A hotel might look great online, but in real life it’s another story. Beyond the obvious problems like outdated features or poor location, there are also a few safety concerns that smart travelers should keep in mind.

Away from home, hotel theft and other dangers do exist. Travel Correspondent Alyssa Caverley highlights the right questions to ask before you book, as well as what to do to have a safe and fun hotel stay after you’ve checked in.

For more time and money-saving secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including the best travel technology, how to travel solo, how to avoid the most common travel fees, how to prevent lost luggage, how to sight-see on public transportation and how to cruise safely.

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By Alyssa Caverley for

Shot using a Sony HDR AX-2000 HD camera.