Use a map, find out what’s nearby – Hotel tip

When trying to find a nice hotel in an area you’re not familiar with, go back to the basics and find the address on an online mapping service, like Google Maps.

Their satellite view will tell you a lot about where your hotel is located, what’s around it, and — potentially — what to watch out for.

You may find a hotel that looks great on their website is actually in an area surrounded by warehouses or in an abandoned area of town.