Beware: Bed bugs are on the rise. These pervasive insects are causing major problems in hospitals, apartment buildings and -- you guessed it -- hotels. Just because a hotel is expensive doesn't mean it's immune, either; bed bugs are difficult to spot, and they spread quickly.
Before you book a room, check out the Bed Bug Registry. This free service keeps track of bed bug incidents at all different kinds of locations, including hotels. The reports are dated, and in some cases feature responses and updates from hotel staff. So, you can judge for yourself whether the problem has been dealt with appropriately -- and if you feel good about staying there.