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Hotels and Motels

Many types of accommodations are available for travelers in the United States, at all service and price levels.

It is important to understand the difference between hotels and motels, and the various types of each, so you don’t pay for services you neither need nor want. The sections that follow discuss these differences.

Personal security is a major consideration for travelers in the United States. People who look like tourists are easy prey to thieves and also run the risk of being assaulted if they are not extra vigilant. It is wise to be careful with luggage and possessions and to be watchful of computers, jewelry, cameras, cash and other valuables when staying in hotels and motels. You cannot assume valuables will be safe in a hotel room or trunk of a car. Full service hotels offer security services for small valuables.

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