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You would be surprised how often travelers see the name of the hotel and reserve it quickly without checking to see if it's located in the right place. Always enter the hotel's address and see how far it is from popular attractions and restaurants by foot, by car, or by public transport.

: Unlike your hapless writer, make sure you have your flight itinerary on hand when booking, and double-check the dates of your arrival and departure. If you're crossing the International Date Line in transit, yes, your check-in dates could be different than you expect.

It's also not a bad idea to have someone look over your booking before you hit "confirm" or "pay," just to ensure that the dates you have selected are correct. Not Using a Credit Card When booking a hotel, credit cards are king.

As a general rule of thumb, booking more than 21 days ahead of your arrival date is a no-no for the most popular destinations; you'll be putting yourself at risk for jacked-up prices.

Your best bet is to start checking prices at least 40 days in advance and monitor the trend. If you want to make sure you get the lowest rate, the hotel booking site Tingo (our sister company) will automatically monitor your hotel and rebook you at the new lower rate if prices drop.

But upon arrival, that infinity pool could really be the size of a postage stamp, and those sumptuous linens could feel like sandpaper. You want to read as many reviews as you can without suffering from information overload. The best way to get an accurate picture of the resort is to choose your review sites wisely.

Take anything a hotel says about itself with a grain of salt (or sand). Trip Advisor and Oyster (which, like us, is owned by Trip Advisor) offer pretty accurate previews of what your hotel has to offer; Oyster's room photos are a great resource if you wonder how your room stacks up to the hotel's own slick—and possibly Photoshopped—images.

Hotel rates can soar in the days leading up to a particular date, and you could be left without a room if everything books up (or if nothing left is within your budget).