Here are eight tips to remember for the next time you're booking a hotel online. They're all signs the place might be worse than it looks.

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  • The photos are artsy or distorted.
  • Or the photos are way too good.
  • The website is straight outta the ’90s.
  • Google Maps reveals the TRUTH.
  • The reviews are really bad.
  • The manager responds negatively to online reviews.
  • It’s listed on the Bed Bug Registry.
  • The website reflects the location and not the lodging itself.