We’ve been hearing the hotel horror stories for ages now. Filthy rooms, unchanged sheets, and so on. This one didn’t surprise me in the least, but it’s one that I bet most of you have never thought of…

That said, I can’t get over how scared people are of every little thing. As my friend Peter just said to me, “Do you know what you can catch in a hotel room? Obsessive compulsive disorder.”

I’d say just use some common sense. If you’re going to stay in a city somewhere, pick the hotel with an actual star rating. You’re better off paying $50 extra a night than wondering if there are bugs in the bed, or bacteria on your glasses.

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W. Andrew Powell

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.

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