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Here’s a scenario that plays out far more often than you think: Someone’s looking to book a beach vacation, so they find a hotel online that dubs itself a “beach resort” and the price is great. They book it, and arrive to discover that not only is the hotel in a less-than-desirable neighborhood, it also happens to be a mile from the nearest beach. Another common occurrence? You’re looking to stay in a neighborhood like South Beach, and end up booking a hotel up by Bal Harbour. Plug the hotel’s address into Google Maps before booking, and make sure that the hotel is exactly where you want it to be.