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jun 28

What matters most in a hotel?

A suite at the Holiday Inn (Courtesy princessAngela/myBudgetTravel)

A national survey conducted on behalf of the insurance company Chubb finds that 44 percent of travelers consider cleanliness their biggest worry in picking a hotel. Other factors mattered relatively little: 23 percent said price was most important, and 19 percent ranked location as the top worry, according to the phone survey of 1,000 Americans in June reported recently in the LA Times.

The problem with the survey is that it includes nontravelers as well as travelers. Only about 50 million Americans hold passports, but anyone could have been invited to give opinions in the survey.

So Budget Travel would like to ask the travel

pros think, namely, you.

What is the most important factor for you in choosing a hotel? Vote in our poll, or sound off by posting a comment. Thanks!

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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