Have you ever heard of bed bugs? Most likely you have since they have been the fear of homeowners for many years. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, especially since the only pesticide that was truly effective in fighting them turned out to have serious health side-effects.
Staying in a hotel is one of the most common ways in which homeowners get problems with bed bugs in the first place. With travel being so common, bed bugs can quickly travel from one place to another infesting even relatively nice hotels. Whenever you stay in a hotel room, you should make sure that there are no bed bugs before you even set down your bags on the couch. By pulling at the seams of mattresses and couch pillows, you should quickly be able to ascertain whether there are bed bugs there or not. They tend to cluster in areas that give them good hiding places.
If you find any traces, do not be afraid to speak up and request a new room. Just be careful, since bed bugs spread very easily, it is possible that several rooms are infested.