14 Truths About Hotel Rooms You Should Know Before Your Next Trip.

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One study showed that the television remotes and bedside lamp switches are the least cleaned -- but they're also the most touched places in the room. In other words, it might be a good idea to bring some hand sanitizer if you plan to watch TV.

Staying in hotels while traveling can feel like the ultimate luxury, but before you do, there are a lot of things you should know. Now, this list isn't intended to scare you or turn you off from that posh king suite in your favorite getaway location, but it is going to be eye-opening.

When you think about it, it's amazing that hotels maintain any modicum of cleanliness at all, given the fact that hundreds of people pass through them every day. Hardworking staff members do their best to keep each room up to snuff, but with that kind of volume, things sometimes go unnoticed (and more disturbingly, uncleaned).

Below are some tidbits of information that can help you protect yourself during your next hotel stay. All told, there's no reason to be afraid to stay in a hotel -- but you should definitely be aware. #13 is really surprising.

Marcelo Fernández