Stars will only tell you so much so the only way to really know what a hotel is like is to visit.
Now you can do just that without ever boarding a plane through tvtrip.com
The site features hundreds of hotels that offer virtual tours, with panoramic views of rooms, restaurants and all of their other amenities.
Practically the only thing you can't do is test out how comfy the bed is. But you can see the size.
You start your journey by typing in the city you plan to visit, the airport you'll be arriving at or even a famous landmark.
Watch mini movies of places you're considering, check out the minimum rates for rooms and put away any remaining doubts by reading hundred of reviews.
If you're still not quite sure, just save it in the folder marked My Trips, so you can come back later and check out the places where you plan to check in.