Your Reservation At This 4 Star Hotel? It's Now At A Motel Down The Street.

Your Reservation At This 4 Star Hotel? It's Now At A Motel Down The Street.

Travel guru Christopher Elliott has 5 tips for avoiding what he calls the “newest hotel scam.” It’s called “walking,” and it’s the hotel version of being bumped to another flight due to overbooking. What’s the scam? Well, travelers used to be offered a “comparable” hotel if theirs was overbooked — but lately, hotels have been trying to save a few bucks by booking guests in inferior hotels — and keeping the difference.