I was already aware that New York and Toronto are under seige by bed bugs, but I only just discovered that Montreal is also beset by the dreaded punaises.
My understanding is that bed bugs are not snobs and do not discriminate between four-star and no-star hotels: going upscale and paying more money doesn’t guarantee you’ll avoid getting eaten alive.
I am researching and reading travel reviews much more thoroughly than normal. I really don’t want to check my parents into La Casa del Scratch.
When you’re booking your own accommodations, how do you figure out whether a hotel has bed bugs?
If anyone has good advice on how to verify in advance that a (Montreal) hotel is bug-free, I would love your help!