Most people are a little bit more wary about when they are going to travel and what is going to be available for them for accommodation. This is partly because there are so many choices now available besides the normal choices of Hotels. One thing this is doing is encouraging people to do more research as to not only what is available, but also the quality of them and the experiences they offer for their guests.
A great way of being able to get some information about different accommodation venues is by checking out testimonials and reviews. Testimonials are often available on the websites of the businesses offering accommodations. These however are most likely biased opinions as they are not going to post negative remarks. However, you should be able to get a general idea if they are authentic or not.
Another resource is to check out the many review resources. There are some very big and reputable sites that are available to you to do this. Besides these ones though also seek out some smaller independent ones as they can be of value too.
When looking at the reviews pay close attention to what they make as points of interest that are pertinent to you. For example, if you are traveling as a family you want to look at reviews from other families as their interests are going to be the same as yours. If it is a positive review then chances are it is going to be fitting for you.
If you are traveling as a couple then your wants and needs will be different from what a family that is traveling is. Focus on the reviews that have been made by couples. They will often focus on the cleanliness, and quietness of the atmosphere and possibly the restaurants that are on the premises.