I was just wondering if anyone knows if you need to give the hotel your passport as a form of security during your stay? A friend of mine said that she was asked to give her passport at all her hotels when travelling in Europe. Is it the same in the USA?
I am a bit weary of giving my passport as security as I have a friend who works for Australian Customs who told me NEVER to let me passport out of sight.
I have a credit card that I’m happy for the hotels to take an imprint of - is this enough?