not You should always keep a copy of your passport and any other papers you might have. Keep the originals with you, and on your person. Keno the copies in the hotel and know where they are.
People who work at hotels usually know pretty much about their city. They will know better the better places to eat. They will know where the attractions are. Don’t be afraid to ask a hotel person, whether or not you are staying at their hotel.
You may not be a linguist, but can you learn a few phrases in the language of the place you? This just shows respect for the people that you are visiting.