Expert TripAdvisor Review 2018

Review top Travel Sites to find the best deals on flights, car rentals, hotels, and vacation packages.

Overview

The TripAdvisor travel site provides deals on flights and hotels. The site has become an especially reliable source for hotel and restaurant reviews. As one of the largest travel sites TripAdvisor has a huge amount of customer reviews on restaurants, bars, hotels, and so on to help make better choices when travelling in a new place.

Features

TripAdvisor really functions as a one-stop shop for planning your entire vacation. From their site, you can book flights and hotels. TripAdvisor also features reviews on hotels and restaurants to help plan your trip once you get there.

You can also search for things to do while on vacation such as sights and landmarks, concerts, shopping, tours, spas, museums, outdoor activities, food and drink, and nightlife. You can easily save different hotels and attractions under different trips on your account. TripAdvisor also offers price matching so you can get the best deal available on the web.

TripAdvisor has a great feature with a built-in map so you can look up hotels and activities in a city, without knowing foreign street names or neighborhoods. You can explore the neighborhoods by clicking on the area of interest on the map. This helps book a hotel in the right area with lots of things to do nearby.

Because the site features customer reviews, you can get all kinds of opinions. Some controversy has arisen from customers lashing out at businesses, sometimes for no good reason. However, when you have enough users, as TripAdvisor does, on average you will get a clear impression of the business through the reviews.

Ease of Use

TripAdvisor has several different search engines available to help plan your vacation. Like many other travel sites, you can look up hotels, flights, and vacation rentals. TripAdvisor has a few unique search options like “things to do” so you can find all kinds of activities at your vacation destination. As one of the largest travel sites TripAdvisor has an enormous database of information with the best deals along with customer reviews of restaurants, hotels, and so on.

Customer Support

You can get in touch with TripAdvisor directly by filling in an online contact form or calling them. TripAdvisor has a comprehensive FAQ that you can search for answers to your questions. TripAdvisor also hosts social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Joe Schwartz | Travel Sites Editor

Our chief content editor, Joe manages a diverse team of content writers. He holds a degree in online communications and his writing has been featured in a wide range of online publications.

Pros
  • Built in map
  • Great hotel deals
  • Feature-rich
Cons
  • Controversial customer reviews
Bottom Line
The TripAdvisor travel site helps plan vacations with flight & hotel deals plus reviews on restaurants & local activities.
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