Should you stay at that boutique hotel downtown or the quaint, little inn in the historic heart of the city? Is that five-star restaurant worth the five-star price tag? Can a day at the zoo really compare to the heart-racing thrills of the amusement park?

Decisions. Decisions.

Traveling comes with a lot of them. Whether you are weeks away or your flight just landed, it’s easy to let these things get the best of you. Online reviews can make it a little easier to navigate your next adventure thanks to recommendations from hundreds of other travelers.

We’ve rounded up six of the best travel review websites to help you find everything you need to have an unforgettable getaway. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect Instagram backdrop or a place to take the kids on a rainy day, these websites have you covered.


Famous for its encyclopedia of restaurant reviews, Yelp has expanded to include hotels, parks, museums and everything in between. Filter by price, hours and features like “good for kids” and “wheelchair accessible” to find the best locale for your group or family.


A one-stop shop for reviews on everything from hotels to local attractions, TripAdvisor is the ultimate tool in any traveler’s tool belt. TripAdvisor lets you search by time of year, traveler type and keyword to find the reviews most relevant to you. So, whether you’re a timid tourist or a tried-and-true traveler, TripAdvisor’s robust traveler-generated critiques will be a valuable travel guide.


Sorting through hotel reviews can be exhausting. Oyster makes it easy thanks to its team of hotel investigators. Its investigators highlight the pros and cons of each hotel complete with high-quality, professional photos of hotel rooms and amenities. Its bottom-line summary is great for those who don’t have time to dig through pages of reviews.


For the foodie on vacation, Zagat is an absolute must. The site compiles lists of the best eateries around town for cities across the globe. The Zagat Review contains all the must-have information for each restaurant and hundreds of customer reviews help you find everything from the best burger to the cheapest brew.

Google Maps

Get your maps and reviews all in one spot! Find hotels, restaurants and things to do around town using Google Maps, then flip through hundreds of customer reviews from locals and travelers just like you. Bonus points for not getting lost along the way!