Oyster Hotel Reviews Launches Unbiased, Expert Hotel Reviews and Hundreds of Undoctored Photos of 48 Top Boston Hotels

New Hotel Review Site Demonstrates that Hotels Don’t Always Deliver On Promises Made On Their Websites

Oyster Hotel Reviews Names Best Boston Hotels in Eight Categories, including Best Value, Best Luxury, Most Romantic, Best Kid-Friendly, and Best Historic

NEW YORK, December 10, 2009 - Oyster Hotel Reviews (www.oyster.com), the new travel site that provides unbiased, professional reviews and undoctored photos of the world’s hotels, today launched its coverage of Boston. The site now includes reviews for Las Vegas hotels, New York hotels, Los Angeles hotels, San Francisco hotels, Miami hotels, Hawaii hotels, Jamaica hotels, Aruba hotels, Dominican Republic hotels, U.S. Virgin Island hotels, and Bahamas hotels with more than 200,000 photos taken by Oyster reporters.

Oyster’s reviewers stay in hotels anonymously, systematically evaluate the properties on more than 70 different dimensions, and take hundreds of photos. They sleep in the beds, swim in the pools, eat the food, and interview other guests at the hotel to ensure an objective, comprehensive analysis according to the comprehensive hotel review guidelines that Oyster created. Every review looks at service, design, dining, cleanliness, nearby nightlife, and even the thread count of the bed sheets. In addition, the site considers the specific needs of different types of travelers, including families with children, honeymooners, weddings, business travelers, pet owners, and those looking for exceptional value.

The Best of Boston

After careful deliberation, Oyster editors awarded top Boston hotels with an “Editor’s Choice” award in several categories, including luxury, value, kid-friendly, and romance. Additionally, the editorial team compiled “best of” lists and slideshows for niche travelers planning a Boston vacation including those looking for pet-friendly hotels, gay-friendly hotels, hotels near sports venues, and hotels for college visits.

Editor’s Choice Awards for Boston include:

Oyster will be adding to existing coverage of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., hotels in December and Orlando hotels in January. Additional U.S. cities and popular European destinations will be added during 2010.

In addition to reviews, the Oyster Blog provides pearls of wisdom and fun travel gems. The site’s popular Photo Fakeouts spotlight misleading images found on the hotel websites -- from disappearing views to tiny pools made to seem far bigger than they are. Oyster editors answer travel questions via Ask Oyster, evaluate the value of package “deals” in the Bundle Breakdown, and provide entertainment in Hotel Humor and Marketing Mishaps. Stay Here, Not There helps travelers hone in on the perfect hotel.

To insure that Oyster readers find the best value for their chosen hotel, Oyster provides rates and availability from several online travel agencies. Further, flexible travelers looking for the best bargain can use the site’s rate calendar to choose the most affordable dates of travel. The rate calendar displays the average price per day found across several travel sites and can uncover deep discounts. When users make purchasing decisions, they can click on the rates provided by their preferred travel sites and within seconds be sent deep into the site’s booking path for a seamless purchase.

About Oyster Hotel Reviews

Oyster Hotel Reviews (www.oyster.com) is the first and only travel site dedicated to publishing objective, in-depth reviews, written by trained journalists, of the world's hotels. Oyster reviewers stay in hotels anonymously while systematically evaluating the properties and taking hundreds of photos of every hotel. Oyster Hotel Reviews adheres to the highest editorial standards; it does not accept compensation or incentives from hotels, and pays for all travel expenses. Hotels cannot pay to be reviewed nor can they influence the reviews in any way. The site aggregates hotel prices from leading travel sites and provides several booking options for each hotel. Oyster is financed by Bain Capital Ventures and is led by an accomplished and experienced management team including Oyster co-founder Elie Seidman and executive editor Scott Medintz.

For more information about Oyster Hotel Reviews, please contact Kellie Pelletier at 646-695-4909 or kellie@oyster.com.

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