Oyster Customer Testimonials
Oyster's mission is simple: Help people find the right hotels. In addition to tens of thousands of undoctored photos and thorough hotel evaluations, our staff of hotel experts is on hand to answer any other questions you might have -- real advice; not a sales pitch. What follows is unsolicited praise from just a few of our fans:
Amanda Kennedy, March 25, 2013
"I just wanted to say that I love this website! I'm a travel agent, and you guys help me so much in providing great service to my clients. :) It also helps me keep an open mind, and keeps me educated with 'off the beaten path' type places. Keep up the great work!"
Jstrand, March 21, 2013
"The photo fakeouts are great and the commentary below each photo is hysterical. Great information-keep up the good work."
Lorraine, March 17, 2013
"Congratulations! I'm in the process of booking an hotel in New York for my husband's 65th birthday in December and I was so relieved to discover your website. What a breath of fresh air!!! A review site that tells the truth. Although I have been to New York a couple of times over the years I've never had to book an hotel myself. I found the enormous choice so confusing and did not believe the online reviews I was reading on other websites as they were so diverse. Your 'warts and all' reviews have given me hope that I will not be disappointed with my choice."
Diane Lacombe, January 17, 2013
"Thank you for this site! It's so nice to be able to find out the truth before getting there! Won't book an hotel without checking it on here first."
Priscilla Lynn Mayfield Tharp, January 15, 2013
"Thank you so much for your site! Your site is saving me a lot of trouble with pros/cons. How would I have known a resort in the DR was built on a swamp and had mosquito problems? And how one resort had Open Bathrooms? And how one resort has many complaints about food related sickness? Lifesaver!"
Lakia Harcum, January 4, 2013
"I am so glad I found your website! My fiancee and I are getting married on April 27th. We booked everything with the Dreams Punta Cana resort. Everything was fine until we started reading bad reviews on Trip Advisor. I know reviews can be subjective, so I wanted to find a website that would show photos and tell us the truth about this resort. Then I found Oyster.com!! It answered all of the questions we had and gave us some new locations to research! Now, we are the in process of cancelling everything wtih Dreams Punta Cana and moving to Majestic Elegance Resort or Barcelo Bavaro Resort.Oyster.com is now our go to for researching hotels and resorts!!"
Kari Ju, November 3, 2012
"Really great site wish I had known about the detailed room pictures before booking my last trip to Hawaii. Hotels give you a lot of words like city view/city view deluxe/banyan view/ocean/ocean deluxe, but hardly any usable pictures. Oyster tells it like it is!"
Joanne Sgrignoli, October 21, 2012
"I just learned about Oyster.com on 20/20. Good job! I couldn't believe some of the nightmarish experiences people have had! So glad you're here and that I found you!"
Lynn, September 12, 2012
"Thank you so much for doing the work we wish all restaurants and hotels would do. I will now come to Oyster.com to check out places I want to visit for vacation."
Mark Svevar, August 28, 2012
"I love the concept behind Oyster.com: objective, photo-filled hotel reviews, without the free-for-all nature of TripAdvisor user commentary."
Susan, February 1, 2012
"I stumbled onto your website while booking a last minute spring break trip and I just wanted to let you know how I impressed I am with the site. Love the clear and detailed pictures and reviews. I will use you over trip advisor now!"
Debbie, Bay Shore, NY, October 11, 2011
"Thank you for such an awesome website! I appreciate the honest photos and comments your site offers. I have already told may people about you."
Al, September 29, 2011
"I like your realistic reviews and the room photos are great. Having good websites to visit is a must when choosing hotels. Keep up the good work."
Holly, Morrison, CO, May 22, 2011
"I was looking for actual photos and realistic info on certain hotels and noticed that your site kept coming up as an option. Eventually I got to the point where I just stayed on your site to look at everything. I now feel confident that we made the right choice on hotel and you had the best deal for us to boot!!"
Mary Lane Sloan, Columbia, SC, March 7, 2011
"I stumbled upon Oyster.com by accident as I was looking to book a hotel for a trip to New York I was taking to celebrate my 30th birthday. I immediately fell in love with the site because it was so user friendly and I felt like the pictures and information were unbiased and a real depiction of the hotel properties. Oyster really cared about my satisfaction."
Kelly Belsito, February 24, 2011
"I visited your site today after seeing it featured on the Today Show. I was so pleased with what I found. I am disabled and it is often difficult to make hotel plans. Your site gives me a real view of the rooms and I am now able to see if a particular room would work for me. What a great service."
Mary Walther, February 21, 2011
"Love your pictures on your website. Thank you for taking such candid pictures! Keep up the good work!! Love your description of the hotels!"
Jane Bradley, Wayne, NJ, January 6, 2011
"Discovering Oyster.com was like finding buried treasure. The Photo Fakeouts, unbiased hotel reviews, and great hotel rates ensure that I will be a repeat customer. They made my trip planning a breeze!"
Neera Datta, Fairfax, VA, December 16, 2010
"I surfed a few websites with no luck. Oyster.com went above and beyond for me and I would just like to express my sincere thanks. We had a wonderful trip, the hotel was amazing and I couldn't be happier!"
Riordan Pringle, Haleiwa, HI, November 24, 2010
"I love your website, Oyster! So thank you very much for all of the help."
Kimmy Doucette, October 12, 2010
"Just wanted you to know I saw someone on Fox News yesterday talking about your site, so I decided to check it out. Love it, you have much more detailed info than other sites."
Suzanne, Doylestown, PA, September 15, 2010
"Wow, I have always wished there was a hotel search website out there that offered and provided what you do. Anonymous reviews with a set of standards you could trust!! As a full time traveler and with a past in the hospitality industry, I peruse all the other sites and am not always confident with the photo's and reviews. I look forward to using your website in the future. I constantly travel domestically in the US and it is hard to find the good hotels!! Thank you!!"
Allen, San Bernardino, CA, August 10, 2010
"You are bookmarked with about 20 other sites. Congratulations!"
Rhonda, Rochester, NY, August 5, 2010
"This was the first time I had used this service but it will not be the last."
Maureen, New Britain, CT, July 29, 2010
"I just came across your website after spending three weeks looking for a DC hotel. Wanted to say that your site is awesome and I can't wait until you expand to other areas. Thanks for a valuable site."
Laura, Kennedale, TX, July 12, 2010
"Love ur site! Especially like the search engine that I can put in dates and then you tell me all the place I could go over that time period. I do believe your website is the only that provides that option. Often times, we just want to go SOMEWHERE and want to know what's out there in our price range. THANK YOU!!!"
Tanveer, Burnaby, British Columbia, June 16, 2010
"I just was browsing through your website (have been at it all day) and thought I would drop a line to say a big THANK YOU. Amongst the clutter of reviews online and biased opinions this site is truly an Oasis in the desert. The reason I am on your site is because my girlfriend and I are planning a trip off to Punta Cana next month and your reviews have been of great help.Two features that I am a big fan of are the Pros & Cons list and the AWARDS."
Margaret, Silver Spring, MD, June 14, 2010
"I already recommended the site to other people and they are now big fans as well!"
Tom, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2010
"Just stumbled across your website doing a google search for reviews of Hotel Indigo in NYC. Excellent pictures & reviews! Love to see what hotel rooms *really* look like...please keep up the good work!"
Doug & Nneka, Saint Albans, NY, March 2, 2010
"My wife and I L-O-V-E your site and it's helped us make wise travel and booking decisions based on your opinions, pictures, and research."
Erik, February 11, 2010
"I'm an avid amateur photographer and love the pictures you all take. I just discovered this site and absolutely love the reviews and pictures. Keep up the great work!"
Khris, Sydney, Australia, January 12, 2010
"I'm from Sydney Australia, just wanted to drop a quick line and say the site is providing my family, with great information on hotels in Oahu. Keep up the good work!"
Steve, Woodbridge, VA, January 10, 2010
"Superior maps and photos of locations. Very sleekly designed website."
Dawn, Leawood, KS, December 30, 2009
"I just stayed at the Millennium Broadway in NYC at the request of our Millennium Rep and (of course) she was so positive about the type of experience I was going to have. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed and I 100% agree with the review you had on your website about this property. So, based on my experience and the review I read about this hotel on your site, I trust that your reviewers have the same high standard as I do."
Milad, December 24, 2009
"Primarily, I love all of the great photos you take. The photos alone provide a great backdrop for the resorts, and they are very large."
Adam, December 23, 2009
"I really like the photos. They are undoctored, and show much more of a room at a hotel than any hotel will put on their website."
Frederick, November 20, 2009
"I must say I am extremely impressed with your site, and based on the results of a recent trip to New York I am now a convert. As a constant traveler for business and pleasure, I need a resource I can trust for unbiased reviews, and TripAdvisor and its ilk have become overwhelmed with shills."
Talaya, November 2, 2009
"I think this is a great site. I love getting the truth about a place or vacation destination from friends. It helps me to plan better. I look forward to more reviews as I have a passion for travel."
Marie Elena, Lewisberry, PA, October 6, 2009
"After some pretty terrible hotel stays, I've become one of those people who plans vacations around reviews of hotels. My husband and I went on our honeymoon in January (an all-inclusive in Mexico) and it was the last thing we got planned because I obsessively looked up reviews to every resort suggestion our travel agent made. Your site would have made all of that SO much easier! I just love the in depth reviews and the way they're written (I'm a journalist so I love that many of your reviewers are, too!). Keep up the great work on this incredible resource ... I will definitely be back."
Rebecca, Briarcliff, NY, August 23, 2009
"Fantastic idea, and good execution. I've done a fair bit of travel editing for books and magazines (print and online), but nobody has been truly free and clear of advertising interests. Good luck with this!"
David, Astoria, NY, August 21, 2009
"I just wanted to say that I LOVE oyster.com. I think the reviews are well written and the pictures are priceless. I now have all my friends at work checking [you] out..."
Julie, Denver, CO, August 20, 2009
"In planning a long weekend trip to Vegas with my husband I've spent many exhausting hours reading Trip Advisor and for what? To be entirely confused! It's great to have one voice incorporate the comments of many. I am in marketing for a large corporation and I just love it when I see a company that gets it. Thanks so much for developing this site - the writing is terrific."