How to Spot a Fake TripAdvisor Review

If you're planning a vacation be sure to check out hotel reviews on, but also know how to spot fake hotel reviews.

By Reader's Digest Editors

If you’re in the process of booking a vacation, chances are you’ve visited the site to determine where to stay, or more importantly, where not to stay. While travel sites like are of course helpful, users should be wary of fake reviews on the site. AOL Travel offers 10 ways users can spot a fake review,  The top three things to remember?

  1. If it sounds like a reviewer works at the hotel or has a vested interest, they probably do, and aren’t giving you the whole story.
  2. If a picture looks too good to be true, it probably is. Check out 10 Ways Hotels Use Promo Photos to Fake You Out.
  3. Read as many reviews as you can for each location, but then be sure to throw out the most enthusiastic and the meanest post as these may have been written by the hotel’s owners or by their competitors.

Check out AOL Travel’s other tips for spotting fake reviews.

Source: AOL Travel

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