Oyster.com Scouts Pay for Hotel RoomsOyster employs experienced travelers and pays for them to visit the hotels as guests. Management does not know the reviewers are coming. The reviews do record when a room is dirty, the level of service and even complaints from guest interviews.
The photos taken by reviewers depict what the resort actually looks like and the surroundings, unlike many hotel promotional photos that airbrush out surrounding buildings. The Photo Fakeout section is particularly interesting. In it, Oyster.com has reviewers' photos side-by-side with a promotional photo, so you what the property actually looks like.
After looking at reviews, it is possible to book hotels directly on Oyster.com