June 7, 2009

Raveable – Travel Wisely with Comprehensive Hotel Reviews


Everyone knows how stressful planning for a vacation can be, which is why we’re always looking for the fastest, easiest way to plan for our next trip. Hotel review sites are one way to go about it, but they typically offer a variety of user reviews without any consolidation. This is where Raveable comes in. They’ve consolidated reviews from dozens of popular travel sites into one searchable database, making it easier than ever to find the hotel that you won’t regret upon arrival.

Raveable uses a somewhat complicated ranking system, but the results are easy to understand. Our favorite feature is the quick “Good” and “Bad” summaries of each hotel because it’s easy to skim through several to find what you’re looking for. The website is easy to read, with pictures of each hotel at the top and the overall ranking of the hotel (compared to other hotels in the area).

While you can read other user’s overall reviews, you can also check out specific reviews of the room, location, and service. Extra features include links to the “Most Romantic” hotels and “Top 10” as well as hotels rated on a star system. From Raveable, you can book a hotel through Orbitz or opt to visit the hotel’s website first.

Practical Uses:

  • Scout out the most romantic hotel for your anniversary
  • See your favorite band live and pick the hotel closest to the venue
  • Book the most relaxing hotel in your city for a weekend getaway

Insider Tips:

  • Check “Top 10 Hotels” or “Most Romantic” for new travel ideas
  • Input a hotel name and a city for more specific results
  • Read the guest opinions for in-depth reviews

What we liked:

  • Great summary of each hotel’s good and more importantly, bad qualities
  • Searching is easy—no sign up required
  • Comprehensive reviews of seemingly every hotel out there

What we didn’t like:

  • Some reviews are incorrectly categorized
  • “How it Works” explanation isn’t entirely clear


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
  • Founded by: Philip Vaughn and Rafik Robeal
  • Web site:


  • Free

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