Press

  • March 14, 2004 | Link

    "It's hard to get the real dirt from travelers on specific hotels. Hotelchatter seeks to change that. It has sections on travel news (where Britney Spears stayed in London), tips (how students 'gamed' Priceline), and deals (cheap hotels in Mexico and elsewhere). Sections dubbed Hotel Hell and Hotel Heaven are skimpy, but it's a good start."

  • February 29, 2004 | Link

    "Hotelchatter is nicely designed with sections on travel news (where Britney Spears stayed in London), tips (how MIT students ''gamed" Priceline), and deals (cheap hotels in Mexico and elsewhere). When controversy erupted over the construction and design of the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, Johnson tried to get a debate going by posting news stories and soliciting neighborhood commentary and management responses."

  • February 9, 2004 | Link

    Looking for a more frank and detailed appraisal of a hotel than most guidebooks and official websites provide? Check out HotelChatter.com. The site is a collaborative Web publication, with travel writers and travelers contributing colorful and often passionate personal reports of real-life experiences with lodgings around the world - the good, the bad and the merely mediocre. They give the real scoop on rooms, services, celeb spottings, unexpected costs and good ways to find discounts."

  • November 3, 2003 | Link

    "A blog for hotel reviews, the site slugs itself as, 'Where to Stay When you Leave.' This is a good idea and seems to have some decent people behind it."

  • November 1, 2003 | Link

    "Having had some bad hotel experiences I fully endorse the idea, but will people be motivated enough to write?"