TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Review

Rating: 9.7 / 10 (Excellent)
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TripAdvisor with headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts is a free travel website that offers information and reviews on accommodations, booking, hotel and restaurants and travel related businesses. TripAdvisor maintains a portfolio of online brands including BookingBuddy, Citymaps, Family Vacation Critic, Jetsetter, TravelPod, FlipKey, VirtualTourist, SeatGuru, and more.


TripAdvisor offers information on a wide variety of vacation rentals accommodation across U.S. as well as in other parts of the world. A list of popular vacation rental destinations is featured in their website covering all possible types of accommodations from economy to luxurious destinations.

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Website Features

Bookings are not made directly through TripAdvisor. It serves as a search engine to compare information of different hotels, attractions, and restaurants. TripAdvisor has an online client account where users can save their trips, write reviews, and store other information. Its search engine allows users to make searches according to price range, location, date, as well as amenities. Recommendations by previous guests on the best places to stay is also available.

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Loyalty Programs

Social Media Integration

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Client Information Management

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Search Filters

Predictive Search

Favourite List

Property Galleries

Google Map Integration

Simple Checkout

Website Fees

Hosts are required to pay a processing fee of 3% per booking for all bookings taken through TripAdvisor. The commission is computed based on the host’s total rent including any required and optional fees stated in the property. A booking fee is charged to guests whenever they book using the platform which varies from 8% to 16% for the majority of bookings.

Guest Fees

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Host Fees

Processing fee of 3% per booking

Listing Fees

Varies on the total rent

Payment Options

TripAdvisor offers Payment Protection giving guests a full refund if they have been denied access to the rental place when they check in or if the property is different to what was advertised. Guests are covered up to $10,000 depending on the currency they made their booking with.

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Reviews from TripAdvisor are from first-hand experiences written as travel guides. Each vacation rental is ranked with photos uploaded by guests for actual photos of the place. The travel website also has an active community forum for members to as each other questions.


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Vacation Rentals at TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor trumps other vacation rental sites with the quality and quantity of information it provides to users. Peer reviews from previous guests and guides on the best places helps travelers make more informed decisions when choosing the best accommodation on their next trip.   

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Carol H
Auburn Hills, Michigan
844925vb Spacious Two Bedroom Apartment The location is fabulous. The place was well taken care of and clean. The management team was polite. Here is the disappointment the video they have on this unit is not the unit you get. We traveled with our Brother and Sister In Law. First time to share a unit. When we booked one of the main reasons was for the upstairs bedrooms with our own bathrooms. That is not what we got. We got a smaller unit. One En suite bathroom and the other bathroom was in the hall right across from the master. So all the showering and changing of clothes and make up applied had to be done in a hot steamy bathroom. It was not a good fit for our situation, fine... Read More

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