Using_Yelp_03192015

Tips for using Yelp while you travel

3/19/2015 5:28:24 PM

When partaking in business travel, it can be difficult to know where to stay, eat, and wine and dine clients. Thankfully, the Internet has created a lovely site to help you do just that: Yelp. Here are some tips for using it:

Notice the stars
As with many crowdsourcing sites, Yelp uses a system of five stars for users to rate establishments. The restaurants and hotels that are well-loved receive 4-5 stars. An important thing to keep in mind while browsing ratings, however, is that the longer a place has been open, the more ratings it will get. A recently-created restaurant, for example, may have super great food and service but not show up as one of the most popular places to go on Yelp. That's where the comments come in.

Browse the comments
When people feels the urge to comment on a place they have visited, they likely either loved it or hated it. While browsing any business profile, you will find that there are mixed reviews. Take each one with a grain of salt. Don't stop reading at one review - check out five or so to get a fee for the overall rating of the place. This way you won't be skewed by one bad or phenomenal comment.