TripAdvisor is to finding hotels online what Match.com is to finding mates. From either, we peruse profiles to see if we want to spend one night at a resort, or the rest of our lives with that profile picture that pops up on our laptop.
Online hotel reviews are riddled with fraud and fiction, and legitimately negative reviews are often prompted by issues that could have been resolved easily if the guest had connected with the hotel management during their stay.
Some repeat visitors to Hawaii advise you to shun Oahu, where Honolulu is located, because it's a bit too bustling and "urban." But if you haven't visited Honolulu lately, you might be in for a surprise.