I use TripAdvisor all the time to decide on where to stay. But I am becoming so frustrated by the hotels which receive great reviews, only to book them and find that there is a major issue. Yes, I am referring to the bed. I find it bizarre that so many reviews, perhaps glowing, say absolutely nothing about the quality of the sleep! Incredible! If you are staying overnight in a hotel room, are you not spending approx. 8 hours trying to get a decent sleep? Is that not a major part of the quality of a hotel, being able to provide that good sleep? Maybe it is only as you get older that getting a good night's sleep becomes such an elusive target. Also, most of the time, when a review does mention the bed, it is usually characterized (if the review is positive) as "comfortable". A meaningless word -an article I read last year about the hotel industry talked about the bed issue, and how difficult it was for hoteliers, since approximately 50% of people preferred a firm bed, and about the same number preferred a softer bed. So, that indicates to me that to say a bed is "comfortable" is meaningless, unless you also add something like - "just the way I like it, quite firm", etc. I would like to propose a mattress rating system for hotel reviews, something like 1-10, with 1 being super-firm, and 10 being very soft, or something like that. I have no idea of how to go about this, and also I would be interested if anyone else has noticed this gap in the hotel reviews, as I have. I am not sure how to cross-post this on to other forums - thought the Senior Travel Forum might be a good place to start! I would love to see mattress or bed-rating be a routine part of reviews - it would take those hotel reviews from great to awesome, in my opinion!