They advise anyone considering visiting the properties to "perform additional research for information" when making travel plans.
TripAdvisor has made it easier for its users to see if safety concerns have been stated about hotels they research. "These badges are meant to be informative, not punitive", TripAdvisor spokesperson said.
He said an internal committee is responsible for making the decision on which properties and establishments get the badges.
The move comes after TripAdvisor apologized for removing comments in 2010 when a traveler posted a warning after she was assaulted at a resort in Mexico. Jamie Valeri, who also said she was raped in the resort complex five years later, pointed out that if the website didn't delete Love's review, she might not have gone there at all. TripAdvisor refused to show the Journal Sentinel which posts it had deleted, the newspaper said.
"In particular, limiting or removing reviews that detail unsafe conditions could put future travelers, who look to TripAdvisor for accurate information, at risk", she wrote.
In July, the newspaper began investigating the death of a Wisconsin college student in Mexico.
The website issued an apology following the report. Her post, according to the Sentinel, was "repeatedly removed". The title of her post included the name of the resort, the date of her stay - and the word "Rape".
That guard then raped her, she said.
In addition to the badges, TripAdvisor says it's implementing a new policy that will inform users specifically why their comment has been flagged, and give them an opportunity to reword their post.
Steve Kaufer, the CEO of TripAdvisor, said the company, "apologized to the victim [Love] for her experience". "WHAT APOLOGY?" she wrote.
Love added: "The only thing I have heard or read from TripAdvisor is EXACTLY that of the rest of the public".
Kaufer did eventually call Love, but for her it was too little, too late.
Love's Iberostar Paraiso Maya warning went back online in October - seven years after it was originally submitted.
The company also has maintained that it doesn't take reviews or forum posts down because they include rape or sexual assault. Mexican authorities swept through 31 resorts, restaurants and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in August and confiscated 10,000 gallons of booze believed to be adulterated or contain some sort of unusual toxicity.
The company has since vowed to clarify why certain reviews are rejected. The policy has caused some confusion, as not all users are aware that their reviews are supposed to be firsthand accounts of their experience. "So, our new email communications will clearly articulate the phrase or sentences that are in violation of our policy, inviting the reviewer to make edits and resubmit their review", the TripAdvisor rep told The News.