B&B Guidebook Review
Bed & Breakfast Explorer

Formerly Oregon Bed & Breakfast Directory, formerly Border to Border Bed & Breakfast Guide, formerly Bed & Breakfast Explorer

    Date last reviewed:
    Score: 52

Area Covered:
Formerly regional in Western U.S., now expanding US-wide & Canada; rating is based on national coverage, which is still expanding.
Listing Type/Number:
Around 600, heavily in original coverage area, with name, contact, some detailed discussion, rates. All have external links; a few have pages with 2 pictures, some text, but not much more data.
From home page, select state from map or list. From state page, get featured inns and option to select region of state or city from list of cities (featured/other)
  • If select city, get featured inns and any other links. Page also displays links to near-by cities plus a map.
  • If select region, get all cities with links, alpha by city name.
    Within results, featured inns have picture, short description, rates, link (if available); other inns have link. Inns listed alpha by city/inn on region page.
    Quality Assurance:
    Some inns may identify affiliations or inspected status.
    Has email list for inn specials. Evolved from print guidebook. Has a few basic listings along with detailed. Hosts sites for several local associations.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Promotes site and internal pages. Has counters on Inn pages.
  • Rates: Options range from $99 for contact info and link to to $499 for multiple pictures, 150 word description and priority placement; sign up & pay on-line. Owner also does extensive website design work for many B&Bs.
  • Contact: (866)783-1900 or use box on contact page..
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on some pages.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. x of x guides evaluated by
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 3 of 78 guides evaluated by (5 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 8/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • "Platinum" listing provided about 5.6% of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided 4 proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 8
    B (of 20) - 12
    C (of 30) - 20
    D (of 10) - 10
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 1

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