INNSTAR.COM
B&B Guidebook Review
Bed and Breakfast Inns of North America
http://www.InnTravels.com
Formerly used URL bestinns.net

RATING: 4 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/22/2006
    Score: 69

Area Covered:
North America, including Canada and a few in Mexico & Caribbean. Best in Southwest, West & Gulf Coast & Northeast.
Listing Type/Number:
States has about 4000 detailed listings (no basic), with up to 5 pictures (expandable for a better look), fairly detailed description; e-mail link and link to Inn's own page if available.
Type & Description:
Inn List: From home page, select country, then map (in US) or list to select state. Scrolled list within state alpha order by city/inn name, linked to Inn pages.
Quality Assurance:
Identifies Inns inspected and approved by certified program (but some inns may wrongly show inspected status).
Other:
Shows on-line availability using Webervations. Limits listings to true B&Bs/Inns. Has recipe page & Inns for Sale.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Uses keywords to promote overall guidebook, plus intermediate and inn pages. Also has additional URLs for state pages (e.g., www.texas-bed-and-breakfasts.com). Has counters on Inn pages.
  • Rates: $85 per year for 5-picture page (but new sign-ups get 2 years for price of 1); on line signup & payment available. Also has larger page and does full domain name website hosting and a special service for inns with a domain name but no website.
  • Contact: fax (214)340-5626 or daniel@inntravels.com.
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 36 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (2 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 6/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Listing provided less than 1% (29) of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 20
    B (of 20) - 18
    C (of 30) - 10
    D (of 10) - 10
    E (of 5) - 2
    F (of 10) - 7
    G (of 5) - 2

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