INNSTAR.COM
B&B Guidebook Review
Bed and Breakfast Planner
http://www.bedandbreakfastplanner.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/26/2006
    Score: 50

Area Covered:
World
Listing Type/Number:
About 5000 worldwide, with amenities, description, and at least 1 picture; 1466 worldwide are "featured" inns. Has many basic listings, but many of these are duplicates, some of which have incorrect data. Unable to verify U.S. numbers easily.
Description:
From home page, have multiple options:
  • Select continent from map. Then select state from map or list. Then select region from general map or list. Get table alpha by inn name with city, whether it has discounts, whether it has picture, and link to page with more details & picture (some).
  • Also has search capability: keyword, inn name, price range, city - can limit to inns with pictures. Search on region page searches only those inns.
    Quality Assurance:
    Some inns include in description.
    Other:
    Multiple additional tourist info links from state pages. Has association list. Has recipes. Front page loaded slowly and had sound on mouseover that some viewers might find annoying.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Main site only.
  • Rates: $20 for 3 pics, details, $30 with link, $50 with priority placement. Input/pay on-line.
  • Contact: webmaster@bedandbreakfastplanner.com.
  • Comments: Frequent emails trying to get inns to renew.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 76 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (1 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 4/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 3/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Level 2 listing provided about no unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005. Site also has 4 duplicate incorrect contact listings for my B&B.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 10
    B (of 20) - 14
    C (of 30) - 19
    D (of 10) - 5
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 3
    Z (2) - excessive duplicates & closed inns.
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