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BNB Choices
Formerly The B and B Registry
www.bnbchoices.com
Also uses www.the-b-and-b-registry.com  Related sites are bnbguidebook.com and bnbplanner.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/24/2006
    Score: 60

Area Covered:
World
Listing Type/Number:
Worldwide, with slightly over 500 in 47 U.S. states & 11 Canadian provinces. Listings are very detailed, with multiple pictures, amenities, activities, policies, directions, local interest, link.
Type & Description:
Several options from home page. Selecting 'Find a B&B' or a world region gives list of countries, then select state to get list by city. In larger states, have choice of by region or all inns alpha by city, region or inn name.
  • All pages allow option to display an interactive map; at state level it shows the regions in the state. Can also opt to see a map of the region, which highlights cities with listings. Map also links to neighboring state/region, etc.
  • Keyword search allows inclusion of amenities and location.
    Quality Assurance:
    Limits to true B&Bs & cottages, mostly smaller properties. Has 'vote' on inn page, but no control as to whether 'voter' actually stayed at inn. Also has guest reviews posted for some inns. Doesn't specifically list inspected status, but many include affiliations.
    Other:
    Has info request forms for each inn. Has personalized 'help' form. Has 'Bargains' page. Has printer-friendly option.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Keywords on inn and home pages.
  • Rates: Range from $12 to $179, depending on how many of the three guides in the family and how much featured presence is desired. Renewal rate is flexible. Sign up, pay & update on-line. Other sites included are bnbguidebook.com and bnbplanner.com.
  • Contact: email from the site.
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on all pages, including competing inns on inn listings.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Not among the guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com.
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 3/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Not listed.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 5
    B (of 20) - 19
    C (of 30) - 22
    D (of 10) - 10
    E (of 5) - 2
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 3

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