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RATING: 2 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/30/2006
    Score: 43

Area Covered:
USA; currently 33 states (best in Alaska, CA, ME). Most of remaining have some basic listings.
Listing Type/Number:
Currently about 185 [by my count] detailed listings, of which 33 are hosted with 2 or more pictures, logo, 500 or more words description; remainder are links to independent pages, some with a thumbnail picture on this site. Basic contact for about 6000 inns.
Description:
From home page, select 'locate a B&B', then select state from US map or state list; on state page select region from map or text, then use an alpha list of cities with number of listings and featured inns in each (or from a detailed state/sub-state map click on the city). Within city, list gives detailed listings, then links, then basic contact info. Also has list of 'featured' inns, alpha by state (region in some)/city/inn name.
Quality Assurance:
'Mail' page allows comments by guests. No indication whether listed inns are inspected.
Other:
No way to tell which states have expanded listings before selecting the state (does have a list of 'featured inns'). Has list of some local associations. Has inns-4-sale, has newsletter, has specials.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Publicizes both guide and detailed pages with localized keywords.
  • Rates: Link package only is $30; 500-1000 word/2 photo is $60 (expanded pages available).
  • Contact: (408)264-6445; fax (408)264-4952; email benton@bnbweb.com.
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 38 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (2 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 4/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Contact listing only.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 2
    B (of 20) - 11
    C (of 30) - 16
    D (of 10) - 9
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 4

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