B&B Guidebook Review
(was and used that URL)

    Date last reviewed:
    Score: 60

Area Covered:
Listing Type/Number:
392 listings (per search results) in US & Canada. Some have up to 10 expandable pictures; all have link, contact info, amenities, map link, short description.
Home page offers several options; result of all is list, alpha order by inn name, with thumbnail photo (if available) and short description, links to inn's full listing and home page:
  • List of states give inns in state alpha by inn name.
  • Search block allows entry of city name & state, along with policy on children, smoking and pets.
  • Popular B&B Destinations- similar results
  • "Find a B&B" on top toolbar provides dropdown list of multiple options, including location, inn name, nearby city, by amenity list, innkeeper name, zip code. This takes you to a page that allows you to choose from any of these options.
    Note - searching on St. Louis did not bring up inn located there that shows on the state list. Also, St.Louis and Saint Louis give different results on "nearby city" search.
    Quality Assurance:
    Inns list "inspected by" and memberships on websites.
    Allows links to outside availability sites (but didn't find any in my sample) or has directed email inquiry. Has email newsletter, inns for sale.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Some individualization on inn pages.
  • Rates: $99 plus $35 set-up fee (may have specials), sign up/pay on-line
  • Contact: use form at site (but it didn't work on 1/12)
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Reviewed but not ranked among the 78 guides evaluated by (0 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 3/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 4/10
  • My B&B Results:
    • No listing

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 4
    B (of 20) - 17
    C (of 30) - 22
    D (of 10) - 9
    E (of 5) - 3
    F (of 10) - 3
    G (of 5) - 2

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