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B&B Guidebook Review
Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of North America
http://www.selectregistry.com

Formerly known as The Innkeepers' Register of the Independent Innkeepers' Association

RATING: 4 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/23/2006
    Score: 76

Area Covered:
U.S. (41 states - most coverage on coasts), Canada (7 provinces).
Listing Type/Number:
Approximately 414 members [actual count], all larger (5 room plus) inns. Multi-page listings have several clickable pictures, short description, extensive other data. Most also have external link (including some to internal pages in the Inn's website).
Description:
From home page, select "Find an Inn" or click on the map.
  1. Map will give large map of US/Canada (with text below); click on a state will give a large scale (& large Kb) map of state showing major hiways & cities with Inn locations/names plus attractions marked. State page also has a link to a page with more information about the state.
  2. Search page provides multiple options: May select lists alphabetically by state/city or inn name, by availability or by keyword.
    • 'Keyword search' which allows multiple amenity words and state selection
  3. Search by availability allows selection of state, then provides "roll-up" of inns displaying availability.
  4. Also may list all inns alphabetically or by state/city.
Quality Assurance:
Outstanding! All inns receive no-notice overnight inspections. Website has on-line comment card, as well.
Other:
Has on-line availability for many inns (via Webervations.com); remainder have request form. Has good definitions and guest info pages. Has "trip planner" with preplanned itineraries. Other areas such as food, wine, etc., only reached through "site map" page. Has gift certificate.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Uses individualized keywords on Inn pages.
  • Rates: not stated at site; this is membership organization that requires inspection. Self-updatable.
  • Contact: (269)789-0393 or maincontact@selectregistry.com.
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 42 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (2 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 6/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 7/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Not listed

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 8
    B (of 20) - 20
    C (of 30) - 23
    D (of 10) - 8
    E (of 5) - 5
    F (of 10) - 9
    G (of 5) - 3

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