INNSTAR.COM
B&B Guidebook Review
Ultimate Bed & Breakfast Directory
http://www.innformation.com
Formerly shown as Innformation.com

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

Area Covered:
International; mostly USA plus some Canadian. USA Detailed listings seem concentrated on coasts.
Listing Type/Number:
Aboout 200 expanded (Estimate based on actual count), most with 1 to 3 expandable pictures (a few have many more) and many with links to other sites. Pages vary considerably in quality, but load quickly. About 15,000 with basic contact info only, with some long-closed, duplicates or outdated area codes.
Description:
Searchable database. Choose "Search for a Bed & Breakfast"; then select a U.S. state, result is list with detailed listings first, then rest in alpha order by Inn name, 25 to a page (cannot skip a page). Can also input city, inn name or part name, amenities and/or other keywords (4 total).
Quality Assurance:
Shows 'inspected by' on some pages.
Other:
Has odd things to see, music festivals. Has calendars linked from some inn pages, but does not show availability. Has badly outdated data in free basic listings.Couldnot advance to second page of state listing using Firefox.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Uses keywords on some inn pages. Pages have counters. Have innkeeper-submittal capability to search engines.
  • Rates: basic contact is free, description with link is $36 (will build a home page for clients who don't have one).
  • Contact: email source@innformation.com, (888)925-6789.
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Reviewed but not ranked among the 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (0 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 2/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Basic contact listing only..
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 2
    B (of 20) - 17
    C (of 30) - 17
    D (of 10) - 7
    E (of 5) - 2
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 1
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