B&B Guidebook Review


Formerly 1-888-inn-seek

    Date last reviewed:
    Score: 59

Area Covered:
Worldwide. US (best in Northeast) & Canada, world.
Listing Type/Number:
Approx. 12,000 with with contact plus policies and limited amenities and activities. About 1700 have detailed pages with pictures and/or hotlinks to Inn's own pages (indicated on lists); may include a substantial number of non-B&B properties (hotels, etc.). Some inn data may be highly outdated.
Type & Description:
Data base (search engine): From home page, can select Quick Search or pick a country/world region or Advanced Search: Result is list of inns meeting criteria, with highest-paying client inns first, then rest alpha by city/inn name.
Quality Assurance:
Search criteria does not include affiliations or inspected status, but does have a list of approved inspection programs. Some Inns have listed such in their descriptions.
Some inns have Worldres on-line reservations, some may have availability calendar or link to other system. Has state association list and other links. Extremely slow on dial-up due to extensive script usage.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Individualized keywords on inn page.
  • Rates: $30/yr for basic contact, 1 picture and link; $60/year for photo, short description & link; additional levels with more detail, availability and higher placement range up to $360. Innkeeper updatable.
  • Contact: (613)394-0104, email using form at site.
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on inn pages.
  • Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 55 of 78 guides evaluated by (1 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 4/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Basic listing provided less than 1/2 of 1% (16) of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 15
    B (of 20) - 10
    C (of 30) - 21
    D (of 10) - 3
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 6
    G (of 5) - 3

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