B&B Guidebook Review
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Date last reviewed:
- 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 Some inn data may be highly outdated.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.
- Quick Search allows choice of country, state, inn name or 50 mile radius of selected cities; city radius search crosses state lines.
- Selecting United States gives a map and a list of states. Selecting a state gives a list of inns, with more detailed listed first, all groups alpha by inn name. Can further filter this search by selecting a city from a drop down list and adding certain features/activities including pets, handicap accessible, gluten free, golf, skiing, beaches & specials.
- Advanced search allows larger city radius search, phone number or zip code, or by partial 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 Inntelligent.com (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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