B&B Guidebook Review
Purple Roofs

Rated as Specialty Guide

    Date last reviewed:
    Score: 66

Area Covered:
Specialty Guide: Gay & Lesbian travel (G/L/B/T). Includes gay-owned and gay-friendly inns and other accommodations worldwide, 48 U.S. states.
Listing Type/Number:
1,700, of which 565 have pictures at this site, remainder have short but decent description, including dropdown amenities list and link to inn's own website.
From home page, have option of geographic or search.
  • For geographic, select country/continent from map or text. Then select state from map or text. Smaller states have accommodations listed alpha by city/inn name. Larger states have map to select regions; some have interactive map of counties within region: result is similar list. Inn list has the inn data mentioned above and hotlink; some inns have pictures and all have have links to more detailed listings or outside hotlinks.
  • For text search, have option of anything in the listing (amenity, location, etc) or limiting to location.
    Quality Assurance:
    Doesn't indicate inspected status.
    Has reservation request form. Has newsletter. Has last minute specials. Guide cooperated in facilitating review and verifying data.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Advertises guide on line and in G/L publications.
  • Rates: Free listing with considerable data; $75 for a 5 picture; $199 for full detailed page (specials sometimes available), banners available. Sign up/pay on-line.
  • Contact: email
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    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 49 of 78 guides evaluated by (2 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 6/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Expanded listing provided about 1.4% (73) 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) - 19
    B (of 20) - 16
    C (of 30) - 20
    D (of 10) - 9
    E (of 5) - 0
    F (of 10) - 1
    G (of 5) - 1

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