B&B Guidebook Review
Rated as Specialty Guide
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Date last reviewed:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Web Presence Evaluation:
- No. 49 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (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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