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Purple Roofs
http://www.purpleroofs.com

Rated as Specialty Guide

RATING: 4 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/23/2006
    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.
Description:
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.
    Other:
    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 wheretostay@purpleroofs.com.
  • Comments: <
    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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