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B&B Guidebook Review
The Ultimate Lodging Guide
http://www.ultimatelodging.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/26/2006
    Score: 56

Area Covered:
World.
Listing Type/Number:
Difficult to estimate based on nature of site. Most have 2 pictures, email & website link, decent description, map link.
Description:
From home page, click on appropriate country from world map. For U.S., get U.S. map and choice to click on it or on several other search options. Clicking on map gives state page with search choice toolbar.   
  • 'City' gives drop-down list of cities. Within city, list alpha by inn name. This provides list of inns with a tiny thumbnail picture, a few words of description and a link to a detailed page.   
  • 'Vacation Region' gives drop-down list of regions, which may have near-duplicates because of the way inns provided the data.
  • Also has option to search by inn name or city from home page.
    Quality Assurance:
    Lists professional affiliations, including "inspected by," when provided by inn.
    Other:
    Has reservation request form on inn page. Associations listed under Travel Links.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Promotes guide only.
  • Rates: $79 to $133 per year depending on size (specials available); larger start-up fee. Sign up, update & pay on-line.
  • Contact: (480)898-8063 or email sales@ultimatelodging.com
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Not among the guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 3/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Slightly outdated listing provided no unique visitors to my B&B's Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 13
    B (of 20) - 17
    C (of 30) - 15
    D (of 10) - 8
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 1
    G (of 5) - 1

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