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USinns.com
http://www.usinns.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/11/2006
    Score: 63

Area Covered:
USA
Listing Type/Number:
About 1400; a mixture of detailed pages and links with short description.
Description:
From home page, use U.S. map/list of states ("search" sends you to this map). Select state, get a seies of lists - alpha by city, alpha by name, by price or by region (but no maps to indicate location of region). In list by city, has a few words about inns with detailed or link listings.
Quality Assurance:
State/local Association indicates which ones have certified inspection programs, also on hosted Inn pages.
Other:
Has proprietary reservation system "innlink." Has Association listings, recipes, B&B industry info, email inquiry/reservation request, tourism links.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Keywords on inn pages.
  • Rates: Not shown at site. Detailed listings differ primarily by number of pictures and priority of placement and believed to range from 1 picture for $199 to 30 pictures for $299. Signup, update & pay on-line.
  • Contact: (877)-8USinns or email info@usinns.com.
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on state pages. One inn was told, "USinns provides reservation service as well as being a guide to bed and breakfasts. Unfortunately, we are currently not renewing or placing new inns on the USinns website."
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 57 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (1 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 4/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10
  • My B&B Results:
    • Listing provided about 1/4 of 1% (13) of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 14
    B (of 20) - 16
    C (of 30) - 12
    D (of 10) - 9
    E (of 5) - 3
    F (of 10) - 6
    G (of 5) - 3

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