Each issue of
The INNside Scoop, a bi-annual
newsletter, features five personally visited B&Bs in various parts of the
U.S. It also recommends eight B&Bs recently experienced by the editor.
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inn (or recommended restaurant) pays to be reviewed or recommended by
The INNside Scoop.
Scoop From The Editor
This edition of
The INNside Scoop
includes a delightful sampling of B&Bs, as well as
historic and country inns, from upstate New York to California. In
addition to an outstanding B&B in California and others along the East
Coast, unique Midwestern and Southwestern inns are featured and
recommended as well. As always, the bed and breakfast inns included in
this edition reflect the never-ending variety and unsurpassed hospitality found at Bed & Breakfast inns.
(see review on page 1)
CRITERIA FOR RATINGS
Inns: hospitality, cleanliness/maintenance of property’s interior and exterior (does not appear worn or neglected), comfort, aesthetic qualities (furnishings, color coordination, décor), amenities, location/setting (surroundings), uniqueness, attention-to-detail, creativity, good lighting (inside and outside), historical significance, breakfast—taste and presentation, complimentary refreshments and/or beverages offered, quotient value of room and services received, accessibility/helpfulness of innkeeper or staff member, respect of guests’ privacy, private baths, special features, congruency with marketing (inn looks as good when visited as it is described and shown to be in brochures and on Web site). Congruency with marketing is considered, by The INNside Scoop, to be obligatory and something the consumer should be able to rely upon confidently. An inn is given a lower rating when this criterion does not apply.
Restaurants: Menu selection, food quality, presentation of food, service, location, atmosphere, uniqueness, special features, quotient value for food and service received.
Notes: The above listings are not, necessarily, listed in order of importance. Whenever there is uncertainty between 2 rating categories, the higher rating is given in order to give the inn/restaurant the benefit of the doubt. No inn receiving a “sunflower” rating is ever a “borderline” inn; however, it is often one found to be even more delightful than its advertising proclaims.