BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Reaches 500 Luxury Inns

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BedandBreakfast.com announces its 500th B&B in its Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected, top-rated luxury inns. The 500th inn is the Summit DeBary Inn, owned by CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer and three business partners.

The Summit DeBary Inn

"BedandBreakfast.com's Diamond Collection recognizes inns that provide premier service, excellent hospitality and superior lodging for discerning guests."

BedandBreakfast.com® today announces the induction of its 500th Diamond Collection™ luxury inn. The Summit DeBary Inn joins the prestigious BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected, top-rated and guest-reviewed luxury inns with modern amenities.

Located in Summit, N.J., the Summit DeBary Inn is owned in part by CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer and three business partners. Built in 1880, the DeBary Inn is set on historical Springfield Avenue in a neighborhood celebrated for its Victorian homes, and is within walking distance of trendy shops and fabulous restaurants.

“We are delighted to welcome the Summit DeBary Inn to the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection program and provide a luxury B&B option for New Yorkers looking for a weekend getaway,” says Lisa Westlake Chen, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. “BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection recognizes B&Bs and inns that provide premier service, excellent hospitality and above-and-beyond accommodations, and offers an unparalleled catalog of superior lodging for discerning guests.”

Established in 2009, Diamond Collection inns must pass a 300-point, third-party inspection conducted by InnConcierge; maintain top consumer reviews on BedandBreakfast.com; and offer the following amenities and services, among others, required for a top-quality guest experience:

  • Rooms with private bathrooms
  • 24-hour-per-day guest access to service or staff
  • 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on BedandBreakfast.com
  • Free Internet service
  • Flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival
  • Online reservations on the inn's website and/or BedandBreakfast.com

In the BedandBreakfast.com annual Travel Trends Survey*, nearly three out of four B&B travelers said they plan to stay in a luxury B&B for a splurge weekend getaway. Half revealed they are willing to pay $200 or more a night for a luxury stay. The average nightly rate for Diamond Collection inns is $240.

According to the survey, the top five in-room amenities B&B travelers want: distinctive rooms, free high-speed wireless Internet, in-room refrigerator, flat-screen HD TV and luxury linens. The top general amenities travelers want are afternoon refreshments, online reservations, individual dining options and a stocked pantry.

BedandBreakfast.com adds the 500th Diamond Collection inn as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, joining only a small number of other domains that came online at the start of the Internet boom and remain in business today, including Yahoo.com, eBay.com, Amazon.com, MSN.com and NYTimes.com. Now, more than 10,000 B&Bs representing nearly 75,000 rooms are listed on BedandBreakfast.com.

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*BedandBreakfast.com online survey of more than 900 B&B travelers conducted from March-April 2015.

About BedandBreakfast.com
BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 10,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 75,000 rooms. BedandBreakfast.com helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 300,000 consumer reviews. BedandBreakfast.com offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. BedandBreakfast.com is owned and operated by HomeAway®, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, representing over one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries.

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