AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for inspiring, planning and booking bed and breakfast properties, today announces the winners of its 10th annual awards program, recognizing the top U.S., Canada and International inns. These 30 inns across the globe consistently win over guests with exceptional hospitality, over-and-beyond service, delicious breakfasts, and clean and comfortable accommodations.
Finalists were chosen based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com from 2014, and winners were selected by an independent panel of guest judges. The 2014 BedandBreakfast.com Annual Awards guest judges included Michael Franco, travel writer for TravelMag.com and former About.com B&B guide; Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer for Travel + Leisure, Money and other publications; Caroline Morse, features editor with SmarterTravel; and Laura Motta, director of publishing for ShermansTravel.
"For the past decade, BedandBreakfast.com has had the honor to recognize bed and breakfasts and inns around the world that set the standard for what guests should expect from a B&B," says Matt Laessig, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. "These B&Bs exemplify the B&B experience – distinctive inns hosted by innkeepers whose attention to detail and hospitality make each and every B&B stay so memorable for their guests."
Of the top 30 winning inns, 11 are part of BedandBreakfast.com's Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns in the United States and Canada. Each Diamond Collection inn participates in a comprehensive, 400-point third-party inspection program, maintains top consumer reviews on BedandBreakfast.com, and offers amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience.
Top U.S. B&Bs
The winning U.S. inns hail from Newberg, Oregon and Napa, California in the west to Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and Niantic, Connecticut in the east. The Rabbit Hill Inn is a great example of an inn that turns first-time B&B guests into regular visitors.
Here's what a guest wrote about Rabbit Hill, "This was our first B&B and I was a little nervous, especially driving all the way from Pennsylvania. The second we arrived I knew the right decision was made. Innkeepers and staff who are friendly and feel like family. Rooms spotlessly clean and decorated perfectly. We now know why so many review sites rate Rabbit Hill Inn to be the most romantic getaway in New England. We realized how many return visitors they get over years; we hope to be one of those couples. Planning a trip for summer already. Do not miss this place. Romance is everywhere."
The Top 10 U.S. B&Bs are:
Cabernet House, an Old World Inn, Napa, Calif.*
Chehalem Ridge B&B, Newberg, Ore.
Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast, Hot Spring, Ark.*
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, Conn.*
Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown, Pa.*
Inn on Randolph, Napa, Calif.*
The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel's, Provincetown, Mass.*
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, Vt.*
The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast, Covington, Ga.*
Villa D'Citta, Chicago, Ill.*
Top Canada Inns
Special occasions, such as honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays, bring many guests to B&Bs – and the Abbeymore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is no exception.
An Abbeymoore guest wrote, "From our greeting at the door to warm goodbye at the end of our stay, the staff at Abbeymoore made our honeymoon sensational. We experienced all the things that you would expect at a great B&B (comfy bed, tourist info, clean bathroom, etc). What made our stay amazing was the excellent food, real conversations with friendly staff, and above-and-beyond service. "
The Top 10 Canada B&Bs are:
A la Carte B&B, Montreal, Quebec
Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, Victoria, British Columbia*
Auberge McGee's Inn, Ottawa, Ontario
Beacon Inn at Sidney, Sidney, British Columbia
Crystal's View Bed and Breakfast, Vancouver, British Columbia*
A Good Knight, Victoria, British Columbia
John Lewis House, Victoria, British Columbia
A Suite Dreams Toronto B&B, Toronto, Ontario
A Touch of English Bed and Breakfast, Kelowna, British Columbia
A View of the Lake B&B and Demonstration Kitchen, Kelowna, British Columbia
Top International Inns
B&Bs are perfect choices for creating memorable experiences and enjoying destinations like local. In London, many stay in high-priced, touristy locations, but the Bonnington Square Bed and Breakfast offers a distinctively local experience.
A Bonnington Square guest wrote, "If you love getting in the vibe of what London offers but want to live like a local and away from the touristy areas then this is the place! It is much more personal and a better value than a hotel. We can't wait to return!!"
The Top 10 International B&Bs are:
B&B Villa Luogoceleste, Foiano della Chiana, Italy
Bed and Breakfast Valencia Mindfulness Retreat, Valencia, Spain
Bonnington Square Bed and Breakfast, London, England
Canto De Luz, Porto, Portugal
Colette's Family Homes Bed and Breakfast, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dreamcatcher Guest House, San Juan, Puerto Rico
La Terrasse de la Malmaison, Bagnolet, France
Los Artistas B&B, Ajijic, Mexico
Paradise Bed & Breakfast, Sollihogda, Norway
Villa Paggi Country House, Carasco, Italy
BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 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. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.
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