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Ninth Annual Award Winners | Press Release


Top International, U.S. and Canada B&Bs Selected Based on Guest Reviews, Amenities

AUSTIN, TX (Dec. 16, 2013) – From a former convent-turned inn on Lake Como, Italy to an urban retreat in downtown Chicago, the top award-winning inns from BedandBreakfast.com® offer special experiences and extra touches that guests notice. For the ninth year in a row, BedandBreakfast.com has named its Top 10 International, Top 10 U.S. and Top 10 Canada B&Bs for 2013 based on traveler reviews and amenities.

Seven European countries are represented in the Top 10 International Inns, as well as Mexico, New Zealand and Peru. BedandBreakfast.com expanded into Europe in June 2010, offering sites in French, Spanish and Italian, making it easy for travelers to access information about B&Bs in their native languages.

Some of the winning International inns include le bobo in Bize Minervois, France, a charming inn that feels like a “petit chateau,” and the Convento Sant’Antonio on Lake Como, a one-time convent that is now known for its understated luxury. Canto De Luz in Portugal, with its strikingly contemporary interior design of wood, glass and metal, is nestled in the heart of Porto. The Villa Menorah in Larnaca, Cyprus, offers the charm of traditional Greek architecture but with modern amenities such as WiFi.

“These inns in Europe and around the world are not only beautiful, but also provide those special touches that guests remember forever,” says Matt Laessig, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. “Guests at Villa Menorah mentioned they were celebrating their silver anniversary, and when they arrived back to the B&B after a day out, there was a bottle of sparkling rosé on a silver tray for them – the ‘icing on the cake’ for their holiday.”

2013 Top U.S. B&Bs

From California wine country to relaxed country living, the award-winning U.S. inns offer something for everyone. Seven of the 10 inns are part of BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of more than 450 professionally inspected, luxury inns that offer exceptional service and amenities.

One-of-a-kind accommodations include the Amish Country Lodging inn in Berlin, Ohio, which offers a tree house suite, and the Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn in Burlington, Kentucky, with a log cabin, as well as the Vitta D’Citta mansion in Chicago with stunning architecture.

2013 Top Canada B&Bs

A guest of the A la Carte B&B in Montreal summed up the B&B travel experience in his guest review: “A good B&B becomes part of the travel experience and it’s not just a place to stay.” Canada’s top award-winning inns represent not only Montreal, but also Victoria, including the Dashwood Manor Seaside B&B with breathtaking ocean views and gardens surrounding the house, Niagara on the Lake, Whistler, Mont Tremblant, Kelowna, East Kemptville, and Abbotsford, where one guest stays regularly at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn for business travel.

For a complete list of BedandBreakfast.com’s 2013 award winners, along with its monthly award winners that include top art inns, garden inns, B&Bs with cool pools, and more, click here.


About BedandBreakfast.com
BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 12,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 75,000 rooms. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. BedandBreakfast.com helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 210,000 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.

Media Contact:
Denise Clarke, 512.899.0004