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AUSTIN, TX (November 8, 2012) –®, the most comprehensive site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 13,000 properties worldwide representing nearly 80,000 rooms, today announces the winners of its eighth annual Best of Awards™. The 2012 Best of Awards recognize the top inns around the world providing the best travel experience, hospitality and customer service. analyzed the quality and quantity of the traveler reviews from the past year on to select the inns providing superior travel experiences and hospitality. It also considered the quality of inns’ photos, listing descriptions and overall online customer experience on

This year, recognizes 30 exemplary inns and bed and breakfasts in these categories: Top 10 B&Bs in the United States, Top 10 B&Bs in Canada, and Top 10 International B&Bs.

“The Best of Award winners really showcase bed and breakfasts and inns that often become the destination for travelers and not just a place to stay,” says Gregory Sion, general manager of “Travelers select bed and breakfasts because they enjoy a one-of-a-kind place that offers not only character, special amenities and unmatched hospitality, but also enables them to discover new experiences.”

In addition to its annual award winners, also recognizes exemplary inns each month in a variety of categories from Unique B&B Experiences and Luxurious B&Bs to B&Bs with Coolest Pools, Views and Outdoor Spaces.

Here are the Best of 2012 Award Winners, 10 of which are members of’s Diamond Collection™ (noted with * below). Nearly 400 inns are part of’s Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns that offer private bathrooms, 24-hour access to service or staff, free Internet, flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival, and maintain a 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on

Top 10 B&Bs in the United States

Top 10 B&Bs in Canada

Top 10 International B&Bs

About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfasts, with more than 13,000 properties worldwide representing nearly 80,000 rooms. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 210,000 consumer reviews. offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates.

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