DeKalb B&B gets high guest ratings

DeKALB — BnBFinder, one of the world’s most comprehensive online bed-and-breakfast directories, has named the Parkside Bed and Breakfast in DeKalb a Guest Favorite for 2012. The award, based on independent reviews posted to the site and guest preferences, is the gold standard and highest distinction awarded by BnBFinder.

“Guests at the Parkside Bed and Breakfast gave it high marks for the delicious breakfasts and the welcoming atmosphere provided by innkeepers Bob and Pam Snow,” said Mary White, founder and CEO of BnBFinder and author of the book “Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies.” “This award is recognition for the fantastic experience they offer guests.”

“We are very excited and gratified to have won the Guest Favorite Award given by BnBFinder.com,” Pam Snow said. “Providing our guests with a luxurious, yet comfortable, home-like stay in our Parkside Bed and Breakfast is our highest goal.”

User-generated reviews have surpassed rating systems, traditional travel guides and inspections as an important source for researching potential accommodations, according to a news release from BnBFinder. Guests consistently leave reviews while visiting websites like BnBFinder or on the go using smartphones. Before booking a getaway, many travelers read reviews, making guest comments one of the most valued decision-making tools.

Parkside Bed and Breakfast, on Roosevelt Street in DeKalb, is in a cottage built in 1854. The Snows renovated it for use as a bed-and-breakfast in 2010. For more information, visit parksidebedandbreakfast.com.

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