Diamond Collection: Best Luxury B&B Inns

The Simpson House Inn, Santa BarbaraIn just four years,®’s prestigious collection of professionally inspected, luxury inns has grown to more than 450 B&Bs and inns, providing travelers with “smart luxury” accommodations, often at competitive prices.

The Diamond Collection,™ an exclusive group of inns located in 40 states and Canada, provides not only high-end accommodations and exceptional service, but also extras such as onsite parking, Internet and refreshments, usually at no additional charge.

The Diamond Collection Grows to more that 450 luxury Inns

With a focus on smart luxury, Diamond Collection inns offer luxury travel at a smart price, with nightly rates averaging $239.
“Our Diamond Collection inns cater to the traveler who appreciates luxury accommodations and all the extra perks provided by bed and breakfasts,” says Tim Wilson, Diamond Collection director. “Travelers also count on pampered, one-of-a-kind experiences when they stay at a luxury bed and breakfast.”

Wilson says more and more B&Bs and inns are participating in the comprehensive, 400-point, third-party inspection because they understand travelers have greater confidence in and prefer to stay in a professionally-inspected inn that meets certain customer service and quality standards.

To achieve Diamond Collection status, inns must pass an annual inspection and, at a minimum offer the following amenities and services:

  • 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
  • Free Internet service
  • Flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival
  • Online reservations on their website and/or
  • Acceptance of Getaway Gift Cards®

Travelers can search for Diamond Collection inns on the site by going to the dedicated Diamond Collection page or look for the Diamond Collection logo when searching inns by destination.

Link: Diamond Collection, 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. 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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