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Allison Crumpton

Allison’s penchant for excellence and superior customer service coupled with her strategy of partnering with each client has created a robust portfolio of some of the most successful inns in the nation. As Co-Owner of White Stone Marketing, Allison endeavors to ensure each and every White Stone client is successful!

We are always thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our clients! The 2024 TripAdvisor Awards have recently been announced, shining a spotlight on our clients’ dedication to excellence, as evidenced by their consistent, outstanding guest reviews and ratings. At White Stone Marketing, a boutique digital marketing and website design agency, we are proud to support these esteemed establishments. Through our comprehensive marketing approach, which includes expert digital marketing strategies and engaging content creation, we enhance online visibility and guest satisfaction, contributing directly to the accolades our clients achieve.

Read on to discover how these top performers succeed and learn practical reputation management tips that can help any property excel in today’s competitive hospitality industry.

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Celebrating “Best of the Best” Award Winners

TripAdvisor’s “Best of the Best” represents the highest accolade bestowed annually upon businesses by the platform. Reserved for establishments that consistently garner outstanding reviews from travelers, only the top 1% of over 8 million listings receive this award, underscoring the exceptional standard it represents.

We’re thrilled to announce that two of White Stone’s marketing and website design clients, Port D’Hiver Bed and Breakfast and Chatham Inn Relais & Châteaux, have been honored with TripAdvisor’s prestigious “Best of the Best” award.

Courtyard with a pool at Port D'Hiver Bed and Breakfast

Port D’Hiver Bed and Breakfast secured the 9th spot among all Small & Boutique Hotels nationwide. Guests left the following praises for this boutique hotel in Melbourne, Florida:

“Port D’Hiver Bed And Breakfast is an amazing spot to unwind, with its lush and clean grounds and direct beach access. The spacious, well-decorated rooms and high-quality furnishings provide a cozy atmosphere, while the delicious breakfast and snacks keep you satisfied. Don’t miss out on the outstanding wine and cheese happy hour! The attentive service, beautiful landscaping, and convenient parking make your stay hassle-free. For some extra relaxation, try a massage or work out in the small gym. Plus, you can easily stroll to nearby restaurants and shops, making it the perfect base for your adventures.”

Exterior of Chatham Inn with a green lawn and lawn chairs

Chatham Inn Relais & Châteaux secured the 12th spot among all Small & Boutique Hotels nationwide. Guests left the following reviews for this luxury Chatham hotel:

“Chatham Inn is a cozy spot packed with Cape Cod charm. Its convenient location in the center of town makes it easy to explore the area. The inn is affiliated with Relais & Chateaux, so you can expect an outstanding dining experience at Cuvee, which has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. With its luxurious rooms, incredible food, and above-and-beyond service, it’s a place you’ll want to keep coming back to.”

Recognizing Travelers’ Choice Award Recipients

TripAdvisor also gives out a Travelers’ Choice award. To qualify for this honor, these businesses must not only maintain high ratings but also rank within the top 10% of all properties listed on TripAdvisor. This distinction serves as a testament to their commitment to excellence and their unwavering dedication to providing memorable experiences for every guest.

We would like to celebrate the 16 clients that received the 2024 Travelers’ Choice Award.

  1. Glen Gordon Manor – Marketing & Website Design Client
  2. Bayfront Marin House – Marketing & Website Design Client
  3. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch – Marketing & Website Design Client
  4. Eden Vale Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  5. L’Auberge Provencale Inn & Restaurant – Marketing & Website Design Client
  6. Washington House Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  7. Harbor Light Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  8. Kishauwau Cabins – Marketing & Website Design Client
  9. Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa – Marketing & Website Design Client
  10. Sea Rock Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  11. Woolverton Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  12. The Armory Park Inn – Marketing & Website Design Client
  13. Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast – Marketing Client
  14. Dunbar House Inn and Event Property – Marketing Client
  15. Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast – Marketing & Website Design Client
  16. Yellow House on Plott Creek Road – Marketing & Website Design Client
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Reputation Management Tips

  • Actively Request Reviews: One common oversight we’ve observed among property owners is the attempt to manually screen for ‘happy’ guests from whom to request reviews. This strategy often results in very few review requests being sent out. Remember, unhappy guests will find your online profiles and are often more motivated to leave reviews. It’s crucial to facilitate easy review processes for all guests, and utilizing automation tools can significantly streamline this process. By actively soliciting feedback, accommodations not only enhance their online reputation but also gain valuable insights into their guests’ experiences.
  • Mid-Stay Check-Ins: Proactive communication is key to addressing any issues before they escalate into negative reviews. Using texting apps or messaging platforms, accommodations can conduct mid-stay check-ins to ensure guests are enjoying their experience and promptly address any concerns or issues that may arise. This proactive approach not only demonstrates attentiveness to guest needs but also helps prevent potential negative feedback.
  • Responding to Reviews: It’s essential to respond to all reviews, both positive and negative, in a timely and professional manner. Responses should be brief, expressing gratitude for the feedback and inviting guests to reach out directly with any further concerns. Avoid engaging in lengthy or argumentative responses, as this can reflect poorly on your establishment. Remember, potential guests are reading these reviews, and courteous, constructive responses can leave a positive impression.
  • Keep Profiles Updated: Regularly updating property photos and descriptions is vital for maintaining an accurate representation of the accommodations’ offerings and improvements. Guests rely on these profiles to make informed decisions, so ensuring they reflect the current state of the property is essential. By keeping profiles updated, accommodations can attract more guests and maintain a positive online presence.
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Work With Us

Effective reputation management is crucial in the hospitality industry, impacting everything from attracting new guests to maintaining loyalty among existing ones. At White Stone Marketing, we are dedicated to helping our clients excel in these areas. By expanding their online presence and providing expert consulting services, we enable properties to highlight their unique offerings and deliver superior guest experiences. If you’re looking to enhance your property’s marketing strategies, we invite you to contact us. Let us partner with you to elevate your brand and achieve lasting success in a competitive landscape.