A: The purpose of the BBAA Standards is to ensure Alabama bed and breakfast guests a quality experience when visiting any member inn. The Quality Standards Review is structured to help participating inns provide a comfortable and secure environment, and assure a consistent quality standard B&B goers can rely on when choosing a bed and breakfast in the State of Alabama. A standards review is mandatory for all members of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama.
Inspections are performed on new member properties prior to approval, and every two years for member properties. Inspectors are third party professionals in the hospitality industry and are trained, in accordance with these guidelines, by the Standards Review Chairperson and/or the Executive Director of BBAA. The inspector is responsible to the BBAA Board as a whole and not to any one person or member. It is the responsibility of the Board to pass or fail any member property based on the objective and unbiased summary prepared by the inspector.
Local and state Health Code and Building Regulations supersede any and all of the following criteria. Some Historical Properties may be exempt from certain criteria based on local ordinances. Check with your local officials and be prepared to show proof of exemption to inspector. Additional information concerning inspections and standards can be found here.