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Inspection Criteria
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I. REQUIRED ITEMS

(Inn must have items 1-6 and 7 & 8 if applicable; licenses are verified by the WBBA office prior to the inspection)

1. Liability Insurance

2. Fire extinguishers conspicuously located on each floor

3. Smoke detector on each floor

4. Smoke detector in each guest room

5. Electrical outlets within three feet of water are GFCI

6. Refrigeration temperature (per thermometer) at < 40 F

7. Occupancy Permits if required

8. Two exits and compliance with building codes are required for third floor guest rooms

Starred items (*) below receive the designated points in "does not apply" situations.

II. MANAGEMENT

1. Brochure (including "online" brochure) accurately describes

A. Facility/Services Offered - 1/2 point

B. Location - 1/2 point

C. Current Rates - 1/2 point

D. Acceptable methods of payment - 1/2 point

E. Reservation/Deposit/Cancellation/Refund policy - 1/2 point

F. In house pet(s) - 1/2 point*

G. Bathrooms on a different level from bedroom - 1/2 point*

H. Private unattached bathrooms - 1/2 point*

I. Basement Guest Room - 1/2 point

J. Smoking Policy - 1/2 point

K. Breakfast Policy - 1/2 point

2. Breakfast table place setting items clean and in good repair - 1 point

3. Sample written menu affirms type of breakfast listed in brochure and directory - 1 point

4. Guest Registration Menu (e.g. guest book, cards) - 1/2 point

5. On premises or readily available host who is courteous, professional, and operates on an ethical and businesslike basis. Rude, indifferent or inhospitable service is unacceptable. - 2 points

6. Means of answering incoming telephone calls at all times (e.g. staff, forwarding, answering machine or service) - 1 point

7. Telephone available for guest use - 1/2 point

8. Emergency numbers posted on or next to every phone - 1 point

III. MAINTENANCE & SAFETY

1. Exterior

A. Building exterior is well maintained & in good repair (e.g. intact window panes & screens, roof, siding materials & paint) - 5 points

B. Exterior inn sign or house numbers visible from street or in compliance with signage ordinances - 3 points

C. Walkways & parking areas in good condition, smooth & free of debris - 3 points

D. Lawn & grounds groomed & free of debris - 2 points

E. Adequate exterior lighting of:

a. Guest parking areas - 1 point

b. Guest walkways - 1 point

c. Guest entries - 1 point

F. Handrail(s) on exterior stairways in excess of three steps except when exempted by building codes - 1 point*

2. Interior

A. Furnishings are in good repair & comfortable - 3 points

B. Surfaces are clean & in good repair:

a. Walls / wall coverings - 1 point

b. Ceilings - 1 point

c. Floors / floor coverings - 1 point

C. Adequate interior lighting of:

a. Guest halls - 1/2 point

b. Guest common Areas

D. Handrail(s) on exterior stairways in excess of three steps except when exempted by building codes - 1 point*

E. Fire exit route(s) conspicuously posted - 1 point

IV. CLEANLINESS

(Cleanliness is of primary importance and applies to the entire inn, including public areas, guest rooms, bathrooms and dining areas.)

1. Vacuum: carpets, rugs, furniture, stairs - 4 points

2. Floors: swept, washed, waxed - 4 points

3. Dusting: cobwebs, pictures, knickknacks, furniture, baseboards, ceiling fans - 4 points

4. Disinfect & Sanitize: bathrooms, showers, tubs, toilets, sink & tiles, kitchen & dishes - 4 points

5. Clean: blinds, windows & sills, mirrors, light fixtures, curtains - 4 points

V. GUEST ROOMS: SAFETY & HEALTH, COMFORT

1. Adequate interior lighting of guest rooms - 1 point

2. Each guest room equipped with inside privacy lock or latch - 1 point

3. Beds are required as primary sleeping surfaces - 3 points

4. Excellent quality, condition & comfort of bed components:

A. Mattress - 1 point

B. Springs - 1 point

5. Bed linens: clean, free of holes & stains: top sheet, bottom sheet, mattress pad, pillowcase & protector on each pillow - 4 points

6. Adequate blankets in addition to bedspread 1/2 point

7. Guest rooms are devoid of innkeepers personal belongings unless they are made inaccessible to guests - 2 points

8. Bedside lamp in guest room w/adequate light: 60 watt min. - 2 points

9. Adequate heating in guest areas (heat vents, radiators etc.) - 2 points

10. Adequate ventilation in guest areas (central a/c, window a/c units, operational windows, screens, vents) - 2 points

11. Wastebasket with disposable liner in each guest room that does not have a private attached bath. - 1/2 point

VI. BATHROOMS: COMFORT & SAFETY

1. Plumbing & plumbing fixtures well maintained and in good repair, with adequate water pressure & hot water supply. - 2 points

2. Well illuminated bathroom mirror at sink with GFCI outlet - 1 point

3. Night light in shared bath(s) - 1 point*

4. Bathmats or non-skid rugs in guest bathrooms - 1/2 point

5. Individual bathmats provided for each room using a shared bath - 1/2 point

6. Inside privacy lock or latch on shared bathroom door - 1 point*

7. A ready-to-use disinfectant is available in shared bath(s) - 2 points*

8. Bath linens: clean, free of holes & stains. One each per guest: bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth. - 2 points

9. Wastebasket with disposable liner in each bathroom - 1/2 point

VII. SAFETY and HEALTH

1. Hot tub, spa, whirlpool, swimming pool:

a. Clean and in good repair - 1/2 point*

b. Appropriate warning & usage signs posted - 1/2 point*

2. Kitchen, food preparation & serving areas comply with applicable state & local ordinances

a. Housekeeping: stove, refrigerator, walls, countertops - 4 points

b. Dishwasher / Sanitizing system - 1 point

VIII. OVERALL ASSESSMENT - 5 points


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