Google’s Hotel Finder, which up until November 27th has been in a beta version, is now rolled out for several countries. A bonus to this is that now, smaller accommodations such as bed and breakfasts are included in the results.
Find your inn by clicking this link: http://www.google.com/hotelfinder and searching your city and state. You’ll likely have to scroll through pages of larger hotel chains, but will eventually hit the B&B listings. If you are not included, Google suggests making sure that you have claimed and filled out your Google Places and Google + Local accounts as much as possible, including photos, videos and business details.
The potential guest can also sort the search by several different options, such as price, user rating, and amenities:
When you find your page, you can see how if you are not hooked to a GDS (Global Distribution System) or OTA (Online Travel Agency), your rates and booking will not automatically display. You will, however, have a link to your site:
If you do have a relationship with an OTA or GDS, you should see a link with booking info, like this:
If you’ve done everything that Google suggests to show up in Hotel Finder and you’re still not there, try posting on the Google and your business forum in hopes that a Googler will see your post and help you out: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/business/o2XwZ2HPgoA
Here is another good article about Hotel Finder: http://hotelmarketing.com/index.php/content/article/how_to_claim_your_google_hotel_finder_page, which backs up that the most important thing to do is to aggressively claim and fill in your Google + Local page.