10 Reasons Bed and Breakfasts are Better than Hotels

Wooded area with a red bridge next to a white wooden fence leading to a brown buildingStaying at a Bed and Breakfast is a unique travel experience. The key word here is “experience”.  Most Bed and Breakfasts offer so much more than just a place to sleep and grab a quick bite in the morning.  Here are ten extra special touches that you can expect to “experience” when staying at a Bed and Breakfast. 

  1. Breakfast is included –   Obvious, yes, but in addition to convenience and cost savings, breakfasts usually range from a continental spread to a homemade gourmet meal.  Definitely not what you will find for breakfast at a chain hotel.
  2. Peace, quiet and privacy –  Many B & B’s offer an exclusive experience with fewer guests.  It might be just what you are looking for in a quiet weekend getaway.
  3. Personal Service –  With fewer guests than a hotel, innkeepers are able to give you a much more personal experience. 
  4. Off the beaten path –  Many B & B’s are in less traveled areas giving you the opportunity to see parts of the country that you might not experience otherwise. 
  5. Perfect Romantic Getaway –  From special romance packages to small weddings/elopements, B & B’s will definitely give you a once in a lifetime experience that you and your guests will remember. 
  6. Security –  With fewer people coming and going, less going on and the personal investment of your small innkeeper, it offers the most secure scenario while traveling.
  7. Local Culture –  Innkeepers take the time to know their area and all that there is going on as well as those special local events and experiences for you to check out during your stay.
  8. Extra Activities –  Many B & B’s offer unique activities to experience during your stay.  Some of these might include: biking, hiking, fishing, sports or nature. 
  9. Unexpected Luxuries –  Need a bit of pampering?  B & B’s typically pride themselves on giving their guests those extra special touches that you can’t find at your typical hotel.  Luxury bed linens and towels, coffee bars, fresh baked goods, games, books and movies are just a few upgraded amenities that are available.
  10. A Great Value –  Although B & B rooms might seem to be priced higher than hotels, they are usually an better value overall.  More amenities and an unique one of a kind experience offer the most for your money.

7 thoughts on “10 Reasons Bed and Breakfasts are Better than Hotels

  1. I’m glad you mentioned that most bed and breakfast locations offer more than just a bed and breakfast in the morning. I’m trying to convince my wife that going to a bed and breakfast would be a fun thing to do for our honeymoon but she isn’t convinced. I’m going to have to share this information you posted with her.

  2. Dennis,
    Congratulations! I hope that you will be able to convince your wife that staying at a bed and breakfast would be the most memorable, intimate and amazing honeymoon that you could have. We have many couples stay for their honeymoon or anniversary. Rebecca

  3. I’m planning a trip for my mother and me for our mother-daughter getaway weekend. I love the reasons behind staying at a B&B, especially that it comes with breakfast. We also enjoy our privacy and it’s great to know that B&B offers an exclusive experience with fewer guests, and you’re right, we are looking for a quiet weekend indeed. I will go ahead and book us a weekend at a B&B for the weekend.

  4. Thank you for letting me know that we should experience local events during our stay. My friend wants to have a smooth trip. I think it’s best for him to opt for travel agency air ticketing for a smooth trip.

    • No special training needed. I am an RN and my husband is a retired carpenter. We did a lot of research and looked all over the country for just the right property for us. There are several organizations that have aspiring innkeeper programs and continuing education. I watched a ton of webinars and have learned so much. If you are looking in Missouri, Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri (BBIM) has an Aspiring Innkeepers program. Also the Association of Lodging Professionals has a conference for aspiring innkeepers.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. http://www.walnutwatersbedandbreakfast.com

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