Reflect on your last vacation, what is the most memorable thing that comes to mind? Was it a certain activity? Or maybe it was the beautiful weather. The hotel where you merely slept probably doesn’t top your list. What if I said you could have a memorable lodging experience by staying at a bed and breakfast?
Here’s how bed and breakfasts beat out hotels:
Personalized service is a key difference between a B&B and a hotel. A guest’s visit at a B&B is centered around immersive customer experience and attention to detail. Innkeepers are trained to anticipate needs. They value face-to-face interactions and check-in regularly to ensure guests have a memorable stay. Innkeepers are dedicated to being friendly, appreciative, responsive and good listeners. They live on-site, which allows them to provide world-class service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike a hotel where the employees rotate, the same innkeepers are there from check-in to checkout.
Breakfast is one of the biggest perks of staying at a B&B. Instead of waiting in line for the basic continental breakfast, the innkeepers will often whip up a gourmet breakfast with fresh and innovative ingredients. If you have food preferences or concerns about allergies, it’s easier to request an accommodation from the innkeeper than someone at a big hotel chain. At many B&Bs, like Stone Terrace, breakfast can be served inside or outdoors on our garden terrace. Talk about a relaxing weekend away.
Most B&B properties have historical significance, which guests can learn about and share with their friends and family. Staying at a place that not only exudes a historic ambiance but is a historical landmark will add value to your trip. B&Bs can make for a great staycation to a place with history, as well as local attractions.
Most amenities are included in the rate and are of higher quality than the typical hotel chain. Often included are snack and beverage areas, guest washer and dryer, a DVD or lending library, and games and puzzles to use. When it comes to staying at a hotel chain, you can’t even touch an item in the mini fridge without being overcharged. B&Bs don’t have hidden fees and innkeepers are transparent about costs from the beginning.
Vacay Like a Local
Most hotels are located in highly-populated tourist areas. At a B&B, you’ll feel like you’re in the comfort of your own home, and you can experience the area like a local. The best way to enjoy a new town is to see firsthand what it’s like to live there. If you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, staying at a B&B can help ensure it. Innkeeper’s live here and know the area and can help you find local attractions as well as hidden gems, during your stay with them.
There has been a shift away from traditional hotels and toward B&Bs because of the remarkable service, ability to meet guests’ evolving needs and the latest in luxury amenities. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience accompanied by personalized attention, consider booking a stay at a B&B when planning your next weekend getaway. To see what a specific B&B offers, contact the innkeeper or check the website.