Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What You Should Look For in a Bed & Breakfast

Bed and breakfasts are the new way to travel. There’s endless comfort, themed rooms, award-winning home cooked meals, travel guides, and so much more. If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast, you’re missing out. They’re usually cheaper than conventional hotel stays, provide a unique experience, and typically come with less expensive or free amenities. If you’re looking to book a bed and breakfast, here the items you should look at for a perfect stay:

1.       Does the bed and breakfast provide convenient accommodations? Most bed and breakfasts will accommodate guests based on location, for example: on a beach, you should be provided with beach chairs and towels. Most will do this for their guests’ convenience and comfort. They know you’re traveling, and usually trying to travel light.
2.       Are the rooms spacious? Bed and breakfasts can be cramped, while others are large houses that sit on boundless acres of an open ranch. Depending on the house, you should inquire about room sizes. Bed and breakfasts are known to have spacious rooms for comfort, especially if you’re looking for a “staycation” and don’t want to feel confined to a tiny room.
3.       Is it pet friendly? This may not pertain to most guests, but some guests wish to bring their small dog or cat with them on their travels. Check with the bed and breakfast to see if they accommodate pets before booking.
4.       Is there air conditioning? It’s an honest question. Most popular bed and breakfasts are located in warmer climates, and travel peaks during the summer months. Look for a place to stay with AC so you’re not sweaty profusely throughout your entire stay.
5.       What kind of breakfast do they serve? Another honest question, but certainly the most important. The entire point of staying at a bed and breakfast for some people is the food. Do they serve a full breakfast or simply a continental breakfast, or both? Most bed and breakfasts will serve homemade breakfast, brunch, lunch, and even dinner, meaning it’s more than a typically bagel and cream cheese spread in the morning you can get at any ordinary hotel.

Bed and breakfasts are usually all inclusive, so before booking, take a look at what’s included in the price of your stay.

About the Author: Abigail is a guest contributor from Victorian Inns by the Sea, providing Block Island Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cottages and Suites right on the beach of Block Island, Rhode Island.

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