When you travel, you have your choice of places to stay. Hotels have always been the conventional choice. However, more and more, people are choosing to stay in bed and breakfast instead. Why can bed and breakfasts be a better choice than hotels? Take a look!
1. Personalized service.
At a hotel, you will be one guest of many. While your needs will be taken care of at a good hotel, it's easy to start feeling like a number. At a bed and breakfast, there are only ever a small number of guests at any one time, so the service will be a lot more personal. Your hosts will generally greet you by name, take an interest in getting to know you, and ask you about your needs and preferences without your stay. You will truly feel like a guest and not a number.
2. Common spaces.
Hotels sometimes have common spaces, like lobbies and pool areas, but they are generally shared by all of the guests. These spaces get busy quickly. At a bed and breakfast, you tend to have access to common spaces like a living room and dining room too, and you only have to share them with a couple of other guests, at most. If you like to have some quiet time while on vacation, a bed and breakfast will provide a nice space to enjoy that quiet time.
3. Delicious breakfasts.
Some hotels do offer continental breakfasts, but the foods are often pretty generic — cereal, packaged muffins, and maybe some yogurt. Bed and breakfasts usually serve a filling, freshly cooked breakfast every morning instead. The food is a lot more delicious and enjoyable, rather than just being something to fill you up. Since there are only a few guests, you might be able to customize your breakfast, too.
4. Unique bedrooms.
Most hotel bedrooms are about the same. There's a bed or two, a dresser you probably don't even want to use, a television, and an en suite bathroom. At a bed and breakfast, the space you'll stay in will be a lot more unique. The bed may have a unique comforter. There will be more personalized artwork on the walls. All in all, you'll feel like you're staying in a home and not in a mass-marketed hotel space.
Staying in a bed and breakfast is not for everyone, but if you're looking for a more comforting, personalized travel experience, it can be a great choice for you.