Are you thinking about staying at a bed and breakfast rather than a traditional hotel on your next vacation? Well, you are not alone. According to Dun & Bradstreet’s Bed & Breakfast Inns Industry Profile, demand for B&B accommodations is soaring. Experts say that the typical bed and breakfast customer can have a far more enjoyable experience by staying at a bed and breakfast than by staying at a traditional hotel. Hotels typically can’t offer the same level of comfort, charisma, and charm.
Among the reasons to choose a B&B over a hotel is that B&Bs typically offer a superior degree of customer service. Individuals or families that take a more hands-on approach to hosting their properties often own B&Bs. They go all-out to ensure that guests have a pleasant experience. On the other hand, guests at a large hotel may find that the hired staff is much less concerned about their overall satisfaction.
Another major benefit of staying at a B&B is that you can explore areas off the beaten path. Hotels are frequently located in busy, central areas of town. It’s more likely you’ll have a routine tourist experience if you stay at a hotel. Bed and breakfasts are often located away from the central area of town, allowing you to explore and really get to know your surroundings.
Also, travelers who stay at a hotel can complete their entire stay without saying a word to the other guests, who are total strangers. B&Bs are a different story. Thanks to the cozy, homelike environment B&Bs offer, guests can make new friends in the common areas. By staying at a B&B it is more likely you will get to know other travelers, and they could become lifelong friends. Finally, when you stay at a hotel you typically have a single, small room with one or two beds, maybe a desk and a chair or two. It can quickly become claustrophobic. As a result, most people spend little time in their hotel room–which is unfortunate since hotel rooms can be very expensive.
Many B&B hosts have limited space. One simple solution for creating space is to install a space-saving Murphy Bed. Wallbeds USA’s Murphy Beds, also called wall beds or wallbeds, take up as little as 16” of depth into the room when the wallbed is in the “up” position. They are available in twin, full, queen or king size and are safe, easy-to-operate and extremely beautiful pieces of furniture. There are also many options for style – traditional, elegant, modern, etc. – and a choice of several types of wood and color. Sheets and other bedding can be left in place when storing the bed away, so the bed is ready to use whenever needed, adding to the convenience. Side cabinets, including wardrobes that function as mini closets, are also available. Give us a call today, and let us help you find the right solution for your B&B!