Inns (also known as bed and breakfasts) serve as your home away from home. In fact, you may even get confused and move in! I can’t even remember the last time that I stayed in a hotel when the option of an inn was available. The mattress is often stiff, the bedding may or may not be clean, staff is seemingly being bothered if you talk to them, and every room is a bland clone of the next.
That kind of sounds like a dirt cheap experience for those on a tight budget right? You’d be wrong if you said it did. Expect to pay considerably more for a hotel.
If you’re interested in patroning a business which genuinely strives to provide guests with an excellent experience, where each room is carefully maintained and decorated, and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed – ready to tackle the day ahead – then you, my friend want to stay in an inn.
One of the top perks of staying in a bed & breakfast is that you can explore areas you never would have known existed. The owners of the home are traditionally from the area, allowing you to get to know the real city / town by seeing placed only natives typically do. There’s no need to have a cookie-cutter experience with a hotel, when there’s a perfectly good inn near by.
You can also expect to receive a superior level of customer service by staying at a bed and breakfast. Bed and breakfast’s are usually owned by individuals, who take a more hands-on approach to their building and crafting the experience for guests. On the other hand, if you stay at a large chain hotel, the staff will likely be cold, careless, and less concerned about your overall satisfaction. At a hotel, the goal is efficiency. At an inn, it’s experience.
Did are read all of this and still, for whatever reason, need more information as to which is better – a hotel or a bed and breakfast? Well, if you do need more information on this topic, go ahead and read the benefits of staying in a bed and breakfast.