Should I Stay in a B&B or a Hotel?
You’re traveling to New Orleans, and you have heard about all the incredible architecture and beautiful historic homes. You’ve never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and are wondering … should I?
Here is a simple break down between hotels and bed and breakfast inns to help you decide.
- Often located near a major airport or roadway for convenient commuting.
- Usually associated with a corporation for a consistent look.
- Designed for large groups that may not require personal touches.
- Large scale staff and round the clock service.
- Most charge for using many of the amenities, such as parking, buying snacks, bottled water, certain television channels, etc.
- Appeals more to the cautious traveler looking for a convenient location and a high level of services available at all times.
Bed and Breakfast:
- Often located near a natural landmark or tourist destination and in an historic residential neighborhood.
- Often have fewer rooms in a converted historic property with furnishings suggesting to the era of the building.
- Usually independently owned and operated; each inn and each room within each inn is different.
- Offers a more personal “home away from home” experience, with comfortable spaces for family and friend conversations.
- Smaller group of staff members who are generally “locals” who offer insider tips for activities. They leave the inn periodically for supplies and appointments, so may not offer a 24 hour front desk.
- Most offer free amenities such as breakfast, internet access, snacks, water, television, parking.
- Appeals more to the adventurous traveler wanting the locals experience away from the busy part of the city.
If you still have questions, we shatter the Top 5 myths about staying at a bed and breakfast here.
Hope this helps you decide which lodging option is the best for your needs. And if you decide on a B&B, we think you should choose the Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast. You won’t be disappointed.