Is more travel on your New Year’s Resolution list? This year, add trying a Bed and Breakfast to your travels! You might be skipping the bed and breakfast experience because you think it’s not for you. Check out these Top 5 Myths about Staying at a B&B to see if a bed and breakfast (or our New Orleans B&B!) might be in your future for 2014.
1. Too many lace doilies
We’re not all tchotchkes, antiques, and patchwork quilts. More inns these days have a clean, sophisticated decor with modern furnishings and amenities. Victorian homes like ours often feature rooms that appeal to different tastes. ( Our Evergreen Room might be just right for you.)
2. You have to share a bathroom with other guests.
3. You have to eat a specific breakfast with total strangers at a specific time.
Many inns offer guests a variety of choices of breakfast or brunch as well as meeting needs for special diets or food allergies. (You can take advantage of our continental plus breakfast anytime between 8:30 and 10:30am, and we are glad to offer gluten-free, sugar-free or vegan items if you’ll let us know ahead of time!)
4. You have to be home at a certain time.
Guests are almost always given keys to the main house and guest room doors, providing them with the flexibility to come and go as they please. (All Grand Victorian room keys also open the front door to our New Orleans bed and breakfast.)
5. B&Bs are only for couples and prohibit children and pets
Many inns offer family units with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and a number of inns offer pet friendly rooms as well. (While the Grand Victorian is not the best option for the youngest family members; our New Orleans bed and breakfast easily accommodate older children with rollaway cots, kid-friendly snack items all day, and free wireless internet. We also have a new pet resort spa just down the street if you want to bring your furry family member along.)
We hope we have debunked some of the myths surrounding life at the bed and breakfast inn, and you come to the Grand Victorian for your inaugural visit. Check out our rooms and specials pages for the one that is just right for you!