5 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts
5 myths about bed and breakfasts
In a world where Airbnb and VRBO have become the choice for accommodations, the cozy bed and breakfast seem to have been all but forgotten. Yet many of these small, welcoming family-run places have changed with the times. You may still get a homemade breakfast but here are five myths that need to be dispelled about B&Bs.
Bed and breakfasts are fancy and expensive
B&Bs are more value-oriented than a hotel stay any time. When you add the cost of a breakfast at a major urban hotel, the cost of Wi-Fi access and even the cost of water in the mini bar, these extras add up. Many B&Bs offer up free DVDs and TV usage with evening refreshments like wine and cheese. What you can’t put a price on is the value of the personalized hospitality at a B&B. Innkeepers are happy to share their inside knowledge, offering up those perfect gems of places for photo ops or a day of touring.
Bed and breakfasts aren’t a good option in big cities
This simply isn’t true. Big cities like New York or even up and coming major cities like Merida, Mexico still have value in staying in a B&B compared to their hotel counterpart option. Staying in these areas also allows the B&B to advertise on places like Airbnb and tripadvisor.com so they are eager to keep costs lower than the competition.
Bed and breakfasts are not designed for business travelers
While not exactly exuding a typical corporate welcome, the fact is that many B&B’s now caters to business travelers in larger cities and smaller towns where there are corporate headquarters nearby. Corporate travelers like having a stocked kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi, a quiet and safe neighborhood, and a home away from home. You may even be able to rent out part of the B&B for meetings if need be. They can even be ideal for small retreats and workshops.
There’s no privacy at a bed and breakfast
Most B&Bs these days, like Vida Magica in Merida Mexico, have private bathrooms attached to each room so that privacy is taken to a whole new level. Many innkeepers have added extra insulation in rooms and add private tables to the dining rooms in case people wish to dine alone.
B&Bs are hard to find
This is quite untrue, however, you have to look for them! You will find a B&B in every town, big and small. Some are small operations and others are in larger homes. Wherever you go, you will find a B&B that is fabulous!