Never Stayed In a Bed and Breakfast? Click Here.

September 20th, 2010 by Mariah

 

 

The bed and breakfast industry began to blossom in the U.S. during the 1980s, and B&Bs thrive today in large part because they provide an atmosphere of warmth and coziness that traditional hotels simply can’t match — although many are now trying.

 

 

 

Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the innkeepers, who usually live on the premises. It’s natural to expect that innkeepers who live in their own inns will bring a different perspective to the job than someone who works a shift behind a hotel reception desk and then goes home and forgets about the customers left behind.

 

 

 

At good B&Bs, “customers” are truly guests, and it shows. Innkeepers will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, point you to the most romantic spot in the nearby park, and much more.

 

 

 

Most bed and breakfasts generate a substantial portion of their income from repeat business. Many also depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. Combine those two factors and it’s easy to see why most innkeepers go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories.

 

 

 

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