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Hotels vs B&Bs

Quit That Hotel Habit: How B&Bs Brighten up Every Stay When you envision your dream vacation, you rarely imagine the hotel: standard-issue bedcovers, lukewarm continental breakfasts, sterile lobbies. But where hotels consistently fall short, bed and breakfasts go above and beyond. If you haven't stayed at a B&B lately, it may be time to learn what you've been missing. • No More Than a Room Number IF YOU FEEL THAT HOTEL AMENITIES OFTEN FALL SHORT, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. Hotel guest satisfaction dropped 7 points in 2012 to 757 out of only of travelers consistently stick 8% with the same hotel brand Only 56% 11ti 3 in 4 of hotel guests travelers say bed and breakfasts rate staff highly offer better amenities than hotels Hotels VS. B&Bs How The Amenities Stack Up WiFi Parking Concierge 86% 70% 77% of U.S. travelers say the of U.S. travelers say availability of travelers say service is availability of free in-room of free parking influences their important when it comes WiFi influences their booking decisions to choosing lodgings $42.31 booking decisions $5 $50 Average fee to park to $13.95 per day overnight at a Chicago hotel Recommended tip in a hotel Average charge for hotel WiFi WiFi at a B&B Tips, recommendations, & reservations at a B&B Parking at a B&B FREE FREE FREE Other Hotel Hidden Fees that B&Bs Give for Free 2$ Shuttle fees Service fees for housekeeping, Using the safe concierges, or doormen Saving Cash on Superior Comfort COMPARING THE U.S.'S MOST EXPENSIVE DESTINATIONS $176.57 Average rate per night for a B&B Hotel Cost Per Night B&B Cost Per Night $217 $169 $240 $200 $160 $120 $80 $40 $0 $0 $40 $80 $120 $160 $200 $240 New York City, NY America's #2 travel destination Hotel Cost Per Night B&B Cost Per Night $209 $159 $240 $200 $160 $120 $80 $40 $0 $0 $40 $80 $120 $160 $200 $240 Honolulu, HI Hotel Cost Per Night B&B Cost Per Night $175 $165 $240 $200 $160 $120 $80 $40 $0 $0 $40 $80 $120 $160 $200 $240 Boston, MA Hotel Cost Per Night B&B Cost Per Night $159 $104 $240 $200 $160 $120 $80 $40 $0 $0 $40 $80 $120 $160 $200 $240 Miami, FL Hotel Cost Per Night B&B Cost Per Night $159 $191 $240 $200 $160 $120 $80 $40 $0 $0 $40 $80 $120 $160 $200 $240 San Francisco, CA Hotels VS. B&Bs Services Go Head-to-Head Continental Breakfast VS. Homemade Breakfast 80% of U.S. travelers say availability a free breakfast influences their booking decisions Hey, it's in the name! Hotels B&Bs Ideal for those who Ideal for those who Want the standard Love freshly prepared, cereal-and-coffee-bar personalized, breakfast homemade breakfasts 2012 BREAKFAST RECIPE CHALLENGE Winner Bittersweet chocolate waffles with mint buttercream and strawberry sauce The Lyttleton (Littleton, MA) B&B 1 in 3 Runner-Up travelers seek out local Pumpkin pancakes with caramelized pecans, options rather than opting whipped cream, and ginger syrup for hotel meal plans Gracehill Bed and Breakfast (Townsend, TN) Cookie-Cutter VS. One-of-a-Kind Hotels B&Bs Ideal for those who Ideal for those who Prefer every hotel room to look the same Prefer rooms that display unique touches & cozy accoutrements A Room for Every Taste Romantic Luxurious Historic Charming General Concierge VS. Innkeeper / Local Expert Hotels B&Bs Ideal for those who Ideal for those who Just need someone to call them a taxi Like an inside scoop that only true locals can offer |2 in 3 travelers want to try local cuisine while traveling – and innkeepers can point you in the right direction Buying Refreshments VS. Free Refreshments Hotels B&Bs Buy a glass of wine at the hotel bar Many offer free wine and Price of a bottle of water refreshments in a hotel room 42% (s) of travelers rank happy hours and wine tastings as their favorite $3.60 O $8.33 amenity to When it comes to personal touch, attention to detail, affordable prices, local flavor, and friendly service, B&Bs always come out ahead. Plan your next trip with the help of SOURCES -despite-hotel-opposition-20130408,0,725102.story

Hotels vs B&Bs

shared by NicoleJMartinez on Apr 23
Before you book a hotel room for your next vacation, consider this: 3 out of 4 travelers say that B&Bs offer better amenities than hotels. Travelers who stay at a B&B enjoy a hot, homemade breakfa...


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