Bed & Breakfasts vs. Hotels

Bed & Breakfast (B&B) vs. Hotels

Lynn Saving Money, Travel Leave a Comment

When deciding where to stay when we travel, we typically look at hotels, but we also explore bed & breakfasts. Bed & breakfasts have pros and cons, but worth are exploring as an option.

Pros of Bed & Breakfasts:

  • Nice breakfast included in the room rate
  • Beds have always been super comfortable
  • Feels more like a home
  • Supporting a small business vs. a hotel chain
  • Every room is a little different vs. cookie cutter rooms at a hotel

Cons of Bed & Breakfasts (may be pros for some people):

  • Owners are typically very friendly, great unless you’re wanting to have a quick breakfast and head out
  • Breakfast is served communal style with other guests
  • Decor is typically more traditional and not very modern
  • Typically in a neighborhood vs. downtown

The best site that we have found for searching for B&B locations is as the B&B sites themselves are not typically indexed high on Google searches. I always recommend booking directly through the B&B directly so the owner doesn’t have to pay any fees to the site that pulls all the B&B information together. If you’re lucky, you could possibly get a room upgrade like we did at Two Rivers Bed & Breakfast in Niagara Falls.

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Bitten by the travel bug during a semester abroad in college, Lynn was able to travel around much of Europe on a shoestring budget. Her travel motto is "If I haven't been there yet, it's probably on my list". When she isn't daydreaming about her next trip, you can find her cooking in the kitchen, reading blogs on how to travel the world on points or spending time with her fluffy cat Gingerbread.