Here are two things that don't fit together: "generic" and "bed and breakfast accommodations" Ask any bed and breakfast traveler and they'll tell you. But, there are people out there who think the old stereotype still exists. Thanks to Fox News' Paul Eisenberg for helping to clear out the old!
"If your idea of a bed and breakfast experience involves antique furniture, creaky floors, and sharing bathrooms and meals with strangers, well, you have the right idea.
However, this is just one possible B&B experience - the traditional one, if you will - that provides a chance to spend time with like-minded travelers in a quaint and eclectic home away from home. But if you look more closely at the B&B landscape you’ll find your choices are as diverse as a pack of American Idol finalists, ranging from happily staid to contemporary, romantic, and freaky."
--Paul Eisenberg, "The ABCs of B&Bs", FOXNews.com, March 15, 2010.
- Geographic setting (beach? urban?)
- Architectural style (contemporary? ranch?)
- Area Activities (birding? wineries? golfing?)
- Food Service (allergies? vegan?)
- Inn Amenities (green lodging certification? business rates?)
- Policies (children permitted? not permitted? pet friendly?)
- Room Amenities (king beds? steam showers?)
- Best Suited For (family travel? romantic travel? business travel?)
- Or you can string together your own set of keywords, price ranges, region or city and find the bed and breakfast accommodations that are best for you.