Bed and Breakfast
This article is a travel topic
See also the Travel accommodation article.
A Bed and Breakfast (often referred to as "B&B") is an accommodation that really just modernizes the age-old, world-wide practice of travelers staying at a private residence or boarding house, with a full breakfast included. Local knowledge of the host family is a tremendous asset as typically there are just a few rooms and personal contact is greater than in a hotel setting. Often the bed and breakfast is a converted old stately residence with the owner's family acting as staff. Bed and breakfast traveling has a loyal following as many find that they get a "home away from home" experience, often with better value than with hotel stays.
Choosing a bed and breakfast
Some considerations when choosing are:
In developed countries today, the art of providing bed and breakfast have been raised to a sort of art-form. At the top end, B&Bs obviously compete mainly on two main things: bedding and breakfast. Accordingly, at the finest such establishments one is apt to find the most luxurious bedding, maybe a handmade quilt or an antique bed. Breakfast may include seasonal delights of the region or the host's specialty dish. Breakfast might be served in bed.
A wide range of other amenities may be provided. B&Bs may offer workshops on cooking, crafts, or wellness. Packages for theatre, golf, dinner, tours or adventure tours are sometimes offered.
Bathrooms may be shared with other guests or "en-suite"--directly accessed from the room and private.