Most people would think saving money at a bed and breakfast is crazy because they seem so much more expensive than hotels, but that depends on what you are looking for. Hotels tend to give you a low price and then nickel and dime you, left and right, for all sorts of different amenities. Bed and Breakfasts, or B&Bs, usually include those types of add-on charges into the total price of your stay. Once you look at the overall, B&Bs are they way to go when you’re looking to travel in luxury at a good price.
When looking at the overall price, it is true that you can find hotels that are cheaper than bed and breakfasts, but what will that price get you at a hotel? A three-star bedroom, miles away from activities? With B&Bs, you will get a homey feel, most B&Bs are in locations that have quick access to activities, and many of the “add-on” amenities at hotels are included in a B&B stay. Some examples of these amenities are homemade breakfasts, bottled water in the room, WiFi, parking, concierge, and a wine & cheese happy hour. These amenities are offered free at most bed and breakfasts. Some B&Bs will have multiple free meals throughout the day.
Hotels tend to charge for these amenities. For example, a hot breakfast can on average cost $13.90, and WiFi can cost up to $13.95 per day. With hotels, there is the tendency to get your bill at the end of your stay and find all sorts of different charges that get added on. At B&Bs, you will not have that kind of surprise. If the amenity is offered at the bed and breakfast, then most likely it will be free.
So if you want to travel in luxury and not break the bank, then you should look at staying at a B&B. There are bed and breakfasts in most large cities. For Example, in Albuquerque, New Mexico there is the Bottger Mansion of Old Town bed and breakfast. Stay here and you will be staying right in the center of all the activities that are always going on in Albuquerque. You can relax and know that you won’t be breaking the bank to enjoy your vacation.