What to Know Before Booking a Bed & Breakfast

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The idea of opening your home to a traveler has been around for years, and it slowly developed into the well-known term “bed & breakfast.” Today, bed & breakfasts usually include an overnight stay and a morning meal in a guest home or a small hotel. They’re great if you want a more personalized experience than the traditional hotel stay and can even be part of the history of the area.

Because bed & breakfasts are more unique than hotels, our EWR Airport parking company has some tips for booking your stay:

Kid-Friendly Policies

While some bed & breakfasts cater to children, many are geared more towards adult couples. Guests are often looking for a secluded, romantic stay, so many bed & breakfasts offer things like wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, spa services, and rooms with just one bed. Before you book, make sure you know the kid-friendly policy.

House Rules

Every bed & breakfast is run differently, which means house rules will vary. While some bed & breakfasts give you your own key and let you come and go as you please, others will lock up the place themselves and you’ll need to be back inside at a certain time. In addition, some bed & breakfasts enforce “quiet hours,” so be aware of the house rules and the kind of experience you’ll have before you book.

The Breakfast

One of the main appeals of a bed & breakfast is the home-cooked breakfast you can enjoy in the morning. Before you choose your location, find out what they offer as their meal. Some bed & breakfasts have a set menu while others have options, and some may feed you a full meal while others have lighter fare.

Fees, Deposits, and Payments

When you book at a regular hotel, you rarely have to put down a deposit at the time of booking. However, some bed & breakfasts may require a deposit (which may be refundable or non-refundable). In addition, it’s important to know if there are any fees involved in your stay and what type of payment is preferred by the location.

The Neighborhood

Before you book your bed & breakfast, do some research about the area. Is it an area where you can walk to the nearest attractions? If not, is there public transportation or will you be able to easily call a cab or an Uber? Are there any popular local spots nearby? Is the bed & breakfast easy to get to? The more you know, the more you can prepare for your stay.

Where’s your favorite bed & breakfast and why? Our EWR Airport parking company would love for you to share your experience!

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