Popular guest room amenities attract potential bed and breakfast guests. Bed and breakfast guests are willing to pay more for bedrooms offering more amenities.
Some bed and breakfasts have a room comparison chart that lists the guest room amenities available and then puts a dot or check by the amenities that correspond with each particular guest room. This makes it easy for online visitors to see a room comparison and the price differences since there may be some rooms that have more amenities than others within the same bed and breakfast.
The amenities bed and breakfasts offer often depend upon the location and size of each bed and breakfast. Geographical location plays a role in choosing guest room amenities (fireplaces usually more common in climates with cooler weather). Likewise, the size of the bed and breakfast matters. Typically the more rooms an inn has, the higher the likelihood of upscale amenities.
The amenities at bed and breakfasts range from small things (like an alarm clock and stationery) to big things (like wi-fi internet access and a large flat screen television). There are certain amenities that are usually standard. For example, almost every bed and breakfast offers a private bathroom to their guests.
Other amenities in bedrooms are less common place. For example, in-room hot tubs are seen as an added luxury. This is typically found in bed and breakfasts that cater to those seeking a romantic destination.
The following is an alphabetical list of some guest bedroom amenities and features your bed and breakfast may offer:
- Alarm clock radio
- Bathroom (private and connected)
- Beds (oversized and comfortable)
- Bedside table on each side of the bed
- Blankets (extra)
- Bottled water
- Ceiling fan(s)
- Coffee maker
- Coat rack
- Comforters (extra)
- DVD player
- Ear plugs
- Evening sweet treat
- Fireplace (hand carved wood or marble)
- Furniture (such as antique or leather)
- Guidebook with local maps and restaurant menus
- Hair dryer
- Handicap accessible amenities
- Hot tubs
- Ice bucket and glassware
- Individual climate control
- Iron and ironing board
- Lamps (such as Tiffany lamps)
- Lighted make-up mirror
- Luggage racks
- Mirror (full length)
- Outlets with USB ports
- Pillows (extra)
- Private balcony, deck, patio, porch, or veranda
- Private entrance
- Reading lamps
- Refrigerator (small)
- Rose petals on your bed
- Separate sitting area
- Sink (in the bedroom)
- Snacks or evening dessert in your room
- Tablet computer (stays in the room)
- Technology charging stations
- Television (large flat screen) with premium cable channels
- Windows showing a breathtaking view
- Wine and cheese
- Wireless internet access (complimentary)
We did not include things that are typically found inside guest bathrooms which are additional amenities. Bed and breakfasts may suggest a packing list to help their guests prepare for their visit.
Bed and breakfasts are wise to point out exactly everything that is included in the stay at their luxurious bed and breakfast versus what guests may have to pay for if they chose to stay at a hotel (concierge, breakfast, parking, free wi-fi, wine and cheese, and much more). By offering popular guest bedroom amenities, bed and breakfasts can separate themselves from other lodging destinations and host more guests.
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