Monday, January 21, 2008
What's in a name?
Some folks call them inns, some bed and breakfasts, some bed and breakfast inn. Why all the names?
A bed and breakfast is typically a small, owner-operated home that serves breakfast (full or something close to a full breakfast) to the 1-5 room guests.
An inn also serves breakfast, but also probably offers food to non-guests in their restaurant. Generally speaking, an inn is larger than a bed and breakfast with 6 or more rooms. Sometime a 1-5 room property will call itself an inn rather than a bed and breakfast--and not serve breakfast.
A bed and breakfast inn is one that either could not decide what to be called or just thought they would make it very clear that breakfast was included with the stay.