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July 28th, 2003

Hotel or B&B?

When you’re travelling and are on the road, where do you like to stay – a hotel or bed and breakfast?

I find, oddly, that I really like both of them. I like B&Bs for their intimacy, good food, and friendly hosts. But hotels can be nice in that they are a little more generic… and that encourages me to get out and experience stuff in the area a little more.

The best part, though, is that it’s just as easy to have a bad B&B experience as it is to have a bad hotel one… oh, my, yes it is.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 9:03:27 am
I find that hotels are preferable when you're just "passing through." Bed and Breakfasts are good if you want to feel like you're a part of the town you're visiting.

And as an addition, I'm a big fan of hostels for big cities. Nothing encourages you to get out and explore the city like a tiny, cramped hostel room. :)

FROM: Chris
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 9:33:51 am
I've never stayed in a B&B. I prefer suites at hotels whenever possible - nothing helps the calm like the abilty to shut the kids in another room ;)

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 9:34:56 am
I'm with Ryan on the hostels. I traveled often with friends on ski trips, especially during high school and college. For us, it was expensive enough to drive, buy the lift tickets, buy the food, etc. So spending $100 a room for a hotel around the ski area wasn't really an option. Let me tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of having a room for under $20 a day, and being able to see the mountains from your room. (Burlington, VT)

Plus, depending on where you are, you've got the kitchen, fireplace, etc..In some of the smaller towns, Hostels feel like your own little apartment away from home. For those going near the Poconos for skiing, I highly recommend the La Anna Hostel..$15, with a pool table, fireplace, and full kitchen. Spent many a winter weekend there. :)

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 10:05:13 am
Yes, a hostel is a good idea as well - one I often forget about (oops.) Chicago recently got a rather nice, new hostel right downtown.

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 4:08:50 pm
When hiking across country, a hostel is the best thing. Very inexpensive and since I would only be passing through, a nice place to take a shower and relax.

FROM: george
DATE: Tuesday July 29, 2003 -- 2:50:08 am

tea rooms, pillow talk, B&B's....

when did chicks start writing all of the pings????

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday July 29, 2003 -- 8:58:04 am
I gotta admit, that was kind of funny...

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Tuesday July 29, 2003 -- 12:33:28 pm
The thing concerning the chicks was a few pings ago. (laugh) the one with the four legs. duh

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