What to Consider When Determining Which Los Angeles Bed And Breakfast To Select
At a Los Angeles bed and breakfast, “customers” are really guests and it shows. Innkeepers will happily help you find the very best restaurant in town, point you to the most romantic spot in the nearby park, and much more. The majority of bed and breakfasts make a substantial percentage of their income from repeat business. Many also rely on word-of-mouth recommendations. Incorporate those two factors and it’s easy to see why most innkeepers go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories.
Considering the following questions to make sure that you get the experience you want. If you want a romantic getaway, do your innkeepers have special packages that meet your needs? Can they recommend the most romantic places to dine? Will you have the privacy you desire? Will children or pets be joining you on the trip? You should be sure to investigate the B&B’s policies, as many inns either do not allow pets or children under a certain age, or may charge a nominal fee. Ask your innkeeper what newspapers they get delivered to the inn. Do you prefer modern decor or to be surrounded by a bit of history? Are you OK with walking up a flight of stairs to get to your room? Be sure to know where in the inn your room is located. You can’t always glean this information from Web sites, so don’t be afraid to call or email the innkeepers directly and share what you’re hoping for.
Although some inns welcome “walk-ins,” all inns prefer an advance reservation and deposit. Since most B&Bs are small, rooms might not be available when you want to visit. If the inn is booked, innkeepers usually will suggest alternate dates or suggest other inns in the area. In case you’ll be coming in for a long drive and do not expect to be there for your check-in time you can call the bed and breakfast and ask that your room be held because you’ll be arriving late. This quite crucial because a bed and breakfast is not like a hotel that is permanently staffed 24/7. Arriving very late without informing the innkeepers is frowned upon and may just anger them. Tell them of your predicament and they will understand.
Benefit from the personal service B&Bs want to offer you and ask about amenities, the inn and the area when making your reservation. Bed and breakfasts normally don’t have 24-hour reservation offices. If you’re making your reservation by phone, call during hours that you would not mind being called yourself and be mindful of time zone differences.
If you do favor a more isolated stay, then take a look at the rooms of the Los Angeles bed and breakfast before you sign up to stay in one. A lot of personal touches in the form of pictures and so on and even a lack of a private (unshared) bathroom will mean that this is a bed and breakfast more along the traditional lines.