Q: Will I have my own bathroom in a bed & breakfast?

These days, the vast majority of bed & breakfasts have in-room "en suite" private bathrooms, often with luxurious touches. Innkeepers long ago learned that guests prefer not to share a bathroom with other guests or be required to leave their rooms and walk through a hallway to their private bathroom. Rooms with such accommodations are generally offered at the lowest rate. Each room at a B&B is likely to have different amenities, and this applies to the size and configurations of the bathroom too. Sometimes the bathroom is small, as was the nature when old homes which later became B&Bs were built. Some have whirlpool tubs and separate showers, others have old-fashioned deep claw foot tubs, there are some with tub/shower combinations, and still others have oversized multi-head, steam, or rainfall showers. As many bed & breakfasts evolved from renovated historic homes, what's now the guest "bedroom" might have a soaking tub or a sink, to make the bathroom more roomy. Signature bath toiletries are sometimes provided, as are plush bathrobes for use while a guest. Check B&B web sites and brochures or inquire with the innkeeper so you will know the bathroom details for the room you choose before you arrive.