Q: Are myths about bed and breakfast outdated?

Yes. In bed and breakfast inns today, generally

  • privacy is respected and is not an issue
  • you don't have to sit with strangers at breakfast - unless you'd like to!
  • you are not required to eat at specific times, at a specific table
  • noise is not any different than at hotels and other lodging types
  • rates are not necessarily more expensive than hotels in the same area, particularly when amenities and other factors are taken into account
  • they can accommodate business travelers as well as vacationers
  • they are not run by innkeepers as a "hobby" - these are serious businesses