Friday, January 23, 2009

Hotels sing the blues so stay at a B&B instead

According to the esteemed Wall Street Journal , major upscale hotel chains are eliminating small amenities (like shower caps), reducing the number of towels placed in rooms, reducing food choices, charging for WIFI, reducing staff and anything else they can think of to save money.

We can sympathize with their problems but we are not going to follow their lead. We will continue to provide the small bath room amenities, free WIFI, luxury linens, air conditioning, cable TV, DVDs, beach towels and umbrellas, bountiful breakfasts (but still the Chef's choice of menu), the same staffing levels including daily maid service, and the other comforts our guests have come to expect. Heck, we might even come up with a few new amenities just for the fun of it. Despite the economic pressures we hope to avoid price increases this season.

If you don't plan to visit Narragansett this year be sure to check out B&Bs at your preferred destination. You may find that the atmosphere and amenities provided by B&Bs can be an excellent value for your money compared to local motels and hotels.

Let us know in the comments if there is an amenity you would like us to offer. We'd love some suggestions.