Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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8 Factors to Help You Choose a Great Bed & Breakfast

Choosing to stay in a bed and breakfast (B&B) can be a terrific experience. To ensure the best stay possible, consider the following factors when selecting a B&B:
1) Location: Consider the purpose of your trip and the inn’s proximity to attractions, public transportation, restaurants, and other amenities. If you want to see ocean waves, that’s another Jacksonville. 😉😜
2) Ratings: Read online reviews on TripAdvisor and Google to learn about previous guests’ experiences. Look for consistently positive feedback on cleanliness, service, and overall guest satisfaction.
3) Amenities: Check out the property and the extras offered by the B&B. We offer suites with private bathrooms, a full multi-course breakfast, 24/7 family-friendly snacks and beverages, complimentary Wi-Fi, off-street parking, luxury bath amenities, and other great perks for our guests.
4) Atmosphere: B&Bs often have unique themes or styles. Decide whether you prefer a rustic farm stay, a historic mansion like ours, a coastal cottage, or something else that aligns with your preferences.
5) Breakfast: Many B&Bs are known for their delicious homemade breakfasts, often using fresh local ingredients. Check to see if they’ll accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have. Some inns may offer breakfasts in their restaurants, off-site breakfasts, or a self-serve breakfast.
6) Innkeeper Availability: If you value personal interaction with the hosts and appreciate local insights, this is an essential factor. It differentiates professional B&B’s from AirBnB’, although they do offer a professional B&B category we list in. We work hard to be available to our guests at all times.
7) Price: Go to the B&B’s own website for the clearest description of book direct rates, special discounts and packages. Sometimes they are hard to find due to competition with the big online listing services. Just keep digging. Ours is Blessings on State (dot) com. Remember to consider the value you’ll receive for the price, including amenities, location, and service.
8) Cancellation Policy: Be sure you are comfortable with the cancellation terms in case you need to make unexpected changes to your reservation. Innkeepers control cancellations when you book direct, but if you’re booking through an Online Travel Agency you must deal with them directly.
When you consider these factors, you can find the B&B that best suits your preferences and ensures a memorable and enjoyable stay. Always research and plan ahead to make the most of your experience!

Patriotic bunting hangs on front porch of blue Victorian homeBlessings on State Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning all-suite bed and breakfast inn located in Jacksonville, Illinois. Hospitality is our hallmark. We offer many amenities, including overnight accommodations in a 130-year-old vintage mansion, Wi-Fi, expansive lawn and gardens, all-season fireplaces, and multi-course breakfasts. Come see us!

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