This week, yours truly had the opportunity to stay at a B&B (travelspeak for bead & breakfast). In this instance, it was Central Park B&B in Louisville, KY. It was a first time at a B&B-ever. With that in mind, here's my two cents.
Located in the heart of historic Old Louisville, it's safe to say Central Park B&B is the ideal place to stay for a lesson in B&B 101 in the best town to stay in if you're a virgin to B&Bs. The rooms-impeccable. Service-second to none. Bob and Eva Wessels, the owners, know how to treat guests. The whole experience illustrated the perks of staying at a B&B in comparison to a regular hotel:
1)Since breakfast is included, B&Bs are a way for the traveler to reduce food expenses (Plus, one can't go wrong with a little home cooking in the morning)
2)B&Bs enable travelers to interact with other guests in a way that's not as easy for traditional hotels to pull off. Mornings bring B&B guests literally at the table, creating an atmosphere where people who in any other any other circumstance wouldn't talk to each other engage in dialogue. There's nothing more enriching than getting into conversations with people of backgrounds different of one's own (another lesson from my Louisville experience).
As for the fact that B&Bs are typically refurbished historical homes, that doesn't mean that it's not for everyone-regardless of demographic. It especially helps if the B&B is a reputable one. That being said, there's no reason not to stay at a B&B at least once in your life.
(For more information on Central Park B&B visit http://www.centralparkbandb.com/)