While training a new member of our team today, I discovered that the differences between Kennebunkport hotels and bed and breakfasts are not always known, so I decided to spend some time hashing things out with her. But that got me thinking… There are probably more than a few people who would like to know some of the things that set B&Bs apart. So here’s the short list:
- Size does matter! The Maine Stay would definitely be on the larger end of the spectrum with 17 guest rooms, but that pales in
comparison to the hundreds of rooms at Kennebunkport Hotels. With fewer rooms comes fewer staff members, which means that guests at B&Bs have the opportunity to build rapport with staff. Chances are that you won’t hear “Good morning, Jim” at the Hilton, but that would be very common at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.
- With a larger size comes amenities like vending machines and swimming pools at hotels, but smaller properties also offer a different set of perks. Many bed and breakfasts, like the Maine Stay, keep libraries of books and movies for their guests to use. At no charge. When was the last time a hotel gave you something for free – other than the soap? We also make sure to provide things like fresh beach towels daily, chairs, and umbrellas to make their days on the sand extra enjoyable. And for the kiddos, we’ve got boogie boards and sand toys. Plus, you won’t have to worry about parking – we’ll provide complimentary parking passes!
- Now, you certainly can’t have a bed and breakfast without the morning meal, and while some places are catching on that breakfast really is an important aspect of any day, Kennebunkport hotels are definitely behind the times. At the Maine Stay, you’ll enjoy a two or three course gourmet breakfast, served either in the dining room or delivered to your cottage suite. Plus, since our hearty breakfasts often lead to passing on lunch, we’ll have an ample supply of freshly baked cookies every afternoon.
- But if there’s just one thing to say about the difference between Kennebunkport hotels and B&Bs, it’s that you’ll receive a level of personal attention that you just won’t find at a hotel. That might mean someone to help you figure out what kind of restaurant works for you or help you pick the perfect spot to watch the sun set or even where to find blueberry pie to ship home. Whatever it is, we’ll help make your stay extraordinary.
Now, I wouldn’t dare say that these things hold true 100% of the time, but you can decide for yourself when you choose to stay at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast for your next getaway!