New Orleans B And B Remind Guests Of Their Own Homes

By Andrew Martin


Some holiday makers have been heard to comment that they would like to travel and visit more places, but do not enjoy the prospect of hotel accommodation. It seems the absence of their own comfortable surroundings is the cause. Home comforts are one of the main attractions in a New Orleans b and b, practically a second home.

A diverse mixture of American, African, Spanish and French influences, New Orleans is wonderfully complex. The blues style music, multiple languages and spice laden food are fine examples of this cultural mix. Famous for the French Quarter, a leftover from colonial times, and the very loud Mardi Gras celebration, the city was also at the forefront of organizations struggling to establish civil rights. The destructive force of hurricane Katrina put the city in the spotlight during more recent times.

Bed and breakfasts were destined to do well in this kind of city because it has some of the most interesting and striking properties suitable for this purpose of anywhere in the US. These can range from massive mansions to a cute little cottage tucked away in a garden somewhere. Images of amazing b & b properties will fill page after page of an internet search with each residence uniquely different from the other. Practically any preference, be it a typical southern style dwelling perhaps, a stately residence on St Charles Avenue or a Creole bungalow, almost every kind of style is available in New Orleans.

Listing all the advantages of using Bed and Breakfast style accommodation over standard hotels would take more column space than what is available so here are some of the most notable. Listed first is the issue affecting most travelers these days and that is value for money. The economies offered by Bed and Breakfasts will make a tourist dollar, or pound, go quite a lot further, but the plus points go beyond looking after the cash.

Many institutions are owner run and if not, the owners are very likely to have regular input into the day-to-day running of their businesses. Anyone who has ever run their own business, or knows someone that does, will know that they are generally very passionate about what they do. Attention to detail, maintaining high standards and exceptional customer service are pretty much what these kind of people are all about. It is not uncommon for long term relationships to develop between hosts and their guests.

High standards arising from this passionate management style mean the guest receives such excellent treatment that they tend to keep on visiting the same establishment during future trips. Far from blacklisting a place, as dissatisfied customers frequently to do, these guests tend to sing the praises of their good experience like unofficial advertisers.

Proprietor managed businesses will usually have been resident in their neighborhoods for some time. As such they are often ideally placed to provide excellent information regards places to visit, shopping, eating or even how to avoid the rush hour traffic. They are more likely to be knowledgeable about the lesser known spots and attractions that are off the tourist paths but are well worth a visit.

There is no doubt that New Orleans can boast with many outstanding institutions with locations, facilities and tariffs to suit most. Choose from the Esplanade Ridge, the Garden District, Algiers, the French Quarter or further afield, the selection and variety will not disappoint.




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