Bed and Breakfast
Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast? It's different than a hotel, more of a "homey" feel and typically more quaint. Usually B&B owners strive for a wonderful stay for each guest, and treat each guest like a personal friend. They also will generally have some great breakfast food for you!
There may be a few down-sides to a B&B . Some really old buildings, for any reason, may not have been converted to having individual bathrooms in all of the guest rooms. This could mean sharing. Also, most B&Bs aren't really kid-friendly, they're designed more for couples. They won't typically have a pool or anything like that. Also, you generally will spend more per night at a B&B than at a hotel.
We stayed in one in Washington State, called The Rutherglen Mansion. It's family-owned and operated, as most are. It was rustic and in need of some repair, but it was still a fun experience. It is situated on top of a hill on the outskirts of town.
The breakfast was amazing. The chef would prepare what we wanted each morning, and it was all so tasty.
They also served dinner some nights in the restaurant, although we were never there during dinner hours so we didn't eat it.
We were there for several nights. It was great to add to the whole experience of the vacation by staying here, and I'm glad we did.
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