Bed and Breakfasts Guests looking for accommodations that provide a warm bed and friendly personalized hospitality often seek out bed and breakfasts. Similar to inns or hostels, these types of lodgings are usually owned by local inn keepers. Inn keepers own the private home, cabin, or cottage, taking care of all the amenities and services, from meals to bookings to spas.
No specific schooling or experience is required to become an innkeeper, but you must have a love of people and be eager to speak with all sorts of guests, from young to old. You should be good at cooking, as many bed and breakfasts boast home-cooked meals.
Innkeepers can turn down beds, prepare rooms for rent, let guests know of area attractions to visit, and provide some friendly company in front of the fire. Guests can call ahead for bookings, and to check for vacancies, seasonal rates, and accommodations. They may speak with the inn keeper directly to learn more about the area or the history of the house. Some bed and breakfasts may act more like resorts or suites, while others are small quaint homes with a few rooms for rent.
Often smaller and cozier than hotels or motels, inns and bed and breakfasts may be located on a ranch, while other condo retreats are snuggled in a mountain range.
Innkeepers can take reservations over the phone or online for overnight, day, or weekend vacation lodging. They can go over services offered, such as wedding facilities on site or spaces available for business meetings. Websites usually include maps and directions, letting tourists know how to get there and whether it’s close to airports or fun travel destinations.
Guests looking for a cozier alternative to motels and hotels for their getaways can stay at a bed and breakfast for home cooked meals and friendly service.
1440 Mision Drive Solvang, CA 93463(-6140.0MI from Santa Barbara)
Located at the entrance of Solvang is the Best Western Kronborg Inn, a "European Style" AAA three diamond hotel. We offer 39 oversized rooms, each ...
1455 MISSION DRIVE Solvang, CA 93463(-6140.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Solvang is proud to welcome you to the preferred destination of travelers visiting the Santa Ynez Valley. We are ...
1617 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA 93463(-6140.0MI from Santa Barbara)
Nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang's unique Danish character enchants millions of visitors from around the world. At the Best ...
1455 MIsION DRIVE Solvang, CA 93463(-6140.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Solvang features spacious rooms with great views! This beautiful hotel is walking distance from the heart of ...
5620 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117(-6120.0MI from Santa Barbara)
Experience the warm hospitality and exceptional comfort that has become our trademark at Best Western South Coast Inn. Surrounded by picturesque ...
6021 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117(-6120.0MI from Santa Barbara)
65 air conditioned rooms with remote control TV's Free HBO Free local phone calls and electronic door locks for extra security Large, ...
2520 Lillie Avenue Summerland, CA 93067(-6109.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The award winning, Inn On Summer Hill, is a Cailfornia Craftsman style Inn located in the seaside village of Summerland, adjacent to Santa Barbara, ...
4558 Carpinteria Avenue Carpinteria, CA 93013(-6106.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Best Western Carpinteria Inn offers an ideal climate, clean air and convenient location to the world's safest beach, Santa Barbara and Los ...
5606 Carpinteria Avenue Carpinteria, CA 93013(-6105.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria provides beautifully appointed accommodations. We are freeway close to UCSB, Santa Barbara, ...
185 East Santa Clara Street Ventura, CA 93001(-6091.0MI from Santa Barbara)
In 1985, San Francisco Bay area designer Tom Brooks was commissioned to create an Inn from the existing structure of an Historic 1940?s ...
185 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001(-6091.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Inn is located in the heart of historic downtown Ventura in a beautiful park setting adjacent to Mission San Buenaventura and the historical ...
708 East Thompson Boulevard Ventura, CA 93001(-6090.0MI from Santa Barbara)
In the heart of historic Ventura, the Best Western Inn of Ventura has welcomed visitors since 1963. The inn features beautifully decorated ...
298 CHESTNUT STREET Ventura, CA 93001(-6090.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Ventura is located on scenic Highway 101 in the heart of beautiful Ventura. The hotel offers well appointed ...
450 E. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001(-6090.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The Holiday Inn Hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, all new guest rooms, public spaces and more! Call for information! ...
550 Sanjon Road Ventura, CA 93001(-6090.0MI from Santa Barbara)
Discover a special place on the California coastline, the legendary Pierpont Inn - a member of The Historic Hotels of America. The classic 1910 ...
2055 Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA 93001(-6089.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The fully renovated Ventura Beach Marriott offers deluxe accommodations and superior facilities off US Highway 101 in Ventura at Seaward. The hotel ...
2094 E. Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA 93001(-6089.0MI from Santa Barbara)
Walking distance to beach. Near Ventura Pier, Ventura Harbor and Historic Downtown Ventura. 30 minutes away from Santa Barbara. Convenient ...
1050 Schooner Drive Ventura, CA 93001(-6088.0MI from Santa Barbara)
The only hotel on the Ventura Harbor, the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura is nestled on 17 acres of prime coastal land along California's Gold ...
336 West Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome to the Best Western Beachside Inn where Santa Barbara meets the sea. Many of our beautifully appointed guest rooms are ocean- or park-side, ...
28 West Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome to Santa Barbara*s premier oceanfront hotel. Our 4 Diamond services provide all you need to experience the best of Santa Barbara. The Inn*s ...
4770 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110
AAA rated 3 Diamond 1999 Ramada Personal Best Award winner for landscaping Lush gardens and waterlily lagoon with ducks, turtles, and koi ...
IN SANTA BARBARA
BRISAS DEL MAR
223 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
MASON BEACH INN
324 W Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
CHESHIRE CAT SANTA BARBARA BED AND BREAKFAST HOTEL
36 W Valerio St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
SIMPSON HOUSE INN
121 E Arrellaga St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
THE ORCHID INN
420 W Montecito St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1406 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
JAMES HOUSE SANTA BARBARA
1632 Chapala St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
332 W Sola St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
WHITE JASMINE INN
1327 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
THE ORCHID INN SANTA BARBARA
420 West Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
CASA DEL MAR
18 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
LAVENDER INN BY THE SEA
206 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
INN BY THE HARBOR
433 W Montecito St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BLUE QUAIL INN
1908 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1404 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
HARBOR HOUSE INN
104 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OLD YACHT CLUB INN
427 Corona Del Mar Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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431 Corona Del Mar Santa Barbara, CA 93103
CABRILLO INN AT THE BEACH
931 E Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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VENTURA BEACH CLUB
639 Poli St Ventura, CA 93001
21.0MI from Santa Barbara
When you go on vacation, you want to choose a spot that is both fun and relaxing. Many people decide to stay at hotels, inns, and resorts that offer breakfast as well as lodging accommodations. These bed and breakfast getaways are often offer more amenities that your typical hotels and inns. When you contact the resort, ask them where they are located. If it is not within driving distance, ask them if there is an airport in the area. Find out if there are tourist destinations in the area too so that you can plan some fun activities. When you contact the hospitality desk, ask the booking agent if they have a vacancy for the time that you want to take your vacation. Depending on the travel season and services, you might want to call several months in advance to make sure you can book a room at the bed and breakfast. Ask them about the lodging accommodations that you can rent. Find out if they have a condo, spa, cabin, cottage, ranch, and travel suites that you can choose for your retreat. If you are planning a business retreat, then you might want to make sure that they have rooms that you can hold meetings in as well. When you find a bed and breakfast that suits your needs, be sure to write down their contact info, location, and business hours so that you can contact them easily in the future if you decide to book a room with them for your next vacation or business trip.