Make Business Travel a Pleasure by Staying at Bed and Breakfasts
You’re on the road for business again; this time why not pretend you are also on a pleasurable adventure and choose a Bed and Breakfast instead of a business hotel? Not only will you avoid the anonymous rooms, noisy hallways, and pricey industrial continental breakfasts but you will actually feel you have had a pleasant little getaway. ILoveInns.com, the nation's premier source for distinctive B&Bs and Country Inns, has some timely proposals for your consideration.
Chicago: Gold Coast Guest House
This 19th-century brick row house is situated in the heart of the Gold Coast in one the city's most exclusive neighborhoods. The bed & breakfast is only one of three historic buildings still standing on Elm Street. Recently restored, the B&B is decorated in a combination of antiques and contemporary furnishings. Four tastefully appointed guest rooms offer a variety of rooms including one with a bay window and original brick fireplace. Fresh multi-grain bread, fruit, apple-cinnamon tea bread, English muffins and assorted cereals are served in the second-floor dining room. The B&B is a five-minute walk to the shops on the "Magnificent Mile" and to the lakeshore, public transportation, restaurants, museums and theaters.
Gold Coast Guest House - Illinois
New York City: 1871 House B&B
On a tree-lined street on the fashionable Upper East Side, this classic Brownstone offers stylishly elegant accommodations. Old World charm is evident in the decorative ironwork covering the front door, ornate moldings around windows, high ceilings and floors, and ornate marble and wood fireplace mantelpieces. It was named one of the 100 best little hotels in New York City in 2003. A quote from a recent business traveler reveals the difference in staying in a little inn versus a business hotel, “ I lived in New York for several years, and perhaps my favorite thing about the 1871 House was that it felt less like staying in a cold and touristy hotel, and more like I was using a friend’s really fabulous apartment. I haven’t felt so much like a New Yorker since I moved away”.
Sacramento:The Amber House B&B
This bed and breakfast is actually comprised of two 1905-era historic houses and is located just blocks from the capitol. The living space is inviting and guest rooms include Italian marble-tiled private bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs for two and fireplaces. A full gourmet breakfast is served in your room. The Amber House also features an excellent working desk in each room and a variety of business services including using the inn’s beautiful dining room for meetings.
Amber House - California
Louisville: Inn at Woodhaven
The 1853 Inn at Woodhaven is a Gothic Revival farmhouse and the exterior is painted bright yellow. The inside features outstanding carved woodwork, crisscross window designs, winding staircases, decorative mantels and hardwood floors. The rooms are appropriately decorated with antiques, while the 12-foot, nine-inch tall ceiling provides more than ample headroom in the Attic Suite! Businesspeople enjoy the Wi-Fi Internet access, free coffee and tea station and other amenities and there are corporate rates.
Providence: Christopher Dodge House B&B
Want to experience the luxurious life of 19th century Providence, Rhode Island? The Christopher Dodge House B&B is an 1858 three-story brick Italianate mansion that, while updated, still offers 11-foot ceilings, marble fireplace mantels, ornate plaster moldings and many original tin ceilings. Named for the family who built this mansion, the inn offers a computer, Wi-Fi Internet access, private phones in each room, and free local calling/director assistance.
The Christoper Dodge House - Rhode Island
Cincinnati: Weller Haus B&B
Cincinnati’s Weller Haus B&B consists of two beautifully preserved, side-by-side 1880s homes in Taylor Daughter's Historic District. They feature an English Garden and water pond outdoors, plus fireplaces and two-place Jacuzzi tubs in the rooms. For business travelers, Weller Haus provides hi-speed wireless connections, office supplies, copying, fax machine mailing, phones, in-room coffee service, and the ability to enjoy breakfast on your schedule. There’s easy 24-hour security access to the Inn and a laundry/dry cleaning service as well.
Still undecided? Browse through the 19,000 B&Bs and country inns located throughout the United States and Canada. Many of the properties listed above are also in the Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program, sure to please corporate accounting departments. ILoveInns also offers Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates, a perfect solution to help celebrate any occasion.
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