HOW CAN IT BE A B&B WITHOUT BREAKFAST??!!

Old Nov 13th, 2004, 07:10 PM
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Perhaps you have. The last time I stayed in a B&B in Massachusetts -- over 10 years ago -- I had to make a zillion contacts, as Wallace is doing, just to find a place that served anything freshly cooked (eggs, etc.) in addition to basic beverages and pastries.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 07:36 PM
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The B&B that Wallace chose describes their second B thus: "Continental-plus breakfast: fine coffee, a selection of teas, fresh squeezed orange juice, breads, pastries, jams, fruit, and cereal." Sounds a lot like juice & muffins to me.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 08:25 PM
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I spent a lot of time picking just the right B&B. If you look at their website (and at the beautiful picture of people around a breakfast table) it is definitely more than just some supermarket muffin and OJ (that is EXACTLY why I am not staying at Casa Do Zequita)

The breakfast here is all home made and plantiful! I read every entry in the guest book - I take my B&Bs very seriously.

Anyway, I looked at MANY (MANY) B&Bs in the Boston area. Like I said originally, breakfast is hard to come by... only a small percent of the places have a big cooked breakfast like I am used to. ... And I am starting to look at it this way, I don't want to spend $200+/night just so I can have some eggs or pancakes etc. in the morning... the fresh squeezed OJ and home baked (by the hostess) scones etc. at my chosen B&B are looking very good! (and did I mention only $90/night?!)

Anonymous is correct though, don't expect "eggs benedict" in Boston!!(Well, you MIGHT be able to find it, but a 7night stay may cost the same as a buying a used car. )


BTW, hope this makes sense. I am so overtired!
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 09:19 PM
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Well, I don't see any significant difference between muffins and scones, but then I didn't find any picture of people eating breakfast, either. Anyway, I hope you have a great stay. Since nobody here seems to have heard of Morrison's, be sure to come back and give us a report!
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 09:31 PM
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Ok, Anonymous -I have to go to bed (why can't I pull myself away?! ) Anyway, you are missing my point ... the breakfast consists of all homemade baked goods (and fresh fruit, juice they squueze themselves etc. Believe me, I was very happy to find this!) - You were the one who adviced me to grab a crummy room with no breakfast because it was $95 Well, I thought you would be happy for me that I found such a better deal! (and this place comes with a cat you can adopt while you stay there )

If you would like to see the picture, it is here:

http://www.morrisonhousebnb.com/quotes.htm

Trust me, I am a seasoned B&B traveler and this place looks very charming!

We kind of got off topic of the thread - but the bottom line is you just won't find breakfast like you do in other places (one of my best experiences was Vancouver 4stars and $100! Brugge B&Bs have always served me well too..) Anyway, I feel very fortunate that I found this place and was able to make a reservation!

Goodnight, I'm starting to get cranky
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 10:10 PM
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Yes, you are getting cranky -- I wished you well, and you came back with this!

You need to take a closer look at that picture, I don't think those people are eating breakfast. They have tiny paper plates, no coffee, and the food looks like cookies and crudites, the serving dishes cover the table they're sitting at, there is no silverware or place settings. Doesn't look like breakfast to me at all.

I advised you to take the $95 room because you said you wanted a room in Boston. You didn't say you'd be willing to go to Slummerville, excuse me, Somerville, for scones and juice. IMHO, you have thrown out the baby with the bathwater in your insistence on having your bed and your breakfast under one roof. Juice and pastry is still juice and pastry, no matter how freshly prepared they are. Have a great trip.
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Old Nov 14th, 2004, 09:52 AM
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I just got curious and did some searching--you mention that $200/night is above your budget, but I found this 11-room inn with a fabulous-looking, candle-lit breakfast here:

http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ppf/L...com/frame.aspx

You say you are picky about your B&B's, so perhaps this doesn't qualify as a "B&B" according to your standards. This place would be right up my alley, but the least expensive room is about $145. They do look nice though.

Good luck wherever you stay.
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Old Nov 14th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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Try this link instead:

http://www.diamonddistrictinn.com/
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