When is a B&B not a B&B? When it’s an Airbnb

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandMake no mistake about it.  An Airbnb is not a bed and breakfast.  Interestingly, the Airbnb concept chose the name because of all benefits and positive images that B&Bs conjure up.  Yet, beyond the name, there are few similarities between … Read more “When is a B&B not a B&B? When it’s an Airbnb”

When is an inn not an inn?

With so many lodging choices for travelers, the lines have blurred between all the options.  And it’s no wonder.  Hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Knights Inn and Mictrotel Inns call themselves inns, but they’re not.  A shared room in someone’s … Read more “When is an inn not an inn?”

Six things DINE does that hotels don’t

Carolyn Conway has joined Harbor Light Inn

Let’s face it, there are a number of benefits you’ll find at our inns that you simply won’t find at chain motels or hotels. When it comes to hospitality and extras, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have it … Read more “Six things DINE does that hotels don’t”

Hotels once again try to imitate inns but can’t come close

There they go again! Hotels are once again turning to inns and B&Bs for best practices in personalized service. According to an article in Forbes, a number of hotel chains are moving away from the traditional front desk check-in … Read more “Hotels once again try to imitate inns but can’t come close”

Part I: DINE inns offer packages year-round

 Holidays2013-InnHarborHill-porch-smallerThe fact that the 11 DINE inns are distinctive is a great reason to book a stay with one of these special and romantic New England Inns.  Yet, for some, it’s the packages offered by these inns that entice couples Read more “Part I: DINE inns offer packages year-round”