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Unique tips and information that can be utilized by innkeepers to provide an exceptional guest experience.

How to Choose the Best Beach/Pool Towel

Powel Tools

There are the towels you use to dry off with after your shower, and the towels you take to the pool or the beach.

In theory, there really shouldn’t be much difference. After all, a towel is a towel, right?

But you wouldn’t want to bring the plain old, worn out beige towels you use at home on your trip to the beach. Your beach towels shouldn’t be bland, they should be big and bold.

Read on to find out how you can choose the best possible beach towel. Continue reading

How Often Do Hotels and Inns Replace Mattresses?

Hotel Guests resting on comfy mattress

Your hotel might have a James Beard Award-winning chef working in its kitchen.

Guests might be able to look out on a gorgeous view that lets them see for miles.

You might employ the most responsive housekeepers and the city’s most knowledgeable concierge.

But none of that will matter if your guests spend the night on a lackluster mattress. Continue reading

What’s the Best Way to Care for Hotel Sheets?

Couple in bed in hotel

There’s nothing quite like going to bed beneath a set of freshly washed sheets.

It’s a nice feeling when you’re at home, but something guests at your inn, bed and breakfast or vacation rental property will think of as a given. You check into an establishment, you expect to find clean, high quality hotel-style sheets.

But how do you keep those sheets clean and comfortable week after week, guest after guest? In this blog post, we’ll explore the best ways for you to care for bedding at your hotel, inn, bed and breakfast or vacation rental property.

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10 Supplies No Bed and Breakfast Should Be Without

Log cabin bed and breakfast

If you visit Farmington, New Mexico, you can stay at Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast, with rooms that are 70 feet underground.

The Red Caboose Getaway in Sequim, Washington lets you stay in one of six unique luxury train cars and experience the magic of an old-fashioned railway journey.

And at the Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort in Oregon, guests live like the Swiss Family Robinson, in rooms built in treetops towering above the earth. Continue reading

How Your Pillow Helps You Sleep – An Innkeeper’s Guide

Woman sleepingo n pillow

A pillow has a simple, yet critical, job: to keep your neck and head aligned when you sleep.

But finding the right pillow isn’t always as simple, especially when you’re not shopping for yourself, but for hundreds upon hundreds of potential guests.

Not every pillow type is right for your preferred sleep position, and different pillow fills and sizes have various benefits. Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Bed and Breakfast for Holiday Guests

Dinner table preparations for Thanksgiving with greeting

We all know Thanksgiving is a busy travel time, but this year’s Thanksgiving might be the busiest ever.

The federal Transportation Security Administration says it expects to screen nearly 3 million people a day in the stretch between November 16 and November 25. That’s to say nothing of all the people who will travel by car this holiday and that can translate to a busy time for your bed and breakfast. It might be a stressful few weeks, but it’s also an ideal time to impress your guests and keep them coming back. Continue reading

Which Hotel Amenities Matter Most to Guests?

Luxury hotel room

The next time you’re visiting New York, check into the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Guests in this suite can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, and sleep in a king-sized bed that features a 22-karat gold bedspread.

Of course, this all assumes you have $50,000 to spend for a single night’s stay. Continue reading

What Are the Standard Blanket Sizes?

Eiffel Quilted Blanket

There are fewer things more comforting than a blanket.

Charles Schulz didn’t just invent the idea of a security blanket – excuse the pun – out of whole cloth with Linus in the Peanuts cartoons. Children have long turned to blankets to provide a sense of well-being.

And while we may outgrow our need to keep our blankets – or teddy bears or whatever comfort objects we trusted – our need to sleep with a warm, comfortable blanket never goes away. Continue reading

How to Wash a Blanket

woman curled up in blanket at beach house

The nights are cold by the ocean, even in the summertime. Your guests have been strolling along the beach, chilled by the salt air at their backs.

As they walk back to your place, the thought of nestling themselves under a soft thick blanket initiates the warming process in their mind.

Whether you run a bed and breakfast in the mountains or the seaside resort we described above, your guests will appreciate coming home to blankets that are warm, comfortable…and clean.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide on how to wash a blanket.

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