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    Is it true that American B&Bs are rather different from British B&Bs? I have stayed at British B&Bs a number of times and they were not very different from someone's house and didn't cost much. How about in the US?
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    I think they are pretty much the same. (I have never been to one, so I couldn't tell you from experience.)


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    There aren't as many B&Bs in the US as you'll find in England. The main reason is because the US has many discount or low-cost motel chains across the country. For less than the price of an average B&B in England (and I've stayed in many), you can have your own air-conditioned room with private bath and TV at a Motel 6 or Knights Inn or similar place. The B&Bs in the US tend to be revnovated old Victortian homes in expensive resort areas, and cost a lot more than a typical motel room.

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    British B&Bs often have a very chatty owner in attendance. They will relentlessly tell you more than you want to know and ask you more than you want to tell.

    I don't know whether it's the same in the US. For their sakes, I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    British B&Bs often have a very chatty owner in attendance. They will relentlessly tell you more than you want to know and ask you more than you want to tell.
    I don't know whether it's the same in the US. For their sakes, I hope not.
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    Reminds me of Fawlty Towers. :) Is that one a B&b, or a hotel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    Reminds me of Fawlty Towers. :) Is that one a B&b, or a hotel?
    It was a small hotel in the South West of England, but it contained many elements of the typical English B&B proprietor. I've stayed in many English B&Bs and while there are those proprietors who couldn't do enough for you, there are also many who seem to have thought 'Fawlty Towers' was a training video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    It was a small hotel in the South West of England, but it contained many elements of the typical English B&B proprietor. I've stayed in many English B&Bs and while there are those proprietors who couldn't do enough for you, there are also many who seem to have thought 'Fawlty Towers' was a training video.
    Thanks Coffa. Are you serious about the last part? I find it funny(what you
    wrote), but that is because I haven't had to deal with them.

    I liked Manuel (and of course John Cleese), and I was so suprised to
    find out that he is actually a British actor.

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