I love to travel to Michigan (rarely Wisconsin) to take a break from my busy life in Chicago. I am especially fond of all the great beach towns along MI's western shore, from Harbor Country, north to South Haven and Saugatuck, even north to Petosky and Macinac Island.
I tend to book at hotels when traveling in my work, but for vacations (especially beach) I always stay at B&Bs. I am even trying to stay at B&Bs more now for work travel, as hotels just seem to get worse and worse, while B&Bs hold on to the hospitality ideals. B&Bs are also finally starting to have the work amenities I need, including wireless internet. And the non-smoking standard at B&Bs is especially appreciated by me. Locations and a sense of privacy always seems to be challenged for B&Bs though.
And the B&Bs either seem to be cheap/awful or pricey/fabulous, very little in-between.
If you read the hotel reviews vrs. the B&B reviews on TA, the hotels get the huge majority of bad reviews.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to get some opinions on the topic. Anyone have preferences...and why?