1. What’s the difference between a bed and breakfast and an AirBnB?
A bed and breakfast is a legal business, with a public address, like a small hotel, with all the aspects legally required of a business. These include things like: city/state license, fire marshal inspections, working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, commercial insurance, commercial website address, complimentary breakfast and so on. An AirBnB is not a business and not required to have any of these things. This can pose safety, security and health issues. There is usually no published address on most Air places as they are merely the home / building of a stranger that you agree to stay in, for a fee.
2. What’s the difference between a real bed and breakfast and a chain hotel?
Each of our rooms are individually decorated and named. Chain hotels do tend to have a “sameness” quality about all their numbered rooms. Real bed and breakfasts do not “nickel and dime” their guests, generally combining everything into one price, providing free parking, WIFI, snacks and beverages. There are no hidden “cleaning” “resort” or “amenities” fees when staying at a real bed and breakfast. Most real bed and breakfasts are run by the owners of the business, not an employee. Most bed and breakfasts only have 3-10 rooms and can therefore offer more privacy, safety, and sanitation than a hotel that is open to the general public at any hour of the day/night.
3. What time is check in/check out?
Like most small hotels check in is anytime after 4 pm and check out is by 11 am. A professional innkeeper resides on the premises, although there is no front desk manned 24 hours. For late arrivals, we ask you to just let us know your estimated time of arrival.
4. Do you allow pets?
We have many guests with allergies / fears, so at this time, we do not accept pets.
5. Do you allow children?
Children who are over the age of 12 years, well behaved and supervised are welcome. Many guests stay with us to have a quiet, romantic respite from their busy lives (and their children!). We also have lots of business travelers who enjoy being able to work in a quiet atmosphere. So we try to honor that desire for peace and quiet as much as possible. Also, our inn is not child-proof and not safe for younger children.
6. Are your bathrooms private and in the room?
All our guest rooms have private bathrooms. We do not have any shared bathrooms.
7. How close are you to downtown/FSU?
We are about 5 miles, and easy to get to downtown.
8. How close are you to Interstate 10?
We are a mile from I-10, on a main road.
9. Can we walk to shops/restaurants?
We are a half mile from the Market District. Please see THINGS TO DO tab for a list of the restaurants.
10. Is the parking on property or on the street?
Our parking is onsite and free to our guests.
11. Do you have free Wi-Fi?
Yes, we do.
12. If celebrating a special occasion, are there any added touches you can provide?
We have a number of lovely items you can add to your room! Choices include champagne on ice, roses, Mary Kay skincare basket, chocolates, monogrammed robes and Pamper package. We can also make your appointment for a local massage therapist nearby.
13. Do you provide breakfast and dinner?
Our complimentary breakfast includes a choice of butter croissants, whole grain muffins, smoked ham or cottage cheese, toasted bagels, cheddar cheese, rye toast, hardboiled eggs, choice of fruits, yogurts, juices, tea and coffee all available on your time, between 5 am – 11 am. Complimentary snacks and beverages are also provided. Dinner is not provided.
14. Are toiletries provided?
Like most small hotels, we supply shower gel, shampoo, shower caps, towels, but you should bring your own favorite necessities. We do provide monogrammed robes for your use while you’re here, and they’re also available for purchase. All rooms have irons, ironing board, hair dryers and curling irons for your use
15. How far in advance do I need to make my reservation?
Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We’re little (hence our name!) and after 20 years in business, we’ve become popular with a lot of regular guests, so you’re advised to book early.
16. How do I make a reservation?
You can check availability/rates and make a reservation directly on our website (and get the best rates) www.LittleEnglishGuesthouse.com where your confirmation will be immediately sent to your email You may also call us at 850-322-5371. You’ll need a major credit card to make the reservation.
17. What happens if need to cancel my reservation?
We are a little business and cancellations have a considerable impact. We adhere strictly to our cancellation policy which can be found under the Policies tab. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
18. Are you handicapped accessible?
No, unfortunately we do not have any ADA rooms. After you take 4 steps into the house, our rooms are all on one level, with no stairs, no elevators.
19. Do you have a pool?
No, unfortunately we do not have a pool.
20. Is Smoking allowed?
Smoking is permitted outside only, we provide the ashtray.