What is a Bed and Breakfast?

What exactly is a bed and breakfast? Bed and breakfasts are lodgings with a twist.

It’s a sort of hybrid between a luxury hotel and a private home, embodying the best of both worlds. A B&B is generally a small establishment with three to six guest rooms instead of the 50 to 100 or more found at most hotels. The owners live on-site and interact with travelers as if they were invited guests rather than anonymous temporary room numbers. And guests are treated to many little deluxe touches like personal concierge services, fresh flowers in the rooms, and chocolates on their pillows. 

And, of course, there’s the “breakfast” in bed and breakfast, a sumptuous home-cooked repast that comes with the price of the room and is served each morning in a communal dining room.

No wonder bed and breakfasts are so popular and becoming more so all the time. 

Generally, a B&B is not the reason for a guest to visit an area, but in some cases B&Bs have done such a masterful marketing job that this has changed. People read articles in a variety of publications and sometimes are attracted by a bed and breakfast and plan to visit the area specifically to stay at that B&B.

Travelers usually are attracted by recreational, cultural or historic sites, or by business they have in a particular area. Business travelers, especially women, sometimes seek out bed and breakfast accommodations as an alternative to the typical lodge, motel or hotel facility available in an area. B&Bs provide the traveler with a different lodging experience as well as what many consider a safer environment.  

Plan on visiting Puerto Rico?  Want to Tour the Island?  Take the Puerto Rico B & B Tour. 

You can choose from 7 unique B & B’s located throughout the Island. You can find one of our certified B & B’s in the following municipalities; Old San Juan, Condado, Rio Grande, El Yunque, Isabela, San Sebastian and Rincon. You have from the Old City San Juan, the Condado Tourist district, River side, the rain Forest, country town and beach front. Below you can find out more on each unique property. 

B & B’s in the island

Casa Sol Bed & Breakfast

Caressed by the warm winds of the Atlantic and surrounded by history and culture, Casa Sol is the first Bed & Breakfast located within legendary Old San Juan. Its guests enjoy the experience of lodging in a colonial building built in the eighteenth century, which has been restored and decorated to reach a modern ambiance by its owners Eddie Ramirez and Margarita Pastor. Casa Sol is a piece of architecture that evokes the past, but offers commodity to the modern traveler that searches for personal attention in a cozy and family friendly ambiance. We are an eco-lodging facility, powered by the sun with sustainable initiative’s to help save mother earth. Our special Homemade breakfast are unique in freshness and quality, different every day.

The Rainforest Inn

Elegant, secluded, and enveloped by the jungle, our B&B offers a getaway for couples, be it on a honeymoon or a romantic reconnection; for travelers seeking an exotic escape; or those who just need a memorable break from the usual routine.  Perched on the Northern edge of the El Yunque National Forest, at our rustic “boutique style” Puerto Rico bed and breakfast you can experience a touch of luxury while footsteps from one of the most impressive natural sites in the United States. 

Casa Isabel Bed and Breakfast 

Phone: (787) 529-8825

This Bed and breakfast is housed in a Spanish revival building from the 1930’s that has been completely renovated. It is one of the most beautiful and cultural places you could choose to stay in the modern city of San Juan. We are in the Condado Tourist District, just a 5minute walk to the Ocean Park beach and it’s Calle Loiza Street with its shops and restaurants.

Casa Flamboyant Bed and Breakfast 

A true gem in the Caribbean, this timeless estate adjoining El Yunque National Forest offers the ultimate luxury: quiet beauty, inspiring views and rejuvenating energy.

You’ll escape from the conventional at our boutique guest house. This property, just 70 minutes from San Juan International Airport, has been a retreat for famed artists for more than three decades.
Be lulled by warm, gentle breezes and the beckoning of the 28,000 acre El Yunque National Forest…the only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. This mountaintop retreat is your escape to paradise with private jungle paths and waterfalls, and a dipping pool you’ll never want to leave.

Hacienda Iones Bed and breakfast 

Phone:(787) 391-3624 / (787) 391-8924

A family run Bed & Breakfast with beautiful tropical surroundings. Lots of flower gardens, local fruit trees, Gazebos, Jacuzzi and an official running track. Breakfast is included.

Dos Aquas Bed and Breakfast 

Dos Aguas is the quintessential modern yet intimate eco-friendly bed & breakfast nestled in a forest of bamboo trees on the fork where the Rio Grande and Espiritu Santo river meet near the National Rainforest El Yunque. Our two story abode and friendly staff will invite you to disconnect from your daily routine and breathe in the magical nature of the area and of our culture.

Our two story structure is split into 4 stylish modern bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms with an open-plan living space for the house and a central kitchen where you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast, sipping a delicious local Puerto Rican coffee with your fellow guests and most likely with your friendly hosts.

​We combine historic elements with modern designs, eco friendly amenities and provide you with local activities for a memorable experience. Perfect for a relaxing visit to this part of the island with the feeling of home-style hospitality.