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When Not a B&B

May 18, 1986

I want to object to the designation as B&B of hotels like the Old Monterey Inn or the Casa Laguna Inn. Both were mentioned in Letters, May 4. No amount of flowers and no size of popovers make a hotel a B&B, especially at the three-digit rates quoted by your readers. A B&B is, by definition, a private home renting a couple of rooms and serving breakfast, the rate being considerably lower than the price of a hotel or motel room.

It is entirely misleading to represent luxury inns with luxury prices as B&Bs. People are perfectly within their rights to spend $125 a night and to enjoy their stay and the amenities such prices buy, but they should refrain from claiming that these inns are B&Bs or inexpensive; they aren't.

FRANK DESSAYER

Glendale

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