Guest houses, in Fairhope, are a type of economic lodging or private homes having converted for the exclusive use of accommodating guests. The owner may live in a separate area within the property to let the guest house be served as a form of lodging business.
Guest houses provide the only kind of accommodation in many places of the world for visitors, having no local relatives to stay with. In contrast to a hotel, guest houses generally lack full-time staff.
Guest houses in Fairhope may be small, owner-managed or huge mansions managed by a group of professionals. These might range from low-budget rooms to luxurious apartments and rated from 1 to 4 stars based on the cleanliness level, food quality (if available), hospitality, services & attached bathrooms. Due to a limited number of staff, accommodation in the guest houses can be availed only on appointment basis.
There are many varieties of guest houses in Fairhope, like- boarding houses, inns, Bed & Breakfast etc. Boarding houses prove accommodation for students mainly. While some guest houses, not all, have an attached restaurant, and are termed “inns”. The guest houses that are family-owned & provide accommodation & food to the paying guests, are called Bed & Breakfast. Some guest houses have a provision for cooking. In many parts of the world, guest houses charge a substantial amount of caution deposit while checking-in. Sometimes, cleaning fees are also charged while checking out.