There’s no doubt about it – the bed and breakfast industry is huge!

As a US innkeeper, here are some amazing statistics from the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) about the industry that you are a part of.

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About the typical B&B…

  • The typical American B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Tweet this stat!
  • 29% of American B&Bs are in rural locations, 23% are urban, 5% suburban, and 43% are village. Tweet this stat!
  • 94% of American B&B rooms have private baths. Tweet this stat!
  • 36% of American B&Bs have achieved an “historical designation” by a local, state or national historic preservation organization. Tweet this stat!
  • 5,700 square feet is the average size for an American B&B. Tweet this stat!
  • 93% of American B&Bs offer free high speed wireless internet. Tweet this stat!

About American inn owners…

Now that you have an insider knowledge on bed & breakfasts, take a look at the other side of the coin! Download our free eBook on this year’s top traveler trends.


By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of Little Hotelier, the all-in-one software solution purpose-built to make the lives of small accommodation providers easier. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at Little Hotelier. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance, and, ultimately, value for small accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations (and live their life).