With most hotel rooms, you walk into an almost cookie-cutter layout. Bathroom near the door, a nook for hanging your clothes, the bed straight ahead, a desk area (if you’re lucky), a chair (again, if you’re lucky), a TV and MAYBE a microwave, small fridge (empty) and a coffeemaker.
With most bed and breakfast inns, you have a bedroom and bathroom and come into a large common dining room for breakfast with the inn’s other guests. Yes. This breakfast is often fabulous, but some people aren’t keen on having to make conversation with strangers first thing in the morning.
The units at Bay Town Inn are more like small condos than hotel rooms, and breakfast is brought to YOU, rather than you having to go to IT. Sweet!
The 10 guest suites are 500 square feet each in size. You walk into a living/dining area with a couch, kitchen, full bathroom with tub/shower combo, a bedroom with a king bed and a closet where you will find 2 waffle-weave robes. There is a TV in the living room and another in the bedroom. The fridge in the kitchen has a choice of waters, soft drinks, juices and yogurts — all complimentary. On the kitchen counter, you’ll see a welcome treat then a basket of granola bars, coffee, microwave popcorn, and in the cabinets, you’ll find dishes and cutlery.
Each day of your stay a bag of fresh muffins will be hanging outside your door to go along with your yogurt, juice and granola bars for a simple continental breakfast. On the weekends, a full cooked breakfast is delivered hot and fresh to your suite.
The grounds are beautifully-landscaped, and a pool is open for guests to enjoy when the weather is warm enough. Each suite has a designated parking spot.
Another great perk is the inn’s location. Bay Town Inn is almost directly across from the harbor, is next door to 200 North Beach (a wonderful restaurant) with more shops and eateries within an easy walk.
Steve and I had an opportunity to visit with the inn’s owner, Nikki Nicholson Moon. She has a remarkable — even miraculous — story of survival during Hurricane Katrina. Be sure to notice the carved angel tree across the street from the inn. That tree saved her life!
It is easy to see why Ms. Moon has so many repeat customers. There are even groups of friends who reserve rooms every year, so they can enjoy the inn and the events in Bay St. Louis together. I encourage you to check it out.