4719 Groometown Rd, Greensboro, NC

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Why You Should Stay at Our Bed & Breakfast in the Age of AirBnB

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Technology has made it easier than ever to find a place to stay, no matter where you’re going. In fact, you can click right here and check our reservations calendar right now! But just because it’s easier to find somewhere to stay, doesn’t mean you always know what you’re getting.

That’s right, we’re talking about AirBnB, which if you aren’t familiar, is an app that allows homeowners to rent out their properties when they’re away from home, or to rent out spare bedrooms, often while they’re there.

The app and others like it can be attractive options, with some pretty cool properties, if you luck out. But why play a game of luck when you could stay at The Groome Inn?

Here are the major differences we’ve found between the other guys and our traditional bed and breakfast experience.

The Pricing

Apps tends to quote a price per night, then require guests pay them up to 10% on top of that, just for using the service. At The Groome Inn, we give you your price per night and that’s that– you know where your money is going.

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Food included?

Unless you happen upon a particularly welcoming host, you won’t be getting breakfast made for you via an app.

Here at The Groome Inn, you know you can count on a full, hearty, freshly prepared breakfast, made from the freshest ingredients (and local ones when possible) every morning of your stay. We also have the best coffee from our Miele coffee machine for you to sip, whether you’re rocking your way into your morning in one of our rocking chairs on the porch, or you’re preparing a presentation for clients later that afternoon. We also have beer and wine for sale, meaning you don’t have to go to the store for happy hour.

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You typically won’t find out the exact address of your rental via an app until after you’ve booked and paid for it. Unless the host lists the name of a building, you’re in the dark until you find your way. Plus, parking can be a hassle, and owners usually leave getting into the apartment up to the guest (via a key code or other instructions).

Meanwhile, when you decide to stay at The Groome  Inn, the light will be on for you when you arrive—no matter the hour, and we’ll be here to welcome you home. If you have any questions, we’re your go-to source for local everything!

We pride ourselves on being your home away from home, and we mean that. If there’s ever an issue, we’ll be there to fix it, and we make sure no detail goes overlooked.

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Beds, linens & other amenities

No app can touch out amenities—especially when it comes to our comfortable beds and linens.

Like we said above, no detail goes overlooked, and that’s especially true of our bedding, with fresh 1800 thread count sheets, luxury bathrobes, and Turkish cotton towels in every room. We also keep your bathroom stocked with Gilchrist and Soames spa toiletries. Every room at The Groome Inn comes with either a queen or a king sized bed, as well as sitting areas if you want to curl up and read a good book (we have plenty of those on hand for you to read as well).

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The places you’re renting through apps are only as clean as their owners leave them. Here at The Groome Inn, you’ll find everything is clean and ready for you upon your arrival. In fact, we think you’ll find our cleanliness standards above par.

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Did we mention the hospitality?

We make our business by being your home away from home, and we love repeat visitors! Which means we will do anything and everything in our power to make you come back home again as soon as possible. If you have any special requests, just call us before you arrive, or let us know when you get here! If you have any questions about Greensboro, the Piedmont-Triad area, or North Carolina in general—ask! If we don’t already know, we’ll find out the answer. Whether you need a recommendation for dinner for two, a day’s outing for the kids, or an escape to nature, we’ve got you covered. We make sure that the booking process is easy and convenient, and guarantee that nowhere else can serve up home grown love like we can here at The Groome Inn.

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