Booking Online, By Phone, or OTA
While it can be convenient to book your reservation online using an OTA (Online Travel Agent) such as Booking.com, Expedia.com, BedandBreakfast.com or others, there are some considerations that I’d like for our potential (and returning) guests to know.
These OTA sites are great for checking availability of rooms for your travel dates. They also may have limited descriptions of the facility, the rooms, and amenities that you can expect. These sites will collect funds at the time of booking and have very stringent cancelation policies. They also collect a commission from the Bed & Breakfast for the privilege of listing on their sites. Most of the OTA sites are located overseas and not in the U.S., so there is limited availability of representatives with whom to speak if you have questions.
By contrast, booking on the Simmons-Bond Inn website or calling the Inn directly will always be a much more efficient and less confusing way to finalize your reservation. Our website has detailed descriptions and photos of each of the guestrooms; you will find information about the Inn, the community and local businesses, attractions and events that you may wish to enjoy during your stay. And you can always talk to either me or Tanya if you have any questions, or if you have any special requests to make your stay great.
We want our guests to have the best, convenient booking experience when choosing the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast, and we want to educate our guests about the many options available to them. Our Inn is a fantastic, unique lodging choice in Toccoa, GA, and Tanya and I will always exceed your expectations from the moment you call us or visit our website to book your stay. Let us handle the details for you – you’ll be so glad you did.