Will a Queen Bed do fine, or without a King Bed am I losing money?

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I am starting to renovate my third B+B in the Treme, New Orleans.  
While I have (some) space for King Beds, Queens would fit and look better.

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DO King Bed make more money than a Queen
+/or without them would I loose bookings?

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Perhaps for next year I will not worry about the bed eating up the room. Nor about nightstands. It may just be time come 2015 to change out the bed. This time with headboard only, not so high as to need a ladder to get in it, and king. My big problem will be getting the queen out - DH has that bed fixed so it will NEVER collapse.

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Thank you!
Kings it is!

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yes

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This is like saying would you like a small slice of peach pie or a big slice?  cool

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HANDS DOWN- king rooms are a premium people gladly pay for.

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Another way to think about it: The bed is the most important thing in the bedroom. "Queens would fit and look better" does not trump the fact that you won't lose any business if you have king beds, but you WILL lose some business if you do not have them.

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yes

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Definitely find a way to make a king fit.  Will book faster, and more money.  Think of it this way - will they spend more time in the room, maneuvering around a little tighter space...or more time in that big bed? 

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 people love king sized beds (especially americans who are getting bigger!) 

i had tall folks, not just big folks, who wanted them for more length.

i had guests with those c-pap machines whose partners loved having more space.

i had average sized folks who just loved the size of them, more room to stretch out.

if you can fit them (be creative with the room space), i believe you will find they are extremely popular. my king room(s) booked first every weekend - unless it was an economy booking where they were looking for the least expensive option.

i would go king.

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Lots of couples will only sleep in a king because that's what they have at home. People are bigger than they used to be. They want bigger beds. I wouldn't be surprised if an "emperor" bed doesn't become one of the standards some day, one even bigger than a king!

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We still think a king is huge. We've only had a queen for a couple of years!

But, getting a king someday. I like to sleep sideways. Poor DH!

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Had four queen rooms on 1st floor.  Got a new king mattress for myself that was too firm for me, so had extra king frame and changed one of the queens to a king.  Added $20 per night over exact room with a queen.  It books before all of the other ones.  I'd say go for king if it fits, you can charge more and many prefer a king bed when going away.

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That the definitive proof I need for my Hubby! THANKS!
Plus, I was thinking, what do I want to sleep on for Three months...
A KING!

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We had a king and the box springs were separate so you should not have any worries. I think they come that way pretty standard. If not, ask.

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King boxsprings should be available as two pieces 

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Little_Easy_Cabins wrote:

That the definitive proof I need for my Hubby! THANKS!
Plus, I was thinking, what do I want to sleep on for Three months...
A KING!

For your hubby, you aren't Boris? You just play him on tv?

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Hello???!!! Is there some reason Boris can't have a husband?

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happykeeper wrote:

Hello???!!! Is there some reason Boris can't have a husband?

Calm down Haps, reign in those extra exclamation marks, the posts all say Boris on them. indecision

Like yours say HappyKeeper. I thought we were replying to Boris, since the posts all have that name on them.

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I'm an auxiliary member of the faux pas police. devil I was just sayin' that there is no reason Boris can't have a husband. I have one.

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happykeeper wrote:

I'm an auxiliary member of the faux pas police. devil I was just sayin' that there is no reason Boris can't have a husband. I have one.

Yes I know, I was only commenting on it not being Boris. But then who am I to talk I am Joey Bloggs and I play one on TV, er online. Smiling

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I've turned in my badge. I'll miss it. sad It had a picture of Barney Fife on it and came in a cracker jack box.

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Duplicate, sorry!

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I prefer King beds. Queens are ok..but I think Kings are more popular now. I won't stay in a place if I can't get a King bed.

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I have one in Tennessee, has a King, a Queen and 2 Twins.

and another in the Garden District,
but it's small and we want to expand.
King beds are in this one.

Which got me to thinking, Would a Queen work fine?
I think it will, but I do not have to make a decision for 4 months,

so,  I am just testing the waters.

This new one will be our vacation home (winter 3 months)
and B+B when we are not there.

 

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After responding to this...
I actually answered it myself...

Q: "What do I personally want to sleep on for 3 month?"
A: "A KING!"

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Hmmm, this thread has made me reconsider our new vacation rental apt.  We do have room in the bedroom for a King, BUT is is up a narrow flight of stairs with a 90 degree right turn at top, then another sharp right turn to get into the bedroom.  While a mattress could likely be contorted to fit, what would you recommend for a base.  Even for a queen, we were likely going for a platform bed of some kind.

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you buy the split boxspring. comes in two pieces. just be SURE to buy two! 

i live in a very old house with similar stairs.  nothing bigger than a twin box spring will work around the railings and turns.

Skamokawa wrote:

Hmmm, this thread has made me reconsider our new vacation rental apt.  We do have room in the bedroom for a King, BUT is is up a narrow flight of stairs with a 90 degree right turn at top, then another sharp right turn to get into the bedroom.  While a mattress could likely be contorted to fit, what would you recommend for a base.  Even for a queen, we were likely going for a platform bed of some kind.

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Actually, I am doing, built-ins platform beds (to the floor so no dust bunnies),
desks, nights stands, all to make sweeping fast and easy.

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Skamokawa wrote:

...it is up a narrow flight of stairs with a 90 degree right turn at top, then another sharp right turn to get into the bedroom.  While a mattress could likely be contorted to fit, what would you recommend for a base. 

With many king size beds, the king size mattress sits on two twin bed bases, so it's easy to move. A king size is the same as 2 twins pushed together. So you have twin box springs as in the photo below, and put a single king mattress on them.

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Ah-hah.  Looks do-able.  Now need to measure again, for bed plus nightstands.  Thanks all!

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You're on your third b & b in the same city. What is selling in the other two? Are you having to turn guests away because you don't have what they want?

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