I've got street smarts now, when it comes to being hotel savvy. Well, not necessarily regarding the hotel, but what they advertise. I am talking about a CONTINENTAL breakfast versus a HOT breakfast. You might think these are the same. You would be mistaken.
Allow me to interpret the difference for you. You see, a continental breakfast usually includes items that do not need heating, such as donuts, cereal, orange wedges, and a beverage of choice including, but not limited to apple juice, milk, and orange juice. Sometimes, you could get lucky and have some additions to this lineup, such as packets of oatmeal, slices of toast and/or bagels.
We were happy to stay at a Days Inn hotel in New Mexico, and retired to our double beds with visions of such a spread being offered to us upon awakening.
What we were offered, were a few scrapings of stale doughnuts and an orange juice machine that only dispensed water. Not exactly the makings of an ideal breakfast. Live and learn.
The next night, we discovered what was meant by HOT breakfast, as well as a subtitled addition of information: Buffet. Wowzas!
Not only did it have everything the continental breakfast claimed to display, but it included yogurt, french toast, eggs, sausage, tortillas, salsa, waffles, fruit, many choices of beverages, muffins, and other things I can't quite remember. They even had biscuits and gravy. Talk about a buffet! It was glorious.
So now, my friends, let me save you the trouble of discovering this hiccup in the system. We have suffered for you. Feel at ease during your future travels, having secured this sacred knowledge. If you are hungry in the morning, and most people are to some degree, then choose the hotel advertising a HOT breakfast. You will be glad you did. Happy eating.