American bed-and-breakfast inns (B&Bs) are usually more expensive
than their European counterparts. Some are romantic or historic, while
others are simple private homes.
Many cities have referral agencies or offer information through their
visitor centers, and numerous guides to bed-and-breakfast accommodations
Hostels, YMCA and YWCA
Hostels offer beds for US$5-22. For complete information, contact
Hostelling International - United States of America (733 15th St. NW,
Suite 840, Washington, DC 20005, Tel. 202-783-6161).
YMCAs (Tel. 800-USA-YMCA) and YWCAs (Tel. 800-YWCA-US1) offer safe,
inexpensive accommodations, frequently with pools or gyms.
Some universities rent beds in their residence halls in summer. The
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE, 205 E. 42nd St., NY
10017, Tel. 212-661-1414), lists accommodations in their publication
Where to Stay USA, or contact local visitor information centers