Whether you live in Brooklyn and are planning a staycation, or are visiting from out of town, Bed and Breakfasts in Brooklyn give you a different yet great way to experience the city.  Why stay at an expensive hotel that lacks personal touch?  Check out these top twenty cozy B&Bs and experience home away from home comfort and service:

Sterling Bed and Breakfast

Experience the comfort of home in this beautiful 1910 bed and breakfast that boasts a private garden and sitting parlor.  Sterling B&B is ideally located with a ten-minute walk to Brooklyn sites, including the Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park, and Grand Army Plaza.  Manhattan is just a fifteen subway ride.  Sterling Bed and Breakfast is open year round and offers a continental breakfast to guests.  686 Sterling Place, Brooklyn; 718-499-2509

Eve’s B&B NY

Charming décor and setting yet only minutes away from the heart of New York City.   Eve’s has deluxe and private suites available with each suite including three to five rooms with the larger suites having an additional guest bedroom, living room and dining room. A lovely front porch and backyard are perfect for relaxing. Eve’s B&B is a seven-time winner of “Inn of the Month” for Brooklyn.  751 Westminster Road, Brooklyn; 347-256-2577 Casa Bonita Brooklyn B&B Located on the top floor of a stylish Victorian home surrounded by private front and back gardens is a 700-square foot loft for guests who want a home away from home.   Casa Bonita B&B is in Brooklyn’s tree-lined neighborhood, Lefferts Manor, and is in walking distance to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, shopping, restaurants, and more.  200 Fenimore St, Brooklyn; 917-309-0080

Escape Guesthouse

There are five guestrooms at Escape Guesthouse which is located on a quaint and quiet street close to cafes, restaurants, shopping, all that Brooklyn and Manhattan have to offer.  All rooms come with wireless internet, in-room refrigerators, and daily maid service. They serve a continental breakfast and have a parlor with books, board games, and a piano for guest use. 168 Bergen Street, #1, Brooklyn; 718-243-1171

A & G Bed and Breakfast

Situated in a gorgeous, turn-of-the-century brownstone A & G Bed and Breakfast has many wonderful amenities.  There is a huge kitchen, three decorative fireplaces, and hardwood floors.  Enjoy their 1,000 square foot garden that is landscaped with different flowers every week of the spring and summer, or go out and explore the areas of Tribeca, SoHo, NoHo, the Village, and Midtown Manhattan.  A & G B&B is popular with young, mobile, and flexible travelers.  452 Bainbridge Street, Brooklyn; 917-592-6151

Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast

Located in Brooklyn’s historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, this 1880’s townhouse has six guest rooms including a bridal suite.  Everything has been meticulously restored with original details of that era.  Nearby are Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Brooklyn College, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and so much more!  107 Macon Street (near Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue)  Brooklyn; 917-704-9237

Madison Suites

Located in the chic neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Madison Suites offers modern luxury with one-bedroom apartments.  Unlike many B&Bs where you have to share a bathroom and kitchen with other guests, here you get your own private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room.  Plus you’re only a short 10 minutes to many of New York City’s finest attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, MoMa the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, Empire State building, and the Radio City Music Hall. 56 Monroe Street, Brooklyn.

Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast

Only minutes from Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library, Lefferts Manor offers up simple yet elegant Victorian rooms in a historic townhouse.  Original turn-of-the century furnishings can be found throughout, including oak parquet flooring, picture moldings, a grand center stair and banister. Enjoy a tasty daily breakfast of fresh fruit, coffee and juice, as well as biscuits and muffins in the front parlor as well.  80 Rutland Road, Brooklyn; 347-351-9065

The Loralei B & B

Situated among hundreds of majestic Victorian homes in Ditmas Park, The Loralei, its own three-story Victorian build in 1904, has two beautifully decorated suites with private baths.  Spend time on the wrap-around porch enjoying the surrounding large sycamore trees.  There is also gorgeously restored furniture in the parlor, sitting room, and dining room, accented with French doors with beveled glass. This B&B is also conveniently located only two blocks from the subway and one block from the bus where you can reach the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Brownstone, as well as Manhattan.  667 Argyle Road, Brooklyn; 646-228-4656

Bibi’s Garden B & B Brooklyn

With its original stain glass windows, this stately Victorian house was built in the early 1900′s in a historic residential area in the Ditmas Park Area. Rooms feature choices of either a single, queen, or king bed, as well as air conditioning, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.  Bathrooms are private or semi-private and newly renovated.  There is plenty of free parking on the street as well, and two welcoming porches overlooking a beautiful flower garden. 762 Westminster Road, Brooklyn; 718-434-3119

The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast

If you are looking for spacious and bright rooms, then The Blue Porch is the B&B for you.  The rooms are newly renovated and boast walk-in closets and plenty of room for you to stretch out and move.  You’ll have your own private bath that has granite countertops, lovely tile, and an antique stained glass window. You’ll also enjoy a delicious Continental breakfast and have free on-street parking on a tree-lined cul-de-sac three blocks to the subway and 30 minutes to midtown. 15 DeKoven Court, Brooklyn; 718-434-0557

Akwaaba Mansion B & B

It is not often you get to stay at a magnificent 1860s landmark mansion!  Located in the heart of Brooklyn and only 20 minutes from Manhattan by subway, Akwaaba Mansion, a carefully restored Italianate villa with amazing architectural details and modern amenities, is the perfect place to make yourself at home.  Rooms including private baths with Jacuzzi tubs and free Wi-Fi.  A hot and hearty Southern breakfast is served each morning.  347 MacDonough St., Brooklyn; 718-455-5958

Carroll Gardens House

If you are seeking the charm of a trendy neighborhood yet the convenience to attractions and downtown Manhattan, then Carroll Gardens House is the perfect spot. There are over 50 restaurants and cafes within walking distance, as well as dozens of local shops and boutiques and a beautiful and large neighborhood park.  There are four 2-bedroom suites each with its own private kitchen and bath.  284 President St., Brooklyn; 917-596-9629

Delz Bed & Breakfast

Everything comes with a personal touch in this family-owned and operated B&B.  Regardless of your travel plan, this B&B is perfect for any type of guest.  Each room is air conditioned and has many amenities, including board games, a CD player, coffee/tea facilities, DVD player, in-room internet, and more!   Delz is peaceful and relaxing and great for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and even group events.  They also offer airport shuttle service.  8914 Glenwood Rd., Brooklyn; 347-728-0320

Garden Green Bed & Breakfast

Found in the historic Prospect Heights/Park Slope district of Brookly, Garden Green is located in a 1865 four-story red-brick rowhouse. To accent the historic feel of the building, the owners have filled it with antique furnishings, yet there are plenty of modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  There are two guest rooms available on the third floor, as well as a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment. While breakfast is not provided during your stay, this B&B is close to a variety of restaurants in the area.  641 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-783-5717

Honey’s Bed & Breakfast

You’ll love this large, stunning Victorian house and its peaceful surroundings and large sycamore trees branching above.  Located in a historical neighborhood of Brooklyn, you’ll feel safe, relaxed, and right at home.  The guest rooms are full of detail and amenities designed to give you comfort during your stay.  There is also plenty of common space: a beautiful living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and two porches to enjoy. Honey’s is committed to a healthy and green environment and also provides a breakfast that has an emphasis on fresh and healthy organic food.   770 Westminster Rd., Brooklyn; 917-873-9493

Inn On Second

Located in the Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn, this B&B offers a quiet space yet it is also near many fine restaurants and Brooklyn attractions, including the New York harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Botanical Gardens, and the Brooklyn Museum. The Inn is set in a 19th-century brownstone home that gives guest their own entrance from the front and two guest rooms that share a bathroom. While no meals are served, each guest room has a refrigerator, coffee maker, complimentary milk, juice, water and soda.  60 Second Street, Brooklyn; 718-596-3185

Midwood Suites

Located in the center of Brooklyn, you will have easy access to all shopping, restaurants, banks, attractions, and all major transportation when you stay at Midwood Suites.  Each suite is full of amenities that will make your stay more comfortable, including a master bedroom, air conditioning, cable TV, kitchenette equipped with microwave oven and refrigerator, direct dial telephone, private bathroom, and more.  Midwood Suites offers unlimited local telephone calls and free Wi-Fi as well. 1078 East 15th Street, Brooklyn; 718-253-9535

Saddle Down B & B Inc

A touch of the Old West right in the heart of the city!  The Saddle Down provides apartment-style rooms among a Western-themed décor.  Coming from Oklahoma, owner/operator Debbie Dangerfield converted a spacious, second-floor apartment into the city’s only bed-and-breakfast with such a distinctive feel. The three bedrooms, the dining room, and parlor all are embellished with items such as saddles, Native American headdresses, and a quilt with a desert motif. Rooms do share a bathroom but they each come furnished with cable TV, a DVD player, a phone, a refrigerator, as well as robes and slippers. 266 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-399-7913

Union Street Bed & Breakfast

Located in the center of Carroll Gardens, this 1898 four-story Victorian brownstone has a furnished garden apartment that features original architecture, period décor, and plenty of amenities.  You’ll find a 26 inch flat-screen TV with cable, air conditioning, as well as a private bath with claw foot tub and French shower head and a full kitchen.  Union Street B&B is close to many other Brooklyn neighborhoods and attractions of the city.  405 Union Street (between Smith and Hoyt Streets) Brooklyn; 718-852-8406