My wife & I walked the Via Francigena from Ivrea to Rome starting Sept 1 of this year. We stayed exclusively in Guest Houses, B&B’s and Hotels. Guest Houses are like B&B’s but rarely if ever is the proprietor there. You almost always have to call to be let in upon arrival. There are rarely any meals including breakfast. There might be a plastic wrapped croissant, cookies and instant coffee. You are basically on your own. B&B’s can be better depending on the B&B. You might have to call to be let in and there might be a breakfast served. If there is a breakfast, it is usually a good one. The proprietor might or might not be there all the time. Usually not. It is easier to get help if you need it. Hotels offer what you would think. There is usually a restaurant and someone there 24 hrs a day. If you need help, they can help. A nice breakfast is almost always served.