Inns are buildings scattered throughout the major and minor settlements of Skyrim that offer lodging and food to trade. Renting a room at any inn costs 10 gold, which then allows you to use the bed for a day. Sleeping at an inn grants you the Well Rested bonus.
Inns are good places to get quests: all bounty quests are obtainable from the innkeepers, asking for rumors will lead you to certain quests, and many people who have miscellaneous quests frequent the inns.
The following locations are either inns or taverns by common definition, but are not considered to be inns by the game. You will not receive the Well Rested bonus if you sleep at these locations, and quests that target inns (e.g., Rising at Dawn) will not target these locations.
|The Pale||The Stumbling Sabrecat||Within Fort Dunstad's outer walls||None||This tavern has been attacked by bandits and offers no services. The owner, Baral Sendu, lies dead in the basement.|
|The Rift||The Ragged Flagon||Part of the Thieves Guild||Food||Owned by Vekel the Man|
|Whiterun Hold||The Drunken Huntsman||The Plains District of Whiterun||Food, Weapons, Armor||Owned by Elrindir|