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General Nelson Inn

411 West Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Painesville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife an I just returned from a 3 night stay. First of all let me say the staff are great. Made us feel welcome and help us with local touring. They even made a follow up phone call to make sure we got to the room OK. This room looks as though it may have recently been painted. Typical... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the hotel for its location and pool. It's clear the hotel could use some major updates, but that's not to say it's bad. Breakfast is just so so, but will do in a pinch or there's the buffet next door. The staff is really friendly and willing to help, if the can. Be leery of using a debit... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed here recently while touring Bardstown. The staff were friendly, the rooms were pleasant and clean, and their selections for breakfast were appetizing. The price was very reasonable as well. We definitely enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very basic. Stayed at the hotel for close access to the catholic church nearby. Room had basic ammenities. Bed was very comfy and breakfast was good. There was also a nice outside pool. My son ( almost 2) was in the room a lot playing. At the end of the night, i picked him up and his feel... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

General Nelson is an older motel, but very well maintained. My room was large and clean, though the bathroom was a bit cramped. Internet speed was a fraction of a megabit, basically unusable. Breakfast in the carriage house was acceptable, though a few items were in low supply at 8:30 am on a weekday. It's within walking distance of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights. Room was clean, staff was super friendly, breakfast was good. The location was very convenient to every thing we wanted to see. Would stay again if visiting bardstown! The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on in a motel!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Room was clean. Pool looked inviting but we got in close to midnight and left by 8:30 in the morning, so we didn't test it. Breakfast was bountiful - 3 cereals, cantaloupe, mixed fruit, bagels, toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, cheese and the normal beverages. In the room, the beds were a bit low but fine. Fridge was already... More 

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights. It is close to the downtown so we could walk places. The pool was nice, breakfast was awesome. The staff is super friendly. My only complaint would be the loud boys in the pool until 11:00pm. Our room was close the the pool so we heard everything. I think 9 or 10 is late enough... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Staff was wonderful...but the room left alot to be desired. Bed was clean, but don't look in corners or too closely in bathroom. Carpet was damp...I don't know why. Breakfast was surprisingly delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an older motel within 5 minutes walking to downtown Bardstown. It has been well maintained with lovely grounds, good beds and adequate breakfast. Probably would stay in a back room not facing road next time as traffic can be noisy if air conditioning isn't on. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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