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General Nelson Inn

411 West Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 (Formerly Best Western)
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent 10/21 and 22 here while doing bourbon trail with friends. Rooms are OK not ours had no Kleenex and only a couple glasses. Finally got paper cups - no plastic glasses. Left at 8:30 and put out maid sign. Returned at 4:30 to unmaid up room. Called desk just for towels and glasses. Told to come get them. There... More

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to stay when you are not spending a lot of time in the room. It was just what we needed, a place to sleep while we were on the Bourbon Trail. Great parking right next to the room. The room was clean and comfortable but a little dated. I would stay there again.

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is limited supply of MOTELS in town. The room was acceptable and the area/location is fine. Cleanliness was ok but edges,corners,and light shades needed attention. The carpet is pretty worn. The main minus is lack of parking. There is a banquet room and if it is in use there is not enough parking. We went out for dinner and... More

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Racine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean but small rooms. Bathroom clean but very small also.This motel is in need of updating the rooms should be enlarged also. Perhaps every 3 rooms should be devided into 2 roomer rooms. with large bath.

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Raleigh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good value in a town full of bed and breakfasts that don't allow children. Location is great and it's very reasonable. The hotel could use some updating but the rooms are comfortable and the decor didn't take away from the stay. We would definitely stay here again if we're back in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove into town and stayed one night at another hotel that wasn't worth the expense. This is a nice clean hotel. Affordable and comfortable. Yes, the building is older, but they do a good job maintaining and keeping everything clean. The breakfast is nice, and as far as pet friendly they have a nice walking area with bags provided.... More

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Claremont, California
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23 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw no sign that indicated this was a Best Western despite everything on the internet saying it was. I find the prior reviews overly generous. The room was not clean to the standards I expect. Furthermore, I could not even stand up in the tub to take a shower the ceiling was so low. I did not partake in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the General Nelson Inn for three nights. The room was clean, but the hotel could definitely use an update. Pets are welcome at this hotel and you can choose NOT to have maid service, which is nice for those who are concerned about their pet accidentally getting left out. I only saw one... More

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Hebron
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place may be one of the better places to stay in Bardstown but that's not saying much. This hotel needs some drastic updating. But I must also say it was clean and ready when we wanted to check in. The bed sheets on one of the queen beds was torn in at least two or three places. The breakfast... More

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasure to come back. We last stayed here about 3 years ago - and have now seen how the name changed at the General Nelson. They used to be a Best Western, and even though they aren't part of a chain any longer, I still believe they're one of the best places in the area to stay. And... More

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Address: 411 West Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 (Formerly Best Western)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bardstown
Bardstown Best Western

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