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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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Marion, Ohio
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know where one could find a better value for less than $90 at night. The room was spacious; the bathroom, well, let's just say the bathroom is so small one has to step out to change their mind. However, that being said, it was functional. The a/c did not make so much noise to keep one awake at... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older motel but rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable for me. Finally got a good nights sleep on this trip. Zach was friendly and extremely helpful at check in. Other staff was friendly and helpful also. Complimentary breakfast was good and liked the fact that it was in the Carriage House which is used for dinners &... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was by far the worst hotel we've ever stayed at. Room was filthy and smelled of cigarettes and animals (was a non-smoking room too). Animal hair (and human hairs) on curtains and bedding and the furniture. They claim they were using a new room cleaning service, but we had to call to get our room cleaned. The towels... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this motel as part of our Cosmos tour, so it wasn't our choice. We were assigned #101 on the ground flr. facing the road. We could stand the road noise but the unit itself was dirty beyond word. Dirty toilet, hair everywhere, torn and extremely dirty carpet, torn and stained towels etc...it's beyond words. When we asked... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in early May. Zach at the front counter was especially friendly and helpful. The room was clean, and it was great to be able to walk downtown to dinner, because we'd had enough driving that day! We felt like we found a little treasure in this place, and I would stay again. It was a good value.

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This is an older motel but seems to be well maintained. Room was clean and comfortable, with all the amenities - flat screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, iron. All the staff were very pleasant and friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

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indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I stayed two nights for a conference in Bardstown. The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and the breakfast was good. There was no exercise room. It is not fancy but I would stay again anytime.

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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very much enjoyed our stay at the General Nelson Inn in Bardstown on Derby weekend. It's an older hotel not far from the historic district. Our room was very clean, beds were comfy and all the amenities you would find in a chain motel. The ironing board/iron was a nice amenity and not expected. I would definitely recommend this hotel... More 

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I spent two nights at this hotel. We had stayed here about five years ago and thought it was very nice. We found out upon calling for the room that it is no longer a Best Western. The woman at the desk informed us that Best Western wanted them to do several changes, which were too expensive... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a lovely experience at the General Nelson. Rooms were clean, breakfast was great and staff was super friendly. We traveled with our bikes and were able to store them in the rooms, which was incredibly helpful since we didn't have to leave them locked up outside. It's well located within walking distance to a few restaurants and a very... More 

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