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Bavarian Inn

164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Shepherdstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Went here for an anniversary and stayed in room 48. This was marketed and priced as a "luxury" room. It was next to the highway with car traffic and noise most of the night. Several large black bugs made their way across the wall during the one evening we were there. The excuse from the desk was, "I have them... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

We paid $235 for a room with stained furniture, fixtures falling off the walls, smeared windows & linens of questionable cleanliness. All night long we heard water running through our neighbors' pipes. Our shower stall, tiled in pink & grouted with mold, was no wider than a coffin. The big pink 1980s-era tub was cracked & dirty. The restaurant is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We stayed in a Potomac River View room, which has a semi-private balcony overlooking the river and the Potomac River Bridge which connects Shepherdstown to Sharpsburg (Antietem). The balcony is a pleasant, relaxing feature. River View rooms have gas fireplaces and large baths with whirlpool tubs that are large for 1 but VERY cozy for two. Stall shower is VERY... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

Stayed three days while attending the Contemporary American Theater Festival at the University. Rooms were clean and nice size with a good comfortable double bed. A fireplace and couch. Bathroom was spacious with a whirlpool bath. Yes there was a bench in the shower for people who have disabilities but there was still room enough to move in the shower... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Let me begin by saying what Bavarian Inn is not: It is not a 5-star resort. The service is good, but it is not extensive. You are pretty much on your own in the various buildings. (Example: No one asked at check-in if I needed help with my bags.) Bavarian Inn is a good solid, comfortable choice, with beautiful grounds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

We acquired our reservation through a donation by the Asams which they graciosly donated as a fundraiser. Having traveled extensively we are moderately decerning in our expectations. As a result we believe the professionalism and attentiveness of the staff can certainly buffer any shortcomings of the establishment. Needless to say, we found the staff of the Bavarian Inn well polished.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for a trip to Harper's Ferry & Antietam Battlefield. (We opted for a room with a fireplace and whirlpool tub for a little more relaxation.) I couldn't access reservations on their website for some reason and was put on hold on several different occasions for an inordinate amount of time while trying to book... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

My wife and I, celebrating our wedding anniversary, were looking forward to a relaxing night away from home. We were greeted by Inattentive front desk staff that on three occasions were told the stay was being paid by a gift card. Who proceeded to drain my checking (debit) account without my knowledge, during my stay. The restaurant menu selection was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My husband and I stayed overnight at The Bavarian Inn after we spent the day touring the Antietam Battlefield. Our final destination was The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Bavarian Inn was great. A little kitchy, yes -- but a lovely hotel with large rooms, incredibly comfortable beds and great views. We stayed in one of the river... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Husband and I stayed here for our first anniversary weekend. The room was horribly dated, dirty, and in poor condition. We were welcomed by light bulbs being burnt out, a dusty room, a pink toilet and tub, stained vanity, paper thin walls(the room next door had a child, who woke up at 6:00am and started crying) and broken bathroom fixtures.... More

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Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Location: United States > West Virginia > Shepherdstown
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Shepherdstown
Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown
Bavarian Restaurant

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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Historic Shepherdstown West Virginia on 11 acres. The Bavarian Inn is a AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Dining Room and Hotel Accommodations. Most rooms have breathtaking river views from private balconies, whirlpool baths, and gas fireplaces. Fine German and Continental Cuisine. Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence". Casual Dining and Cocktails in the Rathskellar or on the outdoor garden patio. Walking distance to downtown Shepherdstown and great shopping. Golf Packages available with neighboring and private Cress Creek Country Club. Open 365 days per year. ... more   less 
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