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Omni Bedford Springs Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2138 Business Route 220, Bedford, PA 15522   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bedford
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delightful getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Spend two nights here at end of October. Even though it was the weekend that Sandy came through, being here was a warm and cozy delight. And we did get out for a couple invigorating walks on some of the many trails.

Selecting the room was challenging, as we hadn't been there before and so didn't know the layout of the hotel and which rooms faced where, etc. The Omni central reservations were not able to help. Selected what we thought was a premium room, and while it was large and comfortable, it did not have a porch and being in a corner (which the reservationist said was a good thing) meant that we looked out over the tar-papered roof of the swimming pool. It was at the end of the hall and the porter told us to use the service elevator for quicker access to restaurants, etc. He was right.

in any case, the main activities planned were the spa and the restaurants. The Spa was wonderful, with friendly and helpful staff, relaxing and comfortable facilities, and other amenities. Need to book most things in advance, for sure.

Tried all the dining choices. 1796 Room was probably the most enjoyable, in that the food was very good, the atmosphere was casual and lively, and the prices were appropriate. The Crystal Room was quite beautiful, but the food was no better than the 1796 Room and more expensive. The first night the firepit was lit and having after-dinner drinks around it with other guests was fun. The Frontier Tavern had good drinks and sandwiches. And Che Sara Sara was good for grab and go. The breakfast in the Crystal Room had all one needed to eat for the rest of the day. Definitely want to go back in warmer, drier weather and try the golf course.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We are glad you had a great stay but apologize that reservations wasn't more helpful with your room choice. We will review all of our descriptions with them to make sure they fully understand what can be expected with each room type. Thank you for allowing us to read about your experience and we look forward to your warm weather visit!
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  • Location
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Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

From the moment we drove up to the front door, to the moment we left his hotel, "all" the staff we met was more than willing to go out of their way to make our stay a positive experience. We have stayed at the Omni Bedford Springs on multiple occasions. Always a five star experience. A great and relaxing hotel to recharge your batteries. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We are delighted that we are your go to place when you are in need of a recharge. We appreciate all of the kind words you shared on TripAdvisor and we look forward to your next visit.
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Towson, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

What a terrific place to come to for Christmas! It is just beautiful---from the interior decorations , its historical relevance ( and yes, there are long walks and limited elevators but that is what you expect with a hotel from the 1850's ), good shops and a small but organized and clean fitness center, nice restaurants and more.
We had a good brunch on Christmas day, the pool is terrific and historic, too and the staff was nice to us.
To top it off, it snowed on Christmas Eve and made it look so charming. Again, with snow on the 26th and made the hiking trails a challenge but worth it.

Room Tip: Consider the spa side for newer rooms and if you like history, then ask for rooms in the wings away...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for celebrating Christmas at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed the holiday with us and we look forward to a future opportunity to serve you.
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort can trace its ancestry back to the 18th century, and it is filled with the evidence to prove it. However, only pieces of it are part of the hotel that sat empty for 2o years and fell into ruin, like the glass panes that have names and dates etched in by brides with the diamond rings. However, it is a good restoration in keeping with the requirements for a place on the National Historic Register. The rooms in the spa wing a larger and more convenient than those in the historic wing (which is a long walk and an elevator ride from the main lobby and spa). We enjoyed our stay and it is a very nice resort, but I would put it a notch below the Homestead.

Room Tip: I recommend the spa wing over the historic wing.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Omni Bedford Springs. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor!
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miami
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This truly beautiful hotel, so lovingly restored, and is a definite keeper on my short lists of placed in which to return. It sits in the mountains of Pa., a short distance from the town of Bedford, with plenty of hiking trails, nature, and of course, the mineral springs.
My trip was planned around Bedford's fall foliage festival and the festival us one of the best ones I have experienced in the country. Definitely look unto it for an fun October weekend. Unfortunately, because the hotel was busy with festival guests, the spa was booked full so consider booking ahead if you want to partake of those amenities. But for me, their gorgeous pool and fantastic restaurants were enough- excellent food, delicious cocktails, and the chefs made the most delicious lavender scones! One other asset is their doorman Scott- full of good sound advice and hospitality. Omni Bedford is a Keeper!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We are so happy to have made your short list of places to return to and we appreciate your complimentary review. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
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Pine Bush NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I went to the Bedford Springs for two nights. On arrival at about 3;30PM your room was not ready. The staff said they would notifiy us by cell phone when the room was ready. At 5 PM we checked and the staff had said the room had been ready for a while. Our cell phone had a signal and there were no missed messages. We got to the room and it was nice. I thought it would be a bit more extravagant for the prices that they charge. We had dinner at the 1776 room and the food was great and the waiter was wonderful. The room was very bright and noisy.We had Lunch the next day( New Years Eve day )at the bar. The tempaerature of the room was very cold. The food was good but over priced as well as the drinks. We decided to go to the pool. We were ready to relax. Relax, it was so cold in the pool area it was not comportable to be relaxing. We went in the pool ( the water was also not to warm ) within 10 minutes at least 8 kids (unsupervised) started jumping around and splashing and making pleany of noise. So we left. We decide to go for a walk. The trails were ungroomed. It was fun any way. The part we had been looking foward to was the Black Tie suggested New Years Eve Party. The cocktail 1/2 hour was fine. 3 choices of appies. They only had Chardany as a white wine choice. We got our table and the room looked very nice. Nothing really speical. The first song the band played was "They says its your Birthday" to celebrate everyones birthday. It was so LOUD! Now I'm all dressed up and the band plays pretty much rock and roll. They played a coulpe of what they called belly rubbing songs. They were to slow and boring. When we tried to dance the dance floor was like a postage stamp. It didn't really matter because the music was just plan old BAD! I do believe the food could have been wonderful if was only HOT. No one ever came to see if everything was OK. We didn't even make it to midnight. We went back to the room and watched Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griff. It was the best part of the night. The breakfeast the next day was uneventful (not hot either). We were suppose to stay another night but we couldn't wait to leave. It was certainly not a romantic or formal few days.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We appreciate you choosing our resort to ring in the New Year and apologize that your experience did not live up to your expectations. We are already in the process of planning next year and based on your feedback as well as other guests we will be making some changes to ensure that all of our guests have a wonderful time. Thank you for allowing us to read your valuable feedback and we hope for a future opportunity to provide you with a stay that exceeds your expectations.
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Ridgefield, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love this place. It has plenty of class but it is not stuffy. When you are there you are treated like family. The place is spotless clean, the food is yummy, the drinks are good, and the staff is great. I cannot speak of the spa, but my wife says that she loves it. Now, for the golf course, it is one of the plushest courses that I have ever played, and it is extremely playable for all handicaps, with multiple sets of tees. The practice range is great too! Improvements? Maybe some brighter lights in the bathrooms and a bit more variety in the restaurant, but the quality has not waivered after 4 visits.

Room Tip: Both wings are great. If you are into spa and golf, go for the spa wing with a room facing the fron...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2138 Business Route 220, Bedford, PA 15522
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bedford
#1 Family Hotel in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Bedford Springs Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located within a two hour drive of Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA the Omni Bedford Springs is the ideal destination for rejuvenation. The resort recently completed a $120 million restoration and features 216 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. This historic resort boasts the number one golf course in Pennsylvania, the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 5 restaurants, two pools, 25 miles of hiking trails and a variety of other on-site activities. ... more   less 
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