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Glass House Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3202 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506   |  
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Ranked #3 of 35 hotels in Erie
Poland, Ohio
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“Highly recommended !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

First, a big Thank You to the owners and staff for providing us an amazing 3 night stay in mid-July. Clean, well maintained, friendly, very comfortable king bed, fast WiFi, excellent price, only a couple mile from Presque Isle. Erie is easy to navigate as a city....expect to drive 3-5 mile between the Casino, Presque Isle, Millcreek Mall, down town. Eat at the Wharf by the Convention center. See the Erie Arts Festival [early summer]. Downtown block parties in the summer, Union Station. Do one of the Lake Erie boat tours [there are 2 to choose from]. Dinner buffet at the Casino is great. OK, this is nothing to do w/ the hotel, but just saying, Erie is a nice relaxing travel destination, things to do; other Hotels more expensive, not necessarily better if you aren't hanging around the Hotel all day. The pool is nice, features an outdoor grill. Rooms have Refrig, Microwave, Iron/Ironing board, hair dryer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We love our customers! Our staff knows how important it is to help our guests with all kinds of requests. From directions to borrowing all kinds of things to make your stay with us a good one. Thanks for the nice review!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I enjoy this Inn for it's quaintness. It seems to be treated like a home and it feels like a home. I think it was and still is, a family owned Inn. There are not a lot of amenities, but it does not claim to be a vacation spot. it is a comfortable, cozy, homelike place to spend the night. The price is very reasonable, the rooms are spacious and clean, the staff is friendly, and it isslightly away from the downtown area. Downtown Erie is only about a mile away and just about every shop, store, restaurant that you might want is within a four mile radius. I highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 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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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you return soon.
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Wayne, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were so impressed with the Glass House Inn because it is so clean, extremely well-maintained, very friendly, accomodating and welcoming. The owners are right on the premises and either greet you at the front desk or on the grounds where they are constantly upgrading and maintaining the property. The landscaping is beautiful with flowers and each room has a bench on the outside covered porch. The breakfast room was well stocked and just like dining in a person's home with their wedding photos and mementos. The Glass House Inn is a Mom&Pop operation which is supporting the local economy to continue its vibrancy and growth. It is very conveniently located to Presque Isle State Park, restaurants and shopping.
Definitely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Oh my thanks so much for the wonderful review! We do try hard to make your stay a good one.
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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Would like to go back through Erie just to stay at the Glass House Inn! Loved it's vintage appeal. The rooms had just about everything that a person would want--wifi, comfy chair, table and 2 chairs, great bed, fridge, microwave, and even a window in the bathroom--unheard of! It was also clean, clean, clean--and that means so much! Beautiful grounds with lovely landscaping and a crystal clear pool.! I also enjoyed the breakfast room. I felt like I was in someone's home with antique sideboard and buffet. The breakfast was good and was displayed very well. Liked that they had pottery cups, saucers and plates. I also liked that there was a bench outside our room on the porch which ran the length of the motel. This is a family owned motel and you can feel the pride of ownership in it. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Sorry that it has taken us so long to respond to your review. We are so happy you enjoyed our cute little place! It would be nice to meet you the next time you stop.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This had to be the best place that my family and I have stayed at in a long time. The Glass House Inn made us feel more at home than any big box hotel/motel ever could. You walk in and if it isn't one of the owners greeting you at the desk, it's one of the employee's who have been there over 20 years! This has to say something in this day in age that a small family run business could keep such dedicated employees for so long. I highly recommend you staying here not only for location to the beaches and Waldameer, but for the sheer fact of you staying at the owners house...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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glasshouseinn, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Your home away from home! Tim and I hope all our guests feel that way. Clean, comfortable and unique small family run motels are a thing of the past. We are glad to carry on the tradition of a hands on motel. Thank you! Sincerely, Laura
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Pittsburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Excellent family motel! The entire place was clean and well kept. The pool was crystal clear; my 5 year old grandson had a blast swimming there. The grounds have nice curb appeal too. Our room was spotless and although it was a bit dated it didn't detract from our overall great experience. The staff was wonderful. We had a pet friendly room and I was a bit concerned about fleas but I never saw even one! I have stayed in 5-star hotels that were not as welcoming as The Glass House Inn, and will recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in the Presque Isle area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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glasshouseinn, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Jennifer, Thank you for staying with us and writing the nice review. The reviews help other travelers know what to expect at the Glass House Inn. Hope to have you visit again. Sincerely, Laura
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Fayette City, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Home away from home. I really enjoyed my stay here, and reccommend it. Nothing fancy, older vintage style but very nice. My room was very clean, sheets and bath linens were very well kept and clean. Shower was great, awesome water pressure, and must say the prettiest shower curtain. I stay in hotels a lot for work and this was a breath of fresh air, not ur typical hotel. Very nice pool. Only downfall is the lobby is closed from 11pm to 7-30am, so you can't get ice before 7:30am or breakfast.
But over all, great stay, good bed, fridge, tv, bath. Very happy. :-)
Check it out.
And the outside landscaping is beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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glasshouseinn, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
We love being a bit old fashion! Thank you for the nice review and for staying with us. Hope your enjoying your summer. Sincerely, Laura
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Address: 3202 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Erie
#3 Romantic Hotel in Erie
#3 Family Hotel in Erie
#10 Business Hotel in Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glass House Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When visiting and vacationing in Erie, Glass House Inn will be your home away from home. Our personable, 30-room inn is family-owned and operated. Glass House Inn is a colonial style motel with quaint, clean, and comfortable rooms. We offer convenient parking directly outside your room. Each room is furnished with a range of amenities with all the comforts of home including in-room coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Additionally, we also offer an outdoor, heated pool, outdoor gas grill, basketball hoop, and continental breakfast. Our homey inn offers all the amenities and accommodations of other hotels with an added personal touch. The Glass House Inn is only two miles away from Presque Isle State Park, Waldameer & Water World amusement parks, and minutes from Millcreek Mall and downtown Erie. Enjoy all the comforts of home at Glass House Inn when visiting Erie. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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