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“Great Cozy B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Settlers Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   4 Main Ave., Hawley, PA 18428   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hawley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Cozy B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

Love the Settler's Inn - I first went when my cousin was getting married and Hawley, and went back just to go. The rooms all differ, but even the very small room I stayed in the first time was cozy and we loved it. The next room I stayed in was larger with a jacuzzi, which was large and very nice. Love the Thyme brand shampoos and lotions they provide in the bathrooms. The restaurant was very good for both dinner and breakfast. Unlike most B&Bs, this one allowed you to sit at a table with just your traveling companions, and order anything you wanted off the menu. The bar is also awesome - first off, most B&Bs I've been to don't even have bars. But also, they have great beers, ports, and liquors.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Walking into the inn you immediately see the care and attention to relaxation and enjoyment. The decor is simple and beautiful, the service excellent. We were shown to our room and when we had a problem with the iron, the front desk called back in 5 minutes to let us know they were working on it and did not want us to think they had forgotten. The garden and view of the river is beautiful. The restaurant...where to start. Addictive bread, excellent sommelier, and food that was fresh, inventive and reasonable. Overall a great value.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

I chose Settler's Inn due to the awards the restaurant was given by Wine Spectator, but ended up enjoying the accommodations even more than the restaurant.

The Inn is a true monument to the Arts and Crafts movement and, walking in, I felt like I had been transported to an English inn with the Settler Inn's enormous, crackling fireplace, cozy dark-wood furnishings and a small bar to the side of the great room, serving both unique and classic cocktails and a wide variety of beer and wine.

I stayed in the least expensive room bracket, which was small by U.S. standards but beautifully furnished with a very comfy bed. The bathroom, interestingly enough, was enormous. If you have trouble walking, please make sure you notify when you book, as there is no elevator.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the Inn is situated directly on the main road of a small town. It's a two lane road with minimal traffic and a park on the other side. As a city dweller, I didn't even notice it; your level of annoyance will completely depend on personal taste/experience.

Also note, this is an Inn rather than a B&B; it's not as impersonal as a hotel, but not quite as familial as a B&B.

The dinner at the Inn had city level prices and was quite good with its focus on local produce, but did seem uninspired given the prices. The breakfast (included in the room rate), however, was delicious. Fresh muffins and bread and and a wonderful variety of dishes, ordered a la carte.

We also followed the owners' recommendations on the waterfall trail posted to the Inn's website. Great little hikes along several picturesque waterfalls all a few minutes' drive apart.

I would definitely return to the Settler's Inn - a wonderful place to get away from it all for a day - either hiking the area waterfalls or lounging in front of the fire with a good book and a tasty cocktail.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester County, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We should have read reviews before booking; had we known that this hotel is located at a major intersection, we'd have looked elsewhere. Our first room (209), advertised as having "views of Bingham Park", actually looked out over the parking lot, the main street of Hawley, and finally views of the tennis courts and ball fields. We asked for another room, which overlooked the back garden, and seemed quieter (room 101). We weren't told we'd be waking up to the construction of the new bank across the highway that runs along the other side of the hotel. This room is advertised as having a "private balcony". This balcony is overlooking the side parking lot, and is not at all private since 101 is a first floor room. There were drunks at the bar until midnight the second night of our stay. The noise they made carried very loudly to our room, and in spite of our being told by the bar tender that she would take care of it, I heard "last call" at least an hour and a half after we complained. We finally called the night manager, who apparently knew nothing of what was happening, and things quieted down.

The hotel was beautiful, as was the back garden. The food was outstanding, and we would definitely eat dinner at the Settler's Inn if we returned to the area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

We arrived in Hawley to find our Settlers Inn stay would be no quiet getaway. Ugh. Our room ("Overlooking Bingham Park") also overlooked a noisy, packed parking lot and what must be one of the busiest corners (Routes 6 & 590) in the region. "Overly Crowded, Loud and City-Like" (though admittedly lousy marketing) would have been a more accurate description. After complaining about that misunderstanding, we were moved to a what we thought would be a better location. That was before we were put to sleep by the loud drunks at the bar in the lobby. When I complained, the drunks gave me hell and the bartender said she would take care of it. She did nothing. Finally, a call to the night manager (thanks Claude) did. We rose to traffic noise and hammering (the construction of a new bank across the street). Lovely. When my partner asked for butter for her breakfast toast she was told that it was buttered. (It wasn't. Neither was mine. And so what if it was floating in butter - don't argue, just smile and get her some damn butter!). When I went to check out, the front desk clerk blamed me for not putting my room number on my breakfast tab. (That's my job?!!) The room was nice. The meal we had there was very good. The English Toffee Pudding was one of the best desserts I've ever had. The staff were mostly friendly but obviously need some coaching on how to treat people well, properly. Too, the owners might want to make sure their staff know about activities in the area (or at least know where to send people to find out about activities (it's The Visitor's Center right up the street!). C'mon people! A little Service! A disappointment.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canada, Kentucky
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

We stayed in room 204, and I can report that the decor matched the on-line photo, and it was a spacious room with a very relaxing jacuzzi tub. The view was out to the back garden, so the room was quiet (except the floor squeaks in places). John at the front desk was extremely helpful, advising us on local shopping and attractions. There was cheese and crackers awaiting us in our room. The bed was large, but was a different kind of mattress than you normally see in most hotel chains. I believe it was a feather bed (but am not sure), and we sunk right into it. There were lots of pillows as well.
The back garden of the inn is lovely, and there is a river to the left with a few benches on which you can relax and listen to the water trickling over the river stones. Across the street from the inn is a park with a baseball diamond, and there is a large grocery store almost next store.
I almost forgot to mention the breakfast! Breakfast is included, and they serve the most wonderful oatmeal on the planet! It is a big bowl with apple slices and raisins, and you can top it with brown sugar and milk to your taste. I also ordered a bacon and eggs plate, but asked for a cup of oatmeal instead of the potatoes. After reading an earlier trip advisor comment, I thought that they might charge me extra for the extra order of oatmeal (which turned out to be a big bowl, not a cup), but they did not. They also serve the most wonderful tea (Try the Orange Dulce tea). The breakfast included a little buffet of 2 juices, a selection of fresh fruit, and a breakfast cake.
All in all, the service was wonderful and the inn and setting was very pretty.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

Dropping off a daughter at an overnight camp in the Poconos, we booked a Sunday night (usually a 2-night minimum is required) at The Settlers Inn in Hawley, PA. The 1920's Inn has been carefully restored, and our room as well as all the rooms we peeked in were very tastefully decorated. Each room features a very comfortable bed, a modern shower and/or jacuzzi-style bathtub. A few rooms had an electric fireplace for an extra romantic touch. The staff was friendly and unobtrusive. The biggest surprise was the dining room, a restaurant open to the public. The food was outstanding featuring fresh, locally produced ingredients including herbs from the Inn's garden. We had a superb trout dish ($32) and perfectly done chicken dish ($27). Big-city prices, but dishes worthy of the cost.

A complaint... the windows in the rooms are sealed and cannot be opened. The Inn did not have the stale or other offensive odors common in some hotels, but we wished we could have opened a window to take in the country air. The innkeepers decided to keep the original wrought iron cranked windows. Authenticity trumped comfort in this instance.

The Inn is adjacent to a park and stream but also sits close to the main street at a busy intersection. We found our room to be very quiet.

Hawley is an interesting small town. There are a few antiques stores in the area as well as a nature trail. Not enough to do for two days; so if you plan to stay for two nights at The Settlers, plan for relaxation and possibly a long side trip in the area. Beautiful chess and checker game tables can be found in the Inn's lobby.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Main Ave., Hawley, PA 18428
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Hawley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Hawley
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Hotel Class:3 star — Settlers Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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