I can't believe that I believed in so many other reviewers of this shabby place! I spent a year in Vietnam as a Navy Medical Advisor in the boonies of South Vietnam, and this place would rate below the places I have stayed in, even in outlying islands! I hesitate to say third world, but this comes close. Let me list the reasons:
Basic dead bolt, no other security. Bathroom light was not reliable.
Door to the bathroom binded and made a grating sound when closing. Small refrigerator cycling on and off jars you awake periodically. (We had to plug it in to make it work.)
Signed in on-line for a king bed, but were told on check - in that the maintenance man, who was supposedly revamping such rooms, was sick and so there weren't any king bed rooms available. Nice smiles just don't cut it. Alarm bells should have sent us to Plan B. Unfortunately, other Trip Advisors people had turned us away from the nearby motels due to their lack of cleanliness. Just what is wrong with Hermitage anyway?
Forget any in-room niceties except for the noisy refrigerator. Yes, some lights did work. Just think of the Bates Motel. It was very close (15 feet away) to the street traffic, which subsided eventually. We turned on the AC for white noise, and set it for a certain number of hours to carry us through the night, but for some reason it shut down then turned itself back on hours later.
I have NEVER seen such a bathroom fixture as what there was there. Maybe from the 50's? Restricted to PA? Yes, it did work, as did the shower. The bed was reasonably comfortable.
The room was cheap.
There is no really close by restaurant in SAFE walking distance.
If you are doing a documentary on what motels were like in the late 40's and early 50's, then this place is for you! Otherwise, unless you are forced off the highway due to blizzard conditions, sleep in your car.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.