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“Dissatisfied” 2 of 5 stars
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Continental Inn
2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #24 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Howard Beach, New York, United States
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dissatisfied”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We've passed this place a lot. So we finally decided to book out of convince, being that's shared a parking lot with Dutch Wonderland! Was very disappointed!! It was terribly out dated to say the least. My box spring was covered in I don't know what? Wall paper falling off walls, no safe in room. The indoor pool was a long walk out doors! There was only one ice machine for the whole place and again so far away! The concept of the suite was nice the kids had their own room and bathroom. But I can honestly say I would not stay there again. And the stairs to get to the suite was ridiculous, no elevator.. And it wasn't even that much cheaper than the nicer, cleaner more updated hotels!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The room was awful. The floor was unvacuumed, the beds had very old bedding and it was just gross. There was a used band-aid under the sheets in one bed. There were bugs on the floor that I could not identify; I just smashed them with my shoe because my daughter was screaming, totally freaked out. The beds were lumpy and extremely uncomfortable. The pools were nice, the outdoor area was nice, the "complimentary" breakfast was complimentary for only two of four guests, so if there are more than two of you in the group, be prepared to pay extra.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Hotel room was old, outdated and dirty with uncomfortable beds, dirty walls and mold in the bathroom. BUT - the free buffet breakfast was pretty good, the indoor/outdoor pools were nice, playground for kids sufficient and it was right next door to Dutch Wonderland. If you need luxury don't come here but if you are just looking for a place to rest your head before you get up and go then this maybe enough.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

There are two related reasons to stay at the Continental Inn: (1) you are going to Dutch Wonderland, and this hotel is right next to the theme park so you can walk there easily without having to cross a street; and (2) because you are going to Dutch Wonderland, you have small kids, and the pools, playground, big lawn, game room etc. are great distractions when you can't be at the park. The breakfast buffet also is nice (not fancy, but certainly serviceable) and free for the first two persons per room. The rooms, however, are dated (like the rest of the property) and mediocre at best. They are on par with what you'd expect at a $40-50/night motel, although with a better TV. The first night we stayed there was very humid, and the room was almost dank despite the AC on high. Fortunately, it dried out the next day, so the room was better, but that didn't change the very soft beds and somewhat depressing overall condition of the room. (It wasn't dirty, but it was certainly well worn.) All that said, I rate the hotel 4 out of 5 because it was so convenient, and it offered a very easy and stress-free way to spend the day with the kids without having to start the car once. Nevertheless, if I had to come to this area again, I'd look for a property with similar amenities, but in better shape, even if I had to drive to Dutch Wonderland (the parking there is free...).

Room Tip: The interior rooms are a little nicer as they face the pool/lawn; the outside rooms face the parking...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Saw several negative reviews after we'd already reserved rooms and thought of cancelling but glad we didn't...The rooms were clean and housekeeping took care of us during our two night stay. The beds were doubles, smaller than I'm used to but we still slept well. The hotel has two good pools, which also were clean and maintained well. We also enjoyed the ping pong tables as well as playing pool in the lobby area. maybe the room could've been nicer but for what we paid and what other hotels were charging, I'd say we left more than pleased. If there was any complaint, it was that, while the breakfast buffet was better than many I've had at hotels, the check-in and check-out for that meal was sorely lacking. That would be an area that needs improvement. Overall, our stay here was better than expected...

Room Tip: We saved a few bucks staying parking lot side. I think the nine or ten bucks more might have been wo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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East Elmhurst, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Location is great.. Walking distance to Dutch Wonderland and lots of farms. Hotel was old but ok... The room wasn't great.. but your there to sleep so who cares... clean, but stuffy.... carpet is old.. they need to renew.... they have an outdoor and indoor pool... a play area for the kids.. and parents can relax. Breakfast was good.. 2 adults free.. kids have to pay a meal... meanwhile kids never eat... dumb... should be free for kids..

Room Tip: I thought the pool side would be less noise.. but not good... quieter where the parking lot was.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sharon Springs, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have stayed here before a few times. very dissapointed in room. not very clean. cold shower. hair dryer broken. indoor pool was cold. unable to use hot tub because people put their chairs around it and took up the whole thing. just a very bad expierence for us. for the price it should have been better

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Continental Inn

Address: 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 165
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