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Rodeway Inn Amish Country
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2331 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602   |  
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Ranked #27 of 38 hotels in Lancaster
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“A Horror Story”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in this terrible place over the Labor Day weekend, only because the area had no available rooms. The hotel looks as if it's abandoned and closed for decades. Once you get in your room, you realize it should be.

Vermin and bugs are plentiful. So too is mold, from floor to ceiling, peeling paint, smelly stained carpets and lighting, phones and appliances that do not work. The front desk does not answer the phone, and when confronted staff are disinterested and rude.

It is beyond belief that a filthy and unsanitary hotel like this could exist in such a major tourism area. We should have checked prior reviews. The national chain needs to address conditions at this health risk. We have certainly made them aware. It's been weeks and we still cringe at the conditions we slept in.

Gross!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Vile, Disgusting and Shocking are the key words in describing this horrible franchise of a national chain. That this hotel is allowed to stay open is a clear indicator that health department and national chain inspections do not take place.

Upon arrival you immediately notice that the buildings are in dire need of a painting and the parking lot is so potholed it could be in Iraq. A long shuttered Italian restaurant with pieces falling off is the centerpiece of the property.

Rooms are filthy and outdated. Ceilings are covered with mold, as are bathrooms. There are bedbugs and crawled throughout and flies and Mosquitos. We found mice droppings in the drawers. Towels and linens are ratty and stained.

Breakfast consists of stale bagels and dry cereals served in a small office entrance way. Parking spaces at the office note that they are only for the use of customers of the restaurant which closed over a decade ago.

A constant stream of guests line up each morning to complain about conditions to an owner who pretends to be a non-English speaking desk clerk.

This place is a health hazard and a horror.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ozone Park, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I go twice a year to this motel with my in-laws for our yearly trip to Amish Country. For the price you pay - that's what you get! This is by no means a 5 star hotel or your regular chain of motels. Its convenient, and cozy. Definitely needs a renovation or two, but it serves its purpose for a weekend getaway! Will continue our yearly family vacation!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I am a member of Choice Hotels customers group. After procuring a room at the Roadway Inn in Lancaster PA, I looked at the reviews. They did not sound good, and I was apprehensive; but because the rate was so reasonable, I decided to take a chance and follow through with my reservation. When I arrived at the hotel, I was met by employees that were courteous and helpful. The room was clean, odor free, and had no bugs. It was quiet and a perfect location, near the Amish Country with many nice eating places within close walking distance. The morning continental breakfast was good. The managers, Al and his wife, were concerned about the low reviews and wanted to make our stay enjoyable. This is an old hotel, but clean and comfortable. Also, you will have a hard time beating the rate. I will stay there again when I visit this area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

As a reviewer on Tripadvisor, I really made a very big mistake! I booked a motel without checking the reviews on Tripadvisor. I will never ever make the same mistake again! This place is an absolute DUMP! The pictures on the web site of this "MOTEL" don;t show how dingey and dirty this "MOTEL" is. When we arrived, it was quite clear we were not going to spend the night at this "MOTEL". I made this evident to the desk person. His reply was that they where fully booked and "He" could do nothing to give us a refund. I asked for the key of the room so we could inspect it. Apon opening the door a strong odor of deoderizer hit us. The room was dark dingey and did not apear to be clean. This "MOTEL" IS IN DIRE NEED OF A CLEANING AND UPDATING.

A little side bar: When we arrived there were four police cars parked in front of the building where we were to stay.

We did not stay at this establishment.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Make reservations elsewhere. Nightmare....Dirty, does not look like picture on internet. That pic was probably when it opened years ago. Nothing is kept up. Poor appearance. Just do not stay there. The man at the desk was very rude to an american like us. Need i say more.
Cheaper for 2 nights, but we now why now. Pay a little more and stay elsewhere. Cannot believe that 'Rodeway motels' would allow a motel to be kept like this. tell everyone you see that this place is a mess and not liveable for humans.

Room Tip: A good room would be a mile or so down the road. discusting and smelly and not a livable place for f...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

OMG !!! This was suppose to be a time to celebrate and enjoy with my family, but that did not happen. We got to the hotel by 4 o'clock, only an hour off from check-in time. When we entered to check-in, they messed up our reservation !! They gave our room to someone else who came in at 3. I'm sorry, but doesn't policy state that the hotel has a certain amount of time to hold a room??? If i'm correct, the time is longer than an hour !! Anyway, the room was dirty and smelled old. The pillows were flat and the sheets were not clean. The chair smell of old cigaretts and dust!! The bathroom was beyound repair. To be honest, this "motel' needs a complete renovation, badly !!! They ruined my birthday, and my stay !! My family and I WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THIS PLACE. A word to the wise, it's not worth your money !!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2331 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 38 hotels in Lancaster
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rodeway Inn Amish Country 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rodeway Inn® Amish Country is a touch of Italy in the heart of Dutch Country. This Lancaster, PA hotel is ideally located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, less than one mile from Dutch Wonderland children's amusement park. ... more   less 
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