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“A Mixed Bag” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Centre Bridge Inn

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2998 North River Road, New Hope, PA 18938   |  
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Ranked #14 of 16 New Hope B&B and Inns
Parsippany, New Jersey
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“A Mixed Bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

It seems that not much has changed over the years as the comments in the other few reviews are exactly what you should expect. The location of the Inn is great in New Hope and it's proximity to the river and the bridge is a plus.
However, it is obvious that maintenance of the Inn has not been done uniformly, so some of the rooms such as the one we stayed it was truly in need of repair. The wallpaper is peeling, the carpet is stained, floor tiles in the bathroom are loose and come up.
Breakfast is self-serve buffet continental, as stated on the Inn's webpage. Choices in even this modest classification were limited, but the quality of the food provided was very good.

The inn is also a commercial restaurant, and as a result there were many people who were not staying that were entering and leaving the building. Therefore a bit of the privacy afforded by a typical B&B was missing. In addition, the inn lacks a common living space, library, or game room that can be shared by the guests. This can be a problem if you want to spend some time on-property but out of the room.

As a choice for a short stay for an on-premises function this Inn might suffice, but as a destination it might be wise to look elsewhere in the area. Hopefully they will repair the problems with the rooms, electrical, and plumbing in the future and increase their desirability.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

My husband and I were married at the Centre Bridge Inn last month. They hosted our ceremony, reception and over night guests. Our friends and family cannot stop raving about the great time they had. Statements such as, "The food was fantastic", "The professionalism of the staff was unparalleled" and "What a beautiful inn!" are plentiful.

As a nervous bride, the events planner walked me through each step of the planning process and alleviated my anxieties. They managed every detail and never missed a beat.

While some have stated that the Centre Bridge Inn is pricey, we found it to be a great value for the quality of the venue and the services provided.

We stayed the night along with our guests and found our room to be clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with antiques. The Inn Keeper made certain each of our guests had all that they needed and breakfast the next morning was well done.

Everyone is friendly and they really extended themselves to make for a fairytale wedding. I simply can't say enough. It was perfect!

We are relocating to the area and expect to enjoy many more good times at the Centre Bridge Inn.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

We chose this inn because we were in New Hope for a wedding and other guests, including the bride and groom had booked rooms there. We booked a two night stay in one of the inn's expensive suites (the Fetterman Suite) because that's all that was left. The innkeeper could not have been ruder or more hostile on the phone, but against my better judgement we booked anyway because we figured our friends were more important than the innkeeper. What a mistake! The room was on the ground floor on the street corner, which was an intersection of the two main roads in New hope, so we felt like we were sleeping in parking lot. The room was stuffy but the windows didn't open so we had to have the air on, even though it was perfect weather outside.
None of that would have mattered if we had felt welcome, but we were met after a three hour drive with two babies with a nasty remark from the innkeeper about bringing children. I had confirmed that I would be bringing two babies and was assured by a more pleasant staff person that they would be welcome.
The innkeeper also seemed abnormally concerned that our babysitter (again we had okayed a babysitter for Saturday night wedding with the nice staff person), would "illegally" spend the night in our room. As if we would sneak an elderly person in to the small inn to sleep on their disgusting stained carpet...she knocked on the door while we were at the wedding to make sure the woman wasn't going to sleep there. I was horrified!
The "breakfast "was worse than at a Days Inn- stale refrigerated pasteries left out on a table. Not great advertising for what is supposed to be fine dining at their restaurant. Incidentally two other guests with children stayed at a nearby Hampton Inn and were treated like royalty. The hotel brought them milk for the kids and provided free cribs and were thriled to have them. To think we thought we'd splurge and stay in a "nice" place...

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

We stayed at the Centre Bridge Inn for one night as we only had one night in our schedule to get away and unlike most inns in New Hope, this inn did not have a 2 night minimum stay requirement...a good thing.

The Inn itself is a 200 year old historic inn right on the Delaware River that has been rebuilt twice due to fires. The last rebuild was around 1959 - when apparently wallpaper was very in fashion...every wall is papered with ornate floral or partridge in a pear tree paper. The restaurant and bar are original to the structure and provide a more quaint atmosphere. We did not eat dinner here but had drinks at the bar - paid $15.00 for 2 oversized glasses of cranberry juice with hardly any liquor, from an somewhat indifferent/unfriendly bartender. The restaurant seemed to attract a large crowd for dinner and offers valet parking. It has great access to the towpath - a 3-4 mile path along the river that takes you into the heart of New Hope. It would be great for walking, running, or biking.

We stayed in Room 7, which offers a queen bed and little space to spare. (We had a chance to peak in Room 5 which was much more spacious but was already reserved.) For the special rate of $99 per night, the room had a river view, a small private bathroom, a tv, lots of wallpaper (of which I am not a fan, even less so of peeling wallpaper and the bathroom had plenty), but the room was very quiet and clean. The bed itself was not comfortable at all and we both tossed and turned from the aching our bodies endured. It sounds exaggerated but its true. The bedding itself was fine, but the mattress just was not comfortable at all. I was grateful to only have to stay for one night.

Breakfast consisted of continental offerings...coffee, juice, muffins, bagels, cheerios, raisin bran, and fruit. Oh, they also had waffles that you could make yourself, but we did not.

We were here in March, and I am sure it is much more beautiful when the trees are in bloom, but those beds would prevent us from staying here again. If you do stay here, at least try to get Room 5. It lacks a river view but you won't miss it.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

My Fiancé and I wanted to spend a scenic weekend in New Hope. 2 weeks in advance, we searched online for a Hotel or Inn along the Delaware River. We settled on the Centre Bridge Inn. It's one of the very few Inns along the Delaware River. Also, it is a Non-Smoking Inn, so that was another plus.

As soon as I entered the Inn, I felt like I had taken a step back into time. It was perfect for a romantic, picturesque weekend getaway. I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and decor of the Inn.

The Innkeeper gave us a warm welcome. She showed us to our room and inquired if she could be of any more service to us. We thanked her, and she informed us that she'd be available to offer suggestions on where to go and what to do, if needed. Very pleasant lady!

We were told that the Inn was full that weekend, so we were glad that we had made reservations. (FYI: 50% of the fee is due at time of reservation. The rest was charged at time of Check-Out).

We had reserved a Riverside Room. Our room was absolutely charming. Fresh flowers and 2 pieces of wrapped chocolates were placed next to the bed.

Amenities included:

Queen Size Sleigh Bed
Private bathroom.
Clock radio.
Thermostat to control the heat in the winter.
Closet.
Television with remote.
Full-length mirror.
2 wooden chairs.
Thick white Towels. (The towels smelled like new and did not have the typical bleach odor. Nice)!
Small basket of lotion, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, and bar of soap.
2 Windows to a great view of the bridge and Delaware River.

There is NO telephone or refrigerator in the room. However, there is a telephone in the hallway with instructions of whom to contact if anything was needed

The bed, pillows, and linens were quite comfortable. I had a very good night's rest.

The continental breakfast was included with the price of our room. Breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room on the Main Floor. I liked that we could sit at our own private table for breakfast. My continental breakfast consisted of a bagel, pineapple, strawberries, homemade blueberry muffins, orange juice, milk, cereal. (Other fruits were made available, but pineapple and strawberries are my fave).

The change of scenery was exactly what we needed. The comfortable and beautiful Inn made it special for us. I was very pleased with our selection.

  • Liked — Excellent location alongside the Delaware River.
  • Disliked — Very small showerhead. Weak water pressure from showerhead.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2006

We stayed just one night in The Redfield Suite at the Centre Bridge Inn. The two room suite was authenic Colonial in decor but desperately in need of repairs and dusting. Bathroom was dark and dingy and tub was yucky. Bedroom sheets had holes in them and kept slipping off the mattress. Dirty upholstery and curtains, wallpaper peeling off in the sitting room. Noisy rooms with public resteraunt dining room below the bedroom and inn's main hall and foyer outside the sitting room door. We would not stay here again even though the location right on the canal/river is superb. Inn's restaurant was charming with real wood burning fireplace (huge!) and gourmet meals (and prices...) so I we would go back to that aspect of the inn. Inn staff was not very friendly and the continental breakfast was just okay.

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Address: 2998 North River Road, New Hope, PA 18938
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bucks County > New Hope
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in New Hope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Centre Bridge Hotel New Hope

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