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“Great Location” 3 of 5 stars
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Mainstay Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   184 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Phoenixville
Woodbine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Room was small but adequate, staff very nice, convenience location and center of downtown. Lots of nice shops and restaurants in walking distance. Downstairs is bar and restaurant with great food. Rooms could use some updating and hallways were freezing, heating and plumbing made loud noises but otherwise would recommend

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

As another review stated, "Not a lot of bells and whistles....." I'd like to add, or bugs, bed that is.
With a nationwide epidemic of bedbugs I am always afraid of finding them. So the first thing when I got into my room, was to check very carefully for bugs. Found none. The room was clean, cool, and comfortable. Staff was friendly. The town was full of restaurants and shops that would keep one busy and entertained for a long weekend. I will stay on my next trip to Phoenixville.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Herndon VA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Very nice and clean little hotel in an adorable little town. Not a lot of bells and whistles but a great, cozy, inexpensive place to stay. For the price a great place to stay. We look foward to going back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

This place isn't a high end hotel. However, if you're in Pheonixville and want to walk around down town, the location of this property is exactly what you're looking for.

Depending on the room you get the bed may be more or less comfortable than other rooms. The remote controls to the televisions are not easy to use or are not matched with the television sets in the rooms.

You can't beat the price and location of this hotel for a decent place to stay in the heart of downtown Pheonixville.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

I have stayed at the Mainstay a few times over the years, and I have had friends who have stayed there as well (Phoenixville is my hometown). The hotel has actually improved over the last year compared to my first experience there back in the 1990s. I believe there were renovations in Spring 2010. If you're trying to stay in downtown, Mainstay is really the only hotel option. Things to be aware of:

-Parking can be difficult -- the bigger lot by the hotel is actually public parking, and it can be tough to find a spot there. There is a tiny little parking lot on the other side of the hotel, but it is very small (only fits like 4-5 cars) and hard to maneuver around in.

-The standard rooms are really small -- you should spend the extra $ and get the jacuzzi room. Even if you don't use the jacuzzi, you'll appreciate the space compared to the standard rooms, which have enough room to fit beds and a TV/dresser. Trust me -- you will not be impressed with the standard rooms, but the jacuzzi room is a safer bet.

-I definitely recommend calling in advance of your arrival to confirm your reservation. The last reservation I made was about a month in advance & I was provided a reservation confirmation number, yet when we got there, the reservation wasn't in the books. We were told luckily there was one room left.

-Since hotel is right in downtown, be aware that it can be noisy. There are bars across the street. First Friday especially brings crowds/noise/fun.

-Hotel location is right in historic downtown with lots of attractions, food, and shops in walking distance.

Jacuzzi room description:
The jacuzzi room is large and nicely refurbished as of 2010, and the jacuzzi is huge -- 2 people can lay out comfortably in it. Wooded blinds, brass door knocker, a little marble table for two, queen bed w/ nice headboard, flat screen TV, microwave to reheat lots of local delicious pizza, refrigerator, lots of lotions, towels, and shampoos. Breakfast consisted of coffee and orange juice, with some brownies, pecan twirls, and cinnamon rolls, cosmic brownies.

In conclusion, I will stay at the Mainstay if I ever want to stay in the heart of downtown Phoenixville again, but I prefer the French Creek Inn right outside downtown -- the standard rooms there are much more spacious, and parking is a lot easier.

Room Tip: Don't do standard room, do the jacuzzi room!
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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pottsville
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

staff was very welcoming and accomodating! Rooms were small, but clean. Location is great and it is very affordable in todays economy!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

All I can say is BED BUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! My fiance, my daughter and my sister are bitten all over our bodies. Thats the only place we stayed at together, I have bites up and down my body. My fiance looks like he has the chicken pox and my 2 year old as them all over. The room said no smoking and it reaked of smoke. Right as we walked in i wanted to walk right back out. The bed sheets had stains on them so did the pillow cases. The beds were so uncomfortable. I could feel every spring in my back. Im definately reporting this hotel to the CDC !!!

Room Tip: This place is a dump !!!
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  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Additional Information about Mainstay Inn

Address: 184 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Phoenixville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Phoenixville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mainstay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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