This hotel was, in a word, unpleasant. Our room was dirty. There was hair and dust on the giant Jacuzzi that occupied a large portion of the room's floor space. The carpet had numerous cigarette burns, as did the bathtub. The bathroom was minuscule -- I'd guess no more than 16 square feet of space. Because of the small floor area, the sink had to be located outside the bathroom, in the room's sleeping area, but this meant that someone washing their hands in the middle of the night was guaranteed to disturb the sleep of other occupants.
The furniture looked like something purchased at a yard sale. Overall, the room, and the hotel itself, had a tired, worn, spirit-crushing atmosphere.
Our room, which was described as a "suite" on the hotel's website, had a "sitting area" consisting of a small wooden table with rickety legs and two wooden straight chairs. The balcony, another of the room's touted features, opened onto the hotel's indoor pool, meaning the echoing sound of children playing was clearly audible.
There were a couple of things I did like about the hotel. First, the bed was quite comfortable. Second, the hotel is located close to I-81, an advantage if you happen to be travelling on that highway.
Breakfast is included in the room's price. If you have the misfortune of staying in the hotel, I recommend that during breakfast you stick to the pre-packaged breakfast items, such as cereal or yogurt in containers. Anything cooked, such as the eggs, will be unpalatable.
Unless you have a good reason to stay in Shippensburg specifically, I would recommend that you stay instead in Chambersburg, only 15 minutes away on I-81. Chambersburg, being a larger town, has a much better selection of hotels.
I've never stayed at a Best Western hotel before. I have no idea if they are all like this one, but if I have any choice at all, I won't be staying at another anytime soon.
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