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Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   75 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325   |  
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Ranked #3 of 29 hotels in Gettysburg
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“Comfort, Charm and Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a lovely hotel! We stayed only one night, but in that short time were suitably impressed. The renovations to this old nineteenth century school have been done with great attention to detail. The charming architectural elements have been preserved, while keeping an eye on style and comfort. Our room was spacious, owing in part to the high ceilings, and very attractively decorated. The queen beds were especially comfortable. The bathroom, also fitted with high ceilings, boasted gleaming granite and a handsome single sink console. The only drawback in my mind was the lighting, and the absence of an additional mirror for shaving and makeup.

Although no breakfast is served, coffee is available in the morning, as well as tea and scones in the afternoon. For those who want a fuller breakfast, Dunlap's Restaurant is right next door. A small "pub" is about to open in the basement of the hotel, where there is also a meeting room and a fitness center, which includes three machines.

The hotel is well located between the center of town, Gettysburg College and the battlefield. The center of Gettysburg can get very noisy and cramped, so we welcomed being situated just a few blocks away, where it was quiet and where there was ample on-site parking. It's a particularly good location for families visiting the Gettysburg College campus.

Federal Pointe Inn is a new hotel, and I understand, reading some of the other reviews, that there may still be some kinks that need to be ironed out. But for us, it was a most enjoyable stay, and we would gladly return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

My experience completely aligns with reviewer LoriL3020. Our room was very clean and there was not one bug in sight as mentioned by another reviewer. I am very particular and obsessive about cleanliness and I didn't find one issue. My only suggestion is the bathroom could use better lighting over the mirror.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Federal_Pointe, Owner at Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for expressing the truth about our award winning historic hotel and confirming the true experience guests who have stayed at the Federal Pointe. As of today, Federal Pointe Inn is rated number 2 in the United States of all Choice Hotels International Ascend Collection Hotel properties. This rating is based on surveys of our guest over the last year. We are proud of our hotel and appreciate all the guest that made our hotel #2 in the US!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We booked this room because it was in town at an acceptable price with a bonus sitting area. There are only a few hotels in the center city area. Our room was ready at the time promised and the reception lady walked us up to the room telling the history of the hotel which was once a school. Very charming - and so was the room! We were surprised when we opened the door. The room was a perfect blend of old style (12' ceilings and large windows etc.) with new (bedding, tvs, and an updated and modern, spacious bathroom) that really set the mood for a Gettysburg stay. Very pretty. The tall ceilings made the room seem larger. Our room was clean and bed and bedding were comfortable. We checked for bed bugs, as per normal. They had a big mini-fridge as well as tvs in both the sleeping area and sitting area. Parking was free. It was a few blocks walk to many restaurants and other places in town. We ate dinner at the Italian restaurant 1 1/2 blocks towards town on the left. It was a good experience for our family. Some of the touristy locations are further south from the hotel so bring walking shoes. No breakfast at the hotel but there is a restaurant next door. We choose to bring our own breakfast which was fine with us because we wanted a good start at the Military Park. We had a room on the 3rd floor and didn't hear a thing during our stay save a few motorcycles in the night which was probably heard all over town. We drove in that day, stayed the night and left late the next afternoon. We wished we'd stayed two nights to get a full Gettysburg experience and overall we were glad we chose this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a 3rd floor room. The floors are creaky.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a beautiful renovation of the Meade School in Gettysburg. 3 blocks from center square and close to good restaurants. It is really nice to be close yet far enough away. It is very quiet at night promoting a good rest. Bathrooms are very nicely done with tile and marble.

Room Tip: Rooms on side of building with lobby allow sleep in AM as this is west side.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Federal Pointe Inn for one night and we're glad we did. Much of Gettysburg is very touristy and this was actually a good location - only a couple short blocks to the center of town and away from the crowds in the southern part of town. The inn is a former school and its amazing what the owners have done with the renovation. We had a beautiful corner room on the second floor with furniture, carpeting and drapes that would rival some of the nicest hotels in any city. Plus, the bathroom was well lighted and modern.

There's only 18 rooms so it's kind of between a B&B (with no breakfast) and a hotel. The lack of breakfast was no big deal. There's a Keurig in the room and there are several restaurants within walking distance. So, if you want a step up from the typical tourist places and don't want a B&B, this is the place! We really liked it.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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College Park MD
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This newly renovated hotel is in a great location for visiting the town, the battlefield or Gettysburg College. The rooms are nice -- especially the beautiful bathrooms. However, our visit was ruined by the discovery of bugs on the seam of our mattress -- under the sheets and the mattress pad. I don't know what they were but the hotel honored our demand to be moved to another room and the management kindly offered us the opportunity to come back for another visit. I doubt we will accept.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We just stayed at the Federal Pointe Inn for one night. We loved this place! The room was clean and quite large enough for our family of 4. The bathroom was nicely done in marble. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made us feel "at home." They also gave us the background of the hotel. It is an old school converted into a hotel and not much impresses my husband but he enjoyed walking around the hotel looking at the Civil War paintings and at how the hotel is decorated. We would definitely stay here again! Also loved the kitty out front!

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Address: 75 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 29 hotels in Gettysburg
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