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“Beautifully renovated historic hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Gettysburg Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325   |  
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Ranked #13 of 29 hotels in Gettysburg
Evanston, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautifully renovated historic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed two nights in this lovely hotel in the historic downtown square. The interior seemed brand new, but the historic charms of the old hotel remain. Cheerful, efficient staff made us welcome from the start, and the downtown location led to pleasant walking to the several excellent nearby restaurants and shops. The battlefield sites and museums are easy to reach from the hotel's convenient location.

  • Stayed May 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Park Ridge, IL
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed for one night. The very recent renovations seem to have been done well, with a couple of notable exceptions.
First, the windows were not replaced and are a bit old, so the unrelenting traffic noise coming in from the lovely square is pretty annoying. Second, the a/c units ( which I assume are new) are programmed in a way that does not permit the temperature to be set below 68 degrees. I prefer cooler temps for sleeping and found this a bit odd. The explanation given was that other wise these (again, presumably new) units freeze up.
The positives included a very comfortable bed, a nice and very clean bathroom and good complimentary w-fi.
Breakfast was quite good while dinner was average.
The location is awesome, really the best spot in town, and that needs to be balanced against the noise and a/c issues. I used earplugs and slept OK.
Folks considering the hotel will need to decide if the a/c issue is a problem for them.
As others have commented on, there is no info in the room about the hotel amenities. So you have to discover for yourself that there's a pool, a fitness center, coffee in the morning, etc.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, MA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We booked a 2-night package through AAA at the Gettysburg Hotel, which included: a suite with jacuzzi, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, tickets to the Museum at the Visitor Center for two days, a CD tour of the battlefield and a Ghost Tour. The room was lovely and overlooked Lincoln Square. The only issue was the noise level at night from the truck traffic. Gettysburg is now, as it was during the Civil War, a hub for many roads and they all meet at the round-about in front of the hotel, which makes the traffic noise inevitable but annoying. The breakfasts were quite good, the dinner even better. The suite was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Parking is in a parking garage behind the hotel. The garage is apparently not owned by the hotel so there is a fee which, if your tickets are validated at the front desk, will not be more than $7.95/day. At times there was only one person at the front desk, making the validation of the parking ticket take longer than it should, but the staff was courteous and knowledgeable. It was a good experience overall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We booked the Jacuzzi suite and this room has 3 windows 20 feet high which are obscured by a wall. You feel like you're in a cavern with minimal natural light, so much so that when you leave the room and go downstairs to the lobby, you would be surprised to discover if it is day or night., This actually happened to us the first day. There is no safe in the room.
The following was our review to the hotel.
Location is best in town. There was no amenities booklet in the room i.e. did not know there was a fitness center and did not know until check out that there was coffee in the lobby in the mornings as we would have taken advantage of this... Also room 701 has no windows that you can look out of and is extremely dark and claustrophobic this information should be provided when booking as we would have chosen a different room. Also no room service???

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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York Haven, PA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is my second stay at this hotel & I wouldn't stay anywhere else in gettysburg. The check in was fast & the workers are always friendly. It's the best location for walking around gettysburg. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Although this is a historical site. Just 1/2 a block from Lincoln Station it had little to
offer in the way of amenities. We booked a room by reservation by the dining area was apparently booked for a large group of people. We had to walk in the rain to another restaurant. When we complained at the front desk we were simply told Sorry About That.
We generally stay at Best Western Hotels even while traveling abroad. The Gettysburg Hotel was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Not at all a place that I would recommend. Certainly not for the $250. per night rate

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Gettysburg Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for leaving your review with us and the TripAdvisor community.

We value all feedback we receive as it helps us to constantly improve. That being said, I am very sorry to hear about your experience while staying with us. We strive to make every guests’ stay extraordinary and it’s clear we did not meet those expectations during your stay.

I want to extend an apology on behalf of the hotel and assure you that we have spoken to our front desk associates about this matter.
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my birthday and it was WONDERFUL!! We had the romantic getaway package and our suite was on the 6th floor. The hotel was much nicer than we expected, the staff was professional and friendly, the accommodations are very comfortable, everything was much better than expected! We previously had booked this package in November and it was a total fiasco and we ended up leaving. Our stay this past weekend definitely made up for it. I had beautiful roses waiting when we stepped into the suite and the champagne was delivered promptly. We had beautiful views of the whole town from our suite and slept wonderful! The only downside was we couldn't stay longer lol. My husband and I are looking forward to returning in the future. Thank you to the management and staff for a wonderful weekend!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Gettysburg
Gettysburg Best Western
Address: 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Gettysburg
#11 Family Hotel in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gettysburg Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is located in the heart of historic downtown Gettysburg Pennsylvania and is walking distance to the battlefield, attractions, shops and restaurants.This historic Gettysburg hotel offers superior service in a charming and ideal setting; rich in history and hospitable ambiance. ... more   less 
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