This was a spur of the moment 24 hour getaway since we only live about 35 miles away from Gettysburg and love to visit this area. It was Valentine's weekend and our usual places to stay were booked. We've never considered the Gettysburg Hotel mainly due to high prices in season. One of our requirements when going away is a 2 person jacuzzi. We found a suite (Eisenhour suite 210) for around $150/night w/ fireplace and 2 person jacuzzi at the Gettysburg Hotel and booked it. The suite was very spacious as was the bathroom (jacuzzi located in bathroom). Very nicely decorated, prime location and great view of the heart of Gettysburg. Lots of great pubs, wine shops, antique shops and other shops to browse, all in walking distance. The two main things we did not care for was the fact that we did not have hot water for showers in the morning. Front desk said to let water run for a while... I think after 10" we should have had hot water. Both of our showers were lukewarm, not comfortable to us. The front desk did offer to send up a service man, but we declined as we were not decent to have a repair call! The front desk did then offer 2 free breakfasts in their restaurant (the food was decent). The second was that this beautiful room did not offer a mini refrig. We bring some water with us and had no easy way to keep it cold. I did have to clean the jacuzzi as there were grey smears on sides (residue??) and black fuzzies (?) throughout the tub. (I always carry bathroom spray cleaner and clorox wipes). Another turnoff for me was the few long dark colored hairs that I found in the clean folded towels. Yuck! In fairness, this is not the only hotel I've found this at. The front desk failed to tell us anything about the hotel upon check in. There is no free Continental Breakfast since they have a restaurant attached (One Lincoln). They also failed to tell us that you had to pay to park. We were told "park in our garage around the corner". The garage was about half a block away, its a public parking garage and no assigned parking spots according to reserved hotel room. If this would be in season I have to wonder what parking would be like. Parking fee is $10.00 per 24 hours. I would not consider the 2 person jacuzzi to be for 2 people. Maybe if you sit upright and do not care to relax at all. Only one end has a slope w/ neck rest, the other end is straight up and down with the spigot right in the middle. Not impressed with this feature. The bed was very comfortable, the pillows to thick and firm for our liking. There was a nice sitting area, but when lying in bed to watch TV is is about 15+ feet away and a little difficult to view. I take my reviews on Tripadvisor very serious and I find this site to be 100% helpful when making decisions. This very well could have been a one time thing with the water for us. But knowing the area as we do we would not return to this hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Gettysburg
- Gettysburg Best Western