My daughter and I were on a mother/daughter junket mid April as a pre-18th birthday and graduation celebration. Our intention was just spend two days in Gettysburg. We reluctantly checked out of our superior B&B! After a discussion over breakfast at a local diner, we couldn't resist spending just one more day! We just HAD to see the cemetery, the Jenny Wade house/museum and most notably, the Battlefield at night.
Our B&B was phenomenal, however, we felt that we needed to be closer to our points and do it economically since really, it was just one more night and just wanted a comfortable, convenient place to "rest our heads." We chose well with 1863.
Location, location, location! Can't get any better! We had spent a significant amount of time in this general area anyway. Spontaneously, we walked in, was warmly greeted and accommodated. We were asked if we had a room location preference. I said not really. We were on the 5th floor street side. Actually, I was quite happy about this. We LOVED the elevated view of Gettysburg. Took lots of pictures. We loved watching the activity on Steinwehr Ave. It was a bonus that the Jenny Wade house/museum(not her birth house) was literally next door! The cemetery was within walking distance. A fantastic restaurant right across the street (O'Rourke's.) A 3 minute ride to the Battlefield. It was great!
The room was very nice, clean, and comfortable. My daughter was actually quite happy! 2 spacious, comfy beds with plenty of pillows, television right in the middle and a mini fridge. Life's Good! Privacy? plenty. Noise? We weren't concerned. We were gallivanting not long after we checked in! Visited the Wade museum, Soldier's Cemetery, all the shops on Steinwehr Ave., supped at O'Rourke's and then prepped for our night visit to the Battlefield. Upon our return, we relaxed in our comfortable room and drifted fast asleep.
I'm an early riser as rule. My daughter is not. I was rousing her early over the last couple of days. I decided to let her sleep in. I was looking forward to breakfast and coffee. I noticed a lack of electrical "hums." Apparently there was a significant power outage, through no fault of the hotel. It actually was wide spread all the way to Westminster, MD. I went downstairs and they still had hot coffee! (generator) The hotel staff was quite accommodating and their disposition was not of panic or indifference, but of friendly assistance. I even received a phone call later that morning explaining the status. They offered assistance to carry our bags because we were on the 5th floor and the elevators weren't working. I declined, but it was very, very nice! Despite the lack of power, our checkout was smooth and they did send me my receipt. Very nice. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 story Colonial style Hotel with exterior entrances.110 rooms equipped with hair dryers,irons and ironing boards,coffee makers,Free wired hi-speed internet service. Free breakfast for registered Hotel guests. Within walking distance to most major attractions. Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center-1 mile. Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour Center-next door. Ghost Walk Tours near by. Located 5 blocks from downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1863 Inn Of Gettysburg Hotel Gettysburg
- Holiday Inn Gettysburg
- Gettysburg Holiday Inn