The 1863 is clean and close to the center of Gettysburg. The service is exactly what I've come to expect in Pennsylvania, friendly. I must take some issue with other reviewers about what constitutes excellent. Make no mistake, the 1863 is an excellent value, but an excellent hotel, I must disagree. This is a five story motel with an exterior hallways and room entrances. Think about a five story version of a 1960's era Holiday Inn.
Should you decide on the 1863, be certain to get a room in the back, street side rooms are noisy. If WiFi access is important to you, test it in your assigned room. Amazingly, I was easily able to connect to the 1863's WiFi network in a convenience store parking lot across the street, but not in two different rooms within the building.
Bottom line: a good place to stay, provided you have two star expectations.
- 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