A firend and I stayed at the 1863 Inn at Gettysburg, based upon FindFido's reviews as being pet friendly. We had a painful and pricy experience and hope that other pet owners are aware of the possible impacts. We stayed at the 1863 Inn during Veteran's Day this year. My firend decided to bring his small dog as he was not able to get kennel space in time. We had planned a ghost hunt with one of the local Gettysburg ghost tours for that evening (11:30pm - 2am). We spoke with the front desk before heading out to the ghost tour and provided a cell number should there be any difficulties with the dog. They were told to call us immediately if there are any problems, and if so, we would drop everything and get back to the hotel promptly. We received no phone calls so we anticipated everything went smoothly. Unfortunately it was not the case. First we received a wake up call for roughly 7am, which we did not order. Approximately 30 minutes later we received a call from the front desk to please come down to discuss a situation with the dog. My friend said he would be down there in a bit. He went to walk the dog quickly and returned to the room to find a note on the door stating to please come to the front desk. As he was preparing to head down to the front desk, we received a second phone call from the front desk. He went to the front desk and we were notificed that someone complained about the the barking/wimpering in the room and they were asked to be moved into another room. The 1831 Inn stated due to the difficulties we had to pay for the other room as well. We agreed to cover the price, and told them that we will find remove the dog from the property. We then drove home, placed the dog in a kennel that finally had availability and returned to 1863 Inn. We figured everything was under control. Well that was not the case. Last week, my friend received a fine from the Gettysburg Animal Control regarding the dog staying at the 1863 Inn. The front desk never told us that the police arrived at some point during the evening; AND, the front desk never called us that there was a disturbance while we were on the ghost hunt. So leaving the dog alone for roughly 3 hours cost and additional $300. The 1863 Inn is NOT pet friendly!
- 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