I first stayed at this hotel on my Honeymoon in 2005. Since then, my husband and I have returned for three trips, and each time we have stayed here. The location is absolutely unbeatable - nestled between the High Water Mark & the Soldier's National Cemetery. Downtown is a short walk, with plenty of places to stop & explore on the way. Across the street is the Wax Museum, which almost always has something interesting going on - on our last trip, I grabbed a cup of coffee from the continental breakfast and walked across the street to visit a Rebel Encampment, have a book signed by perennial visitor Jeff Sharra, and watch a local radio personality interview "Robert E. Lee" as well as author & historian Allen Guelzo!
The staff of the hotel is always friendly and the rooms are always clean. But make no mistake - this Quality Inn is no frills. The continental breakfast, while perfectly serviceable, offers little in the way of variety. The rooms are standard chain-hotel quality, with minimally comfortable beds & cheap furniture. If you can, I recommend staying in a first-floor room, so you're able to just walk out your door and experience the ambiance of the town.
Like all other hotels on Earth, the prices are astronomical during major events - my husband & I dropped almost $1,600 for a nine-night stay during the Sesquicentennial. But the proximity to the battlefield, and ability to leave the car & walk to a lot of the events was priceless. If you're visiting in the off-season (winter/spring) the rates are drastically lower, and you still get the fabulous location. Happy travels!