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Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325   |  
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Larchmont, New York, United States
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“Very Pleasant and extremely helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We just spent a great weekend at the Quality Inn at Gen. Lee's Headquarters. Everyone was so nice and helpful. A special thank you to Carolyn for helping us make the most out of our Gettysburg experience. She was extremely knowledgable and gave us so much helpful information. Carolyn was also very easy to communicate with and didn't think any of our questions were trivial. Keep up the good work, Carolyn. We will definitely come back to Gen. Lee's, thanks to you !

Susan Bottari

Room Tip: We were on the Railroad Cut and found it to be a great room with a panoramic view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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11 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

I visited Gettysburg with my husband and parents in November, 2011. We stayed for 3 nights. Gettysburg is an awesome destination, highly recommend it for history buffs or anyone just looking to get more insight to a war that was so signifcant to America.

ROOM
The room was an average hotel room. Our particular room had one queen bed but other rooms have accommodations for more than two people. There was a large screen television with lots of channels to choose from. A small table and two chairs completed the living space. There was a good sized area to hang all the clothes along with a very large bureau with lots of drawers. The bathroom had one sink and a normal sized shower. The bed was a little soft but more comfortable than some places I've stayed. The entire motel has free wi-fi which was really nice. At times it was slow but good for the most part.

BREAKFAST
This motel includes a continental breakfast each morning which included
-coffee, tea, juices
-english muffins, bagels, small donuts
-egg patties, sausages
-Oatmeal
-Hard boiled eggs
-Cereal (cheerios and Coco puffs when we were there)

The breakfast is not superb but was good enough. Coffee not so good but at least was availalbe all day long. We saved a lot of money by eating the breakfast each morning.

AMENITIES
This is a pretty basic hotel but there is an outdoor pool. The pool is situated right in the front of the parking lot. It was closed due to the season but it wasn't very private. By far, the biggest amenity was the FREE museum on premises. The stone building at the front of the motel is where General Lee stayed for a night while he strategized the battle at Gettysburg. The museum is small but interesting and free to motel guests. There is also a small giftshop on site as well as a restaurant called Appalachian Brewing Company (we did not eat there).

LOCATION
The location of this motel is really great. It's only a mile or so outside of Lincoln Square (which is where all the shopping and restaurants are) but it overlooks part of the battlefields. It was really cold when we were there but if the morning was a bit warmer we'd have gotten up early and walked all around...it's a really good location for walking.

SUMMARY
My family would stay here again. Great location, clean room, good service, breakfast included all make this a great choice for your Gettysburg visit. The one and only "dislike" was that there was no place to print our boarding passes. They did provide a computer for people to use but no printer. The addition of a printer would be convenient for hotel guests.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We stayed over one weekend recently and enjoyed our stay, great hotel but night manager on saturday night was confusing us by saying we should not have breakfast there but instead pay for one down the road, we were also told not to drive down a certain road because of some reason she was being cryptic about. That said Gettysburg is a great place to visit and General Lees HQ is great place to stay, very comfortable and warm and we did enjoy the breakfast there!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Just stayed here for four nights. It is a classic motel, and very clean and comfortable and in a quiet and beautiful location. The only reason I gave it less than five stars is that there are some quirks I don't quite understand. First, the motel has chosen to supply tiny little pillows for their guests to sleep on. I don't know why. We had a queen room that sleeps two. We had four pillows as I would have expected, except that each pillow was half the size of a normal "standard" pillow. Seriously, they are really the size of small throw pillows. Very soft, but difficult to get comfortable with. Since my husband and I are used to two pillows each, we were short about, well, two pillows. We stayed with another couple who had been here before; they brought their own pillows!!! (Did not warn us of the pillow situation in advance....but we forgave them). The other issue (fairly minor I guess) is that the shower heads were installed for very short people. I can say this because I am only 5' tall. But my husband is 6'4". He took the first shower and said he was puzzled when he stepped inside the tub to find his belly button was the only thing getting wet. The shower head was at his chest height. He tried to re-aim it for more efficient showering but quickly realized flooding the bathroom wasn't the answer. So he showered on his knees. Not ideal...but at least he was clean. Seriously this is a lovely motel in a great location (stop by the brew pub next door!)..but I don't understand the miniature pillows and shower heads. Otherwise...we'd be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel located right on the edge of the battlefield. You are on Seminary Ridge. The downtown area is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. They offer a great breakfast in a nice dining area looking over General Lee's original headquarters 100 ft away.

The Fireside suite was fantastic.

Room Tip: We highly recommend one of the two available suites.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Four friends and I recently travelled to Gettysburg with the plan to get three rooms here (two groups of two and one single). The hotel messed up the reservation on one of these rooms so two of our friends were forced to stay elsewhere. The hotel was not particularly apologetic about this mistake.

That said, the three of us (in two rooms) enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fine. Staff was pleasant. The museum on site was a very nice added perk, as was the brewery (the beer was pretty good... the food ranged from very tasty to pretty bad). It was very cool to be so close to part of the battlefield.

For what the room cost, it was a good value and we were happy with our choice. That said, the fact that two of our friends were forced to stay across town because of the hotel's error left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

My fiance and I visited Gettysburg for a weekend trip. We stayed at this Quality Inn because of its close location to downtown, but it was far enough away to have some peace and quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our king room was clean. They have a free continental breakfast, which we enjoyed. The rates were reasonable and we had a beautiful view of the battlefield from our window. My only complaint was that the bathroom was small and the shower was low. I had to bend down to wash my hair and I am 5'7". Other than this, our stay was very enjoyable. We stayed in one of the motel rooms, but I think next time we want to stay in one of the suites. Don't forget to check out General Lee's museum on site. It is free if you stay at the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Gettysburg
#7 Romantic Hotel in Gettysburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the Heart of the Battlefield, Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters is a Platium award winning Choice Hotels property. Our Inn is perfectly located on historic Seminary Ridge overlooking the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and Gettysburg College.Our Hotel also features General Lee’s Headquarters Museum which is complimentary for our Hotel guests. General Lee’s Headquarters Museum is Gettysburg’s oldest museum and contains one the finest private Civil War artifact collections. We blend the feeling of the Civil War experience with 21st century conveniences at Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters. Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters is the only hotel in Gettysburg that offers suites in Civil War era buildings. In Addition, we offer suites with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens for extended stays. Our Appalachian Micro Brewery and Restaurant is conveniently located on site for signature food and spirits. We also offer a Banquet/Meeting Room for up to 50 people. ... more   less 
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