Even though the government shutdown was still in force during our visit in early October, we had a magnificent view of a large part of the battlefield from our hotel grounds. We were able to walk from the hotel to parts of the park that contain public roads, and thereby view many of the monuments. The hotel sits on Seminary Ridge, near where the first battle occurred with General Buford holding the line against the Confederates until Reynolds arrived with his infantry. The Quality Inn also is right next door to the small but impressive General Lee Museum. The old stone building actually served as Lee's headquarters during the battle. We found the museum most interesting, and the museum store is well stocked with moderately priced souvenirs. The hotel also has a lovely pool that was still open during our stay. It also sits adjacent to a nice brewpub with very good food and many interesting beers. The rooms were very large, with nice bedding and were immaculately clean. They were also very quiet and we heard nothing from nearby neighbors. The only downside to our stay occurred at the included buffet breakfast. Since there is only limited seating in the breakfast area, good manners dictate that people should eat and then move elsewhere to continue lengthy conversations, etc. There's plenty of alternate seating in the lounge area of the hotel for that purpose. However, many people were taking up whole tables to read their e-mail, check their computers, read newspapers or chat for long periods of time, while making no pretense of eating at all, or long after completing their meal. The management seemed disinclined to ask those people to move elsewhere and allow others to sit down and eat, even though we asked them to do so. Apart from this one issue, we were most happy with our stay and would definitely recommend this hotel for those wishing to enjoy the true Gettysburg Battlefield experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn At General Lee`s Headquarters Hotel Gettysburg
- Quality Inn Gettysburg
- Gettysburg Quality Inn