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5104 Lincoln Hwy, Manns Choice, PA 15550-8804
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Lauren M wrote a review Dec 2021
Allentown, Pennsylvania61 contributions7 helpful votes
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If you're wanting to experience a vintage court motel, this is absolutely amazing. From the decor to the fixtures, you can tell the owners have taken care to maintain the traditional, vintage aesthetic. There was a radio playing music from the 30s and 40s, vintage calendars and artwork, and period clothing in the closet. We absolutely loved it and had a wonderful stay. However, I understand that not everyone shares our love of vintage motels. If you're expecting a modern, high-end hotel, this is not for you. It's creaky and drafty, the water takes awhile to heat up, and our room had a tube TV. (It did have surprisingly fast wi-fi.) We also noted that the size of the room and bathroom would be extremely challenging if you have any accessibility requirements. But for us, this was perfect. We heard about it years ago and it's been a bucket list item since then. We were thrilled to make it in right before they closed for the season. The owner (and his tiny dog) was kind and welcoming, and I'm so glad we had a chance to meet him. I saw an article indicating it's up for sale, and I hope desperately that whoever purchases it keeps the traditional design. I'm glad we had this experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jamie w wrote a review Oct 2020
Dover, Delaware18 contributions10 helpful votes
I have stayed at other nostalgic roadside motels and was really excited about this one, but was sadly disappointed. The attempt to keep it 'original' seems more like an excuse to not sink any money into it. It needs work. I did not see the other cabin/rooms, but we were the only car there, so I would assume that if we were the only people staying there, that we would have gotten their best room! There was a piece of wood mounted over a large radiator to represent a 'desk', but you couldn't sit there because your knees would hit the radiator. The mini refrigerator was on top of that 'desk'. A mini kitchen was set up in what looks like it used to be a closet with a microwave, RUSTY stained 'stainless steel' sink. No refrig in the 'kitchen' because it is across the room on the 'desk'. With what used to be the 'closet' being converted to a 'kitchen', we noticed there was no place to hang clothes. Then we noticed one small hanging rack attacthed to the wall...where?...on top of the refrigerator (which was on top of the desk which was on top of the radiator). So hanging clothes will be hanging on the refrigerator! Instead, we will use the dresser. Well only two of four drawers in the dresser were good. The other two were cut down to be only about 6 inches deep. Why? Because the same radiator extended BEHIND the dresser, so the two drawers had to be cut off to fit! A large 'L' shape is cut out of the dresser side wall so that it can fit over the radiator. Oh, and did I mention that the radiator didn't even work? So why keep that huge radiator in the way when it doesn't even work? However, we did have heat...we had a gas wall mounted heater and an electric portable radiator. There is no air conditioning (not needed by us) and there was a box fan stored under the sink in the 'kitchen'. There was only about 12 inches of space between the bed and the wall to get in and out. A mini triangle wedge shelf was attached to the wall because there was no room for a nightstand. Carpet was very old and ceilings looked bad. Lots of old memorabilia and old dresser scarfs around the room which could be cute, but were really just taking up much needed space. Positive comments: It would be one star, but will give two stars because the beds and pillows were comfortable. The (handmade?) bed quilts were a nice touch. The owners were very nice to talk to. The outside lighting, window flower pots and chairs were cute. You can renovate and still maintain the historic look, It needs it. We won't be back. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Patti M wrote a review Aug 2020
Cleveland, Ohio107 contributions49 helpful votes
We had to cancel an earlier trip here and were delighted to make a weekend of visiting this area this week. Yes, it's older, but that's the point of it. Historical, quaint,and local owned and operated. The owners live on site, they answer the phone, they check you in/out, offer suggestions on places to eat and things to do. Yes, it's not for everyone, but perhaps,just try it? Figure out how the water in the shower works, play out in the courtyard where you can have a small fire or throw a game of corn hole. See what travel may have been like years ago where you park outside your door. You may like it!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Mike Austing wrote a review Feb 2020
Dennison, Ohio33 contributions8 helpful votes
We have visited and stayed here twice over the last 10 years; brings back memories for me of traveling with my grandparents in the 1950s. The rooms are nice and comfortable; microwave, heater for chlly nights. We will stay here again. No food on site but good restaurants are available within 2-3 miles each direction on the Lincoln Highway.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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@Muffinbutter wrote a review Jul 2019
17 contributions1 helpful vote
When I heard about this place, I could not wait to stay there. It was exactly as described. It’s very old fashioned, and that is the point! If you don’t find a pink and black bathroom from the 1940s exciting, you would be happier staying somewhere else. Please also note that there is no air conditioning, just a window fan. It was hot like hell when we were staying, but we managed. There were some cool old artifacts in our room, such as an old camera and a hilarious advice book about how to catch and keep a man. We enjoyed that. One thing that was unavailable was ice. The owners offered to give us ice from her fridge, but we were wishing for a lot of ice.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get a room in the shade. #6 was nice
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cbakaa wrote a review Jan 2019
Paoli, Pennsylvania45 contributions16 helpful votes
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For years my wife and I have passed by this place numerous time and never thought about staying here. My wife saw this place on PBS a couple years ago and thought it would be nice to visit. This weekend we decided to do a weekend roadtrip and stayed here. It's cold out with some snow dusting on the ground so there's really nothing to do outside. When we went into the room we found the gas heater on and the room to be very cozy and warm. When we turned the radio on as instructed by the owner when we checked in it was like going back in time where there were no TVs. Not that I would know because I'm not that old. Lol. But all in all we loved it and will definitely be returning hopefully in the summer time.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sjlewis1218 wrote a review Oct 2018
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania36 contributions5 helpful votes
I like to go on 2 day "stress relief" trips twice a year and this year I went to Lincoln Motor Court. What a great decision !!! I take my little doggie with me and we both had a fantastic time! Relaxing... and so wonderful! The cottage was fairly shining with cleanliness. The owners are very nice and always wanting to make your experience everything it c an be. (even their pooch was welcoming). You have cable TV, small microwave & fridge and window fan, which is all you need for a cool room. We set on our little porch and enjoyed the peace & quiet. The price was very reasonable. They only have 12 cottages, one is a romantic place for newlyweds or loving couple. The others have a double and a twin for a couple and child. Fluffy towels and quilt top mattresses... what you'd expect at a 5 star hotel ! Very close to Shawnee State Park and retro sightseeing attractions. We will go back !!!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Reserve ealry as there are only 12 cabins.
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Brian K wrote a review Apr 2018
99 contributions24 helpful votes
This is one of the original motels from the heyday of the Lincoln Highway. It’s great that they’re saving and restoring this place. Although there’s still a bit of work to do they’ve already done a great job. Very cool place to stay. A great slice of Americana!!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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McBible wrote a review Sep 2017
Madison Heights, Michigan163 contributions110 helpful votes
If you saw the program about the Lincoln Highway on PBS you saw this Motor Court portrayed very favorably: such was not our experience. When my wife of 53 years and I arrived at 4pm, there was no one to greet us, no one to show us any of the vagaries and vicissitudes of the property, no one to offer a cup of coffee... no one. We found our key and got situated in a 1940's sort of room and we visited the 9/11 Shankville Memorial. When we got back I attempted to go on line and found I needed a password and thankfully one of the owners was in their "office" and when I rang the bell she asked who I was and told me I needed to pay my bill. Charming. And that's what was missing: charm. We are in our mid-seventies and thought this would be fun and were this placed owned by older people who cared it might have been... ah, yes.... the things that might have been.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay in the 21st century... unless you hear this place gets new ownership
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LPfeffa wrote a review Aug 2017
Decatur, Georgia47 contributions31 helpful votes
Right on the Lincoln Highway, the Lincoln Motor Court is one of the last of its kind. 12 cozy cottages in a U-shape, office at the center. Absolutely the most charming cottages - tiny, but everything you need except internet & A/C. Honestly, I was there in late June, left the box fan in the window running and had to pull the blanket up to keep warm. Nights are cool; you don't need the A/C. Apparently, each cotttage has a theme. The first time I stayed there, I was in the Honeymoon Cottage (#12). This time I was in #11 and its definitely the Peacock Cottage. The Altizers started leaving journals in the cottages for guests to write of their experiences. I spent over an hour just reading guests' comments (Doc Brown left a letter to Marty McFly in the journal I read - he's travelled back in time again.) The bed's comfortable, the bathroom, while tiny (everything is tiny) suffices. No tub, shower only, but that's all I need. Concessions to the 21st Century: Microwave, wee fridge and cable TV. (Plug the fridge in when you check in - they don't waste electricity running them constantly). Old-timey metal "motel chairs" on your front stoop. Yard games & picnic table in the center courtyard. It's near the Flight 93 Memorial Park and the beautiful Shawnee State Park, not too far from Johnstown. AND I understand they're getting a "new" sign that will look just like the original! It's well worth the stay - and the prices are not outrageous. Ms. Altizer says she wants to remain affordable for families to visit. Can't beat that! A great place to stay run by caring people.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lincoln Motor Court
Which popular attractions are close to Lincoln Motor Court?
Nearby attractions include Old Bedford Village (4.6 miles), The Historic Lincoln Highway (3.8 miles), and Coral Caverns (2.6 miles).
Is parking available at Lincoln Motor Court?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lincoln Motor Court?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jean Bonnet Tavern, Horn O Plenty, and Ed's Steakhouse.
Are pets allowed at Lincoln Motor Court?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lincoln Motor Court?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Bedford Village (4.6 miles) and The Historic Lincoln Highway (3.8 miles).