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“Above average hotel”
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General Nelson Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Urbana, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Above average hotel”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed overnight at the Best Western while on the Bourbon Trail. We were pleasantly surprised. The building had a nice southern feel to it. The staff were very friendly. The room itself was average, but the beds were comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was surprisingly above average. I would stay here again. The cost of the room was affordable.

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Troy, MI
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our antique motorcycle club used the General Nelson as our based for an event this week. I was impressed with the staff and their efforts to accommodate a large group that took all but a couple of the rooms on the property. The rooms were clean when we arrived and the staff worked very hard to ensure that everything remained so. The proximity of the motel to the "Bourbon Trail" makes an ideal location if you are in this area. As far as motorcycle riding goes, the roads around the Bardstown area are great. Plenty of twisties and well maintained highways to keep you smiling for several days.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Slidell, United States
1 review
Reviewed May 12, 2014

BW General Nelson is located in the middle of the disstilleries we visited on the Bourbon Trail the rooms were clean and staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay here on my return trip and I would recomend it to my family and friends to stay.

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Detroit, United States
1 review
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The staff was very helpful with directions, helping with getting clothes due to left behind bags. Breakfast was hot, we we're only expecting Danish, Fresh Fruit, Toast. The location to the down was within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Woodbridge VA
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

The rooms were very clean. The staff always tried to go above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable. The Breakfast was surprisingly good and has a staff cooking it... Cooking for a free breakfast?

This is also a pet friendly hotel with wonderful looking grounds..

If in Bardstown again, I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Staff was cordial and accommodating, even having change to use in the laundry machines. They weren't fast but did a good job and the laundry room was very clean. The room was comfortable and wi-fi worked well.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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United States
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great central location for group to tour the bourbon industry sites, and squeeze in some golf in the afternoon. Bardstown is a great small town & easily walkable. Dinner venues were perfect after a lomg day. Motel staff were helpful & amentities met our needs. Excellent value.

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Additional Information about General Nelson Inn

Property: General Nelson Inn
Address: 411 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1496 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — General Nelson Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Commonwealth, Bardstown is the site of My Old Kentucky Home - the state shrine and subject of composer Stephen Foster's legendary song. Stephen Foster-The Musical, one of the longest running outdoor musicals in the United States, plays each summer.These are only two of the dozens of attractions and festivals that make the Bardstown area a first-class tourist destination..When visiting Bardstown you'll want to call the Best Western General Nelson Inn home. Conveniently nestled between the knobs of central Kentucky, Bardstown is located 35 miles south of Louisville, about 16 miles off Highway I-65. ... more   less 
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Best Western Bardstown
Bardstown Best Western

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