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Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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103 reviews
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“Absolutely Relaxing”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Omni Bedford Springs is a high-class old-style hotel. My wife and i booked a room here for a last hurrah before out baby arrived. As the website advises, you'll want to book spa services in advance because the spa books up quickly. Do the same with the fine dining onsite. The bar and tavern is typically the only place you can just walk in to and get a table.

Anyway, two great experiences right off the bat. First, we were running late and weren't going to make our afternoon massages, but we called the spa and they were able to move us back (it was a Thursday, so not too busy). Then, we were given a room in the historic wing of the hotel. The historic wing is a long walk to the main hub of the hotel - and my wife being pregnant... Well, our porter called and get us a room in the spa wing, which was much closer.

The room was very nice - about what you would expect of an Omni hotel. King-sized bed, mini-fridge, flat screen TV, very nice bathroom, etc.

The Bedford has several different dining options available onsite. The 1796 Room is a chop house with great steaks. The Crystal Room is a fine dining room that serves a variety of items. The tavern pub has a great selection of sandwiches, salads and other entrees. There is also Che Sara Sara - which is open all day and you can get cold sandwiches, sodas, chips, etc. In the summer, there is another restaurant outdoors.

The spa center was fantastic. Yes, you need to have an actual appointment with the spa (i.e. a massage) to partake in the water treatment...I don't know why someone would think differently, but I digress. The water treatment is always great at any spa. Here, there is the deluge shower, the steam room, the cool plunge pool, and hot tub. There are also individual showers with soaps and shampoo as well. Then there is a quiet room where you can lounge before or after your massage. They have hot tea or cool water, and assorted trail mix and fruit available.
The masseuses are all very professional and do a great job of ensuring they are meeting your needs.

The emphasis of the Bedford is relaxation and there are plenty of areas for you to just sit and rest, read a book, play a game of cards, etc. There are also numerous hiking trails, and a great golf course. There is also an indoor pool, which is awesome.

A few points:

- Food and other items are more expensive here than what you'll find in town or elsewhere. This is how it usually is at hotels that have dining onsite. You're not a captive audience, so head into town if the menus seem too pricey for you. Just know that the food is fantastic.

-Every member of the staff - from the porter to the doorman to the spa personnel - were all very nice and courteous. Like I said, our first room didn't work, and they were more than happy to change it for us.

-The spa can be very busy on the weekends. Some guests (usually from certain cities from what I could tell) have no regard for being quiet in the ...quiet room. Periodically, the staff would have to come through and instruct these groups to break up and that if they want to sit around and talk, they can do so out in the main hotel. Anyway, for best results, either schedule your spa service first thing in the morning or come during the week when occupancy is lower.

-Bring a bathing suit and flipflops. You'll need a bathing suit for the spa area (the water services). You'll need both a bathing suit and flip flops for the indoor pool.

-High Tea is a paid event (shocker). You are paying for tea, tea sandwiches, scones, etc, and for the whole experience. This is optional.

-There are other things to do; cooking classes, history tour, and so forth. The history tour is fun and you'll really enjoy learning about the resort.


Sorry to have to address some of the complaints, but I sometimes do this when I feel other negative reviews are unjustified.

So, if you are looking for a relaxing retreat, the Omni Bedford is the way to go!

Room Tip: The historic rooms are farther away from the main hub of the hotel. This is good if you really want...
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Expecting our first baby next month and chose the OMNI Bedford Springs for a last getaway. What a relaxing long weekend with my husband! Highly recommend to expectant mothers. The mother-to-be massage was lovely and so was the daily morning yoga. Feeling relaxed and refreshed for baby's arrival :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We recently returned to Bedford Springs and we are glad to report that the resort continues to provide a wonderful experience. The food is very good, the staff is welcoming and helpful, and the entire facility is clean and well maintained. We hope to return many more times in the future!

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Lebanon, United States
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed at Bedford Springs for a conference. I had a wonderful stay. All of the staff are pleasant and courteous. The hotel was very accommodating of our group's needs. The Tavern and 1796 restaurants had very good food. The afternoon tea is very nice touch. The rooms are beautiful and are immaculately clean. Lovely historic building. Look forward to returning. Spa services are pricey so I did not indulge in this amenity. The pool is lovely and open 24-7.

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Bedford, United States
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

All hotel staff are friendly and service in all areas is prompt. The Bedford Springs Omni Conference Center and Resort is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy history at its finest. All conference rooms were well appointed and condusive to conducting business.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff was great. First, they brought a huge cupcake to my room for my birthday (which was three days away!) and based on my Omni preferred member requests-two men brought my down pillows and extra towels. The food was great. Hotel in General is beautiful. Doorman knows his history of the hotel! He's a real gem. Took awhile twice to get my car back from valet (no self parking). Hotel reminds me of the Shining in a weird way. Good stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Germantown, Maryland
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we were treated extremely well by staff on all levels. Our first welcome was just as warm as our final good-bye. I went to Omni Bedford with two of my closest friends and we were all in need of relaxation and tranquility. We received just that at this property. Our rooms were perfect, the view was perfect, the service was impeccable and our stay was exactly what we hoped it would be. Our room was in the spa wing and when we return, we will request the same. We got to take advantage of the spa services, dinner at 1796 and the Crystal Dining Room. All experiences were superb. Dinner at 1796 and the Crystal Dining Room were exceptional and breakfast in the Crystal Dining Room was exceptional as well. No complaints! While all staff were accommodating, gracious and friendly, Scott, in particular, was a stand out for me. He made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we said our goodbyes. We collectively thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay and we will definitely be back!

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Property: Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Address: 2138 Business Route 220, Bedford, PA 15522-2026
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
#1 Family Hotel in Bedford
#1 Business Hotel in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni Bedford Springs Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located within a two hour drive of Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA the Omni Bedford Springs is the ideal destination for rejuvenation. The resort recently completed a $120 million restoration and features 216 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. This historic resort boasts the number one golf course in Pennsylvania, the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 5 restaurants, two pools, 25 miles of hiking trails and a variety of other on-site activities. ... more   less 
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