I'm a frequent traveler. I am very particular when it comes to hotels. Cleanliness, good service and friendly people and pretty good value for the dollar are are what's important.
Me and my hunting buddy have been staying at the Quality Inn for years and it never dawned on me to post a review until now. As I stated before, I'm a frequent traveler. My wife and travel internationally a couple of times a year, and stay at very nice resorts, (Sandals, RCI Gold Crown properties), and we've also cruised a alot. In a nutshell, we know what we like when it comes to accomodations.
The hotel is conveniently located in Breezewood Pa, (known to some as the Town of Hotels), on Rte 30, at the end of I-70 and next to the PA turnpike. There are many hotels in the immediate vicinity, along with a large travel-plaza and lots of fast-food joints, (Denny's, McDonalds, Hardee's, etc). Quality Inn is also a short drive from many rural attractions,(covered bridges, quaint restaurants), great fishing, (the Juniata River is minutes away), and beautiful scenery. There are also a couple of nice golf courses within a short drive, Down River Golf Club, (definitely hit the "Fish Fry" on Fridays, and Bedford Springs.
That's all well and good, however, we're there because we hunt. We've been deer hunting near Breezewood for the past 25 years at a nearby farm that a buddy of ours owns. In that time, we've stayed at several different hotels, (they dont' call Breezewood "the Town of Hotels" for nothing), until we finally settled on the Quality Inn Breeze Manor.
Without naming names, most of the other hotels we stayed in the past in Breezewood were kind of dumpy. The owners were okay, but the accomodations weren't the cleanest, nor the service all that great. Finally, (maybe 10 or so years ago?), we discovered a gem. The Quality Inn Breeze Manor. The initial impression is CLEAN! It's 60's style architecture and the grounds are immaculate. The grass, the parking lot, the sidewalks, the lobby, all of the common areas are clean and well maintained. As far as the grounds go, my only suggestion, (and it's a nit-picky one at that), would be to have the numbers repainted on the curbs in front of the parking spots.
I'm terrible with names, but it's immediately apparent that the friendly staff, (Owners John & Judy(?), Rhonda, and Judy(?)), take a great deal of pride in their hotel, and work. The housekeeping staff also take pride in their work, as is evident by the cleanliness of the rooms. Like I stated before, the owners and staff are great. They're knowledgeable about the area and are quick with a smile and friendly conversation.
Also, with no offense meant whatsoever, it's refreshing to stay in a hotel that's owned and operated by Americans. I could elaborate, but 'nuff said in that regard.
We always stay in the "older?" single-story building in the rooms with 2 Queen beds. (When I state "older", it's not meant as a negative....the building is quite nice.)
We usually get room 116 or 115, which I believe is touted as an "Executive" room. In addition to the 2 Queen beds, there is second sink and small vanity area outside of the bathroom. This last stay, we were in room 115. The beds are some of the most comfortable that we've ever used. Crisp, clean sheets and bedding and the some of the most comfortable pillows, ever. (The only place that might possibly have more comfy pillows is in the concierge tower rooms at the Atlantis Casino Resort, in Reno.) Let's put it this way, I loved the pillow so much that I bought 4 of them. There is a small nightside table, and a larger bureau, with an okay-sized TV and plenty of drawers. There's also an iron, etc
The free breakfast is surprisingly good. The quality is definitely a couple of notches higher than the typical free breakfast offerings at other hotels. I just wish that they would start serving breakfast earlier on opening day of deer season!!
I read an earlier review, concerning road noise. Well....Breezewood is adjacent to the PA turnpike, so some road noise is to be expected. It wasn't very noticeable and, truthfully, people who complain about road noise in a hotel next to a turnpike, are probably the same type of folks who buy a house near an airport, then complain about the noise.
We'll be staying there again in a few weeks and, as long as John & Judy own the place, we'll be staying there again, and again in the foreseeable future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Platinum Award winning Quality Inn Breeze Manor has been owned and managed by the Felton family since 1953. The Platinum Award is given to those Quality Inns that rank in the top 3 percent of all Quality Inns, based on email surveys from our guests. Our Quality Inn was the first hotel in Breezewood with a pool, in 1961. First with 2 queen beds (1995). First with a free breakfast(1996). First with Jacuzzi rooms(1999). First with free WiFi(2002). We are known for extremely clean rooms, fast WiFi, a great breakfast, 55 cable channels and free HBO on 32 inch flatscreen HDTVs, with coffeemakers, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks and irons in all rooms. And you'll find all of this on top of the hill east of Breezewood away from the congestion, spread over 2 acres of immaculate and beautifully landscaped lawns with a wonderful view of the mountains 8 miles to the north. When you stay, you'll find clean rooms in great shape, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff that will make you feel welcome and appreciated. It's been our family business for 59 years. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Breezewood
- Breeze Manor Quality Inn
- Breezewood Quality Inn