We stay here when we visit family in the area. The location is good for us but wonderful for those visiting the Brandywine River Valley for sightseeing. The hotel is right across the street (route 1) from the Brandywine River Museum (which houses a collection of Andrew Wyeth's works). The site is adjacent to the Brandywine River and there are walking trails and spots to put canoes in the water. Lovely. About 5 miles down route 1 is Longwood Gardens which is spectacular. Also in the area is Winterthur and the Hagley Museum.
The hotel is within walking distance of Brandywine Prime (an upscale Chadds Ford restaurant) and Brandywine Bistro (nice but still on the expensive side). About 2 miles east on route 1 is the Chadds Ford Inn, a historic restaurant, with a local flair.
New owners took over the Brandywine River Hotel recently and they are trying to provide the special service offered in the past. The staff on the whole is wonderful and very nice. We only met one who was there when we checked in who could have been more helpful.
The hotel offers a very nice breakfast with silverware, china and cloth napkins during the week. For some reason, on weekends they have started to use paper plates for the main plate at breakfast. They also have cookies and tea and hot chocoalte at 4:00 which is very nice.
We have stayed at the hotel many times on our visits to family in PA and enjoy the hotel, the restaurants nearby and the attractions in the area.
The Brandywine River Valley also offers a wine trail for those interested in tasting various PA wines.
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- Nestled on a hillside in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, the Brandywine River Hotel offers distinctive European style lodging for both leisure and business travelers, capturing the unique charm and tranquility of the Brandywine in a stylish, colonial setting. ... more less
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