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“Great little motel”
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Glass House Inn
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland, OH
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little motel”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Everything was great -- friendly, helpful staff, clean room, comfortable bed, nice heated pool for the kids, discount tickets to Waldameer. We really couldn't have asked for a better place in Erie. Close to Waldameer and Presque Isle. $130/night included breakfast which was a fair price. We were 2 adults and 1 6-year-old in our room which after 3 nights may have felt cramped. We had no issues with smells, stuffiness, the bed or cleanliness.

Room Tip: We had room #35 and were pleased.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ednamillion
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for the great review. Hope you bring your family again. Ask for a room on the wings they have a great large back shelf and a little bit more room.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been staying at the Glass House Inn since Laura and Tim first bought the inn. I had a few years away from Erie .This was the first time I was able to return and I was not disappointed... They have the same high standards for their guests now as they did when they first started.I would not stay anywhere else when I'm in Erie.. ( Great Job Guys )

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Albert M
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Erie is a wonderful place for fishermen for sure. Thanks for the kind review!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed here for one night last week with a friend based on the #1 rating on Trip Advisor. I agree with everything about it - it's old but very clean and very quaint. Location is good, they have a nice pool area, and the light continental breakfast was nice. When we first walked into the room it smelled musty...but once we opened up the windows it aired out nicely. The only two complaints are - 1) the beds...pretty hard and the mattress cover was "crunchy", and 2) in a little nook where the minifridge and coffee maker are there are two nice chairs with a coffee table between them and a lamp for lighting. Only problem with that is - the lamp cord doesn't reach an outlet ! So, to sit there and read - there is no lighting at all. Otherwise, a nice little place for a short stay. I couldn't have done that bed a second night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank livn2vaca
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
I am sorry you felt the beds were to firm. Over all the years we have found the majority of our guests prefer a firmer bed than soft. We have added more outlets to each of our rooms but some of the guests still unplug things. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hope to have you stay with us again.
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Lake Milton, Ohio, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We've gone to Presque Isle for many years. This was our first time staying at the Glass House Inn. Very pleasant experience. Liked our room. Very nice swimming pool area. We'd definitely stay here again. Great to support local business!!

Room Tip: Rooms are equal... can't go wrong wherever you end up there :)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kelly M
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for staying with us . Hope you run our way again!
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Beamsville,ontario, canada
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My granddaughter and I needed time away from our men. We chose the Glass House Inn and were very pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere of this establishment. Never have we had a hotel where the dining room had linen tablecloths for us to enjoy our breakfast. Totally enjoyed the outdoor area (pool and benches outside the rooms). Well kept, clean and close to shopping. Only one complaint, could you have COFFEE at 7AM ( early risers need that fix). We stayed for two nights on July 17th & 18th, 2013 and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: West side is close to pool
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Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Gisela L
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Sorry this is so late in coming.... Thank you so much for the great review!
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pittsburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We took a group of Girl Scouts for an overnight in Erie and stayed at this great motel. We got 2 room for 7 girls and 2 adult leaders. The pros; very clean, great location to many Erie attractions, clean outdoor pool with an abundance of lounging space, continental breakfast in a cozy, homey dining area, beautiful landscaping, and family owned and operated. The cons; not a thing! Some other reviewers mention that the motel is dated. I don't necessarily think that's a negative. Yes, there is wallpaper and colored tile, but since everything was spotless, I find the decor to be homey. Who wants to stay at a boring, modern chain hotel when you can give a local family your business! I will be back with my family!

Room Tip: There are rooms that have 2 full beds and a twin for those who have 5 people.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank moosiesue
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We also like to support small and local business. Thanks for your support!
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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you are looking for a clean, well kept, hotel with excellent service, the Glass House is for you! My wife and I stayed at The Glass House for two nights on July 11th & 12th, 2013. After a long drive from Canada, we were pleased to drive into a private spacious free parking area at a very well kept complex. The check in was friendly, quick, and flawless. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The room was dated in its finishing, but we were not expecting anything more. The most important issue for us was to be in a clean room.
After unpacking, we went for a dip in the outdoor pool. We were happy to find a meticulously clean heated pool and surrounding area.
Over the next two days, we realized that The Glass House was an excellent location. Close enough to all the sites, and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core.
We were overall very pleased with this hotel, and happy to give our money to a privately owned business that shows pride of ownership!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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laura m, Owner at Glass House Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for the review and staying with us. Hope you come again.
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Property: Glass House Inn
Address: 3202 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16506-2591
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Erie
#2 Family Hotel in Erie
#7 Business Hotel in Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glass House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When visiting and vacationing in Erie, Glass House Inn will be your home away from home. Our personable, 30-room inn is family-owned and operated. Glass House Inn is a colonial style motel with quaint, clean, and comfortable rooms. We offer convenient parking directly outside your room. Each room is furnished with a range of amenities with all the comforts of home including in-room coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Additionally, we also offer an outdoor, heated pool, outdoor gas grill, basketball hoop, and continental breakfast. Our homey inn offers all the amenities and accommodations of other hotels with an added personal touch. The Glass House Inn is only two miles away from Presque Isle State Park, Waldameer & Water World amusement parks, and minutes from Millcreek Mall and downtown Erie. Enjoy all the comforts of home at Glass House Inn when visiting Erie. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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