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“Not happy with the $$ over quality”
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Inn of the Dove
Ranked #3 of 7 Harrisburg B&B and Inns
Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not happy with the $$ over quality”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I read a few reviews and still decided we would give it a shot. Even thought it's outdated I figured with a nice tub in the room and just a night away would be nice. It was still nice even though the Paradise Room lacked so much.

We have stayed at two different Pocono resorts and just didn't have the extra cash this time to go there. However, The Inn of the Dove comes pretty close to their pricing just not their quality. It was also closer to our home in Maryland and we were only able to get away for one night. We will not make the mistake of returning. We will save for the Poconos first.

The buidling from the outside was very run down. We could only hope when we turned the knob to our room that is wasn't as bad. Well, for the most part it wasn't but hello.... dust much? And it had a very musty smell. The carpet desperately needs replacing. We guessed that the very ugly unmatched throw rug was probably covering a stain. We didn't have the courage to look under it!

The comforter and pillow shams on the bed smelled musty also. I never use the comforter in any hotel room because I know they hardly ever are washed. This was no exception. I thought maybe if we took the shams off we could use the pillows but no...there were no pillow cases on them and the pillows were stained. We did have two other pillows to use that had cases, but if you like to sleep with more then one you are out of luck! The bed was hard as a lumpy rock.

The tub in the room was very nice. Although it made the entire room humid. It's in the room not in a closed off area. However, once we finished our first soak we were unable to get the stopper loose. This prevented us from using it again. It would have been nice to have used it more then once that evening. We didn't feel like waiting around for maintenance and got ready for dinner.

The shower was massive and has two seperate shower heads at each end. The tile was very slippery and the shower didn't drain well.

All things we could have overlooked if we hadn't paid $$$ for the room. Next time.... wait... right...there will not be a next time here. The other rooms might be different but do not book the Paradise Room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank CheriW
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Guest,

I want to thank this guest for feedback.We always appreciate feedback from our valued guest.
Let me inform you that we have very high standard of cleanliness and all our rooms are
thoroughly cleaned.The room is checked by head housekeeper and maintenance person
and then it gets ready to rent.
All rooms have big whirlpool tub for two person in one corner with big mirrors on the side.
The room size is three times bigger than the regular motel size so whirlpool tub gets in one section of the room.At the time of check in,front desk gives instruction for the use of the tub,
if you have any issue,front desk needs to be informed. We have staff on duty 24 hours a day
that are authorized to handle any issue that guest may have.
Front desk was not informed of any issue ,Had you expressed your concerns to the front desk during your stay,we would have been more than happy to come to amicable solution.
Everybody at this property works very hard to ensure that guest enjoy their stay at this place.
I hope that guest would return and give us one more chance to serve them.
Thanking you,
Sincerely,
Manager,
Inn of the Dove,
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Inn of the Dove for one night last weekend. The room was large, and the mirrors on the walls and ceiling made it seem even larger. The whirlpool tub was great, and the HUGE double shower was wonderful. We had a great time. The lady who checked us in and out was helpful, and when I left my phone charger in the room, she called me within minutes letting me know. This kind of above and beyond service was greatly appreciated.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Brad G
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking time to write a review and sharing your experience of your visit with us.
We are happy to learn that you liked whirlpool tub and huge shower with two shower heads.
We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanking you,
Manager,
Inn of the Dove
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Booked private pool room for an overnight romantic getaway. We did read other reviews before going, most are very accurate. The decor is dated, but the room was extremely clean and comfortable. The color on the TV wasn't the best and we couldn't see how to adjust it, but we weren't really watching much TV. I ordered the "I Love You" package beforehand and was extremely pleased with what we received for the price. We are definitely going back. We'd like to stay in some of the other theme rooms, but we're pretty sure we won't be able to stay away from the pool room. It was well worth the price. There is shopping and restaurants within a mile and delivery service available from several restaurants and Hollywood Casino is a short drive up the road.

Room Tip: Private Pool Rooms are highly recommended!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Sherrie R
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking time to share your wonderful feed back with us.
The staff and management is delighted to know that you had the best experience.
We are very pleased to learn that you liked our pool suite and you were pleased with the "I love you' package.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanking you,
Manager,
Inn of the Dove
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Chambersburg, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2012

I had heard bad reviews (and read some!) prior to arriving (but after reserving), so I was pretty worried. Seeing a sign out front that said "luxury motel" was, well, different. There were some weird things, like having to check out your TV remote when you get your key and return them together when you left. The room was somewhat cheesy/dated. There was some wear and tear in the room as well. It wasn't a five star place, for sure.

Now, with that being said, let me say that we had a FABULOUS weekend here. While there was no room service, food delivery was fast and cheap (and great). Your "rooms" are kind of in their own little buildings, and your door exits to the outside. Because of this, food delivery came right to your door and you could get it there. That was even better than room service since there was no room service price.

The staff here was incredibly helpful and friendly. The wifi was free. There were even three channels (free) of "adult entertainment." The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The jacuzzi tub was large and a great deal of fun. The shower room was amazing. I say room, because it looks like something you would find in a gym, with two shower heads and a sitting area against a whole wall. It was great. You could have two shower heads coming from opposite walls, hitting opposite sides of your body at the same time. Fabulous.

My husband and I spent the whole weekend in the suite for some grown-up alone time. We ordered delivery for all our meals. The room had a refrigerator, which was also nice. There was a table with chairs for two.

If you're looking for a romantic weekend away, and if you don't mind a bit of dated/cheesy decor, go ahead and take the plunge! You might just have a very fun time. There's even one theme room here that has an, ahem, swing for intimacy. :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank pabooklover
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking time to write a review ,sharing your experience of your visit with us.
We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed whirlpool tub and shower with two shower heads.
We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanking you,
Manager,
Inn of the Dove
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Ok how do I start.I wanted to take my wife some where really outstanding. A friend told me about Inn of the Dove. So I went online to look at pic's. I liked a couple of theme rooms they had but the one that stuck out was the Romance suite because of Valentines Day.It was an amazing experience. When I first walked in I wanted to set up the the atmosphere just right. The room had a lot of perks to make it happen. Fire place Hot tub Heart shaped bed with drapes and mirrors in every place you ll need them to be. They gave me a Complementary Champagne Bottle(nice size) chocolates and a Rose I set it all at there little table set for 2 by the fire place.Pluse The manager gave us a complementary Fire wood which last us the whole night. (Thank You). I got rid of a few little throw carpets that were around the room by putting them in the closet they didn't match the scenery to well. Lol. Laid rose pedals around the hot tub. And in it while the tub was bubbling. Also spelled out "I heart u" in front of the bed and sprinkled the rest of the pedals around the heart shaped bed. Lit the log (lights up easy,quick & safe) turned the lights off. Then I went out to my patiently waiting wife blind folded her and brought her in and unveiled her eyes. Let's just say I appreciate having Inn of the Dove so close to home. She ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVED IT. It was the best Valentines Days "NIGHT" ever. Thank you do much guys.

  • Stayed February 2012
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1 Thank KSantiago13
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Guest,


Thank you for choosing Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg for your stay and taking time to write such a fantastic review.

We are delighted to know that you had amazing experience and our service and facilities were
to your satisfaction as we take great pride in the service that we offer.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanking you,
Sincerely.
Ken,
Manager
Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg
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New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2012

When my husband and I first arrived there, I had to laugh. It was cheesy and kind of porn-starish, but I decided to not let that ruin my fun night out with my husband. Later on that night, we were enjoying the very clean shower. It smelled like they had just cleaned it prior to our check in. The jacuzzi was also very clean, and I kind of smelled like cleaning solution when I crawled out of it. I was kind of expecting it to be moldy and dirty, but it wasn't. If you're going for more of a Hilton feel, then go to the Hilton. But once you get past the decor it's actually pretty fun. Oh, and the bathroom looked recently updated. It was a really fun night. I'll be going again hopefully for my birthday or our anniversary, hopefully to one of the swimming pool rooms. :]

If I had to give any tips for making it better...
-Update the decor
-Clean off the candle holders... they had a little wax on them. Lol

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Tori M
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your comments regarding your stay at Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed at Inn of the Dove.We look forward to welcoming you
back on your next visit.

Thanking you
Manager,
Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 9, 2012

We would like to say that the Inn of The Dove is a great getaway. I read the reviews before I booked, and I must say that some people just can't be happy. Fellas.. If you're looking for a 5 star hotel but don't want to spend your hard earned money this is the place to stay. We stayed in their Romance suite it was the first bed I ever really saw which was in heart shape and it was very comfy and the ceiling had a mirror, the hot tub was clean and worked great, Guys, this place is more for you than the girls, but even my wife loosened up and had a great time. We'll definitely go back. I really loved the staff who explained me different suites and helped me with the events in the town. We're glad and pleased we stayed there and had ecstatic time. Can't wait for our next stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 53David
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DoveH, Manager at Inn of the Dove, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Guest,


Thanks for sharing your review about Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg.

We are pleased to learn that you had the best experience during your stay with us.

We appreciate your generous compliment which is truly inspiring for our entire team.

We look forward to welcoming you back.


Thanking you
Ken
Manager
Inn of the Dove,Harrisburg
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Property: Inn of the Dove
Address: 2225 Kohn Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Harrisburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Inn of the Dove 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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